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Guards book a new detainee into the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma. The facility is run by the Geo Group, a private corrections corporation, on contract from the Department of Homeland Security

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GEO Group, criticized for its treatment of immigrant detainees, signed a contract to continue operations at the Northwest Detention Center through 2025.

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Women, workers of color, immigrant and refugee workers, LGBTQ workers, and youth are the most likely to experience labor standards violations.

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The developments in Syria are a further sign of the rapid internationalization of a civil war in which every major country in the region has a stake.

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The body of water the state calls Howard Lake is still called "Coon Lake" on federal maps. The renaming of Denali has renewed calls for this to change.

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Four North Seattle College students who were part of an International Student orientation were killed in a collision Thursday morning.

Citizens gathered outside the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma in the dawn hours to blockade busses with deportees from leaving. (Photo by Angelica Chazaro)

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Tacoma immigration detention center is one of many private prisons that Sanders wants closed.

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Seattle is the first destination for President Xi Jinping's first state visit to the U.S. as China's top leader. Here are five Seattle-China connections.

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Following African-inspired crosswalks painted by community members, the city started a program to repaint crosswalks reflecting neighborhoods' history.

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The United Nations General Assembly on Thursday approved a Palestinian resolution that will allow Palestine to fly its flag at U.N. headquarters.

Antonio Zambrano-Montes, who was shot and killed by police in Pasco, WA on Feb. 10th, in an undated family photo.

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The February shooting of Antonio Zambrano-Montes was caught on cell phone video and was the fourth fatal police shooting in the Pasco area in six months.

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Dozens of Seattle-area residents gathered over the weekend to explore increasing the number of Syrian refugees who can resettle in Washington state.

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Worldwide focus on the Syrian refugee crisis grew this week, as pictures emerged of a Syrian toddler who drowned while his family tried to reach Greece.

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European Union asylum rules collapsed under the strain of a wave of migration — much of it from Syria — as thousands make their way to Germany.

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Hookah lounges can remain open as city officials and hookah lounge owners open dialogue.

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Critics of the EB-5 immigrant investor program say the program benefits wealthy investors, without delivering on well-paying U.S. jobs with benefits.

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Taliban fighters have made recent advances in a heavily fought over region of opium farms and trade routes.

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Crosscut posted a two-part series about efforts to build the relationship between Seattle's growing East African communities and city officials and police.

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The SEC filed a lawsuit against Lobsang Dargey, whose development firm Path America woos Chinese investors with the EB-5 immigrant program.

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Nestora Salgado, who led a community police force in her hometown in Mexico, marks two years in jail without the chance to address the charges against her.

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Washington State's highest court rejected an argument by airport vendors that the airport was exempt from the city of SeaTac's voter-approved minimum wage.

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection's ad campaign aims at dissuading Central Americans from trying to enter the United States without documentation.