Politics

An FN Five-seven pistol similar to that used by Nidal Malik Hasan in the 2009 Fort Hood Shooting. (Photo from Wikipedia)

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Do foreigners still see America as the land of opportunity — or as the land of gun violence?

Sakuma Bros. Farms entrance. (Photo by Ashley Stewart)

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A local berry farm is paying out close to a million dollars to workers it abused last year. But is Washington's complaint-based system for regulating farm labor really helping?

Maija Riekstins leads choir practice at the Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church of Seattle. (Photo by Walker Orenstein)

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What happens when you mess with Seattle's Latvian community?

Unaccompanied migrant children at a Department of Health and Human Services facility in south Texas (Photo courtesy U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar)

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The number of unaccompanied minors crossing the border from Central America has almost doubled this year. Is deporting them the only solution?

Nestora Salgado addresses the community police force she lead in Olinalá, Mexico, prior to her arrest last year. (Still from Youtube)

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  After almost a year in a Mexican prison, a wave of political pressure is gathering for the release of Renton resident Nestora Salgado. "We must shame...

Nearly 10,000 showed up the May Day march with signs and flags, calling for a higher minimum wage and an end to discrimination against immigrants. (Photo by Seth Halleran)

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Answer: Immigrants, women, minorities.

Children's Alliance (Image courtesy Meizhu Lui)

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The first steps toward ensuring success for children of color are some uncomfortable conversations about racial inequailty

(Photo by Deric Gruen)

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Other cities are experimenting with local currencies. Would it work in Seattle?

Shrimp for sale at a fish market in Thailand, the largest exporter of shrimp in the world. (Photo by EJF)

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It’s local seafood season — all the more reason to examine your consumption of foreign seafood imports.

A Syrian refugee in Beirut holds a ballot from Tuesday's multiparty presidential elections. Bashar Al-Assad (right) is almost assured victory. (Photo from Reuters)

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A lot has changed in the seven years since Syria's last presidential election back in 2007. But the expected result hasn't. After all the lives...

The Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma has been used to imprison immigrants slated for deportation since April of 2004. (Image via Google Maps)

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Looking for a business opportunity? Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is looking for someone to provide secure accommodations for thousands of immigrants slated for deportation from the Northwest each year.

Walmart employees in Brazil demonstrate in support of Bangladeshi workers killed in a collapse at a factory making apparel for the retail giant. (Photo courtesy Uni Global Alliance at Walmart)

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Did you know that Walmart is the world’s largest retailer, with more than 10,000 stores in dozens of countries, and the third largest employer in the world overall (behind only the U.S. Department of Defense and The Chinese Army)?

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School may nearly be out for summer, but University of Washington international students are still up in arms about a new fee added to...

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An infographic released by freepeoplesearch.org shows the diversity of languages spoken throughout the U.S., but how does Seattle compare on a national level? According to...

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It might still be a nice place to vacation, but Thursday's military coup was the latest indicator of years of government disfunction in Thailand.

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One of the three men convicted in the Wah Mee Massacre — the deadliest mass murder in Seattle history— was deported to Hong Kong Tuesday. Wai-Chiu "Tony" Ng was 24...

Fast food workers demonstrate outside the Capitol Hill IHOP. (Photo courtesy Working Washington)

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Seattle fast food workers and activist joined forces with a national and global movement today, going on strike to demand better pay. The global day...

(Illustration by Tess Martin)

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On the joys of being a foreigner — but still getting angry about American politics.

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Way back on April 7th India went to the polls. And up until yesterday, they were still there. Divided by region into nine phases that spread over...

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)

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Earlier this week detainees at the Northwest Detention Center called an official end to their 56 day hunger strike in protest of conditions at...

A protestor’s 15 Now sign sits strapped to his bicycle as marchers cross the Madison St. Bridge, entering downtown. (Photo by Seth Halleran)

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Thousands of marchers wound their way through Seattle Thursday afternoon to advocate for worker and immigrant's rights — and to protest Mayor Ed Murray's...