Nechirvan Zebari works at his family’s bakery, Alida’s Bakery, in Everett. Zebari founded the bakery in 2017, which offers Middle Eastern breads and sweets. It soon will expand to offer more Kurdish foods. (Erika Schultz / The Seattle Times)
Nechirvan Zebari works at his family’s bakery, Alida’s Bakery, in Everett. Zebari founded the bakery in 2017, which offers Middle Eastern breads and sweets. It soon will expand to offer more Kurdish foods. (Erika Schultz / The Seattle Times)
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Health

Pelosi moves on drug prices despite falling-out with Trump

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Science

Study: California’s big July quakes strain major fault

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