Election update: Affirmative action faces rejection by voters

Voters appear to be rejecting Referendum 88 and the latest update on Seattle City Council results, as of Wednesday.
Nov 7, 2019

Seattle Reads selects “There, There” by Tommy Orange for 2020

Seattle Reads, Seattle Public Library's citywide book program, has selected "There, There" by Tommy Orange, the program's first book by an Indigenous author.
Oct 30, 2019
A sign at Duwamish Waterway Park warns in nine languages against eating most fish caught in the river. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

Apply to the Environmental Justice Investigative Journalism Fellowship

How are Seattle and the Puget Sound's communities of color and immigrant communities affected by environmental policies and politics? What can be done to address some of the inequities caused by pollution and climate change? Apply today to be part of a fellowship program to look into these questions.
Oct 23, 2019

The Seattle Globalist asks the Seattle City Council candidates

The Seattle Globalist asked the Seattle City Council candidates for their views on topics important to Seattle communities, including gentrification, policing and Seattle's "welcoming city" stance.
Oct 16, 2019

Seattle City Council District 3: Egan Orion and Kshama Sawant

Incumbent Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant is facing challenger Egan Orion for the District 3 seat, which includes Capitol Hill, the Central District and Yesler Terrace.

Seattle City Council District 1: Lisa Herbold and Phil Tavel

Incumbent Seattle City Councilmember Lisa Herbold faces challenger Phil Tavel to represent District 1, which includes West Seattle, White Center and South Park.

Seattle City Council District 2: Tammy Morales and Mark Solomon

Tammy Morales and Mark Solomon are vying to represent Seattle City Council District 2, which includes Rainier Beach, Beacon Hill, SoDo and parts of the Chinatown-International District.

Seattle City Council District 7: Andrew Lewis and Jim Pugel

Andrew Lewis and Jim Pugel are running for the District 7 position on the Seattle City Council, which represents Belltown, Queen Anne, Pioneer Square and parts of Chinatown-International District and South Lake Union.

Seattle City Council District 4: Alex Pedersen and Shaun Scott

Alex Pedersen and Shaun Scott are running for Seattle City Council District 4 seat, which includes University District, Wallingford, Laurelhurst, and parts of Maple Leaf and Fremont.

Seattle City Council District 5: Debora Juarez and Ann Davison Sattler

Incumbent Seattle City Councilmember Debora Juarez faces challenger Ann Davison Sattler to represent District 5, which includes Lake City, Northgate and parts of Greenwood.

Seattle City Council District 6: Dan Strauss and Heidi Wills

Dan Strauss and Heidi Wills are vying for the seat representing Seattle City Council District 6, which includes Ballard, Crown Hill and Green Lake.

Seattle tech firm to end ICE contracts after developer deletes code in protest

Chef's announcement that it will not renew its contracts with Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border Protection came after an ex-employee protested by deleting his own code.
Oct 9, 2019

Washington residents to need REAL ID for airline travel by October 2020

Washington residents will have to get enhanced drivers licenses — or rely on a passport other federally recognized identification — to pass airport security.
Oct 3, 2019

Seattle/King County Clinic seeks volunteers to help provide care for 2020 medical clinic

The Seattle/King County Clinic has provided $17 million in services to 20,000 patients who came from over 260 unique zip codes and spoke more than 50 primary languages.
Sep 18, 2019

Lyft and Uber to help Seattle immigrants get to naturalization interviews in Yakima and Portland

The city of Seattle got Lyft and Uber to pledge $10,000 each, which will help about 400 Seattle-area citizenship applicants get free transportation to Yakima or Portland for their naturalization interviews via bus or train.
Sep 11, 2019

Doctors Without Borders presents stories from the field at Seattle Center

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières will present "A Voice from the Field," a behind-the-scenes look at its fieldwork in challenging areas of the globe.
Sep 4, 2019

Claim forms open in Motel 6 $12M settlement for sharing guest lists with immigration

The claim forms are now open for people who stayed at one of seven Motel 6 locations in Washington, where staff had given immigration authorities access to guest lists, according to the state attorney general’s office.
Aug 29, 2019
Gabriel Ray Pierre (left) high fives a student at Leschi Elementary School on Friday, as part of #SeattleHigh5. The event aimed to show children of color positive images of black men and women in their community. (Photo by Jovelle Tamayo)

Seattle Central and Seattle Schools launch effort to boost diversity of educators

Seattle Central's Academy for Rising Educators will focus on education and social justice.
Aug 15, 2019

Nominate the 2019 Globalist of the Year

We’re looking for a person or organization in the Pacific Northwest doing great community work that advances racial equity, social and economic justice, elevating the voices of communities of color and immigrants, integrity, diversity, and community impact.
Aug 8, 2019

Reinstated affirmative action could go to the hands of voters in November

Referendum 88 asks voters whether the state should keep the recently reinstated affirmative action, which was passed by lawmakers after an initiative.
Jul 24, 2019