Monday, March 31, 2014

March 2014 | In Pictures


Smiling through flowers, Heather Kmitta joins other Pike Place Market volunteers to distribute nearly 10,000 daffodils to passers-by Thursday, March 20, 2014, in downtown Seattle, Wash. The generosity helped to spread spring cheer and raise public awareness of the flowers for sale at Pike Place Market. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Event attendees run alongside their pets through a maze of jumps and tubes making up an agility course at the Seattle Kennel Club's 137th annual All-Breed Dog Show Sunday, March 9, 2014, at CenturyLink Field Event Center in Seattle, Wash. The second day of the event clocked in with 1721 dogs and 158 breeds. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Simone Metteer. Seattle, Wash. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Living legend and leader in the movement for human rights, Rev. Dr. Samuel B. McKinney, center right, is helped from the stage following a ceremony to unveil the “Rev. Dr. S. McKinney Avenue” honorary street sign Sunday, March 2, 2014, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Seattle, Wash. A portion of 19th Avenue will now be known as Rev. Dr. S. McKinney Ave. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Tina Ray, wife of the pastor of the Oso Community Chapel, helps to spell out a sign to let passersby know of available resources Thursday, March 27, 2014, near Oso within Snohomish County, Wash. "The food bank is full, my husband's office is full - he can't even use it," Ray said, regarding an outpouring of donations to the church. At least 25 people are known to have died when a colossal mudslide occurred on Saturday, unleashing a wall of earth that destroyed dozens of homes near the rural town of Oso, Wash., 55 miles northeast of Seattle, Wash. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Wall mural by Ryan Henry Ward. Seattle, Wash.


Bright red lipstick stands out from a green-clad Sounders FC band member during the "March to Match" before the season home opener against Sporting KC Saturday, March 8, 2014, in Seattle, Wash. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Abandoned by the U.S. Army and overtaken by nature, a former Nike Site S-13/14 missile site slowly rots into the earth Tuesday, March 25, 2014, in Redmond, Wash. During the Cold War, the nuclear-tipped missiles at these sites were America’s last ditch defense against the threat of a nuclear bomber attack by the Soviet Union. Decommissioned in 1974 from its original purpose, the area is currently owned by the Lake Washington School District and was previously used for the district's NEVAC work study programs. The radar site to the west of the launchers has been renovated and is now owned by the United States Air Force. The radars have been removed and portions of the site have been converted into "Nike Park." (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Participants await their turn on the runway from backstage during the eighth annual American Girl Fashion Show Saturday, March 22, 2014, at the The Golf Club at Newcastle in Newcastle, Wash. This year, the event raised an estimated 100,000 dollars for Seattle Children's Hospital. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Rainier Beach faculty watch a tribute video to the boys basketball team during a pep rally Monday, March 31, 2014, at Rainier Beach High School in Seattle, Wash. On April 2, the team will travel to New York to compete against other top teams from across the country in the DICK’S Sporting Goods National High School Tournament. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Northern Short Course. Warwick, RI.


A sign outside of a coffee shop serves as a call for donations Thursday, March 27, 2014, in Arlington within Snohomish County, Wash. At least 25 people are known to have died when a colossal mudslide occurred on Saturday, unleashing a wall of earth that destroyed dozens of homes near the rural town of Oso, Wash., 55 miles northeast of Seattle, Wash. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Twenty-three year Oso, Wash. resident Mark Headrick stands in the home he declined to evacuate on the banks of the Stillaguamish River Sunday, March 23, 2014, near Oso, Wash. Authorities say more than 18 people are unaccounted for after a massive mudslide killed at least four people and destroyed 30 homes, forcing evacuations from fears of the Stillaguamish River flooding. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


