Thai space startup launches experiments with Bezos rocket
by Taylor McAvoy
A Thai satellite startup used a Bezos-built rocket to launch food, experiments, and cultural objects into space last month just to see what would happen.
Aug 14, 2018
News & Politics
Affirmative action supporters to launch campaign at MLK anniversary marchby Rahwa HailemariamAug 15, 2018
Local civil rights activists will gather signatures to re-establish affirmative action in Washington state at an event commemorating the historic march where Martin Luther King delivered his "I Have A Dream" speech.
Seattle preps for Census, says citizenship question could intimidate immigrantsby Rahwa HailemariamAug 9, 2018
The Department of Commerce, which runs the Census, announced plans to include a new question asking respondents about their citizenship status. Critics, including Seattle and King County officials, say that could suppress participation in communities of color.
Arts & Culture
Facebook signs pact with Washington state to end discriminatory ad practicesby Venice BuhainJul 25, 2018
Before Facebook began changing its third-party advertising platform, advertisers had been allowed to exclude users based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion and other categories.
No such thing as a free cow: Rwanda program sees mixed resultsby Global Press News ServiceJul 24, 2018
“When I was given a cow, I thought it’d help me make a living and get everything I want,” said Innocent Bwicubugize, who received a cow from the Rwandan government as part of a poverty-alleviation program.
Race & Ethnicity
Seattle Eritrean community celebrates 27 years of independenceby Agazit AfeworkiJun 6, 2018
The celebration of Eritrean Independence Day included traditional coffee ceremonies, art, music and dances from the country's different ethnic groups.
More than 18,000 Seattle residents caught in citizenship backlog, city saysby Globalist StaffJul 30, 2018
There are more than 753,000 naturalization application cases pending nationally, up from previous years.