Aerospace company to pay after investigation of anti-Muslim work practices

Electroimpact — whose president Peter Zieve was linked to anti-mosque mailing materials last year — has agreed to pay $485,000.
Mar 24, 2017

Shooting of Sikh man in Kent investigated as possible hate crime

A witness told police that a man allegedly told the victim to "go back home" before shooting him. The victim is recovering.
Mar 6, 2017

Police: Fake government official targeting UW international students in scam

A caller falsely claiming to be a government official is targeting University of Washington international students in a phone scam, campus police say.
Mar 1, 2017

Jewish community center on Mercer Island among dozens in U.S. threatened Monday

The threat to the Stroum Jewish Community Center was one of more than 30 aimed at Jewish community centers and schools nationwide on Monday.
Feb 28, 2017

Japanese American incarceration commemorated with vows to counter anti-Muslim political rhetoric

Community leaders from the Muslim American and Japanese American communities discussed how to counter fear-mongering that can lead to racial profiling.
Feb 20, 2017

Trump loses appeal; court declines to reinstate travel ban

A federal appeals court declined to reinstate President Donald Trump's ban on travel to the U.S. by visa holders from seven Muslim-majority nations.
Feb 9, 2017

UW graduate students sue Trump over travel ban

Two University of Washington graduate students say the travel ban is hurting their opportunities for research and internships — and possibly their careers.
Feb 7, 2017

Somali man greeted at SeaTac during court-ordered hold on Trump travel ban

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco will decide on Tuesday whether to reinstate Trump's travel ban.
Feb 6, 2017

Sea-Tac protest follows Trump travel ban from seven Muslim-majority countries

Trump’s order blocked holders of green cards and visas from entering the United States. Protesters gathered at airports nationwide, including at SeaTac.
Jan 29, 2017

Little Saigon merchants ask Womxn’s Marchers for support

The Womxn's March will close a major neighborhood street the Saturday before Lunar New Year and merchants ask that marchers support the local businesses.
Jan 20, 2017

Facebook Live video leads to hate crime charges against Seattle-area woman

King County prosecutors say a woman chased a driver, made angry statements about the driver's Latina ethnicity and posted video of the incident on Facebook.
Jan 11, 2017

Charges filed against Seattle-area developer accused of EB-5 fraud

Lobsang Dargey, a former Buddhist monk turned developer, was accused of defrauding Chinese investors seeking U.S. residency through the EB-5 visa program.
Jan 3, 2017
The sign at the Muslim Association of Puget Sound mosque in Redmond was vandalized for the second time in a month. (Photo by Redmond Police Department via Facebook)

Redmond mosque sign vandalized for the second time in a month

The sign was vandalized twice in the past month and Redmond police are investigating the incidents as possible hate crimes.
Dec 21, 2016

Rebecca Saldaña picked to replace Jayapal in State Senate

King County Councilmembers unanimously appointed Rebecca Saldaña, citing the importance of diverse representation in the state legislature.
Dec 13, 2016

Immigrant communities get out the vote at ballot parties

Various organizations have held ballot parties for limited-English speakers to help translate voting materials, and to encourage communities to vote.
Nov 6, 2016

Seattle teachers to wear “Black Lives Matter” shirts, focus on racial equity

At least 1,000 educators throughout Seattle Public Schools will wear “Black Lives Matter” T-shirts to school on Wednesday.
Oct 13, 2016

Supreme Court declines to reconsider deadlocked immigration case

The Supreme Court had deadlocked 4-4 earlier this year, halting Obama's plans to expand deferred action to millions of undocumented immigrants.
Oct 4, 2016

Green careers proposal advances to Seattle City Council

A proposal to promote internships, entry-level positions and outreach for environmental careers for young people of color will head to Seattle City Council.
Sep 23, 2016

Seattle Mariners suspend Clevenger after anti-Black Lives Matter Tweets

Seattle Mariners suspended backup pitcher Steve Clevenger after racially charged Tweets.
Unaccompanied migrant children at a Department of Health and Human Services facility in south Texas (Photo courtesy U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar)

Federal court rejects immigrant children’s class action suit

Appeals judges rejected a class action lawsuit which claimed that undocumented immigrant children should have a right to a lawyer in deportation hearings.
Sep 21, 2016