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

Mired in debt, Puerto Rico gave millions to Monsanto

Throughout the decade of fiscal crisis, the Island has been a corporate welfare paradise for companies that even get free water.
Jul 20, 2016

Helping highly skilled refugees find their niche in Seattle

More skilled refugees are arriving in our state. But they say cultural barriers keep them out of white-collar jobs that could use their talents.
Jul 14, 2016
Aburu beads quickly, she says: she can make almost an entire necklace in the time it takes her to watch an episode one of her favorite crime shows on Netflix, How to Get Away with Murder.

Self-taught fashion designer draws from Ugandan upbringing

Shalom Aburu's designs will turn heads at Bellevue Fashion Week Independent Designer Runway Show in September.
Jul 5, 2016

Free income for all? Swiss say ‘no thanks’

Swiss voters rejected by a wide margin on Sunday a proposal to introduce a guaranteed basic income for everyone.
Jun 6, 2016

“Mama” closes coffee kiosk on 23rd, citing disruptive road construction

The long road construction project on 23rd Avenue has been been too much for one small business owner — "Mama's" announced its closure this week.
May 26, 2016

Watchdog group tracks Seattle e-waste to Hong Kong junkyard

Laptops, monitors and other devices from Seattle and other parts of the country have been tracked to junkyards in developing countries.
May 11, 2016
Fourteen year Wal-Mart employee Mary Watkins (right) marches in support of a $15 minimum wage in Seattle. (Photo by Reagan Jackson)

US Supreme Court rejects franchise challenge to Seattle $15 minimum wage

Seattle's $15 minimum wage law says franchises must raise wages on the same schedule as big businesses.
May 2, 2016

Photos: Unity on Union protest blocks Uncle Ike’s 4/20 party

A protest yesterday in front of the contentious pot shop Uncle Ike's brought African American leaders together from the NAACP, Africatown, the Black Book Club, and Mt. Cavalry Christian Center.
Apr 21, 2016

As Seattle rocks Record Store Day, Europe mourns shuttered stores

While Seattle's vinyl-happy scene celebrates Record Store Day, many overseas are mourning businesses killed by music streaming.
Apr 15, 2016

Head of Boeing supplier connected to anti-mosque campaign in Mukilteo

An anonymous mailer about a mosque project in Mukilteo has been linked to a prominent business owner who has been open in his opposition to the plans.
Apr 14, 2016

Tay, Microsoft AI, goes offline after Internet teaches her to be racist

Microsoft launched Tay, an AI chatbot designed to appeal to 18- to 24-year-olds. Within 24 hours, the Internet taught her to be racist.
Mar 24, 2016
Pina Belgrano and daughter on Sunday, preparing for the “Turning the Tables” action to fight foreclosure of her Beacon Hill home. (Photo by Goorish Wibneh)

For Beacon Hill immigrant, American dream turned foreclosure nightmare

After struggling for eight years to keep her home, Italian immigrant Pina Belgrano took to the streets yesterday to fight the foreclosure system.
Mar 22, 2016

Cafe Avole offers Ethiopian coffee, community space in Rainier Valley

The Rainier Mini Mart has been transformed to Cafe Avole, where owner Solomon Dubie brings a love of buna — Ethiopian-style coffee — and a community space.
Mar 12, 2016