Election 2016 in Seattle in photos and video

The Seattle Globalist was out in Seattle election day, to capture the reactions of residents throughout the area.
Nov 8, 2016

Where was the real talk about lowering health care costs this election?

Why do Americans pay so much more for health care? The real problem neither Trump or Hillary are talking about.
The now defunct Tully's Coffee on the Ave was one of many U District businesses not into sharing their bathroom with the homeless. (Photo from Flickr by Wonderlane)

U-District public restroom plan suffers from slim budgets for homeless services

The problems funding modest projects like a public restroom in the U District don’t bode well for big City promises to alleviate homelessness.
Nov 7, 2016

Immigrant communities get out the vote at ballot parties

Various organizations have held ballot parties for limited-English speakers to help translate voting materials, and to encourage communities to vote.
Nov 6, 2016
A girl goes with her mother to vote for the European Parliament elections in 2014. Most young Europeans we asked said they're watching the U.S. election closely and say it will impact their lives. (Photo from Flickr by Enrique Balenzategui Arbizu)

Young Europeans eye U.S. election as crucial test for democracy

Young Europeans we asked said American elections still matter because American values like democracy and multiculturalism still matter.
Nov 4, 2016

The New Voters: Immigration and environment are personal

A 19-year-old in Bellingham will cast her vote this Nov. 8 for the first time, along with a record 3.2 million U.S.-born Latino millennials.
Nov 3, 2016

Business owners weigh effects of I-1433 minimum wage measure

Despite the potential burdens of raising the minimum wage, there are small business owners who are backing the statewide measure.
Nov 2, 2016

The New Voters: Frustrated by discrimination

A 27-year-old registered to vote for the first time this year to combat discrimination and this year's racially charged political rhetoric.
Nov 1, 2016

A skeptic’s argument against Sound Transit 3

Sound Transit asks voters for a major expansion, but columnist Goorish Wibneh wonders whether enough questions about the project have been asked.

The New Voters: Looking long-term

One new citizen — who has been in the country for 25 years — says the Hispanic community needs to be a powerful political force.
Oct 28, 2016

The New Voters: Not voting is “unthinkable”

A recently naturalized U.S. citizen says it is her duty to vote because many immigrants do not have that privilege.
Oct 27, 2016

The New Voters: Casting a vote for optimism

Yi-Chun Lin, who has lived in the U.S. for 20 years, pushed herself through the citizenship process so she could vote this year.
Oct 26, 2016
Most Seattleites don't have a lot of choice when it comes to internet service provider. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

Is internet access a social justice issue?

Fifteen percent of Seattle households don't have internet access and many more are stuck in the slow lane. Is it time to make internet a public utility?
Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton at the Democratic presidential candidates' debate in Milwaukee, in early February. (Photo from REUTERS/Jim Young)

Burning from leaked emails, these Sanders supporters won’t back Hillary

Some first-time voters in Seattle who were mobilized by the Sanders campaign are having a hard time shifting their support to Hillary.
Oct 20, 2016
A man stands in the audience before Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump appears at a campaign rally in Manheim, Pennsylvania on October 1st. (Photo from Reuters / Mike Segar)

Trump’s fake critique of trade deals leaves out workers

We must build a movement for trade justice that rejects both Trump’s opportunism and the long-standing neoliberalism of the major political parties.
Oct 19, 2016

Chinese social media has fun with U.S. presidential debates in song

Humor has been one way for young Chinese people to engage with the U.S. debates.
Oct 18, 2016
Employee cars and trucks parked outside of the Northwest Detention Center yesterday had picket signs charging "unfair labor practices" and understaffing" at the privately-run facility. (Photo by Victoria Mena)

Labor unrest at GEO Group’s immigrant detention center in Tacoma

More bad news for private prison contractor the GEO Group, as guards at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma are picketing for better conditions.
Oct 13, 2016

Environmental groups split over racial, economic equity in I-732

Groups supporting climate justice are on opposite sides over I-732. Would it hurt or help families of color who are most affected by climate change?
Oct 10, 2016
Sylvia Zhao, 22, sits in her newly rented room in a townhouse owned by a fellow Chinese international student in Lake City. (Photo by Katherine Jinyi Li)

Are Chinese international students feeding Seattle’s real estate crisis?

For some wealthy Chinese families hoping to park money offshore, sending a kid to study in Seattle and buying them a new house seems like a great investment.
Oct 3, 2016
(Photo from Flickr by dave)

Calling out (and calling in) white media

An invitation to journalists working in mainstream media to drop the pretense of detached objectivity and rejoin the human race.
Sep 22, 2016