The muddied waters of the dammed North Fork Stillaguamish River mix with the cleaner South Fork flow Thursday, March 27, 2014, in Arlington within Snohomish County, Wash. At least 25 people are known to have died when a colossal mudslide occurred on Saturday, unleashing a wall of earth that destroyed dozens of homes near the rural town of Oso, Wash., 55 miles northeast of Seattle, Wash. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Seattle and University of Washington police have one in custody after a four-hour standoff with a man in a trailer on the UW campus Monday, March 31, 2014, in Seattle, Wash. The incident began about 12:30 p.m. and a man surrendered to SWAT officers shortly before 4:30 p.m. Seattle police report a man barricaded himself at Eighth Avenue Northeast and Northeast Northlake Place. Streets in the area were closed and two bus routes were rerouted. UW police received a report just before noon that a man damaged a telephone pole outside a UW lecture hall with a baseball bat, according to Seattle police. When the campus police responded, the man reportedly pepper sprayed an officer and shut himself inside a small trailer hitched to a pickup truck down the street. Seattle police sent negotiators and SWAT to the scene, who spent hours communicating with the man. He demanded to speak with state legislators and refused to leave the trailer. Police believed the man had other weapons inside the trailer and closed off pedestrian traffic on the University Bridge and several streets between Sixth and Eighth avenues along Northlake Place. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Shaqquan Aaron pushes through colorful streamers during his entrance to a pep rally Monday, March 31, 2014, at Rainier Beach High School in Seattle, Wash. On April 2, the team will travel to New York to compete against other top teams from across the country in the DICK’S Sporting Goods National High School Tournament. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Journalists, rehydrating. Warwick, RI.


Dressed in red and pink, Rianna Poch, center, and Kristen DeFranco, right, along with other cheerful young ladies, carefully brush hair and touch up blemishes on plastic models in the "Doll Hair Salon" during the eighth annual American Girl Fashion Show Saturday, March 22, 2014, at the The Golf Club at Newcastle in Newcastle, Wash. This year, the event raised an estimated 100,000 dollars for Seattle Children's Hospital. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Standard Poodles are inspected during their showing at the Seattle Kennel Club's 137th annual All-Breed Dog Show Sunday, March 9, 2014, at CenturyLink Field Event Center in Seattle, Wash. The second day of the event clocked in with 1721 dogs and 158 breeds. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


One of B.B. King's bluesmen unpacks his saxophone before performing for hundreds Monday, March 3, 2014, at The Moore Theatre in Seattle, Wash. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Sounders FC fans pack the streets from Occidental Park to CenturyLink Field for the "March to Match" before the season home opener against Sporting KC Saturday, March 8, 2014, in Seattle, Wash. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Sounders FC fans hoist the plastic of their complementary rain coverings before season home opener against Sporting KC Saturday, March 8, 2014, at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash. The Sounders beat Sporting KC 1-0 in the final moments of stoppage time. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Ryan Henry Ward. Seattle, Wash.


Break time. Seattle, Wash.


David Crisp, left, and Dejounte Murray, center left, crack jokes in a hallway outside of the gym amidst other members of the Rainier Beach High School boys basketball team before a pep rally Monday, March 31, 2014, at Rainier Beach High School in Seattle, Wash. On April 2, the team will travel to New York to compete against other top teams from across the country in the DICK’S Sporting Goods National High School Tournament. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Tony Championsmith, left, shares a laugh with Pike Place Market volunteer Karen Kirchoff, right, while swapping one of nearly 10,000 yellow daffodils as a celebration of the first day of spring Thursday, March 20, 2014, around downtown Seattle, Wash. The generosity helped to spread spring cheer and raise public awareness of the flowers for sale at Pike Place Market. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Shown in shadows from above, Pike Place Market employees and volunteers distributed nearly 10,000 daffodils to passers-by Thursday, March 20, 2014, in downtown Seattle, Wash. The generosity helped to spread spring cheer and raise public awareness of the flowers for sale at Pike Place Market. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


John H. White. Warwick, RI.


