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Richard Read

Richard Read is the Los Angeles Times bureau chief in Seattle, covering Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, Alaska and Hawaii.
Baked Alaska: It’s beach time as a heat wave hits cities across the state

Temperatures break records in several cities, including the state's largest, Anchorage, which hit 90 Thursday, exceeding the previous all-time high of 85

Alexa, how many dogs come to work at Amazon Seattle? 7,000

At Amazon's Seattle headquarters, there is one dog for every seven workers, and bountiful dogs in the office may be the ultimate workplace perk.

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