NEWS

PERSPECTIVES

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Members of the Somali diaspora are leaving a Seattle that's increasingly inhospitable for working class immigrants and people of color, and returning to rebuild their homeland.
Hijabis cross the street during Car Free Day in Bandung, Indonesia. (Photo from Flickr by Ikhlasul Amal)

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It's World Hijab Day so it's a great opportunity to take a lighthearted look at some daily struggles and benefits that come with wearing a headscarf.

ARTS & CULTURE

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Lunar New Year and Black History Month mean there's plenty of things to do in Seattle this February.
Ina Chang (Umma) and Skye Stephenson (Hannah) star in "Do It For Umma." (Photo by Ian Johnston of Dangerpants Photography)

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Unlike Hamlet, "Do it for Umma" protagonist Hannah, has a dead, guilt-tripping Korean immigrant mom to contend with.

POLITICS

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UW lecturer Haideh Salehi-Esfahani reflects on how the lifting of most U.S. sanctions against Iran will impact young people in both countries.

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The change comes after decades of struggle, but Aung San Suu Kyi's party still must share power with the army.

COLUMNISTS

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Seattle musician Moni Tep traveled to Jamaica to explore ways to help LGBTQ youth, who are often homeless and ostracized there.

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Natasha Marin's "The Red Lineage" is an equalizer opening everyone to being a poet.