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

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

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.

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