Aaron Amundsen, co-owner of Emerald City Tattoo and Supply in Lake City received a hateful and threatening note soon after the November election. (Photo by Alex Bruell)

Seattle Police are trying new approaches to track hate crimes

After an apparent post-election surge, the Seattle Police are trying to increase reporting and track hate crimes more effectively.
Mar 7, 2017
Thousands of demonstrators, like these near the White House, joined the "Day Without Immigrants" protest on February 16. At least 100 lost their jobs. (Photo by REUTERS / Aaron P. Bernstein)

After ‘Day without Immigrants’ Stanwood immigrants left without jobs

Two workers at a meat packing plant in Snohomish County were among at least 100 who lost jobs after participating in 'Day without Immigrants' walkouts.
Feb 24, 2017
Demonstrators of all ages gathered in the plaza brandishing handmade anti-DAPL signs. (Photo by Aly Brady)

City Council set to divest $3 billion from Wells Fargo over pipeline

Seattle is set to be the first major city to divest from Wells Fargo in protest of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline.
Feb 1, 2017
Volunteers serve food at last year's interfaith Christmas Eve Dinner. (Photo courtesy Muslim Community Resource Center)

Interfaith Christmas Eve dinner hints at a brighter 2017

We live in dark times. But an annual multicultural dinner for the needy on Friday is a sight of hope behind the headlines.
Dec 23, 2016
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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