Ijeoma Oluo helps this writer understand her own privilege

In a talk at Seattle's The Riveter, Ijeoma Oluo spoke about systems of power, identity and privilege — particularly when it comes to the responsibility of writers.
May 16, 2018

Funded Buenos Aires schools still struggle to feed students

The Buenos Aires government recently increased the spending on school meals by 30 percent, but some say it's not enough.
May 15, 2018

Use of teachers raises questions in Zimbabwe elections

Despite a high unemployment rate, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission doubles down on the practice of hiring already employed civil servants like teachers who miss class to register voters.
May 9, 2018

Black Panther Party celebrates 50 years in Seattle

The celebration focused on the Black Panther Party's legacy in Seattle and highlighted civil rights activism from the 1960s to today.
May 7, 2018

May Day march highlights Youth Jail, extrajudicial killings in Philippines

One group of May Day marchers centered womxn of color and families, and focused on the No New Youth Jail effort and the recent wave of extrajudicial killings in the Philippines.
May 2, 2018

Women’s rowing team pulls attention to massive garbage patch in Pacific

The crew will row 2,400 miles from California to Hawaii where they will pass a trash pile bigger than the size of the state they embark from.
Apr 30, 2018

Seattle’s communities of color lack trees

While Seattle aims for a goal of 30 percent urban tree coverage, the Chinatown-International District neighborhood has lagged behind other neighborhoods in getting trees.
Apr 26, 2018

Third DACA decision opens the gate for new applicants

A George W. Bush-appointed judge called the Trump administration's roll back of DACA "capricious and arbitrary."
Apr 25, 2018

As Mexico City grows some residents experience water shortages

No one can prove that Mexico City's water is running out because the government doesn't disclose the condition of its water aquifer.

UW study asks if ethnicity-based microaggressions affect health

The researchers are seeking participants who are black, Latino or multiracial, who will be compensated $10 for their time and a blood sample.
Apr 24, 2018
Immigrants and asylum seekers released from the Northwest Detention Center find themselves on the street in industrial Tacoma, thousands of miles from home, with few resources. But now welcome center in a 36 foot RV is their to help. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

Legal aid program for detained immigrants to be suspended

The program is one of the few resources immigrants in detention have to defend themselves in a court lacking constitutional provisions.
Apr 18, 2018

Human rights activist Naomi Tutu sees hope in restorative justice, reparations

The YWCA Seattle King Snohomish luncheon will feature Naomi Tutu, daughter of Noble Peace Prize winner, Desmond Tutu.
Apr 17, 2018

Refugees and immigrants grow homeland foods at Kent community garden

A Kent parking lot has turned into a sustainable urban garden where refugees and immigrants can grow the foods that remind them of home.
Apr 16, 2018

Washington courts adopt rule to close racial bias loophole in jury selection

The rule also formally acknowledges that "implicit, institutional, and unconscious biases, in addition to purposeful discrimination, have resulted in the unfair exclusion of potential jurors in Washington State."
Apr 11, 2018

Women boxers train to persevere in Congo

Through boxing, four women are able to survive and persist forward despite violence and poverty.
Apr 9, 2018

Two sixth-graders performing national anthem take a knee at Mariners’ game

One of the girls says that she was showing support for the Black Lives Matter movement.
Apr 4, 2018

Washington Voting Rights Act passes legislature

Previous attempts at passing a Washington Voting Rights Act would stall in the Senate.
Mar 5, 2018

August Wilson’s “Two Trains Running” at Seattle Rep covers timely themes

The themes of the play, set in Civil Rights-era Pittsburgh, include gentrification and racial tensions — all relevant in modern-day Seattle.
Feb 6, 2018

Sara Porkalob pushes past expectations as an artist and activist

Sara Porkalob, who stars in Book It Repertory's "Howl's Moving Castle," has made a name pushing boundaries in theater.
Dec 5, 2017

New ballot drop boxes open in Tukwila, Rainier Beach, North Seattle

A round of 11 King County new ballot boxes in diverse neighborhoods will add to the total 86 slated to open before the 2019 Primary Election.
Jul 27, 2017