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

Donnie Chin remembered at Sunday night vigil

Hundreds of people gathered Sunday night to honor the commitment and colorful life of International District leader Donnie Chin.
Jul 27, 2015

International District community leader shot and killed Thursday

Donnie Chin, director of the International District Emergency Center, was fatally shot early Thursday morning in the International District, reports say. Chin had patrolled and monitored the International District for decades, saying that ambulance services were slow to respond to 9-1-1 calls, according to a story in the Seattle Times. He started his patrol decades ago […]
Jul 23, 2015

‘Waiting for better days’: Seattle’s Greek Americans watch homeland’s turmoil

The financial crisis in Greece has taken years to develop, and it has hit families of Greek Americans in Seattle hard.
Jul 13, 2015
A guard at the Northwest Detention Center, a private facility owned and operated by the GEO Group, on contract from Immigration and Customs Enforcement. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

Judge OKs forced labor lawsuit against detention center contractor

The lawsuit argues that GEO violated the Trafficking Victims Protection Act by allegedly forcing detainees to work for free or be put in isolation.
Jul 9, 2015
Taxi hate crime

Six-month sentence in Seattle hate crime attack on immigrant cab driver

Jesse Fleming was sentenced to six months in jail on Thursday in connection with a Seattle hate crime against a Somali American cab driver last December.
Jul 2, 2015

New Americans citizenship campaign branches out to Seattle

The New Americans Campaign, which promotes naturalization, announced a Seattle partnership with One America and the Asian Counseling and Referral Service.

Saudi prince pledges $32B to charity, citing inspiration from Gates Foundation

Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal announced that he will pledge $32 billion to charity, including women's causes, citing the Gates Foundation as inspiration.
Jul 1, 2015

U.S., Cuba announce embassy plans as relations thaw

In a continuation of the thawing of relations between the U.S. and Cuba, President Barack Obama announced a U.S. Embassy will open in Havana.

Obama visit to Ethiopia brings fresh eyes to the country, say Seattle Ethiopians

Seattle Ethiopians hope that the upcoming Obama visit to Ethiopia will help U.S. residents see a different side to the nation.
Jun 25, 2015

Homegrown extremists bigger threat in U.S. than jihadist attacks, says study

Homegrown extremists have killed nearly twice as many people in the United States as self-proclaimed jihadists since 9/11, according to a recent count.
Jun 24, 2015

Mayors urge feds to find solution to Somali remittance crisis

Mayors sign resolution calling for feds to find a way for families to resume sending remittances to Somalia.
Jun 23, 2015