Sumas farmworker dies; colleagues fired after protesting working conditions
by Yemas Ly
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
by Blake Peterson
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
International students find hurdles to U.S. employment after graduation
by Frances Chen
After studying at American universities, international students find barriers and bureaucracy to U.S. employment after graduation.
May 30, 2017
“Beyond $15” is a memoir and a call to action
by Goorish Wibneh
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
by Sammi-Jo Lee
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
by Miasmin Andre
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
by Grace Madigan
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?
by Grace Madigan
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
Lawmakers ready to rumble over pro wrestling regulations
by Grace Kramer
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
Is it time to decriminalize sex work?
by Sylvia Lin
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
by Heidi Park
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
#GreaterSeattle: Bringing home the beans for East Africa’s coffee ceremony
by Anna DiBlosi
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
Little Saigon merchants ask Womxn’s Marchers for support
by Venice Buhain
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
New food safety ratings speak a universal language: emoji
by Grace Kramer
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
by Global Press News Service
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
by Lee Nacozy
Despite the potential burdens of raising the minimum wage, there are small business owners who are backing the statewide measure.
Nov 2, 2016
Is the American dream still alive for new immigrants?
by Frederica Jansz
Even after decades of professional accomplishments in her home country, Frederica Jansz says the American Dream has been elusive.
Oct 10, 2016
Are Chinese international students feeding Seattle’s real estate crisis?
by Katherine Jinyi Li
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