Why after 20 years affirmative action is coming back to Washington

Affirmative action has returned to Washington via Initiative 1000, which curtails the state’s 1998 ban on preferential treatment based on race or gender.
Apr 29, 2019

Chef in Mexico seeks to instill taste for indigenous cuisine

Claudia Ruiz Santiz, whose family is part of the Tsotsil population, recreates recipes from her grandmother’s kitchen at Kokonó, her restaurant in Chiapas.
Apr 25, 2019

Kashmir scientists open fish hospital after warming waters kill trout

Fish farming has become a popular industry in Indian-administered Kashmir. Then fish started dying. In response, a local university opened a fish hospital.
Apr 24, 2019

Seattle Sri Lankans to hold prayer service for churches bombed on Easter

Locally, Tukwila’s Sarana International Buddhist Center, where many local Sri Lankans worship, will hold a prayer event for the victims on Friday.
Apr 23, 2019

Photo essay: An apology to the Duwamish

People gathered at the Duwamish Longhouse to offer an apology to the Duwamish Tribe for the colonization and ongoing occupation of their lands.
Apr 22, 2019

A center of support for undocumented university students

Leadership Without Borders at the University of Washington shows how institutions can provide help that makes a difference to undocumented students.
Apr 17, 2019

Sri Lankan website offers “lady seats” to help women travel safely

In response to sexual assaults and harassment on long-distance buses, a Sri Lankan businessman says booking a "lady seat" could improve safety for women.
Apr 16, 2019

Fire damages Notre Dame cathedral in Paris

Paris fire officials say Notre Dame's main structure, towers saved following blaze.
Apr 15, 2019

UW study: Anti-immigrant political discourse can hurt immigrant health

A University of Washington professor found that anti-immigrant political rhetoric and cultural division can lead to health issues for immigrants.
Apr 10, 2019

Zimbabwe officials struggle to help furniture makers threatened by fires

Furniture workers make up a large portion of Zimbabwe’s informal economy. But their livelihoods are in danger from fires that authorities can’t address.
Apr 9, 2019

Man facing deportation takes sanctuary at St. Mark’s Cathedral

37-year-old business owner and dance instructor Jaime Rubio Sulficio will be taking sanctuary at St. Mark's after being faced with deportation.
Apr 3, 2019

Interactive drama “The Detention Lottery” sheds light on immigration court

The play, written and produced by Seattle-area immigration attorneys, gives audiences a look into the immigration courtroom.
Mar 27, 2019
By Christine McManigal

How will we talk about Asian American athletes

Asian American sports professionals are increasingly hitting the big time, but sports commentators and analysts often resort to familiar racial stereotypes.
Mar 20, 2019

Seattle supporters of Latino films excited by Alfonso Cuarón’s Oscar win

Five out of the past six Best Director Academy Awards have gone to Mexican filmmakers, including Alfonso Cuarón, who directed "Roma."
Mar 5, 2019

Kashmiris in New Delhi blamed, threatened after fatal bombing

For years, moving to New Delhi, India’s capital city, has been one option for people who want to escape strife in Indian-administered Kashmir. But even that is increasingly bringing its own risks.
Feb 27, 2019
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