Politics

SPD Chief of Police Kathleen O'Toole. (Photo courtesy Seattle Police Department)

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Two months into her tenure as Seattle police chief, Kathleen O’Toole told representatives of the ethnic press that the force should be more representative of the communities they're policing.

Israeli soldiers patrol a Palestinian protest in Hebron earlier this month. (Photo by Thomas James)

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A former Israeli soldier who now studies conflict resolution in Seattle argues that Israel's only hope for peace is to move past collective trauma and military tactics

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For young progressive Jews in the Northwest, talking about Israel with the older generation can be a minefield.

Protestors mimic force-feeding detainees at an August 2nd demonstration at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma. (Photo from NWDC Resistance Facebook Page )

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Immigrant detainees in the Northwest are caught between an antagonistic federal agency, a profit-hungry corporation and a dysfunctional do-nothing Congress.

The wall of old signs inside of Thompson Signs' warehouse serves as a visual reminder of the mostly white, male political candidates in the northwest. (Photo by Lucas Anderson / UW Election Eye)

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Only 13 out of the total 147 state legislators in the state House and Senate are people of color. All 13 are democrats.