Seattle area reacts to the Supreme Court’s revival of Trump’s travel ban

Seattle organizations and state government officials were disappointed with the Supreme Court's decision to reinstate parts of President Trump's travel ban.
Jun 26, 2017

Man who accused Seattle mayor of sexual abuse drops lawsuit

The man who sued Seattle Mayor Ed Murray accusing him of paying him for sex when he was a teenager has dropped the lawsuit, his attorney said on Wednesday.
Jun 15, 2017

Rising hate scrapes away Pacific Northwest’s so-called progressive image

Despite the Pacific Northwest’s reputation as a bastion of left liberal thinking, incidents of hate and bias upend the notion that there is no racism here.
Jun 9, 2017
Tu Thanh Dinh, a first grade teacher at White Center Heights Elementary in Burien, leads a lesson to his first grade students in their Vietnamese immersion language class. (Photo by Ellen Banner / The Seattle Times)

Inslee signs bill to expand dual language education

Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill earlier this week that will expand funding for dual-language education in Washington state K-12 schools.
May 9, 2017
Andres Salomon talks with a supporter outside the UW Light Rail Station Wednesday after announcing that he's running for mayor. (Photo by Katie Anastas)

Andres Salomon drops out of Seattle mayor race

Andres Salomon, a bicycle activist and software engineer, said he supported both Mike McGinn and Cary Moon, who announced their candidacies this week.
Apr 21, 2017

Trump’s Army Secretary nominee sparks criticism from the LGBTQ community

Mark Green's statements contrast with former Army Secretary Eric Fanning, who is gay and backed measures supporting transgender people in the military.
Apr 17, 2017

Russia warns of serious consequences from U.S. strike in Syria

Russia, which received warning ahead of the strike, has military advisers in Syria aiding its close ally Assad.
Apr 7, 2017

U.S. strikes airfield in Syria in response to chemical attack

President Trump ordered the strikes a day after he blamed Assad for a chemical attack that killed at least 70 Syrian civilians, including many children.
Apr 6, 2017

Seattle sues Trump over order to withhold funding from ‘sanctuary cities’

The January order from the Trump administration says that localities that do not give immigration information to federal authorities could lose funding.
Mar 29, 2017

Suicide prevention: It’s not just a counselor’s job, it’s everyone’s job

There are three different bills in the Washington State Legislature the advocates say offer simple means to reduce the number of suicides.
Mar 17, 2017

Students tell Seattle school board Ethnic Studies needed

More than 50 students, parents and teachers told the Seattle Public Schools that Ethnic Studies should be mandatory in the district's K-12 curriculum.

Courts block revised Trump travel ban; president vows to appeal

A judge found "a reasonable, objective observer ... would conclude that the executive order was issued with a purpose to disfavor a particular religion."
Mar 16, 2017

Lawyer, activist and poet Nikkita Oliver enters Seattle mayoral race

Nikkita Oliver announced her candidacy for Seattle mayor on Wednesday.
Mar 9, 2017

Little Saigon community wants greater input on planned homeless center

Little Saigon community leaders say Seattle is pushing through the planned Navigation Center, which would provide services for the homeless.

Pacific Island nationals in Washington could get health coverage help

Decades after the U.S. conducted nuclear tests at three Pacific Island nations, citizens still report chronic health issues.
Mar 8, 2017
Aaron Amundsen, co-owner of Emerald City Tattoo and Supply in Lake City received a hateful and threatening note soon after the November election. (Photo by Alex Bruell)

Seattle Police are trying new approaches to track hate crimes

After an apparent post-election surge, the Seattle Police are trying to increase reporting and track hate crimes more effectively.
Mar 7, 2017

Seattle political Town Hall lacks politicians — and audience diversity

A recent grassroots Town Hall lacked both politicians and minority faces in the audience, which demonstrated the difficulties of organizing new movements.
Mar 3, 2017
Wrestlers from Lucha Libre Volcánica perform in Tacoma for "Lucha de Sound." (Photo by Olivia Fuller)

Lawmakers ready to rumble over pro wrestling regulations

3-2-1 BATTLE!, Lucha Libre Volcanica and other professional wrestling troupes say their sport is not like boxing, but its own unique category.
Mar 2, 2017
Courtesy photo from SWOP’s website.

Is it time to decriminalize sex work?

Global organizations like the WHO now recommend governments decriminalize sex work to enhance the safety and human rights of sex workers. Should Washington take their advice?
Thousands of demonstrators, like these near the White House, joined the "Day Without Immigrants" protest on February 16. At least 100 lost their jobs. (Photo by REUTERS / Aaron P. Bernstein)

After ‘Day without Immigrants’ Stanwood immigrants left without jobs

Two workers at a meat packing plant in Snohomish County were among at least 100 who lost jobs after participating in 'Day without Immigrants' walkouts.
Feb 24, 2017