Diane Grollmus at her office at the University of Washington, where she's a Ph.D. candidate in English. (Photo by Jennifer Karami)

Her hidden Jewish heritage was a surprise three generations in the making

70 years later, young Jews are rediscovering the heritage erased by the Holocaust.
Jun 2, 2015
An overcrowded detention centre in Sana'a, Yemen holds Ethiopian migrants making their way to Saudi Arabia seeking work opportunities (Photo by Anna Surinyach/MSF)

From Seattle to Saudi Arabia, dangerous myths lure Ethiopian migrants

Ethiopian migrants have suffered a string of tragedies and abuse recently. But the experience for those coming to the Northwest isn't so easy either.
Jun 1, 2015

Yakima set to elect first Latino city council member

Many of Yakima's Latino residents hope they'll finally have representation after a federal judge ordered new city council district elections.
May 29, 2015
Protesters in July calling for the ouster of Mohamed Morsi hold a photo General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. (Photo from REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany)

Everybody loves el-Sisi: World leaders complicit as Egypt returns to dictatorship

The world stands by and watches as Egypt returns to the same military dictatorship that the Arab Spring was celebrated for overthrowing.
May 27, 2015
President Obama delivers a speech from the White House announcing an expanded military campaign against ISIS.

Essay Contest Winner: Disappearance to ISIS

If I were a foreign news correspondent I would like to be stationed in London to try to figure out how, and more importantly, why these three young girls left the country and their loving families without saying good bye.
May 23, 2015

John Kerry makes case for Trans-Pacific Partnership at Boeing visit

Secretary of State John Kerry stopped at the Renton Boeing plant and defended the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which has been met with skepticism by some.
May 19, 2015

Seattle-bound Beijing bands reimagine rock for the Western world

Beijing bands birthed from post-Cultural Revolutionary China are carving their own rock history in the West.
May 14, 2015
Fethya Ibrahim, a junior at UW, participates in a die-in on Red Square representing the depopulated Palestinian village Hadatha. Ibrahim was among fifty-some individuals who protested an Israeli celebration of the 1948 Palestinian exodus. (Photo by Aditya Ganapathiraju)

Palestinian students see catastrophe in celebrations of Israel’s founding

Pro-Palestinian and pro-Israeli student groups at UW are by turns celebrating and mourning Israel's 67th birthday this week.
May 13, 2015

Washington state’s regressive tax system fuels economic racism

Can Washington state be that socially progressive with a regressive tax system that throws low-income people of color under the bus?
May 11, 2015
Vladimir Putin on a 2013 RT broadcast.

Have you been watching Russian government propaganda?

Popular cable and internet news channel Russia Today has developed cozy relationship with holocaust deniers and the ultra-right.
May 6, 2015
Young Ali Abdullah Saleh and his son Ahmed, 1984

What’s happening in Yemen (and why you should care)

The crisis in Yemen explained: Saudi Arabia, Iran and the complex web of alliances that's tearing apart the Middle East’s poorest country
Apr 21, 2015

Parents of missing Mexican students find support in Seattle, Yakima

Parents of two of the 43 missing Mexican students shared their anguish as they made stops in Seattle and Yakima seeking support for renewed investigation.

‘Desert Dancer’ film’s Western bias denies audiences a more accurate view of Iran

Do "Desert Dancer" producers equate "positive" with depicting Iranians as Westerners?
Apr 17, 2015
Juan Valadez, a young graphic designer who lives in Guadalajara, Mexico, says the idea of moving to the U.S. isn't of interest to him or most of his friends. (Photo by Alysa Hullett)

Young Mexicans finding fewer reasons to head north

For entrepreneurial young Mexicans, dreams of prosperity no longer lie across the border.
Apr 3, 2015

Searching for a solution to the Somali remittance crisis

Somali Americans came together with politicians to look for a way to keep remittance money flowing to Somalia in spite of banks' restrictions.
Throughout the civil war, thousands of children were forcibly separated from their families; approximately 2,354 children were adopted into the U.S., with adopted parents told that they were orphans. (Photo by Linda Hess Miller via Wikimedia Commons)

El Salvador families search for disappeared children decades after war

Decades after the end of a brutal civil war, survivors continue to demand justice and search for Salvadoran disappeared children forcibly taken by the army.
Apr 2, 2015

Fewer immigrants filling Tacoma detention center, as doubts grow about new contract

With a big contract in the works, Tacoma detention center for immigrants sits half empty.

Seattle Afghan community remembers Farkhunda

Seattle Afghans gather at a vigil remember the brutal March 19 murder of Farkhunda, calling for justice in a case that has gripped the nation.
Mar 30, 2015

Detained feminist activists in China spark worldwide support, new questions

The continued detainment of five young feminist activists in China more than three weeks later, leaves more questions to be answered.

Seattle mulls stance against fast track for Trans-Pacific Partnership

A Seattle city council is set to vote Monday on taking a stance against giving Obama fast-track trade promotion authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Mar 28, 2015