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.
Nov 4, 2015

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

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

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.

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."

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

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

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.

Mexico braces for record-breaking Hurricane Patricia

Meteorologists compared Hurricane Patricia to 2013's Typhoon Haiyan, which killed thousands in the Philippines.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Globalist asks the Candidates: Are hookah lounge regulations needed in Seattle?

Do hookah lounges need additional regulation in Seattle? The Seattle Globalist asked the Seattle City Council candidates.
Oct 16, 2015
Marchers move down Madison St. during the Seattle People's Climate March on Wednesday. (Photo by Alex Garland)

Seattle joins People’s Climate March in call for global action

More than 1000 people gathered in Seattle on Wednesday for the People's Climate March.
Oct 15, 2015
Zainab Haji (left) gives cookies to Kent Chadwick, who turned out in support of the Islamic Center of Kitsap County in 2015 in response to announced plans for an anti-Islam rally the Bremerton mosque. No protestors actually showed up. (Photo courtesy CAIR-WA)

A hate group called for protests at local mosques. Guess who showed up?

They expected armed anti-Islam protestors. What they got was a group of neighbors who turned out to show support for religious freedom.
Oct 14, 2015