Politics

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

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

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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)

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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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)

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

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Despite a ban on demonstrations in Paris, Seattle activists brought 350 salmon lanterns to the city to wave them for the COP21 climate conference.

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As black residents and businesses get priced out of the Central District, Africatown Innovation Center ensures black lives benefit from Seattle's tech boom.

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Gov. Jay Inslee says he is exploring whether Washington could be part of a carbon emissions cap-and-trade plan developing among several Canadian provices.

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It was the most dramatic response by a candidate yet to the San Bernardino, CA, shooting spree last week by two Muslims who the FBI said were radicalized.

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The Seattle City Council unanimously passed a resolution acknowledging the intergenerational trauma caused by American Indian boarding schools.

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Will new city council reps like Lorena Gonzalez finally have answers for longstanding public safety issues in the International District?

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Deepa Iyer tackles the U.S.'s deepest racism, Islamophobia and xenophobia with our greatest asset: a multiracial nation.

Taxi drivers Getachew Mersha (left) and Dawit Tesfaye lead a group of drivers and community members on their way to deliver a petition to Mayor Ed Murray's Office requesting rideshare drivers be allowed to unionize. (Photo by Jovelle Tamayo)

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Uber and Lyft drivers are keeping up the pressure on Seattle elected officials to allow union representation for ride-share services.

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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.