PERSPECTIVES

A bilingual classroom at Scenic Hill Elementary, in the Kent School District. (Photo courtesy OneAmerica)

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A new pilot program in South King County will fast track bilingual educators from diverse backgrounds to the front of classrooms filled with immigrants and youth of color.

POLITICS

Mayor Murray announced OIRA initiatives yesterday morning at City Hall, with new OIRA director Cuc Vu, Deputy Mayor Hyeok Kim (far right) and members of the Seattle Immigrant and Refugee Commission looking on.

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Yesterday morning, Mayor Ed Murray announced $680,000 of new proposed investments to support Seattle’s immigrant and refugee communities, which now make up every one in five city residents.
Volunteers unpack donations at a food bank in California. (Photo from Flicrk by OC Foodbank)

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Seattle's international population is especially vulnerable to hunger — but they're often unable or afraid to access food aid.

AID AND DEVELOPMENT

A Water 1st supporter sporting a shirt that says the name of the organization in Amharic, the official language of Ethiopia. (Photo by Aida Solomon)

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Seattle has a huge global aid sector, and a big immigrant population. So why aren't they working together more?
Climbers in the midst of a small avalanche during an Everest ascent. (Photo by Lloyd Smith)

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Members of the Northwest Sherpa community are collecting money to aid the families of Sherpas killed in April’s big avalanche on Mount Everest, and some are rethinking their careers as mountain guides.

ARTS & CULTURE

(Photo courtesy AEG)

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South African rave-rappers Die Antwoord return to Seattle’s Paramount Theatre on Monday.
"Reassurance" from the series "Definitive Reincarnate," 2003/2006, belonging to the collection of Sanjay Parthasarathy and Malini Balakrishnan; © NANDINI VALLI MUTHIAH. (Photo and artwork by Nandini Valli Muthiah)

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SAM's new exhibition “City Dwellers” sets viewers afoot in the chaos of modern India as reconciles sweeping cultural shifts with its ancient roots and values.