Seattle, King County brush off Sessions’ pledge to cut federal funds over ‘sanctuary’ policies

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions called for an end to cities' and counties' so-called "sanctuary" policies.
Mar 28, 2017

‘Umbrella movement’ activists charged after Hong Kong gets new leader

The move, a day after a new Beijing-backed leader was chosen, provoked anger among protesters and heightened political tension in the Chinese-ruled city.
Mar 27, 2017

Aerospace company to pay after investigation of anti-Muslim work practices

Electroimpact — whose president Peter Zieve was linked to anti-mosque mailing materials last year — has agreed to pay $485,000.
Mar 24, 2017

It’s time for South Asians to “get stuck in the gossip”

A Tamil saying goes "don't get stuck in the gossip," i.e., mind your own business. But in the current political climate, this could do more harm than good.

Trump’s immigration talk leads families to seek mental health support

Organizations have started to provide talk therapy, group therapy, yoga and more to address anxiety caused by shifts in immigration policies.
Mar 21, 2017

Students tell Seattle school board Ethnic Studies needed

More than 50 students, parents and teachers told the Seattle Public Schools that Ethnic Studies should be mandatory in the district's K-12 curriculum.
Mar 17, 2017

Courts block revised Trump travel ban; president vows to appeal

A judge found "a reasonable, objective observer ... would conclude that the executive order was issued with a purpose to disfavor a particular religion."
Mar 16, 2017
Somali Americans gathered in SeaTac in early March for an emergency fundraiser to provide relief for the ongoing drought Somalia (Photo by Damme Getachew)

Survival first, safety second: Somalia drought overshadows travel ban

Trump's travel ban came just as drought has put millions of Somalis at risk of starvation, leaving the local community grappling with dual emergencies.
Mar 15, 2017

This column taught me Seattle’s true global reach

Sarah Stuteville reflects on the last five years of columns on local and global connections, which was copublished with The Seattle Times.
Mar 9, 2017

Lawyer, activist and poet Nikkita Oliver enters Seattle mayoral race

Nikkita Oliver announced her candidacy for Seattle mayor on Wednesday.

Little Saigon community wants greater input on planned homeless center

Little Saigon community leaders say Seattle is pushing through the planned Navigation Center, which would provide services for the homeless.

Pacific Island nationals in Washington could get health coverage help

Decades after the U.S. conducted nuclear tests at three Pacific Island nations, citizens still report chronic health issues.
Mar 8, 2017

Allyship 2.0: How men can upgrade their support for women in tech now

Take it from the co-founder of the only feminist dating app: male support for women in tech needs an upgrade. Here's how to get there.

Shooting of Sikh man in Kent investigated as possible hate crime

A witness told police that a man allegedly told the victim to "go back home" before shooting him. The victim is recovering.
Mar 6, 2017

Trump signs revised travel ban

Immigration advocates said the new ban still discriminated against Muslims and failed to address some of their key concerns with the previous order.

Seattle political Town Hall lacks politicians — and audience diversity

A recent grassroots Town Hall lacked both politicians and minority faces in the audience, which demonstrated the difficulties of organizing new movements.
Mar 3, 2017
Wrestlers from Lucha Libre Volcánica perform in Tacoma for "Lucha de Sound." (Photo by Olivia Fuller)

Lawmakers ready to rumble over pro wrestling regulations

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

Police: Fake government official targeting UW international students in scam

A caller falsely claiming to be a government official is targeting University of Washington international students in a phone scam, campus police say.
Mar 1, 2017

Martial arts studios fight sales tax after falling enrollment

Martial arts studios in the state say that a 2016 tax on fitness studios led to a drop in martial arts students. Yoga and Qigong studios were also affected.
Feb 28, 2017

Jewish community center on Mercer Island among dozens in U.S. threatened Monday

The threat to the Stroum Jewish Community Center was one of more than 30 aimed at Jewish community centers and schools nationwide on Monday.