Darartu Jamal, 9, speaks at the “Election Reflection: Building Community Strength and Resilience” event on Nov. 21st. (Photo by Ken Lambert/The Seattle Times)

Rainier Valley youth voice fears of Trump presidency

A group of East African youth asked a panel of elected representatives tough questions about how they'll be impacted by the Trump presidency.
Nov 25, 2016
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October brings hidden history of Filipino Americans to the forefront

October is Filipino American History month, the celebration of an "invisible" minority and their accomplishments in the United States of America.
Oct 20, 2016
Nestora Salgado and her daughter Gris Rodriguez speak at a celebration held at New Freeway Hall in Columbia City. (Photo by Venice Buhain.)

Now free, Nestora Salgado continues her fight against corruption in Mexico

Nestora Salgado is now a free woman, but that doesn't mean her fight is over. She says she intends to continue to fight corruption in Mexico.
Apr 25, 2016
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Photos: Unity on Union protest blocks Uncle Ike’s 4/20 party

A protest yesterday in front of the contentious pot shop Uncle Ike's brought African American leaders together from the NAACP, Africatown, the Black Book Club, and Mt. Cavalry Christian Center.
Apr 21, 2016
Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders walked away from the microphone as activists Mara Jacqueline Willaford and Marissa Johnson disrupted a rally at Westlake Center on Saturday where he was scheduled to speak about Social Security. (Photo by Alex Garland)

Seattle Black Lives Matter activist refutes recasting of Bernie Sanders confrontation

Some Bernie Sanders supporters have said he gave Black Lives Matter activists the mic at an appearance in Seattle in August. That's not true, says one.
Apr 12, 2016
Injured people are seen at the scene of explosions at Zaventem airport near Brussels, Belgium, March 22, 2016, in this handout courtesy of David Crunelle via Twitter. REUTERS/David Crunelle via Twitter  @davidcrunelle/Handout via Reuters

Attacks on Brussels airport, metro kill at least 30

No one has claimed responsibility, but the attacks follow Belgium police's arrest of Salah Abdeslam, a surviving suspect of November's Paris attacks.
Mar 22, 2016
The Yakima City Council in 2016. (Photo by the city of Yakima.)

Yakima to consider dropping Voting Rights Act appeal

The Yakima City Council may drop its appeal of a $1.8 million ruling against it in the federal Voting Rights Act lawsuit that reshaped its council majority.
Mar 17, 2016
Black Lives Matter activists disagreed with protesters supporting ex-NYPD officer Peter Liang at a rally on Feb. 20. (Photo by Alex Garland.)

Jenny Yang and Ijeoma Oluo talk about Peter Liang and racial justice

Writer Ijeoma Oluo and comedian Jenny Yang talk about Peter Liang, Akai Gurley, Asian Americans and the model minority myth.
Feb 25, 2016
Hing Hay Park in the Chinatown/International District of Seattle. (Photo by Tracy Hunter via Flickr.)

Chinatown/International District task force to address public safety, livability

Chinatown/International District business and community leaders will make recommendations next spring for improving livability and policing in the neighborhood.
Dec 16, 2015
Paul Wagner of Salmon is Life plays a flute before a kayak.

Seattle activists wave salmon lanterns in Paris for climate talks

Despite a ban on demonstrations in Paris, Seattle activists brought 350 salmon lanterns to the city to wave them for the COP21 climate conference.
Dec 11, 2015
Irina Vodonos, her mother and their family dog in May 1994, several months before Vodonos and her father became the first in their family to move to the U.S. The rest of the family followed two years later. (Photo courtesy Irina Vodonos.)

An immigrant “comes out” as a refugee

The recent U.S. backlash against Syrian refugees has convinced writer Irina Vodonos to talk openly about coming to United States as a refugee.
Dec 10, 2015
Activists hold a banner and images of U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton, after he was found guilty by a trial court of killing Jennifer Laude, a transgender woman, during a rally for Laude outside the U.S. embassy in Manila, Philippines, December 1, 2015. (Photo by Erik De Castro for Reuters.)

U.S. Marine found guilty in death of Filipino transgender woman Jennifer Laude

Joseph Scott Pemberton had been charged with the murder of Jennifer Laude, but was convicted of the lesser offense of homicide.
Dec 2, 2015
Women activists take part in a march ahead of the 2015 Paris Climate Change Conference, known as the COP21 summit, in Bogota, Colombia November 29, 2015.  (Photo by Jose Miguel Gomeza for Reuters.)

Nations most at risk urge warming cap stricter than COP21 goal

Middle-income and developing nations call for more ambitious goals than what's currently on the table at the Paris Climate Change Conference, also being called COP21.
Nov 30, 2015
People gathered Sunday outside of Ines Patisserie in Capitol Hill in Seattle for a vigil honoring the victims of last week's attacks on Paris. (Photo by Megan Herndon.)

Seattleites pray for Paris and for humanity at vigil

Some mourners thought of the victims in Paris and of the victims of an earlier devastating attack in Beirut also claimed by ISIS last week.
Nov 16, 2015
A member of the French fire brigade aids an injured individual near the Bataclan concert hall following fatal shootings in Paris, France, November 13, 2015. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

At least 60 dead in Paris shootings, hostages held

A coordinated attack at five venues in Paris left at least 60 dead.
Nov 13, 2015
Artist Fram Kitagawa was denied entry to the U.S. to speak on a conference on Japanese art and politics because of activism in the 1960s against a U.S. military base, according to conference organizers. (Photo by Noguchi Yuichi via Socially Engaged Art in Japan.)

Japanese artist scheduled for UW talk on art and politics denied visa

Artist Fram Kitagawa, who has curated major events in Japan, says he was denied a visa because of activism in the 1960s against a U.S. military base.
Nov 12, 2015
Ahson Saeed, of Corvallis, reacts to a pile of burnt debris pulled from the Salman Alfarisi Islamic Center in November 2010. (Photo by Jesse Skoubo for the Corvallis Gazette-Times.)

Man expected to get probation in firebomb attack of Oregon mosque

Cody Crawford, who police say had a history of ranting hatred against Muslims, pleaded no contest to firebombing a mosque in Oregon.
“We need to start small and think big,” organizer Michael Charles said, emphasizing get out the vote efforts for 2016. (Photo by Laura Bernstein)

10 ways to make Seattle politics more inclusive in 2016

Voter turnout was a top priority for the panel of young politicos of color who gathered for some post-election analysis of Seattle politics.
Nov 11, 2015
A woman holds a replica green card sign during a protest march to demand immigration reform in Hollywood. (Photo by Lucy Nicholson for Reuters/file.)

Supporters of Obama immigration overhaul ready for Supreme Court

Supporters of Obama's immigration overhaul said a day after a blow in appeals court that they were ready to defend it to the Supreme Court.
Nov 10, 2015
Seattleites joined Mayor Murray, Rep. Adam Smith and immigrant rights advocates at a rally outside the Federal Building Thursday, heralding Obama's executive action and demanding further steps toward immigration reform. (Photo by Alex Garland)

Court upholds block on Obama immigration plans

The Supreme Court may have to weigh in on President Barack Obama's executive action to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation.
Nov 9, 2015