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Life on the Margins Episode 2: The Better Angels of the COVID-19 Pandemic

by Enrique Cerna, Jini Palmer, and Marcus Harrison Green


Amid the death and turmoil of the coronavirus pandemic, people are stepping up to aid their community with humanity and compassion. We introduce you to coffee shop owner Luis Rodriguez and volunteer Maria Lamarca Anderson who show us why giving is so important in these difficult times. Plus, we begin a new segment “For Real Though” that examines society’s absurdities, ridiculousness, and injustices that are leaving us in a state of disbelief, and making us ask “but, for real though?”

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Small Businesses Fight to Survive Amid COVID-19 Chaos

by Jessie McKenna


Gov. Jay Inslee announced on Sunday an emergency proclamation ordering closure of many businesses across the state ranging from bars and restaurants to gyms and recreational venues through at least March 31. A similar order was issued by King County Executive Dow Constantine in accordance with the statewide mandate. Continue reading Small Businesses Fight to Survive Amid COVID-19 Chaos

Dozer’s Warehouse & Gallery, an Artist’s and Art Lover’s Dream Realized

First Show, “3 Queens,” Opens Feb. 21

by Jessie McKenna

Update: Due to the snow, the original Friday, Feb. 8 opening of 3 Queens,” has been rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 21.

Crick Lont, aka Dozer of Dozer Art and Dozer’s Warehouse, has been quietly curating upcoming shows, painting walls and drizzling on the funky linoleum floors a la Jackson Pollock to create an art space on Beacon Hill. He’s partnering with local artists to put their mark on the storefront, pro bono; Leo Shallot’s trademark calligraphy ribbon design in gold on black wraps around the storefront.

“That’s what’s so great about this place, people just want to be a part if it,” Lont said.

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Beyond the Block Party: Beacon Hill Coffee Shop Is Catalyst for Social Change

by Marilee Jolin

You’ve probably heard about The Beacon Hill Block Party that happened two weekends ago.  Our neighborhood’s free summer music festival, created and organized by The Station café on Beacon Hill, has gotten a lot of media attention.  With coverage from The Weekly, The Stranger, The Globalist and, of course, The Emerald, The Station is basking in its “2 or 3 seconds of fame” as owner and Block Party organizer Luis Rodriguez calls it.  Continue reading Beyond the Block Party: Beacon Hill Coffee Shop Is Catalyst for Social Change

As Beacon Hill Adapts to Change, So Does the Station Block Party

by Ellis Simani

As an influx of new capital, infrastructure, and suburban transplants continue to change the faces of several neighborhoods throughout South and Central Seattle, a new generation of artists, activists, and community leaders took center stage on Beacon Hill—giving voice to the experiences of many from Seattle’s inner-city neighborhoods. Continue reading As Beacon Hill Adapts to Change, So Does the Station Block Party