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

U.S. ad campaign in Central America aims at curbing undocumented crossings

U.S. Customs and Border Protection's ad campaign aims at dissuading Central Americans from trying to enter the United States without documentation.
Aug 18, 2015

Rogue Pan-African makeover sparks new Central District crosswalk design

Central District crosswalks will get an official redesign after an unofficial paint job that honored the neighborhood's African American history.
Aug 7, 2015

Hiroshima marks atomic bombing, worries about steps toward war

Japan marked the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, but officials objected to the term "aggression" to describe its World War II actions.
Aug 6, 2015
The wall of old signs inside of Thompson Signs' warehouse serves as a visual reminder of the mostly white, male political candidates in the northwest. (Photo by Lucas Anderson / UW Election Eye)

Seattle and Yakima could see more diverse city councils after Tuesday’s primary

Leading candidates were more diverse than the current councils after Tuesday's primary, the first after both cities switched to district elections.
Aug 5, 2015

Who gave Central District crosswalks a Pan-African makeover?

Red, black and green paint turned up on crosswalks around the Central District last weekend, honoring the neighborhood's African-American legacy.

Claudia Castro Luna named as Seattle’s first civic poet

Claudia Castro Luna has masters degrees in poetry and urban planning and is a K-12 certified teacher.
Aug 4, 2015

Anchorage population more diverse than you might think

Modern Anchorage enjoys a surprising amount of ethnic diversity, posing a challenge to the city’s culture, identity and services.
Jul 31, 2015

Tigray Festival in Seattle promotes unique Ethiopian culture

The Tigray Festival celebrates culture and connections to Tigreans in Ethiopia, and kicks off in Seattle this week.
Jul 29, 2015

‘Good Samaritan’ sought in Donnie Chin shooting

Seattle Police are seeking a "well-intentioned" man who picked up bullet casings at the crime scene where International District community leader Donnie Chin was shot and killed on Thursday.
Jul 28, 2015