Sea-Watch 3, the last rescue ship operating in the central Mediterranean saved 47 people from a rubber dinghy, off the coast of Libya, on Jan. 19. (Photo by Felix Weiss for Sea-Watch).

Sea-Watch 3 standoff shows how far Europe will go to keep out refugees

The rescue ship Sea-Watch 3 has struggled to find a European nation willing to take 47 migrants rescued from the Mediterranean.
Feb 20, 2019

Conversations on tech and social justice: Shoba Sriaiyer

Shoba Sriaiyer talks about how the organization Act Now Mantra creates in-person conversations to counter a world increasingly dominated by technology.
Feb 6, 2019

Kashmir farmers ride out dry summers with ancient solution

Ice stupas help farmers cope as climate change has affected the predictability of natural water sources in warm months.
Jan 31, 2019

Ex-Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz returns to Seattle amid presidential exploration

Howard Schultz, who led Seattle-based Starbucks into international growth, on tour for his memoir, also announced that he is mulling a run for president.
Jan 30, 2019

Join the Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board—Let’s Get Seattle Walking

SDOT is currently accepting applications for new members of the Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board (SPAB), to fill at least three positions.
Jan 14, 2019

In Zimbabwe, children’s charities struggle to fend off growing food insecurity

In Zimbabwe’s capital, many children rely on daily meals offered by neighborhood drop-in centers. As center administrators struggle to provide consistency despite the crumbling economy, they wonder privately how much longer it will last.
Jan 11, 2019

Their husbands casualties of war, Jaffna women fish for their families

Traditionally, women in Sri Lanka do not fish for a living. But in Jaffna, where many men died, were wounded or went missing during the civil war, Rasathurai Sarojathevi is teaching a group of 20 women to earn their livings from fishing. Even when the rains don’t cooperate, local women are taking the lead in earning for their families.
Jan 4, 2019

Exhibit highlights art and urban design as immigration advocacy

An exhibit at the Center for Architecture & Design spotlights protest posters and design proposals that show how Seattle and other sanctuary cities could be more welcoming to refugees.
Jan 1, 2019

The Colors of Green

The Colors of Green is a podcast focusing on how communities of color are leading the way in Seattle's environmental justice movement.
Dec 31, 2018

Sexual assault nurse examiners want safe, patient-centered process

The examination procedure is sensitive and detailed. Examiners do everything they can to help survivors feel comfortable.
Dec 18, 2018

Estelita’s Library offers literature, community and plátanos

Estelita's Library is a hidden gem tucked behind Beacon Avenue South.
Dec 17, 2018

Intersex and transgender Zambians rely on black market for hormone therapy

Some intersex and transgender Zambians say they administer their own hormone treatments without a doctor’s supervision to avoid discrimination and possible arrest.
Dec 14, 2018

SeaTac community mourns activist and city council member Amina Ahmed

Ahmed, 52, was an advocate for immigrants and refugees, working with the Refugee Women’s Alliance and serving as executive director for Partner in Employment in addition to her recent appointment to the SeaTac City Council.
Dec 12, 2018

Boxing champion gives back by training village youth for free in northern Sri Lanka

For the past five years, Ramesh has been offering his boxing training free of charge four days per week. He said it's a way of giving back. As some of his students are now decorated boxing champions themselves.
Dec 5, 2018

Scenes from the border crossing in Tijuana

U.S. border agents deployed tear gas against migrants attempting to cross the border in Tijuana at El Chaparrel border crossing. Photographer Bruno Gallardo witnessed it all with his camera.
Nov 30, 2018

Pregnantish debuts in Seattle to support 1 in 6 who struggle with infertility

Before Pregnantish, much of the existing literature on infertility was clinical. Andrea Syrtash wanted to produce non-medical “real talk” focusing on people’s relationships with their partners, jobs, friends and family, and with infertility itself.
Nov 28, 2018

Boats bring school to Bangladesh families hit by regular flooding

Many families in Bangladesh lose access to school due to flooding by annual monsoons. So Abul Hasanat Mohammed Rezwan designed boats to bring schools to children stranded at home.

Dominican Republic cracking down on illegal immigration, sending many Haitians home

The Dominican Republic arrested and deported dozens of illegal Haitians immigrants, who came to find jobs in hopes of earning money to help their families survive in Haiti. A Haitian sociologist said it's time for Haitians to invest in their own job market.
Nov 23, 2018

CAIR-WA examines rising trend of bullying Muslim youth

CAIR-WA seeks to understand bullying trends in Washington to inform policy change.
Nov 19, 2018

Gone are the goats: wedding dowries get a tech upgrade in DRC

As society modernizes, so too is the dowry system in DRC. A typical dowry can cost a groom-to-be between $1,500 and $5,000, which some local men say is financially destabilizing.
Nov 15, 2018