Obama announces largest immigration overhaul in decades
by Lornet Turnbull
Despite warnings from Republicans, the president took unilateral action Thursday that shields millions from deportation.
Nov 20, 2014
Local Ukrainians see an irreparable rift with Russia
by Irina Vodonos
As the ground war continues, so does the information war, further dividing once kindred Russians and Ukrainians.
Chinese students swoon at visa extension announcement
by Irene Lu
Longer visa validity will mean a big break for Chinese students, and more Chinese visitors to Seattle.
Young refugees from Burma speak through art
by Gennie Gebhart
By 2009, Burma became our state's largest refugee community.
Nov 19, 2014
I-1351 tied, but global data shows one class size doesn’t fit all
by Jeanny Rhee
What do Japan and South Korea have to say about the value of small class sizes?
Nov 7, 2014
Big win for Pramila, but diversity in WA politics at a standstill
by Annie Kucklick
Metro funding, Pre-K education and several candidates with international backgrounds came out ahead at the polls yesterday. But overall, immigrants and people of color are still underrepresented in state politics.
Nov 5, 2014
Seattle rallies to support 43 missing Mexican college students
by Janelle Retka
Seattleites are banding together to call for justice on behalf of 43 Mexican college students who have been missing since September 26.
City offers resources in 11 languages to prevent home foreclosure
by Senhao Liu
The City of Seattle has stepped up resources to help residents avoid foreclosure. But reaching the people in need is a bigger challenge.
Nov 4, 2014
Justice for Jennifer Laude and all trans hate victims
by Christina Twu
Activists gathered Sunday in a vigil for a trans woman in the Philippines who was allegedly murdered by a U.S. marine stationed there.
Nov 3, 2014
Ukrainian transplants find unity in crisis
by Kseniya Sovenko
In the face of Russian aggression, local Ukrainians are embracing their heritage.
Oct 30, 2014
Don’t tease the bear: Why we Russians love Putin more than ever
by Valeria Koulikova
Vladimir Putin has been making plenty of headlines since the beginning of the Ukrainian crisis last November — and never in a good light. Whenever a new crisis hits the news, from the Malaysia plane crash, to street battles in Odessa, to the controversial aid convoy this summer, it’s cited as another example of Russian aggression masterminded by Putin. And with President Obama’s UN […]
Not Another Fu**ing Thing Again: NAFTA turns 20, Seattle celebrates?
by Forrest Baum
Inside the Canadian consulate's bizarre 20th birthday party for NAFTA.
Oct 28, 2014
Shooting to injure: Israeli crowd control tactic crippling young Palestinians
by Tom James
While war in Gaza made headlines this summer, hundreds of Palestinian protesters in the West Bank were shot with low caliber rifles.
Oct 20, 2014
Chinese students in Seattle respond to Hong Kong protests
by Katy Wong
Hong Kong is 10,404 km away from Seattle. But that's not stopping students at the University of Washington from supporting the protests in Hong Kong.
Oct 15, 2014
Seattle’s new Indigenous People’s Day is more than symbolic
by Christina Twu
A symbolic move away from Columbus Day also comes with real changes to education policy.
Oct 14, 2014
The ‘black prophetic fire’ behind Cornel West’s Ferguson arrest
by Reagan Jackson
Following a sold out event in Seattle last week, Cornel West was arrested this morning in Ferguson.
Oct 13, 2014
7 ways we misunderstand China
by Christina Twu
Americans love to talk about China in sweeping generalizations. What are we missing when we stereotype a vast country with 1.4 billion people?
Oct 7, 2014
My responsibility to fight for democracy in Hong Kong
by Rebecca Yeung
"We are not here for fun, we are here for our future."
Oct 6, 2014
Northwest families open their homes to unaccompanied immigrant kids
by Anna Goren
While the numbers of unsupervised youth crossing the border from Mexico and Central America has begun to wane in recent weeks, the challenges faced by those awaiting their fates in holding facilities along the border are still very real.