Tsunami hazard signs line the West Coast of the US. (Photo from Flickr by Daniel Hoherd)

The disaster waiting to happen at the Northwest Detention Center

In the event of a natural disaster like a tsunami, what would happen to the hundreds of immigrants held at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma?
Mar 18, 2015

New Seattle Police leadership: the international connection

Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O'Toole's new appointments announced yesterday add even more connections to the British Isles.
Mar 12, 2015

Inslee criticizes intolerance after vandalism of Hindu temples

Gov. Jay Inslee spoke out against acts of intolerance and met with Hindu leaders last week after the recent vandalism incidents at two temples.
Mar 9, 2015

State Sen. Jim Honeyford apologizes for ‘hurtful’ words on minorities

Sen. Jim Honeyford, R-Sunnyside, issued a statement of "regret" on Thursday for using the term "colored" during a recent Senate committee meeting.
Mar 6, 2015

Five years post-explosion, Tesoro strikers still push for safety measures

Justice delayed, Skagit County-based Tesoro strikers lead a push for better safety standards and management accountability.
Mar 3, 2015

Time to shed the ‘progressive mystique’ and confront racism in Seattle

We may fancy ourselves a progressive city, but the recent history of race in Seattle suggests we've got a long ways to go.
Mar 2, 2015

Garfield High School’s Black Student Union keeps legacy of activism strong

Garfield High School's Black Student Union strengthens the school's civil rights legacy with a new set of challenges and opportunities.
Mar 1, 2015

Nestora Salgado’s family prepares for long court fight in Mexico in vigilante case

Family told that Renton woman faces 1,000 years in prison in Mexico, accused of kidnapping after organizing a community police force.
Feb 27, 2015
Antonio Zambrano-Montes, who was shot and killed by police in Pasco, WA on Feb. 10th, in an undated family photo.

State lawmakers: video of Pasco police shooting ‘troubling’

Washington lawmakers of color released a statement Friday regarding video footage of Pasco police shooting Antonio Zambrano-Montes.
Feb 20, 2015
A building damaged in fighting in Kurakhove, in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine. (Photo by VO Svodboda via Picasa)

What the heck is happening in Ukraine (and why you should care)

A filmmaker from Ukraine visited Seattle last week and shared some shocking footage from a conflict that has turned into all out war.
Feb 17, 2015
Family members of Antonio Zambrano-Montes gather outside of Pasco City Hall to protest the shooting. (Photo courtesy of Anna King / Northwest News Network)

Outrage over Pasco police shooting of man who threw rocks

Vigils and protests over excessive force as police in Pasco have fatally shot four people in the last 6 months.
Feb 12, 2015

Israel Supreme Court rules against Rachel Corrie’s parents in lawsuit

The Israel Supreme Court has upheld a decision favoring the Israeli army in a lawsuit filed by the parents of Olympia activist Rachel Corrie, who died in 2003.
A map identifying slope areas of the Cheasty Greenspace that would overlap with parts of a proposed mountain bike trail. (Screenshot from Seattle's Parks and Recreation Department website)

Cheasty Greenspace bike trail plan sparks controversy

Cheasty Greenspace's 10-acre parcel of restored forest could be seeing a 1.5-mile mountain bike trail, to the chagrin of some of its neighbors.
Feb 9, 2015
Rodrigo Valenzuela's "Maria TV." (Image from the Frye Art Museum)

Rodrigo Valenzuela’s ‘Future Ruins’ reminds us of the ’13th Man’

Rodrigo Valenzuela shows us the "13th Man" post-Superbowl upset.
Feb 8, 2015
Convicted suicide bomber Sajida al-Rishawi was executed Wednesday in a misguided act of retaliation for ISIS's murder of a captured Jordanian pilot. (Still from Jordanian TV)

Tit for tat executions are no way to counter ISIS

Jordan's execution of Islamist prisoners as revenge against ISIS sets a disturbing precedent.
Feb 7, 2015

Washington considers ban on elephant ivory sales

As a response to the illegal poaching in Africa, lawmakers in Olympia are considering making it a misdemeanor to sell elephant ivory in Washington state.
Somali American protestors gathered outside the offices of the nonprofit Refugee Women's Alliance on January 30th. (Photo by Alex Garland)

Somali protestors demand teacher resign over Mohammed cartoons

Refugee Women's Alliance has come under fire after a teacher showed Charlie Hebdo cartoons to a group of Somali youth.
Feb 1, 2015

What’s happening in Saudi Arabia and Yemen (and what it means for us)

Making sense of the recent political changes on the Arabian Peninsula.
Jan 29, 2015
Gambian protest coup

Local Gambians turn out in support of coup attempt

Were U.S. authorities wrong to arrest two immigrants for trying to overthrow the Gambian government?
Jan 27, 2015
Vigils expressing solidarity widespread immediately following the Charlie Hebdo attacks. But consensus about the limitations of free speech has since fallen apart. (Photo from Flicrk by Valentina Calà)

France’s double standard on free speech

Rallies for free speech in France following the Charlie Hebdo attacks have ironically given way to calls for censorship of anti-Semetism.
Jan 26, 2015