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’
by Venice Buhain
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
by Jill Christensen
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
by Reagan Jackson
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
by Marcus Harrison Green
Nikkita Oliver announced her candidacy for Seattle mayor on Wednesday.
Mar 9, 2017
Little Saigon community wants greater input on planned homeless center
by Lyra Fontaine
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
by John Stang
Decades after the U.S. conducted nuclear tests at three Pacific Island nations, citizens still report chronic health issues.
Mar 8, 2017
Seattle Police are trying new approaches to track hate crimes
by Alex Bruell
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
by Agatha Pacheco
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
Lawmakers ready to rumble over pro wrestling regulations
by Grace Kramer
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
Is it time to decriminalize sex work?
by Sylvia Lin
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?
After ‘Day without Immigrants’ Stanwood immigrants left without jobs
by Elizabeth Alvarado
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
Raucous protests at the 37th District Democrats meeting: Two views
by Cliff Cawthon
The 37th District Democrats meeting Monday ended in a shouting match, sexist comments and complaints of racial bias. What happened?
Feb 17, 2017
I fled to the U.S. after my government threatened my life. Trump’s got me worried.
by Frederica Jansz
What can America learn from the successes and failures of Sri Lankans who opposed a corrupt, racist, power hungry president?
Feb 15, 2017
The US in 2017 is starting to remind me of Russia in 2012
by Sarah Stuteville
Former Russian Foreign Minister Andrei Kozyrev sees parallels between the early stages of the Trump administration and Putin's rise to power. He makes a convincing case.
Feb 9, 2017
Trump loses appeal; court declines to reinstate travel ban
by Venice Buhain
A federal appeals court declined to reinstate President Donald Trump's ban on travel to the U.S. by visa holders from seven Muslim-majority nations.
Seattle votes to affirm commitment to immigrants, push back on federal orders
by Agatha Pacheco
With the "Welcoming City" resolution, Seattle stands by refugees and immigrants — and its efforts to push back on Trump's executive orders.
Jan 31, 2017
Washington lawmakers echo global push to end death penalty
by Aly Brady
Washington lawmakers offer bipartisan legislation that would end capital punishment in this state.
Jan 30, 2017