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Andrew Engelson is an award-winning freelance journalist and editor with more than 20 years of experience. His writing has appeared in Investigate West, The Seattle Times, the Urbanist, South Seattle Emerald, The Stranger, Crosscut, Real Change, Tin House, University of Washington Magazine, High Country News, Seattle Weekly, Washington Trails, and many other publications. He’s the winner of several first place awards from the Western Washington Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and was the founding editor of Cascadia Magazine.

Articles written by Andrew Engelson

Rescue Me

Bill Slaughter of Ojai finds people lost in the woods

On a rainy day in February four years ago, attorney Bill Slaughter was visiting San Francisco when he received a phone call. Eight hikers were lost in the Topatopa Mountains north of Ojai. As a volunteer captain with Upper Ojai Search and Rescue Team, Slaughter rushed home to coordinate the search. By the time he got there, the number of lost hikers had grown to 30.  “These groups had all gone up without bothering to check the weather,” Slaughter recalls. “There was torrential rainfall …

American Flyer

It’s a rare day when Jim Brown isn’t on a bicycle

If it’s dry and over 20 degrees, you’ll find Denver attorney Jim Brown biking to work.   “I tried it once at 20-below,” says Brown, who has been practicing law for 32 years. “I looked like the Michelin man, all bundled up. And then I got a flat tire. That was just too dang cold.”   Brown is more than an avid cyclist. He races, commutes between 20 and 50 miles a day and participates in a 40-mile training ride each Sunday. If he needs to be across town for a real estate …

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