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
Migrant domestic workers lay low on a Sunday afternoon at Victoria Park. Sundays are their only day off in Hong Kong. (Photo by Chong Kai Xiong)

Exchange connects Seattle Black liberation to Hong Kong Umbrella movements

How a transpacific exchange connects Seattle Black liberation to Hong Kong Umbrella movements.
Jan 22, 2015

Washington DREAMer invited to State of the Union

DREAMer Juan Macedo de Alba was in the audience of President Barack Obama's seventh State of the Union address, as a guest of Rep. Suzan DelBene, a year after the honor student faced deportation.
Jan 21, 2015
A synagogue in Paris. (Photo from Flickr by Susan Sermoneta)

An American dream for French Jews

In the face of growing anti-Semitism, French Jews eye a better life in America
Jan 20, 2015

Women of Color for Systemic Change leads the way for Seattle protestors

A group of four young women of color have taken the lead in Seattle to demonstrate against police brutality.
Jan 19, 2015
Seattleites joined Mayor Murray, Rep. Adam Smith and immigrant rights advocates at a rally outside the Federal Building Thursday, heralding Obama's executive action and demanding further steps toward immigration reform. (Photo by Alex Garland)

Obama immigration actions, DREAMers targeted in House vote

House Republicans passed a bill linking Department of Homeland Security funding with moves to undo President Barack Obama's immigration policies.
Jan 15, 2015
Bilingual court Judge Veronica Alicea-Galvan

For bilingual judge, there’s no translating the language of justice

Veronica Alicea Galván didn’t mean to start the only Spanish-language courtroom in Washington state. It just kind of…happened.
Jan 9, 2015

School bus cuts continue, despite southend shooting incident

An attempted kidnapping of students who’d been booted off their bus didn’t stop the Seattle School District from approving a new round of route cuts.
Jan 8, 2015

The cost of family separation

Three years ago, I left my life in rural Malawi — and 15 bouts of malaria — to return to the states with my son.
Jan 6, 2015