Gary Hoskins yells for help while attempting to fix the flywheel that broke on his truck while leaving the Stillaguamish floodplain Saturday, March 22, 2014, near Arlington, Wash. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Refuse from numerous roof collapses litters the main room in one of three buildings within the former Nike Site S-13/14 missile site Tuesday, March 25, 2014, in Redmond, Wash. The area is currently owned by the Lake Washington School District and previously used for the district's NEVAC work study programs. The radar site to the west of the launchers has been renovated and is now owned by the United States Air Force. The radars have been removed and portions of the site have been converted into "Nike Park." (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


By the water. Seattle, Wash.


Gary Ray, pastor of the Oso Community Chapel, helps to load in a truck-full of chocolate bars as a donation for victims to serve as "comfort food" Thursday, March 27, 2014, near Oso within Snohomish County, Wash. At least 25 people are known to have died when a colossal mudslide occurred on Saturday, unleashing a wall of earth that destroyed dozens of homes near the rural town of Oso, Wash., 55 miles northeast of Seattle, Wash. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Twenty-three year Oso, Wash. resident Mark Headrick stands outside of the home he declined to evacuate on the banks of the Stillaguamish River Sunday, March 23, 2014, near Oso, Wash. Authorities say more than 18 people are unaccounted for after a massive mudslide killed at least four people and destroyed 30 homes, forcing evacuations from fears of the Stillaguamish River flooding. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Barbara Welsh, center, a mudslide victim whose husband is still missing, is comforted by Governor Jay Inslee, right, following a media availability segment Sunday, March 23, 2014, during a outside of the Arlington Police Department in Arlington, Wash. Authorities say 18 people are unaccounted for after a massive mudslide killed at least three people and destroyed 30 homes, forcing evacuations from fears of the Stillaguamish River flooding. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


A young woman takes a cell phone picture of ribbons left for mudslide victims, tied to a fence on a bridge above the Stillaguamish River Thursday, March 27, 2014, in Arlington within Snohomish County, Wash. At least 25 people are known to have died when a colossal mudslide occurred on Saturday, unleashing a wall of earth that destroyed dozens of homes near the rural town of Oso, Wash., 55 miles northeast of Seattle, Wash. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Soggy from relentless rain, a mother and her son await the Sounders FC season home opener against Sporting KC Saturday, March 8, 2014, at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash. The Sounders beat Sporting KC 1-0 in the final moments of stoppage time. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Blues legend B.B. King performs for hundreds Monday, March 3, 2014, at The Moore Theatre in Seattle, Wash. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


An owner and her dog prepare for the Best In Show competition at the Seattle Kennel Club's 137th annual All-Breed Dog Show Sunday, March 9, 2014, at CenturyLink Field Event Center in Seattle, Wash. The second day of the event clocked in with 1721 dogs and 158 breeds. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


In a spray of water, Sounders FC and Sporting KC players collide in midair while competing for a header during the season home opener Saturday, March 8, 2014, at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash. The Sounders beat Sporting KC 1-0 in the final moments of stoppage time. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Police, firefighters and NTSB wheel away one of two bodies from the aftermath of a KOMO News helicopter crash on 4th Avenue and Broad Street near the Space Needle Tuesday, March 18, 2014, in Seattle, Wash. The two people killed were longtime KOMO News photographer, Bill Strothman, and pilot Gary Pfitzner, a contracted worker with years of experience flying for Seattle television stations. Another person was critically injured with burns and was rushed to Harborview Medical Center, according to the Seattle Fire Department. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


KOMO photographers continue to cover deaths of their own after a KOMO News helicopter crashed on 4th Avenue and Broad Street near the Space Needle Tuesday, March 18, 2014, in Seattle, Wash. The two people killed were longtime KOMO News photographer, Bill Strothman, and pilot Gary Pfitzner, a contracted worker with years of experience flying for Seattle television stations. Another person was critically injured with burns and was rushed to Harborview Medical Center, according to the Seattle Fire Department. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Dolls underarm, the well-dressed young ladies of the eighth annual American Girl Fashion Show leave the stage Saturday, March 22, 2014, at the The Golf Club at Newcastle in Newcastle, Wash. This year, the event raised an estimated 100,000 dollars for Seattle Children's Hospital. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)

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