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Tumbleweird: A new 'alternative' paper celebrating and connecting unique Tri-Cities region

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RICHLAND, WA - Do you ever pick up a copy of The Stranger in Seattle? Or The Inlander in Spokane? If so, get excited. There is now a Tri-Cities version of the free-spirited publications: Tumbleweird.

So, what exactly is Tumbleweird? By definition, it's not a magazine. Too much pressure, they say. They call it a 'zine, a paper, or "your local rag."

"We're trying to create a newspaper in the Tri-Cities that really gives a voice to people who maybe feel that they don't have a voice," said Editor Logan 'Moonman.'

You''ll find articles, opinions, local comics, horoscopes, things to do and interviews with movers and shakers. But why more news for people to read?

"I started hearing something that sounded very familiar just with different words, which was 'there's no liberals in this town, no progressives, no one that thinks like me. There's no LGBTQ community,'" said Logan.

Logan had been hoping for an alternative paper in Tri-Cities for some time and realized it wasn't going to magically appear. Last summer he and a few friends started working on it themselves. 

It takes a lot of work: long hours behind a laptop and just enough revenue to print (now in color).

"We're really the only people working on it to any degree. The rest is just volunteers. We all kind of have the same goal for it which is, again, just connecting these different micro-communities and making our voice stronger through that," said Logan.

Tumbleweird is meant to bring together the nerds, the artists, the winos, the foodies, the concert goers and everyone in between.

"I think that's its voice moving forward: just celebrating this weird hodgepodge that we have in town and getting people together," said Logan.

Much of the content is from readers. Tumbleweird takes submissions of artwork, articles and pretty much anything you're willing to print. 

Logan says he knows Tumbleweird isn't for everyone but if you are wanting to pick up a copy, become a distribution site, submit something, or even support overhead at the 'zine, check out the links listed below.

Tumbleweird website: www.tumbleweird.org/

Support Tumbleweird: www.patreon.com/tumbleweird

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