The doors are wide open at Northgate’s Idris Mosque
by Julia-Grace Sanders
Hosting the mayor's State of the City address was just one element of an "open-door" policy that has helped Idris Mosque in Northgate build trust and solidarity with the broader community.
Feb 21, 2017
Raucous protests at the 37th District Democrats meeting: Two views
by Cliff Cawthon
The 37th District Democrats meeting Monday ended in a shouting match, sexist comments and complaints of racial bias. What happened?
Feb 17, 2017
I fled to the U.S. after my government threatened my life. Trump’s got me worried.
by Frederica Jansz
What can America learn from the successes and failures of Sri Lankans who opposed a corrupt, racist, power hungry president?
Feb 15, 2017
This is not a test
by Tom Ikeda
The U.S. has a history of persecution and unlawful detention of minority residents. That's why Japanese Americans should stand up for Muslims today.
Jan 30, 2017
1,000 Somali Shillings: How mosques hold Somalia together
by Said Shaiye
A Seattle Muslim who moved back to his native land found his faith rekindled inside the four simple walls of a Somali mosque.
Jan 25, 2017
Bike share fails in Seattle — even as it thrives in other cities
by Newroz Saribas
While Seattle loves its bikes, it didn't love its bike share program.
Jan 24, 2017
Photos: 35 years of Seattle MLK celebrations
by Susan Fried
Looking back over decades of celebrations of Dr. King’s legacy, it’s clear Seattle has the strength to face our new challenges.
Jan 11, 2017
Putin’s Orphans: Reasons to fear a dark turn in Russia
by Joe Kilroy
A late night encounter on the Moscow subway hints at a rising tide of hate in Russia.
Jan 1, 2017
Coming to a big, big, big country
by Jack Russillo
"Its buildings, its cities, its cars, everything, the people, everything is big."
Dec 29, 2016
In America, you can get to know your waiters
by Sam Tilford
Shaun Sik, from Malaysia, and his family had a conversation with a waiter that changed his impression of people in the United States.
Dec 27, 2016
A first impression of the U.S.: Roads so straight and smooth
by Carly Knight
Tatyana Shtefyuk, originally from Ukraine, was struck by the short lines, smiles from strangers and smooth roads in her new country.
Dec 26, 2016
Reflections on the ‘real America’ from inside the Seattle bubble
by Sheeba Jacob
I didn’t know until recently that I'm a member of the ‘Democratic urban elite,' living in a bubble that doesn’t represent the ‘real America.’
Dec 21, 2016
Philippine Ex-President Marcos’ “hero’s burial” serves a modern agenda
by Roger Rigor
What's behind the effort to bury the demons of Ferdinand Marcos' past?
Dec 18, 2016
Media fail to give REAL first Asian American Olympic gold medalist her due
by Devin Israel Cabanilla
Vicki Manalo Draves was the first Asian American to win Olympic gold. But once again, the media was ready to give a man credit for something a woman did.
Dec 15, 2016
Donald Trump was already my president
by K.D. Senior
As a black Bronx, New York native, a disabled veteran, and the son of an immigrant, someone like Donald Trump has always been my president.
Dec 7, 2016
Will Grandma have a place in the new Chinatown-International District?
by Cynthia Brothers
Advocates are worried about how a 300-unit hotel and apartment development will negatively impact the Chinatown-ID’s most vulnerable residents.
Dec 5, 2016
5 ways to tread lightly as an international volunteer
by Anu Aryal
Take it from a local Nepalese development worker: prepare, tread light and stay longer as an international volunteer.
Nov 28, 2016
“Please select one”: Growing up with a multiracial identity
by Jaya Duckworth
"What are you?" A Seattle high school student has a brilliant answer to this all-too-familiar question.
Nov 21, 2016
Could greater compassion for men curb mass shootings?
by Kamna Shastri
There's something wrong in how our culture treats men and boys.
Nov 15, 2016