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August 11, 1969: The Ave Riots

Seattle’s University District might seem like a sleepy place these days, but circa 1969, it was a hotbed of radicalism, revolutionary fervor, and — 45 years ago this week — violent rioting. Jeff Stevens tells you all about it.
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October 16, 1965: Mickey Mouse Fight Club

On the date in focus here, roughly 400 protesters turned out for Seattle’s first major local demonstration against the Vietnam War, and were greeted with rather feral heckling from right-wing counter-protesters. Jeff Stevens histories you mousely.
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April 24, 1969: Protesters and Beekeepers

After several minutes, several of the students outside Loew Hall began pelting the truck with fruit and various other objects, including a brick that went through the truck’s windshield abc.
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March 23, 1967: The Cocoon Breaks, the Helix Emerges

Seattle has a long history of local alternative newspapers, some better than others, all vital in the collective process of stirring the complex pot of a healthy local media scene. Most, if not all, of the past four decades’ worth of such endeavors owe a great debt to Helix, the groundbreaking chronicler of Seattle’s counterculture whose debut issue was published on the date in focus here.
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February 17, 1970: SLF vs. SPD

The following story could have aptly been titled either “Chicago Echoes in Seattle” or, alternatively, “Rashomon Echoes in Seattle’s News Media.” The former potential title would allude to the story’s instigation by the provocative verdict in the Chicago Seven trial … Continue reading

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