Immigrant in Deferred Action program arrested by ICE in Seattle

A 23-year-old man who had been protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was taken into custody by immigration officers on Friday.
Feb 14, 2017

Trump expected to order a temporary ban on refugees

Another executive order anticipated from Trump would block visas for anyone from Somalia, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Sudan and Yemen.
Jan 25, 2017
Seattleites gathered on Feb 3rd to protest the signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The agreement still needs to be ratified by member countries. (Photo by Rick Barry)

Trump pulls US out of Trans-Pacific trade deal

Trump's executive order formally withdrew the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which had been criticized from both the left and the right.
Jan 23, 2017

Obama cuts short Chelsea Manning’s sentence

Chelsea Manning was convicted in connection with the release of documents, videos, diplomatic cables and battlefield accounts to WikiLeaks.
Jan 17, 2017

Trump transition memo offers glimpse into immigration, border plans

The request included assessment of the capacity to build a border wall and to expand immigrant detention.
Jan 3, 2017

Obama expels Russian diplomats for interference in U.S. election

Russian Foreign Ministry says sanctions will hurt restoration of ties. Moscow denies the allegations of hacking.
Dec 29, 2016

Syrian rebels surrender Aleppo; civilians fear aftermath

Rebels — those backed by the U.S., Turkey and Gulf monarchies, and others not supported by the West — face defeat in Aleppo, but the war is far from over.
Dec 13, 2016

Army denies Dakota pipeline permit, in victory for Native tribes

Native Americans and climate activists have protested against the oil pipeline project, saying it endangers tribal water sources and sacred sites.
Dec 4, 2016
Donald Trump at a rally in Aston, Pennsylvania in late September (Photo from Reuters / Jonathan Ernst)

Bannon role in Trump administration sets off critical firestorm

White supremacists and neo-Nazis have rarely been so enthusiastic about a presidential appointment.
Nov 16, 2016

Turkey arrests Kurdish lawmakers, draws condemnation

The action drew strong international condemnation of a widening crackdown on dissent under President Tayyip Erdogan.
Nov 4, 2016

Police move in on Dakota pipeline encampment

Police in North Dakota began clearing a group of Native American and environmental protesters from an encampment near an oil pipeline construction site.
Oct 27, 2016

Philippine President Duterte announces “separation” from U.S.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte made the announcement in Beijing, while announcing that his country would realign with China.
Oct 20, 2016

Polish parliament rejects near-total abortion ban after mass protests

Up to 100,000 Polish women at a time demonstrated against the proposed law that would have banned abortion in nearly all cases.
Oct 6, 2016

Native tribes praise pipeline pause, vow to fight on

Pipeline construction has been paused on federally owned land that Native Americans consider sacred. Protesters vow to press for a full halt to the project.
Sep 12, 2016

Duterte defends Philippines’ human rights record following Obama speech

The U.S. and the United Nations have expressed concern over Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly anti-drug campaign.
Sep 8, 2016

Explosion kills 10, injures dozens in Philippine president’s home city

An explosion at a market in the home city of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte killed at least 10 people on Friday and wounded dozens more.
Sep 2, 2016

Hispanic backers move away from Trump after immigration speech

Some Hispanic conservatives are reconsidering their support of Trump after he delivered a speech on immigration Wednesday.
Sep 1, 2016

UN chief calls for better conditions for Rohingya as Myanmar begins peace talks

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called on Myanmar to improve living conditions for its Rohingya Muslim minority.
Aug 31, 2016
Detainees inside the women's wing of the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

U.S. immigration agency to review private prison deals

This review of whether to phase out private prisons would include The GEO Group's Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma.
Aug 29, 2016

France has “misunderstood” burkini, Australian designer says

Designer Aheda Zanetti says the burkini is meant to open choices for women who want to dress modestly or want more coverage from the sun.
Aug 25, 2016