Politics

by -
0

Meet Sam Assefa, a native of Ethiopia and incoming director of Seattle’s Office of Planning and Community Development.

by -
0

The Yakima City Council may drop its appeal of a $1.8 million ruling against it in the federal Voting Rights Act lawsuit that reshaped its council majority.

President George H. W. Bush visits American troops stationed in Saudi Arabia in 1990, in the lead up to the first Gulf War. (Photo from the Bush Library via Wikipedia)

by -
0

For many Iraqis, the American invasion that didn't actually happen is the one that really stings decades later.

by -
0

Last year, Yakima lost a federal court battle over whether its city council system suppressed representation of its significant Latino population.

Sanders supporters gather at Occidental Park before the "March for Bernie 2"on Saturday. (Photo by Sharayah Lane)

by -
0

The "March for Bernie" this weekend showed the appeal of Sanders' socialist policies across age, gender and race.

by -
4

About 100 people rallied for Che Taylor, who died Sunday after being shot by Seattle Police officers.

Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton at the Democratic presidential candidates' debate in Milwaukee, in early February. (Photo from REUTERS/Jim Young)

by -
0

We asked Palestinian journalists and activists who they'd be voting for in the Democratic primaries.

Seattleites gathered on Feb 3rd to protest the signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The agreement still needs to be ratified by member countries. (Photo by Rick Barry)

by -
0

Obama's landmark free trade agreement is signed, but not yet sealed or delivered. How will Washington pols vote on the Trans-Pacific Partnership?

by -
0

Oregon and California have joined most other countries in allowing women access to birth control pills without a doctor's prescription. Is Washington next?

by -
1

UW lecturer Haideh Salehi-Esfahani reflects on how the lifting of most U.S. sanctions against Iran will impact young people in both countries.

by -
0

The change comes after decades of struggle, but Aung San Suu Kyi's party still must share power with the army.

Liliana Caracoza takes the oath of citizenship at a ceremony in Tacoma in September 2014. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

by -
1

There’s still time for Legal Permanent Residents to apply for citizenship and vote to choose our next President in November.

by -
0

State Sen. Pramila Jayapal joins fellow Democrats Joe McDermott, a King County Councilmember, and State Rep. Brady Walkinshaw in the 7th District race.

(Photo from Flickr by 24x7photo.com)

by -
0

A Seattle trans activist accuses Israel of "pinkwashing" abuse of Palestinians by trying to ingratiate itself to worldwide gay community.

by -
0

Avina Gutierrez, one of Yakima's first three Latina women to be elected to the city council, this week was promoted unanimously to mayor by her fellow council members.

by -
1

An alternative to I-732 that would raise carbon tax revenue to help poor communities and communities of color is being planned for the November ballot.

by -
0

The Washington Community Action Network followed 34 bills last legislative session in its racial equity report card.

by -
0

30 percent of Republicans and 19 percent of Democrats were in favor of bombing Agrabah, the fictional country from the 1992 Disney movie "Aladdin."

by -
0

Three big challenges to our city's commendable efforts to boost civic participation by Seattle refugees.

by -
0

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray skipped COP21, but the city still had plenty of representation and leadership at the Paris climate talks.

Mergitu Argo, who helped organize a march on Thursday in support of Oromo student protestors in Ethiopia. (Photo by Goorish Wibneh)

by -
2

A rally of Seattle Oromos downtown yesterday called attention to a controversial development plan in Ethiopia that has sparked fatal protests.