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Manka Dhingra speaking

Manka Dhingra speaking

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Manka Dhingra campaign launch swag table

Manka Dhingra campaign launch swag table

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Redmond city councilmember Angela Birney

Redmond city councilmember Angela Birney

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Lisa Wellman and Harjit

Lisa Wellman and Harjit

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King County Councilmember Claudia Balducci

King County Councilmember Claudia Balducci

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Manka Dhingra and Joseph Erikson

Manka Dhingra and Joseph Erikson

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WA state senator Guy Palumbo

WA state senator Guy Palumbo

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Left to right: Marcie Maxwell, Lisa Wellman, and Christine Rolfes.

Left to right: Marcie Maxwell, Lisa Wellman, and Christine Rolfes.

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Manka Dhingra's campaign launch

Manka Dhingra's campaign launch

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Celebrating Earth Day weekend the NPI way: A tree planting

Celebrating Earth Day weekend the NPI way: A tree planting

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Scenes from the Seattle March for Science: NaSTi woman

Scenes from the Seattle March for Science: NaSTi woman

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Scenes from Seattle’s March for Science: All we want are the facts (Fictional Detective Sergeant Joe Friday)

Scenes from Seattle’s March for Science: All we want are the facts (Fictional Detective Sergeant Joe Friday)

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Scenes from the Seattle March for Science: Nevertheless, science persisted

Scenes from the Seattle March for Science: Nevertheless, science persisted

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Happy Earth Day from NPI!

Happy Earth Day from NPI!

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Aerial view of rolling Palouse hills near Walla Walla

Aerial view of rolling Palouse hills near Walla Walla

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Aerial view of a snowcapped slice of the Cascade Range

Aerial view of a snowcapped slice of the Cascade Range

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Keechelus Lake and Interstate 90, seen from the air (Filter: Perpetua)

Keechelus Lake and Interstate 90, seen from the air (Filter: Perpetua)

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Seattle from the air (Filter: Crema)

Seattle from the air (Filter: Crema)

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Hey Marseilles performs at the second annual BECU Member Summit #NPIAtBECUMemberSummit

Hey Marseilles performs at the second annual BECU Member Summit #NPIAtBECUMemberSummit

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KING5's Michelle Li, BECU Board Chair David Yonce, and BECU CEO Benson Porter onstage at the credit union's second annual Member Summit #NPIAtBECUMemberSummit

KING5's Michelle Li, BECU Board Chair David Yonce, and BECU CEO Benson Porter onstage at the credit union's second annual Member Summit #NPIAtBECUMemberSummit

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BECU CEO Benson Porter responds to a member question about executive compensation #NPIAtBECUMemberSummit

BECU CEO Benson Porter responds to a member question about executive compensation #NPIAtBECUMemberSummit