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“Art speaks to my soul in a way that is necessary during hard times.”
"I wanted to explore the idea of 'a new hope' that the vaccine is bringing people."
In the upcoming elections, there are myriad opportunities to make a difference in our local communities.
"I made this drawing last year in the beginning of 2020. I remember at the time I was ready to dive into new ideas in my life and I wanted to express that by drawing. As I traced my hands and then re-traced over
A Nice Thought is an acrylic painting by Grace Calibo, a self-taught artist from Washington State.
“LoveTheTri is something I created 4+ years ago to promote and show off the Tri-Cities in a positive light.”
History. Future. Culture. This last year found me diving deeper into those very specific parts of myself. They say you don’t know where you’re headed if you don’t know where you’ve been.
While it appears that Tri-Cities police were not involved in the insurrection at the Capitol, at least two Seattle officers took part.
Let’s roast marshmallows over the roaring dumpster fire of 2020. Remember that even when they’re burnt on the outside, they’re gooey and delicious on the inside.
“Now more than ever, seeing BIPOC people and their allies come together is so uplifting,” Cortinas said. “We all bring different perspectives to the table. It would be easy to stay in our bubbles, but we can help each other.”
“From October 29 to November 1, Take Strides Tri-Cities, together with Richland High and Hanford High, held their fifth annual suicide awareness walk: Take Strides to End Teen Suicide.”
"For residents of the Tri-Cities, bridges are a natural symbol of unity." — Henry Hopscotch
“He laughed and made jokes about taking my plate. I laughed along with him, although internally, I felt ashamed of my physical limitations. Looking back, he was probably joking to cover his own hurt feelings. We were both hiding our isms from each other.”
“‘I’ll say it loud for everyone to hear,’ says Harp. ‘Equality isn’t just necessary, it’s mandatory. It’s a basic human right. This isn’t just a small issue. This is an attack on humanity, and we, along with our commissioners, won’t stand for it.’”
"No shrugs allowed for voters or candidates—just decisions."
Way back in the late ’90s, local radio host Greg Martin created a horror show called Friday Fright with his wife, Gail, that ran on the public access channel. Their
Download the October 2020 issue of Tumbleweird.
“Feeding Villages is making great strides toward sustainable, lasting change in the Ugandan villages in which they serve. They are continuing to educate villagers about ways to farm more nutritious food so that they can continue to grow and produce it themselves...”
“Cutlage has had multiple email exchanges with REI Retail Director Janet Hopkins about the reopening of the Kennewick store. She says that the store manager is ‘exploiting a loophole to open earlier than they should.’”
“We wrote this letter as a labor of love. Having gone through the Richland School District, I care about my community enough to hold it accountable and to ask for better.”
"We need leadership that respects the voices of marginalized communities and acknowledges that we need to do more to live up to our responsibilities towards them," said County Commissioner candidate Kim Lehrman.
The July 2020 Tumbleweird is here. Cover art by Jaime Robles featuring Daishaundra Loving-Hearne and Bryan Hearne, based on a photo by Madison Rosenbaum.
Download the June 2020 issue here. ABOUT THE COVER: Liam Bray is a 13 year-old artist and award-winning poet. He lives in Richland with his siblings and a winter white
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