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The 1941 Seattle 'insult' that still stings

A little bottle played a huge role in shaping Seattle’s artistic life. This is how a 19th century cure for constipation left its mark on Seattle’s culture and how Sir Thomas Beecham came to conduct the Seattle Symphony and uttered a sentence that has never been forgotten.

Separated during Ramadan, united in celebration

Farhiya Mohamed usually spends Ramadan at her sister’s house. When the sun sets, rice dishes and dates cover the table and upwards of 50 guests crowd together. But this year is different, COVID-19 has placed limits on gatherings for the Seattle-area Muslim community and the pandemic keeps family and friends apart. Mohamed and other families are struggling to stay connected while they must stay apart. As the executive director of the Somali Family Safety Task Force, Mohamed and her organization are finding ways to spread joy and help others celebrate during their time of need in the holiest month by bringing meals, supplies and joy to people’s homes.

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