Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., speaking at a worker protest against Amazon in Shakopee, Minnesota on Dec. 14, 2018. (Photo by Fibonacci Blue via Flickr)

U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar to headline CAIR-WA Ramadan fundraiser

U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., has gained a high national profile in the past few months, as one of the first two American Muslim women elected to Congress.
May 21, 2019

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

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

U.S. intervention in Venezuela gets critical eye at Seattle event

Critics of those calling for sanctions or military action against its President Nicolas Maduro say it is a ploy to grab political control of the oil-rich nation, especially given the United States' track record with intervention in South America.
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

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

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
A sign inside the glass of a Seattle drugstore drink cooler informs customers of the new “Soda Tax.” A classic 20 ounce bottle of Coca Cola might be priced at $2.00 but cost $2.35 due to the cola’s sugar content. (Photo by Mikaela Lobe)

Initiative 1634 aims to stop a future “soda tax”

The state initiative comes a year after Seattle passed a "soda tax" on drinks with sugar to pay for programs that address education and food disparities.
Oct 31, 2018
Plants and animals thrive along the Duwamish, but the backdrop of industrial buildings belies a history of pollution. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

Guest Opinion: I-1631 starts to right historic environmental injustices

Jill Mangaliman on I-1631: This initiative begins to address the needs of communities that have been most impacted by environmental damage.
Oct 23, 2018

The Seattle Globalist asks the 2018 candidates

Candidates on the November general election ballot answer questions from The Seattle Globalist.
Oct 17, 2018

Legislative District 5, Representative Position 2 — Paul Graves

Candidates on the November general election ballot answer questions from The Seattle Globalist.

Legislative District 47, Representative Position 1 — Mark Hargrove

Candidates on the November general election ballot answer questions from The Seattle Globalist.

Legislative District 31, Representative Position 1 — Victoria Mena

Candidates on the November general election ballot answer questions from The Seattle Globalist.

Congressional District 9, U.S. Representative — Sarah Smith

Candidates on the November general election ballot answer questions from The Seattle Globalist.

Legislative District 34, State Senator — Shannon Braddock

Candidates on the November general election ballot answer questions from The Seattle Globalist.

Legislative District 1, Representative Position 2 — Debra Blodgett

Candidates on the November general election ballot answer questions from The Seattle Globalist.

US Senator — Maria Cantwell

Candidates on the November general election ballot answer questions from The Seattle Globalist.

Legislative District 5, Representative Position 1 — Chad Magendanz

Candidates on the November general election ballot answer questions from The Seattle Globalist.

Congressional District 7, US Representative — Pramila Jayapal

Candidates on the November general election ballot answer questions from The Seattle Globalist.

Washington Supreme Court, Position 8 — Steve Gonzalez

Candidates on the November general election ballot answer questions from The Seattle Globalist.