Michael Perez puffs from a shisha at Cloud 9, a hookah lounge in Seattle's University District. (Photo by Jama Abdirahman.)

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. Despite plans for an anti-Islam rally the Bremerton mosque, no protestors actually showed Saturday. (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
Ana Mari Cauce was selected to be the president of the University of Washington. (Photo by Venice Buhain.)

UW selects Ana Mari Cauce as new president

Ana Mari Cauce, longtime UW professor and administrator, is the university's first Latina to be selected for the top job.
Oct 13, 2015
MAPS (The Muslim Association of Puget Sound) in Redmond is bracing for a possible anti-Islam rally Saturday. (Photo by Varisha Khan)

Mosques in Western Washington bracing for Anti-Islam rally Saturday

An Anti-Islam groups have called a "Global Rally for Humanity" at a mosque in Bremerton this weekend. Will anyone actually show up?
Oct 9, 2015
Dina Cabrera holds a photo of herself with her son taken in 1982 in the Mesa Grande refugee camp by Philippe Bourgois. Dina was five months pregnant during the November 1981 invasion. (Photo by Keny Sibrian via UW Center for Human Rights Twitter.)

UW files suit against CIA for documents on El Salvador massacre

The University of Washington Center for Human Rights allege that the CIA has withheld information on the 1981 Santa Cruz massacre that should be public.
President Barack Obama talks on the phone with Cuba President Raúl Castro in the Oval Office, Sept. 18, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Obama in Seattle on Friday

President Barack Obama will be in downtown Seattle for several hours Friday afternoon for a fundraiser for U.S. Sen. Patty Murray.
Oct 8, 2015
Afghan staff react inside a a Doctors Without Borders hospital after an air strike in the city of Kunduz, Afghanistan. (Photo via Doctors  Without Borders.)

Doctors Without Borders demands probe of U.S. bombing of hospital

The United States military took responsibility on Tuesday for the air strike that killed 22 people, including 12 staff, calling it a mistake.
Oct 7, 2015
The Washington Fair Trade Coalition and other labor groups demonstrated outside a visit by Secretary of State John Kerry at the Boeing plant in Renton. (Photo by Venice Buhain.)

Trans-Pacific Partnership deal reached; now needs Congressional approval

A deal was reached on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade treaty that critics have feared would erode local regulations.
Oct 6, 2015
Yeung volunteers at the Somali Community Services Coalition in Tukwila, WA. Photo courtesy of Aaron Yeung.

Where do Seattle’s international communities live? Seattle Times maps them

If you're curious about which neighborhoods in King County have the greatest concentration of immigrants, the Seattle Times has an interactive map.
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

GEO Group signs new 10 year contract for the Northwest Detention Center

GEO Group, criticized for its treatment of immigrant detainees, signed a contract to continue operations at the Northwest Detention Center through 2025.
Oct 2, 2015
Seattle City Hall. (Photo by City of Seattle via Flickr.)

Minority groups a focus in Seattle workers rights outreach grants

Women, workers of color, immigrant and refugee workers, LGBTQ workers, and youth are the most likely to experience labor standards violations.
Oct 1, 2015
Civil defense members put out the flames on a burning military vehicle at a base controlled by rebel fighters from the Ahrar al-Sham Movement, that was targeted by what activists said were Russian airstrikes at Hass ancient cemeteries in the southern countryside of Idlib, Syria. (Photo by Khalil Ashawi for Reuters.)

Iran troops join Syria war; Russia bombs CIA-trained rebel group

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.
Howard Lake, also known as Coon Lake, in North Cascades National Park. (Photo by National Parks Service via Flickr.)

Denali change revives call to drop racist name of Washington lake

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.
Sep 30, 2015
Students in the North Seattle College International Program were involved in a fatal crash on the Aurora Bridge Thursday morning. (Photo via Seattle Fire Department Twitter.)

North Seattle International Students in fatal bus crash

Four North Seattle College students who were part of an International Student orientation were killed in a collision Thursday morning.
Sep 24, 2015
Citizens gathered outside the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma in the dawn hours to blockade busses with deportees from leaving. (Photo by Angelica Chazaro)

Bernie Sanders wants private companies out of the immigration detention business

Tacoma immigration detention center is one of many private prisons that Sanders wants closed.
Sep 23, 2015
Chinese President Xi Jinping and First Lady Peng Liyuan arrive at Paine Field in Everett, Washington, September 22, 2015. (Photo by David Ryder for Reuters.)

What’s Xi doing in Seattle?

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.
Sep 22, 2015
The crosswalk stripes that were colored in by members of United Hood Movement in homage of the neighborhood's African American history will spark a redesign of the crosswalks with input from the community, says the city. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

Rogue crosswalk painters inspire official Seattle program

Following African-inspired crosswalks painted by community members, the city started a program to repaint crosswalks reflecting neighborhoods' history.
Sep 14, 2015
A spectator waves a Palestinian flag during the first leg of the Palestine Cup final soccer match between Gaza Strip's Shejaia and Hebron's Al-Ahly at al-Yarmouk stadium in Gaza City August 6, 2015. (Photo by Mohammed Salem for Reuters.)

U.N. votes to allow Palestine flag at headquarters

The United Nations General Assembly on Thursday approved a Palestinian resolution that will allow Palestine to fly its flag at U.N. headquarters.
Sep 10, 2015
Antonio Zambrano-Montes, who was shot and killed by police in Pasco, WA on Feb. 10th, in an undated family photo.

No charges for police in fatal Pasco shooting; inquest scheduled

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.
Sep 9, 2015