NEWS

PERSPECTIVES

My mom and I in China before we moved to Boise, Idaho. (Courtesy photo)

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China's "loneliest generation" reflects on the end of the one-child policy.
An oil train passing through Portland. (Photo from Flickr by Sam Beebe)

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Big oil has set its sights on Vancouver, WA as the terminus of a rail route to transport millions of gallons of crude for export. Three car dealers say "no way!"

#GREATERSEATTLE

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Somali refugee Mohamed Shidane works two jobs and goes to school. But he still makes time to speak up about human rights in the Ogaden region of Ethiopia.

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Despite it being the fifth largest religion in the world, Aman Kuar Mann says young American Sikhs like her are still fighting for recognition and respect.

POLITICS

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The Seattle Globalist and Crosscut caught up with Kelly Clements, the deputy high commissioner for refugees for the United Nations refugee agency.

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A protest yesterday in front of the contentious pot shop Uncle Ike's brought African American leaders together from the NAACP, Africatown, the Black Book Club, and Mt. Cavalry Christian Center.

COLUMNISTS

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Spokane-raised Suzanne Hayward will speak Saturday at Young Women Empowered's career day about her work on “Nida’a,” an Arab world talk show.
A montage of words written in Somali and English, seen on the onecityproject.org website.

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There are currently no formal Somali language classes offered in the entire Northwest, despite a huge Somali diaspora community.

ARTS & CULTURE

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Director Asghar Farhadi's 2006 drama features acclaimed actor Taraneh Alidoosti. The movie is screening at Sundance Cinemas in Seattle starting April 22.
The newest member of Sesame Street's international cast is Zari, an Afghan Muppet who wears traditional clothing from the country's different ethnic groups. (Photo from REUTERS/ John E. Barrett)

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Zari is here to teach viewers about girls' empowerment and national identity.