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Tammy Morales overcame a 36 percentage point deficit in the August primary and came within 354 votes of Seattle Councilmember Bruce Harrell.

Supporters celebrate as they watch official results from the election in front of the National League for Democracy Party (NLD) head office in Yangon. (Photo by REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun)

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What does Seattle’s Burmese refugee population think about dramatic election results last week?

“We need to start small and think big,” organizer Michael Charles said, emphasizing get out the vote efforts for 2016. (Photo by Laura Bernstein)

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Voter turnout was a top priority for the panel of young politicos of color who gathered for some post-election analysis of Seattle politics.

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Seattle City Council District 2 challenger Tammy Morales' vote totals have pulled close to incumbent Bruce Harrell's, as results continue to pour in. As of...

Protesters in Guerrero marched earlier this year with a cutout of Nestora Salgado. The Renton mom became leader of a community police force in her home town, and has been held in jail for two years. (Photo by Fernando Salgado)

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Nestora Salgado gave up a quiet life near Seattle to lead a community police force in her hometown in Mexico. Now she continues her activism from a prison cell.

A young refugee plays violin in front of a line of Turkish police at Edirne, where refugees amassed hoping to cross into Bulgaria. (Photo by Levent ......)

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When I went back home to Istanbul for a visit, I was shocked at the conditions for Syrian refugees who have flooded the city.

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Yakima voted in districts for the first time after a federal judge ruled the previous system marginalized Latinos and violated the Voting Rights Act.

Initiative 122, a campaign finance reform initiative that would set contribution limits in Seattle and also create a voucher system for public campaign financing, appeared...

A sign was posted on the door of Yasuko's Teriyaki on the south end of Broadway in October informing customers the shop had closed indefinitely. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

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Iconic Seattle small businesses are under pressure from soaring rents. We dug into county data and found some clues about what happens next.

Allan Ekberg and De'Sean Quinn are vying to be mayor of Tukwila in a race that's seen a lot of sniping over campaign signs, but not enough substantive talk about representation. (Photo by Goorish Wibneh)

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Despite being more than a third of the population, foreign-born residents of Tukwila can't seem to find a place at the table in city politics.

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They even brought a two-seater kayak along for Bill and Melinda.

More than 20 percent of the Colville Reservation burned in two major fires this summer. (Photo by Colton Miller)

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As Washington raced to save million dollar homes from wildfires this summer, tribal land went up in flames.

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Justin Trudeau, the son of former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, led the Liberal party to a victory after nine years of a Conservative-led government.

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How can Seattle improve safety in the International District? The Seattle Globalist asked the Seattle City Council candidates.

The Uber logo on a vehicle in San Francisco. (Photo by REUTERS / Robert Galbraith)

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Should Seattle have regulations for rideshare services and drivers allowed to form unions? The Seattle Globalist asked the Seattle City Council candidates.

Members of anti-racist group holding a sign at the City Council committee hearing on Wednesday. (Photo by Goorish Wibneh)

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What can the city do to change the youth justice system? The Seattle Globalist asked the Seattle City Council candidates.

Abubakar Abdi, who was shot and killed on in South Seattle on Sunday. (Photo courtesy the Abdi family)

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I went to the funeral of another East African youth killed by gun violence this week. Where were our community leaders?

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Do hookah lounges need additional regulation in Seattle? The Seattle Globalist asked the Seattle City Council candidates.

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Should Seattle have rent control and if so, what should it look like? The Seattle Globalist asked the Seattle City Council candidates.

Zainab Haji (left) gives cookies to Kent Chadwick, who turned out in support of the Islamic Center of Kitsap County. Despite plans for an anti-Islam rally the Bremerton mosque, no protestors actually showed Saturday. (Photo courtesy CAIR-WA)

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They expected armed anti-Islam protestors. What they got was a group of neighbors who turned out to show support for religious freedom.

Pamela Banks (right) is challenging incumbent Kshama Sawant (left) for City Council District #3, which includes the Central District and Capitol Hill.

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Comments from Pamela Banks seem to imply that her opponent, Kshama Sawant, doesn't understand the legacy of racial discrimination because she's an immigrant.