Politics

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Oregon and California have joined most other countries in allowing women access to birth control pills without a doctor's prescription. Is Washington next?

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UW lecturer Haideh Salehi-Esfahani reflects on how the lifting of most U.S. sanctions against Iran will impact young people in both countries.

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The change comes after decades of struggle, but Aung San Suu Kyi's party still must share power with the army.

Liliana Caracoza takes the oath of citizenship at a ceremony in Tacoma in September 2014. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

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There’s still time for Legal Permanent Residents to apply for citizenship and vote to choose our next President in November.

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State Sen. Pramila Jayapal joins fellow Democrats Joe McDermott, a King County Councilmember, and State Rep. Brady Walkinshaw in the 7th District race.

(Photo from Flickr by 24x7photo.com)

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A Seattle trans activist accuses Israel of "pinkwashing" abuse of Palestinians by trying to ingratiate itself to worldwide gay community.

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Avina Gutierrez, one of Yakima's first three Latina women to be elected to the city council, this week was promoted unanimously to mayor by her fellow council members.

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An alternative to I-732 that would raise carbon tax revenue to help poor communities and communities of color is being planned for the November ballot.

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The Washington Community Action Network followed 34 bills last legislative session in its racial equity report card.

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30 percent of Republicans and 19 percent of Democrats were in favor of bombing Agrabah, the fictional country from the 1992 Disney movie "Aladdin."

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Three big challenges to our city's commendable efforts to boost civic participation by Seattle refugees.

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Seattle Mayor Ed Murray skipped COP21, but the city still had plenty of representation and leadership at the Paris climate talks.

Mergitu Argo, who helped organize a march on Thursday in support of Oromo student protestors in Ethiopia. (Photo by Goorish Wibneh)

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A rally of Seattle Oromos downtown yesterday called attention to a controversial development plan in Ethiopia that has sparked fatal protests.

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Despite a ban on demonstrations in Paris, Seattle activists brought 350 salmon lanterns to the city to wave them for the COP21 climate conference.

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As black residents and businesses get priced out of the Central District, Africatown Innovation Center ensures black lives benefit from Seattle's tech boom.

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Gov. Jay Inslee says he is exploring whether Washington could be part of a carbon emissions cap-and-trade plan developing among several Canadian provices.

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It was the most dramatic response by a candidate yet to the San Bernardino, CA, shooting spree last week by two Muslims who the FBI said were radicalized.

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The Seattle City Council unanimously passed a resolution acknowledging the intergenerational trauma caused by American Indian boarding schools.

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Will new city council reps like Lorena Gonzalez finally have answers for longstanding public safety issues in the International District?

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Deepa Iyer tackles the U.S.'s deepest racism, Islamophobia and xenophobia with our greatest asset: a multiracial nation.

Taxi drivers Getachew Mersha (left) and Dawit Tesfaye lead a group of drivers and community members on their way to deliver a petition to Mayor Ed Murray's Office requesting rideshare drivers be allowed to unionize. (Photo by Jovelle Tamayo)

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Uber and Lyft drivers are keeping up the pressure on Seattle elected officials to allow union representation for ride-share services.