Tammy Morales at her election night party at the Royal Room. (Photo by Goorish Wibneh.)

Tammy Morales pulls close to Bruce Harrell in Seattle District 2 race

Seattle City Council District 2 challenger Tammy Morales’ vote totals have pulled close to incumbent Bruce Harrell’s, as results continue to pour in. As of Monday night, Morales has come within 401 votes of Harrell as the King County continues to count returns. Harrell has 8,520 votes to Morales’ 8,119 votes, or 51.1 percent to 48.7 percent. Morales […]
Nov 9, 2015
Protesters in Guerrero marched earlier this year with a cutout of Nestora Salgado. The Renton mom became leader of a community police force in her home town, and has been held in jail for two years. (Photo by Fernando Salgado)

Meeting La Comandante: a jailhouse interview with Nestora Salgado

Nestora Salgado gave up a quiet life near Seattle to lead a community police force in her hometown in Mexico. Now she continues her activism from a prison cell.
Nov 5, 2015
Dulce Gutierrez (left) and Avina Gutierrez (right) both led their races for city council positions. It was the first time that Yakima voted in city elections after a federal judge ruled the previous election system violated the Voting Rights Act, marginalizing the city's Latino population. (Photos via the campaigns)

Yakima elects first Latina city council members after Voting Rights case

Yakima voted in districts for the first time after a federal judge ruled the previous system marginalized Latinos and violated the Voting Rights Act.
Nov 4, 2015
The Rainier Beach Merchants Association held a resource fair to help local business owners find ways to address the unique needs of East African business owners. (Photo courtesy Rainier Beach Merchants Association)

Seattle merchant fair tackles unique needs of East African businesses

The event connected local East African business owners with alternative funding sources, business mentoring and an opportunity to connect with peers.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, accompanied by his daughter Sumeyye Erdogan (2nd L), poses with his supporters as he leaves from Eyup Sultan mosque in Istanbul, Turkey, November 2, 2015. Photo by Huseyin Aldemir for Reuters.

Erdogan and AK Party win in Turkey election

President Tayyip Erdogan cast the return of Turkey to single-party rule as a vote for stability, but opponents fear it heralds growing authoritarianism.
Nov 2, 2015
A driver displays sample passport cards and Washington state enhanced IDs, which are acceptable at the 'Ready Lane' at the border crossing between Washington and British Columbia. (Photo by U.S. Embassy in Canada, via Flickr.)

Feds say WA drivers licenses won’t be good enough for airport security

U.S. residency or citizenship isn't required for standard Washington drivers licenses, meaning they soon won't be accepted at airports or federal buildings.
Oct 29, 2015
A boy sits on his father's shoulders as they pose for a photograph in front of the giant portrait of late Chinese chairman Mao Zedong on the Tiananmen Gate, in Beijing, China, October 2, 2011.  (Photo by Reuters.)

China eases one-child policy, will allow two children

China will ease family planning restrictions to allow all couples to have two children after decades of a strict one-child policy.
Sluiskin Mountain, with its two summits, Chief and Squaw. Photo by brewbooks via Flickr.

After tackling racist lake name, Crosscut takes on “Squaw”

After spearheading the charge to change a racist lake name, Crosscut writer Knute Berger takes issue with the use of the word "Squaw."
A man carries a boy, who was injured in an earthquake, at the Lady Reading hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan October 26, 2015. (Photo by Khuram Parvez for Reuters.)

More than 200 dead in Afghanistan, Pakistan earthquake

A 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck northern Afghanistan and Pakistan, with reports of shock waves being felt as far as New Delhi.
Oct 26, 2015
Matthew Roach and Kari Mattaini in Mexico, a day before hearing word of a record-breaking storm, Hurricane Patricia, headed their way. Photo courtesy Kari Mattaini.

Seattle travelers in Puerto Vallarta wait out Hurricane Patricia

Seattle travelers describe being stuck in Puerto Vallarta after the airport closed unexpectedly before noon, in anticipation of Hurricane Patricia.
Oct 23, 2015
A screenshot of Rainier Beach Yoga's website on Monday. "My intention was always to be inclusive," the owner wrote. (Screenshot of Rainier Beach Yoga.)

Death threats and civil complaints after People of Color Yoga controversy

The aftermath of a controversy raised by a conservative talk show host about a People of Color Yoga class in Rainier Beach continues.
Tourists watch as waves hit the shore in Acapulco. (Photo by Claudio Vargas for Reuters.)

Mexico braces for record-breaking Hurricane Patricia

Meteorologists compared Hurricane Patricia to 2013's Typhoon Haiyan, which killed thousands in the Philippines.
Howard Lake, also known as Coon Lake, in North Cascades National Park. (Photo by National Parks Service via Flickr.)

National Park Service changes stance on racist lake name

National Park Service now says that Coon Lake, in North Cascades National Park, should be renamed after Wilson Howard, a black prospector from the 1890s.
Oct 22, 2015
Seattle's Chinatown-International District Block Watch patrols the neighborhood every Tuesday. (Photo courtesy )

Chinatown-International District Block Watch walks streets for safety

Volunteers with the Neighborhood Block Watch patrol the Chinatown-International District on Tuesdays to boost the neighborhood's safety.
An elder Salvadoran man who survived the armed conflict is preparing a poster memorializing slain family members for the annual “Encuentro de Victimas” (Meeting of Victims) in San Salvador, El Salvador. (Photo by Alex Montalvo)

El Salvador information stolen from UW human rights group

The center, in the news after a lawsuit against the CIA, says there are parallels between the theft and incidents against similar groups in El Salvador.
Oct 21, 2015
Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau waves while accompanied by his wife Sophie Gregoire as he arrives to give his victory speech after Canada's federal election in Montreal, Quebec, October 19, 2015.  (Photo by Jim Young for Reuters.)

Trudeau leads Liberals to majority in Canada election

Justin Trudeau, the son of former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, led the Liberal party to a victory after nine years of a Conservative-led government.
Oct 20, 2015
Irish President Michael D. Higgins center will visit Seattle this week. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray right and Seattle First Gentleman Michael Shiosaki left were among a Seattle delegation that visited Ireland last year. Photo by City of Seattle.

President of Ireland to make official visit to Seattle this week

President of Ireland Michael Higgins will make an official visit to Seattle this week, including giving a speech on technology and sustainable development.
Oct 19, 2015
A woman places flowers in Canton Alley in tribute to Donnie Chin, a community leader who was fatally shot in his car early July 23. (Photo by Venice Buhain.)

Globalist asks the Candidates: Safety in the International District

How can Seattle improve safety in the International District? The Seattle Globalist asked the Seattle City Council candidates.
The Uber logo on a vehicle in San Francisco. (Photo by REUTERS / Robert Galbraith)

Globalist asks the Candidates: Seattle regulations for Uber and Lyft?

Should Seattle have regulations for rideshare services and drivers allowed to form unions? The Seattle Globalist asked the Seattle City Council candidates.
Oct 18, 2015
Members of anti-racist group holding a sign at the City Council committee hearing on Wednesday. (Photo by Goorish Wibneh)

Globalist asks the Candidates: What next for the youth justice center?

What can the city do to change the youth justice system? The Seattle Globalist asked the Seattle City Council candidates.
Oct 17, 2015