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News Gleams: Viadoom Fizzled; Minimum Wage Had Minimal Impact on Groceries

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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.

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BRIEF: New Pharmacy Offers Culturally Appropriate, Accessible Health Care

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.

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Local Organizations Raise Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

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.

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Rainier Beach Coach Bethea Looks Toward Next Championship

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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PHOTOS: Seattle Mourns Eleven Killed in Pittsburgh Shooting at Tree of Life

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.

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PHOTOS: Alleycat Acres Celebrates Community Farm at Fall Festival

by Carolyn Bick

Beneath a tent along the little lane at the back of South Estelle Street, children painted freshly picked pumpkins, as others eagerly fed and petted chickens in a mobile coop a few feet away. Though neither the coop nor the tent were permanent, greenery surrounding the was: the lane is the site of Wetmore Community Farm, and Saturday saw the farm’s official grand opening.

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