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A protest yesterday in front of the contentious pot shop Uncle Ike's brought African American leaders together from the NAACP, Africatown, the Black Book Club, and Mt. Cavalry Christian Center.

Uncle Ike's in the Central District has pushed laws that limit pot stores to one 1,600-square-inch sign by putting larger neon signs on its paraphernalia shop next door, and on a mural next to the shop. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

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Selling weed next to a teen center is just the beginning of problems black community leaders in the Central District see with the popular pot shop.

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The state audit found that the commission routed $258,000 to a nonprofit called the Northwest Institute for Leadership and Change from 2006 to 2012.

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Some Bernie Sanders supporters have said he gave Black Lives Matter activists the mic at an appearance in Seattle in August. That's not true, says one.

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Legislation addressing racial equity in schools, police body cameras and the Washington Voting Rights Act were among the bills the groups watched.

My mom and I in China before we moved to Boise, Idaho. (Courtesy photo)

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China's "loneliest generation" reflects on the end of the one-child policy.

A migrant worker steps out of his home next to a coal power plant in Beijing. (Photo from REUTERS / Damir Sagolj)

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Chinese labor organizers made a rare visit to Seattle this week to build support for striking migrant workers.

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More than 230,000 participated in Washington's Democratic caucus on Saturday, which Sen. Bernie Sanders won overwhelmingly.

A common site in Seattle, where homelessness continues to rise, despite economic growth. (Photo from Flickr by Bari Bookout)

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For the director of Neighborhood House, finding solutions for the Seattle homelessness crisis is a family matter.

Young Bernie Sanders supporters rallied at Key Arena on Sunday. (Photo by Alex Garland)

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When white liberals lionize their presidential candidate of choice, there's a hidden cost for people of color.

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

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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)

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

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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)

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

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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)

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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)

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

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

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

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