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October 9, 2014 at 10:48 AM

Trashy fashion wins Seattle diver a kayak trip with Macklemore

Seattle diver Laura James’ trash-inspired fashion has netted her a kayak trip on the Duwamish River with thrifty hip-hop icon Macklemore. The contest was part of the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition’s “River For All” campaign to raise awareness of the environmental and health threats of toxic pollution in Seattle’s Duwamish…

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July 1, 2014 at 12:44 PM

Macklemore on the Duwamish: My river is filthy

Macklemore-slideBy Katharine Schwab/Special to The Seattle Times

Macklemore added another cause to his list with his participation in the River For All campaign, which calls on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and local government officials to provide an adequate cleanup plan for the toxically polluted Duwamish River.

“This is our city’s only river, and I want to do my part to make sure that it’s safe to reside here,” Macklemore said in a statement on the campaign’s website, which features personal testimonials from Seattleites from a diverse group of communities. “I stand in solidarity with community leaders and families who have organized for years to right this injustice.”

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