Trump proposal chills immigrant enrollment in public services

Confusion and fear over a proposed amendment to existing rules on immigration is causing some King County immigrant families to back away from government-funded services.
Oct 3, 2018

Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor comes to Seattle with a message for children

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor answered questions submitted by attendees — and encouraged kids to step forward for a hug.
Sep 12, 2018

Environmental justice at center of carbon fee initiative

Backers of Initiative 1631 say it was important to address the needs of the people most affected by pollution — who often are communities of color and low-income communities.
Aug 23, 2018
Varisha Khan spoke at a rally protesting the supreme court's ruling to uphold President Trump's travel ban (Photo by Cathy You)

Seattle rallies to #StandWithMuslims as SCOTUS upholds Trump’s travel ban

The #NoMuslimBanEver campaign organized a protest and Day of Action on the steps of the US Courthouse in downtown Seattle, after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the travel ban 5-4.
Jun 26, 2018

Inslee announces $1.2M immigration legal grant, as Trump signs reversal on family separation

The announcement came as Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday that stops the practice of separating families who enter the country without documentation as parents await asylum or immigration proceedings.
Jun 21, 2018

Jayapal calls for hearings on separation of asylum-seeking families

Many of the 200 detained immigrants, most of whom are asylum seekers, were mothers separated from their children, according to Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal.
Jun 13, 2018

Third DACA decision opens the gate for new applicants

A George W. Bush-appointed judge called the Trump administration's roll back of DACA "capricious and arbitrary."
Apr 25, 2018

What Trump’s support for Israel means for Seattle’s Jews

As the Trump administration prepares to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, American Jews are far from unanimous about the president's policies.
Apr 18, 2018

Two sixth-graders performing national anthem take a knee at Mariners’ game

One of the girls says that she was showing support for the Black Lives Matter movement.
Apr 4, 2018

Washington officially recognizes Cesar Chavez Day

Washington now will recognize and observe the federal commemorative holiday for the labor activist.
Apr 2, 2018

Census question on citizenship challenged in court

Washington state officials and others double-down on opposition to citizenship question that they say would alienate immigrant communities.
Mar 27, 2018

Feds shut down Russian consulate in Seattle

White House expels Russian diplomats after an attempted assassination of a Soviet-era spy in London.

Washington Voting Rights Act passes legislature

Previous attempts at passing a Washington Voting Rights Act would stall in the Senate.
Mar 5, 2018

Seattle youth on the rise for Black Lives Matter

Students at Garfield and Rainier Beach high schools are taking the lead as activists.
Feb 15, 2018

Uganda families face choice between school and crops, as children pressed into protecting fields

Instead of attending class, young children in central Uganda guard family gardens and fields against hungry monkeys. Government officials are pushing back.
Jan 2, 2018

When #MeToo excludes me: current movement mutes black women’s voices

Time's "Person of the Year" issue muted black women's contributions in the struggle against the culture of sexual violence.
Dec 20, 2017

Zimbabwe youth seek opportunities in post-Mugabe government

Young citizens are running for seats in parliament, hoping to improve the lives of Zimbabwe’s youth by introducing progressive policies.
Dec 14, 2017

Corruption reigns in Mexico’s prisons

The notoriously crooked system extorts bribes from prisoners' friends and families to ensure they receive even the most basic services.
Dec 6, 2017

A Dreamer calls for a clean DREAM Act

Graciela Nunez Pargas says it's time for Congress to pass a "clean" DREAM act.
Dec 4, 2017

Zimbabwe poised for change after Mugabe steps down

Zimbabweans hope President Robert Mugabe's successor will bring an end to his legacy of corruption and political suppression.
Nov 28, 2017