Taiwan first in Asia to clear way for same-sex marriage

The court ruling in favor of same-sex marriage is the first in Asia, where socially conservative attitudes largely hold sway.
May 24, 2017

A close call with homelessness shatters victim-blaming myths

The author's family is a "success story," but he knows how precarious the so-called "safety net" can be.
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

What it takes to be featured in the Seattle International Film Festival

SIFF's programming team is inclusive on gender, race, country, sexual orientation and film budget.
May 22, 2017

#GreaterSeattle: Writing poetry without barriers

While bouncing from home to home in the state's foster care system, Seattle poet Angel Gardner worked on her craft, which draws from her life.
May 19, 2017

Judge blocks federal restriction on Northwest Immigrant Rights Project

A judge blocked a Justice Department move to stop the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project from offering partial assistance in immigration court.
May 17, 2017

Amazon prayer rooms now available to Muslim security contract employees

Muslim security workers at Amazon say they have won an important concession — but also say that a culture of retaliation over labor activities remains.

Judges focus on discrimination, Trump’s powers in travel ban case

U.S. appeals court judges asked lawyers whether President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban discriminates against Muslims.
May 15, 2017

Palestinian cartoonist chronicles incarceration in “White and Black”

To cartoonist Mohammad Sabaaneh, being a political prisoner wasn’t heroic or glamorous. He discussed his book "White and Black" in Olympia last week.

Somali Christians facing persecution hope for sanctuary in U.S.

Somali Christians in Kenya say their countrymen are persecuting them for their beliefs — even as options for refuge in the U.S. have been reduced.
May 11, 2017

State Sen. Bob Hasegawa launches mayoral bid

Hasegawa joins a field that includes Nikkita Oliver, Cary Moon and former Mayor Mike McGinn.
May 10, 2017

Local Koreans hope for nuanced peace between North and South

While local Korean Americans hope for peace, they also call for a nuanced resolution to the decades-long struggle on the Korean Peninsula.

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray drops bid for second term

Murray says the allegations of sexual abuse are not true, but that the issue would distract from the campaign and city business.
May 9, 2017

Bringing ao dai to America

Nhung Nguyen, founder and owner of Adam Tailoring and Alterations, helps Vietnamese in Seattle get that perfect fit with their Ao Dai.
May 8, 2017

Muslim woman says Sound Credit Union discriminated against her for wearing hood

The woman says her issue was not with the rule asking customers to remove their hats and hoods, but with the unequal treatment by the credit union.

Macron wins French presidency, to European allies’ relief

Emmanuel Macron was elected French president on Sunday defeating Marine Le Pen, a far-right nationalist.

Seattle soda tax could benefit health in communities of color, supporters say

Supporters say sugar beverages are disproportionately marketed to communities of color — which also have increased the risks of obesity and diabetes.
May 5, 2017

China urges all sides in North Korea standoff to “stop irritating” each other

China urged all parties in Korea standoff to stay calm, a day after North Korea said the United States was pushing the region to the brink of nuclear war.
May 3, 2017

Upbeat crowds return for “Bubblin Brown Sugar” dance competition

In its second year back from hiatus, the sold-out Bubbling Brown Sugar dance competition on Saturday brought out the crowds!
May 2, 2017

Seattle May Day marchers “share songs, share space” to support immigrants, workers

Dozens of local organizations gathered Monday afternoon for the May Day March from Judkins Park to Seattle Center to support workers and immigrants rights.