by Jessie McKenna
Angelina Villalobos, who goes by the moniker “179,” uses art to affect social change. Through drawing and painting, she explores her past and Latinx identity, dissecting elements of a traditional Mexican-Catholic education. She is consciously unlearning aspects of it, such as gender norms — issues, she said, “would do me harm and will ultimately hold me back.”
Continue reading Artist Angelina Villalobos, aka 179, Infuses Her Art with Art, Culture, and Family
by Carolyn Bick
It’s crowded in Estelita’s Library on this late January day. Amidst the stacks of books tucked into the small, cozy space, brows crinkled in concentration, players move plastic chess pieces across checkered battlefields towards victory — or defeat.
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Viadoom’s lessons for an environmentally sustainable future
Activist organization Transit Riders Union has said that the closure of the Highway 99 Viaduct has shown that Seattle commuters are prepared to embrace public transit and bicycling, shifting people to a more environmentally sustainable modes of transportation.
Continue reading News Gleams: Viadoom Fizzled; Minimum Wage Had Minimal Impact on Groceries
by Susan Fried
Dr. Ahmed Ali and Dr. Abdirahman Tache hope to make healthcare more accessible and more culturally appropriate at their Othello Station Pharmacy, which opened in November. The doctors hope to serve the community by addressing health disparities, including substance abuse, chronic disease, and cancer.
Continue reading BRIEF: New Pharmacy Offers Culturally Appropriate, Accessible Health Care
by Ryan Phelan
The statistics surrounding missing and murdered Indigenous women in the United States are staggering. Despite more than 5,700 cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women being reported nationally in 2016, just 116 of those cases were logged. Murder is the third leading cause of death among Indigenous and Alaskan Native women. Rates of violence are 10 times higher on reservations than the national average.
Continue reading Local Organizations Raise Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women
With Eight State Championships To His Name, Rainier Beach Boys Basketball Coach Mike Bethea Looks To Win Another One
by Jacob Uitti
Even though he’s won eight state championships and coached some of the most talented and successful players in the world in his nearly 25-year career, Rainier Beach high school boys basketball coach Mike Bethea approaches each season like it’s his very first.
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Story and photos by Susan Fried
More than a thousand people crowded into Temple De Hirsch Sinai while at least as many filled the street outside the synagogue during a vigil for the 11 people killed at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, October 27.
Continue reading PHOTOS: Seattle Mourns Eleven Killed in Pittsburgh Shooting at Tree of Life