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Rather than chasing corporate money or big advertising, our financial support comes from the people we serve—people like you. You all realize that media is struggling and that nonprofit news sources (especially local ones) need the most help. By donating to us, you are helping us change the model of media that has persisted for the last 70 to 80 years. 

You’ll support articles about everything in and around South Seattle from non-binary Indigenous farmers in Eastern Washington, Native reparations, the largest urban food forest in the West Coast, LGBTQ+ coming out stories from real folks in the neighborhood to photo essays on displacement. Basically, we create content that is unique as you and the neighborhoods we all love and care about.   

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