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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Could Syrian refugees resettle in Seattle? New group explores ideas

Dozens of Seattle-area residents gathered over the weekend to explore increasing the number of Syrian refugees who can resettle in Washington state.
Sep 8, 2015

Grassroots gathering to explore bringing Syrian refugees to Seattle

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.
Sep 3, 2015

Migrant trains reach Germany as EU asylum system creaks

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.
Aug 31, 2015

Seattle backs down on hookah crackdown (for now)

Hookah lounges can remain open as city officials and hookah lounge owners open dialogue.
Aug 28, 2015

Hotel workers union denounces “$500,000 Green Card”

Critics of the EB-5 immigrant investor program say the program benefits wealthy investors, without delivering on well-paying U.S. jobs with benefits.
Aug 27, 2015

U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan, Taliban grab district

Taliban fighters have made recent advances in a heavily fought over region of opium farms and trade routes.
Aug 26, 2015

Seattle East Africans reach out to police, politicians through iftars

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

Tibetan monk-turned-developer accused of defrauding immigrants

The SEC filed a lawsuit against Lobsang Dargey, whose development firm Path America woos Chinese investors with the EB-5 immigrant program.
Aug 25, 2015

Nestora Salgado accusers fail to appear in court; supporters mark anniversary

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.
Aug 24, 2015

Court ruling confirms $15 minimum wage for airport workers

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.
Aug 20, 2015