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Kids dive into art & culture with Free Art Saturdays at Mansfield Art Center | Thrive

MANSFIELD — Leta Keller clutched the pyrography pen like a pencil, carving the dotted pattern of a feather with cautious deliberation. Her three older siblings sat beside her, each with their own woodburning tool in hand. 

The Kellers spent their Saturday morning crafting Native American game pieces as part of the Mansfield Art Center’s Free Art Saturday program, a monthly class designed to provide accessible opportunities for children and families. 

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Free Food, Free Speech and Free of Police: Inside Seattle’s ‘Autonomous Zone’

A gathering on Wednesday, June 10, 2020, in the Seattle neighborhood of Capitol Hill, where protesters have established an "autonomous zone." (Ruth Fremson/The New York Times)
A gathering on Wednesday, June 10, 2020, in the Seattle neighborhood of Capitol Hill, where protesters have established an “autonomous zone.” (Ruth Fremson/The New York Times)

SEATTLE — On the streets next to a police station in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, protesters and officers spent a week locked in a nightly cycle of standoffs, at times ending with clouds of tear gas.

But facing a growing backlash over its dispersal tactics in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis, the Seattle Police Department this week offered a concession: Officers would abandon their building, board up the windows and let

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