Carolina Brandariz, a sociologist and teacher in charge of the Secretaria de Igualdad de Oportunidades y Género de la Unión de Trabajadores de la Educación, a teachers union, worries that budget cuts will jeopardize sex education in Argentina’s schools. (Lucila Pellettieri, GPJ Argentina)

Argentina budget cuts hamper student access to sex education

Argentina's educators fight for the future of sex education legislation passed in 2006, as budget cuts threaten to halt implementation entirely.
Oct 11, 2017

Pig farming growth curbs Ebola risk in Democratic Republic of Congo

Despite the challenges of keeping her charges fed, Benito Mado's pig farm thrives thanks to fears of Ebola-tainted wild meat and local hunting bans.
Oct 4, 2017

Leaf blowers flagged as polluters, possible health threat

Casa Latina offers workshops for immigrant landscapers, who face health and safety risks from gas-powered leaf blowers.
Sep 25, 2017

Ugandan farmers adopt new techniques to weather climate change

As climate change affects the traditional seasons, Ugandan farmers are adopting new measures to stay afloat — and increase the bottom line.
Sep 14, 2017

Mexican shoppers flock to modern malls as middle-class credit grows

Traditional markets were once mainstays of Mexican social and economic life, but shopping malls with chain stores and restaurants are on the rise.
Sep 7, 2017

New laws lower barriers for female entrepreneurs in Nepal

Nepal’s new constitution ensures equal rights for women, and the country is finding ways to support its female entrepreneurs.
Aug 30, 2017

Seattle fans flock to The Halal Guys opening

New York City's famous The Halal Guys has come to Seattle and fans are excited.
Aug 15, 2017

Sumas farmworker dies; colleagues fired after protesting working conditions

Sarbanand Farms fired farmworkers and evicted them from their housing, citing a strike that followed the collapse of a blueberry picker who later died.
Aug 10, 2017

Shiga’s Imports weathers a half century of changes on the Ave

The Shiga family's businesses endured through Japanese American incarceration, social change and nearby malls. But what about a proposed upzone on the Ave?
Jun 1, 2017
(Photo by Christina Chung)

International students find hurdles to U.S. employment after graduation

After studying at American universities, international students find barriers and bureaucracy to U.S. employment after graduation.
May 30, 2017
Nearly 10,000 showed up the May Day march with signs and flags, calling for a higher minimum wage and an end to discrimination against immigrants. (Photo by Seth Halleran)

“Beyond $15” is a memoir and a call to action

Jonathan Rosenblum’s “Beyond $15” describes both the campaign to raise the minimum wage and a possible future for a more inclusive labor movement.
May 23, 2017

Protesting private banks gains urgency in climate justice fights

Last week, climate justice non-profit 350 Seattle coordinated a protest that briefly shut down 13 Chase Bank branches across Seattle.
May 18, 2017

Outcry over ‘racist’ Nivea ad: critics call for diversity in advertising industry

The "White is purity" ad was pulled after a social media outcry. But it wasn't the first time Nivea was called out for insensitive advertising.
Apr 21, 2017

Asian Americans question if race played a role in United Airlines incident

Some have questioned whether ethnicity — and the Asian model minority myth — played a role in how United Airlines forcibly removed passenger David Dao.
Apr 14, 2017

Can the Ave’s international food culture survive a rezone?

Allowing increased density in the neighborhood could bring more housing, but will immigrant restaurateurs continue to be part of a changed U-District?
Apr 13, 2017
Wrestlers from Lucha Libre Volcánica perform in Tacoma for "Lucha de Sound." (Photo by Olivia Fuller)

Lawmakers ready to rumble over pro wrestling regulations

3-2-1 BATTLE!, Lucha Libre Volcanica and other professional wrestling troupes say their sport is not like boxing, but its own unique category.
Mar 2, 2017
Courtesy photo from SWOP’s website.

Is it time to decriminalize sex work?

Global organizations like the WHO now recommend governments decriminalize sex work to enhance the safety and human rights of sex workers. Should Washington take their advice?

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

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