Chinatown-International District hopes for better outreach after Womxn’s March

Some small businesses in Chinatown-International District lost Lunar New Year shoppers during the Womxn's March. A community member urges working together.
Feb 9, 2017
Efrem Fesaha, founder and CEO of Boon Boona Coffee, holds un-roasted coffee beans that he imports to the U.S. and Canada for the traditional East African coffee ceremony. (Video still by Anna DiBlosi)

#GreaterSeattle: Bringing home the beans for East Africa’s coffee ceremony

Tired of poor quality beans tainting the original East African coffee ceremony, Efram Fesaha took matters into his own hands.
Feb 5, 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

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
Over the next several months, this emoji based rating system will begin popping up in restaurant windows from Lake Forrest Park to South Park. (Image via Seattle & King County Public Health)

New food safety ratings speak a universal language: emoji

New food safety ratings for restaurants in Seattle will use emojis to fight consumer confusion.
Jan 17, 2017

Mine workers demand better pay in lagging Sri Lanka graphite industry

Lack of investment is hurting graphite mine industry in Sri Lanka, miners say.
Nov 3, 2016

Business owners weigh effects of I-1433 minimum wage measure

Despite the potential burdens of raising the minimum wage, there are small business owners who are backing the statewide measure.
Nov 2, 2016
Credit Cards (Photo from Flickr by frankieleon)

Is the American dream still alive for new immigrants?

Even after decades of professional accomplishments in her home country, Frederica Jansz says the American Dream has been elusive.
Oct 10, 2016
Sylvia Zhao, 22, sits in her newly rented room in a townhouse owned by a fellow Chinese international student in Lake City. (Photo by Katherine Jinyi Li)

Are Chinese international students feeding Seattle’s real estate crisis?

For some wealthy Chinese families hoping to park money offshore, sending a kid to study in Seattle and buying them a new house seems like a great investment.
Oct 3, 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
Sakuma Bros. Farms entrance. (Photo by Ashley Stewart)

Sakuma Brothers workers set union vote, berry boycott ends

Familias Unidas por la Justicia also announced that while workers vote, the boycott of Sakuma Brothers' berries has been called off.
Sep 6, 2016

Making sense of the proposed Startup Visa alternative

The White House announced proposed a new visa alternative for international entrepreneurs.
Aug 30, 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
The GEO Group's headquarters in Boca Raton, Florida. (Photo from Wikipedia)

GEO Group stocks fall after Justice Dept. plans end of private prisons

Activists also have criticized GEO Group's management of the Northwest Detention Center, accusing it of cutting costs on services for immigration detainees.
Aug 18, 2016
Scarecrow Video (Photo from Wikipedia by Aurorasm)

Seven spaces Seattle can’t afford to lose to development

At the Residents’ Podium for Seattle Legacy Spaces, Seattleites got the chance to talk back to the people influencing our city's development.
Aug 15, 2016

Washington business groups push pro-immigration policies

Agriculture and technology organizations say that Washington state's economy depends on immigration reform.
Aug 10, 2016

Jackson’s Catfish Corner plans to reopen

Rumors of the restaurant's demise have been overblown, owner says.
Aug 9, 2016

Perilous Nepal river pulley crossings to be replaced by bridges

The government of Nepal has vowed to replace the hand-operated trolleys suspended over rivers that some villages depend on for business and other needs.

Shock greets closure of Jackson’s Catfish Corner

Jackson’s Catfish Corner in South Seattle’s Brighton Neighborhood has closed suddenly.
Aug 2, 2016
“People used to try to run over me, because I was a Black woman, and small-statured," Williams recalls. "I’d fight them…I’m a good fighter.” (Photo by Chloe Collyer)

DeCharlene & Goliath: A Black business pioneer outlasts Seattle developers

Seattle's Central District is transforming before our eyes, but DeCharlene Williams sees a way for small business owners like her stand up to developers.
Aug 1, 2016