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September 26, 2013 at 11:03 PM

Baby giraffe at Woodland Park Zoo already 8 feet tall

The 7-week-old baby giraffe at the Woodland Park Zoo has been named Misawa, after a common greeting in the animal’s native region in Tanzania and Southwest Kenya. (Woodland Park Zoo) The 7-week-old baby giraffe at Woodland Park Zoo has been named Misawa (me-SAW-wah) and is already 8 feet tall. A news release said Washington State University…

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May 10, 2012 at 1:17 PM

Kenyan from same tribe as Obama’s father: “I got a glimpse of him.”

Bibian Odhiambo (Photo by Lynn Thompson / The Seattle Times) Post by Jim Brunner / Seattle Times staff reporter Bibian  Odhiambo, originally from Kenya and the same Luo tribe as the president’s father, watched the president’s motorcade arrive at the lakefront house of his brunch hosts. “I’d like to say I got a glimpse of him. I…

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