POLITICS

Protesters carry a wounded teenager to a waiting stretcher after a protest in Hebron devolved into clashes between stone throwers and Israeli soldiers. (Photo by Tom James)

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While war in Gaza made headlines this summer, hundreds of Palestinian protesters in the West Bank were shot with low caliber rifles.
UW students Sophia Lo (Left) and Tina Choi (Right) hold yellow ribbons to show support for the Hong Kong protest. (Photo by Katy Wong)

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Hong Kong is 10,404 km away from Seattle. But that's not stopping students at the University of Washington from supporting the protests in Hong Kong.

FOOD

A WWII era poster encourages saving food scraps to feed animals. (Photo from National Archives)

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Kirkland resident Gina VanLoon hardly has any food waste in her compost bin. But that isn’t something she could brag about a few months ago....
(Photo from National Archives)

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Is the solution to feeding a growing global population sitting right there on our plates?

AID AND DEVELOPMENT

David La at the UW’s Baker Laboratory is part of a team working on potential Ebola treatments, but they’re also crowdsourcing ideas over the Internet relating to a cure. (Photo by Mark Harrison / The Seattle Times)

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As Ebola spreads at alarming rates in West Africa, local labs are leading the race for an effective treatment.
A market stall in Grand Gedeh County, Liberia, which is so far still relatively Ebola-free and remains under quarantine. (Photo by Karin Huster)

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A Seattleite working on Ebola relief in Liberia reports a dismal lack of resources and staff on the front lines.

ARTS & CULTURE

Horse head fiddle player and throat singer Davaazorig Altangerel performs as part of Mongolian orchestra Agra Bileg at Town Hall last Friday. (Photo by Aida Solomon)

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Tejano rock, Hawaiian chanting, and Mongolian jazz all come to Seattle as part of a world music concert series at Town Hall.
(Photo courtesy AEG)

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South African rave-rappers Die Antwoord return to Seattle’s Paramount Theatre on Monday.