“Tides of Change” brings Afro-Brazilian spirituality to Fremont Solstice Parade

Yemonja is a central figure in the Seattle Women's Steel Pan Project's "Tides of Change," a performance that also speaks to the health of the oceans today.
Jun 14, 2018

Four inmates sue after being kept from observing Ramadan

The lawsuit says the four were left off a list of more than 450 inmates statewide who received a meal plan specific to Ramadan and they were not allowed to save food to eat after sunset.
Jun 13, 2018

Jayapal calls for hearings on separation of asylum-seeking families

Many of the 200 detained immigrants, most of whom are asylum seekers, were mothers separated from their children, according to Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal.

Uganda hospitals set terms on transfusions: no donors, no blood

Global Press Journal spoke with multiple people who say they’ve been told to find people to donate blood at a blood bank in order to receive a transfusion for themselves or a loved one.
Jun 11, 2018

First-generation college students pursue degrees despite obstacles

Each first-generation student’s story, by definition, begins with their parents’ stories. But being the first in your family to be on track to graduate with a four-year degree also comes with obstacles.
Jun 8, 2018

Seattle Eritrean community celebrates 27 years of independence

The celebration of Eritrean Independence Day included traditional coffee ceremonies, art, music and dances from the country's different ethnic groups.
Jun 6, 2018

Immigration activists form human chain at Seattle ICE offices

The protest called for an end to local agencies' cooperation with immigration enforcement, and protesters formed a human chain in front of Seattle's federal immigration offices.
Jun 5, 2018

Scholarships help children of Nepalese migrant workers, but few apply

The scholarships are for children of migrant workers who are killed or seriously injured, but only the children of those who were abroad legally qualify for the help.
Jun 4, 2018

Five ways Ramadan is different between America and Somalia

Living in a Muslim country is far different from living in a secular one, but this difference becomes especially distinct during Ramadan.
Jun 1, 2018

Seattle groups raise questions after police chief finalists exclude Carmen Best

Interim Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best, the city's first African-American woman to serve as police chief, was left off the final list of candidates for the permanent position.
May 30, 2018

Raise for Uganda government scientists creates controversy

Some supporters of the initiative to raise wages for scientists said it will drive the country's innovation.
May 23, 2018

Study on housing instability seeks students and families of color

Two organizations are conducting a study to draft future policy for schools to help students experiencing housing instability.
May 15, 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.

UW graduate students plan strike over pay, childcare, trans-inclusive healthcare

Among the issues, the University of Washington graduate student teachers and research assistants are calling for greater pay, more comprehensive transgender health coverage and increased childcare assistance.
May 11, 2018

How the Swinomish Tribe is fighting the battle against heroin addiction

The didgwalic Wellness Center, which opened earlier this year, is part of the Swinomish Tribe's community response to the opioid epidemic.
May 8, 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

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

What Trump’s support for Israel means for Seattle’s Jews

As the Trump administration prepares to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, American Jews are far from unanimous about the president's policies.
Apr 18, 2018