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September 14, 1961: First Hill vs. I-5

Once upon a time, citizen activists tried to stop the construction of Interstate 5 through Seattle. Jeff Stevens tells the tale.
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April 16, 1970: The Birth of the Seattle Seven

The spring of 1970 was an intense time to be a radical in Seattle. Among other things, it was the season of the birth of the Seattle Seven. Jeff Stevens brings the history once again.
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June 1, 1961: “Block the Ditch”

If you think I-5 is the ugliest thing in Seattle, you’re not alone. In fact, a small group of activists once opposed its construction here. Jeff Stevens tells the tale at RSR.
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May 4, 1969: Hit the Highway, Freeway

On this date in 1969, one of Seattle’s most successful citizen activist campaigns gathered crucial force in the Washington Park Arboretum. Jeff Stevens remembers avidly.
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February 24, 1966: Hell No!

Along with growing protests against the Vietnam War, resistance to involuntary conscription for U.S. military service gradually became a hot topic nationwide as combat operations began to escalate in Southeast Asia in the mid-1960s. At first a brave few draft-age … Continue reading

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February 9, 1971: The SCCC Oriental Student Union Sit-In

“The time of the quiet Asian has passed.” With those words, spoken on the date in focus here by Mike Tagawa, a sophomore at Seattle Central Community College (SCCC), that school’s Oriental Student Union (OSU) commenced a sit-in protest at … Continue reading

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January 21, 1997: In Search of the Golden Shower of Public-Private Partnerships

Gentrification, triangulation, and public urination, oh my! Such were the underlying themes of civic life in Seattle during the allegedly halcyon days of the dot-com boom. And such was the backstory on the date in focus here, when roughly 75 … Continue reading

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