“Bunker” outcry: North Precinct discussions exclude Seattle communities

How did Seattle Police Department's North Precinct process leave out people of color and other communities until now?
Aug 25, 2016
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State must protect Yakima Valley drinking water from cow manure

Lax Washington state dairy regulations are allowing cow manure to taint Yakima Valley drinking water.
Aug 23, 2016
Seattle Ethiopian Protest (Photo by Damme Getachew)

Seattle Ethiopians march in solidarity with protests back home

Seattle Ethiopians marched to the Federal Building to protest Ethiopian government oppression — and the lack of attention that it gets in Western countries.
Aug 20, 2016
The GEO Group's headquarters in Boca Raton, Florida. (Photo from Wikipedia)

GEO Group stocks fall after Justice Dept. plans end of private prisons

Activists also have criticized GEO Group's management of the Northwest Detention Center, accusing it of cutting costs on services for immigration detainees.
Aug 18, 2016

King County adds Spanish and Korean ballots, boosts voter outreach

Nearly two dozen organizations are reaching out to voters in immigrant and minority communities, the latest King County initiative to increase voting access.

5 Brazilian Portuguese phrases I wish we had in English

Brazilian Portuguese may just have its own vocabulary for describing Brazil's own unique political climate.
Aug 17, 2016
Scarecrow Video (Photo from Wikipedia by Aurorasm)

Seven spaces Seattle can’t afford to lose to development

At the Residents’ Podium for Seattle Legacy Spaces, Seattleites got the chance to talk back to the people influencing our city's development.
Aug 15, 2016

Long odds: Defending yourself in U.S. Immigration Court

Why it’s so hard to successfully defend yourself in U.S. Immigration Court — and why so many people do it anyway.
The iconic "Christ the Redeemer" statue stands over Rio de Janeiro. (Photo from Flickr by Geraint Rowland)

Watching Rio: Brazil’s political turmoil touches Seattle

Olympic controversy, Zika, and impeachment proceedings: Brazilians living in Seattle share their views on the turmoil in their native land.
Aug 10, 2016

Washington business groups push pro-immigration policies

Agriculture and technology organizations say that Washington state's economy depends on immigration reform.

Khizr Khan’s words echo for Japanese American World War II Gold Star families

The speech challenging Donald Trump's anti-Muslim prejudice has parallels with incarcerated Japanese American families whose sons died fighting for the U.S.
Aug 4, 2016
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Washington state primary results: Jayapal pulls ahead in Congressional race

There are several front-running candidates after early returns, but the general election picture will be clearer as the state continues to count ballots.
Aug 3, 2016

New resolution sparks jobs for young adults left out of Seattle’s Climate Action Plan

The Green Pathways Resolution provides green career alternatives for Seattle communities and young people of color most impacted by climate change.
Aug 1, 2016
“People used to try to run over me, because I was a Black woman, and small-statured," Williams recalls. "I’d fight them…I’m a good fighter.” (Photo by Chloe Collyer)

DeCharlene & Goliath: A Black business pioneer outlasts Seattle developers

Seattle's Central District is transforming before our eyes, but DeCharlene Williams sees a way for small business owners like her stand up to developers.

Congressional candidate Wineberry files police complaint after feeling threatened at traffic stop

Jesse Wineberry, who is black, also says the Seattle Times misconstrued his statements about race. The newspaper agreed, correcting the editorial this week.
Jul 29, 2016
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Shrine of Asshats: Seattle Reparations project slays the trolls

After her online Reparations project went viral, artist Natasha Marin has built a "Shrine of Asshats" where you can bear witness to the racist backlash.
Jul 28, 2016

Young Washington delegate offers view at Democratic National Convention

First-time delegate Varisha Khan, 20, reflects on the Democratic National Convention, which is in its third day in Philadelphia today.
Jul 27, 2016

Anti-blackness: a world problem we are all connected to

What do beauty products in Burma have in common with rampant police brutality in the U.S. and world history? Anti-blackness.
Jul 26, 2016

Seattleites from Turkey reflect on attempted coup — and its aftermath

The attempted overthrow of Turkey President Erdogan was both familiar and unsettling to Seattleites who come from Turkey.
Jul 21, 2016
Sky writing over Sydney, Australia on National Sorry Day, when the country atones for historic mistreatment of its indigenous population. (Photo from Flickr by butupu)

Reparations reimagined: Can online giving counter systemic racism?

For the participants in Natasha Marin's Reparations project on Facebook, it's more about making connections than payments.
Jul 20, 2016