Alejandra Peréz. (Courtesy photo)

Seattle’s Smartest Global Women: Alejandra Pérez

Undocumented student activist Alejandra Pérez encourages her peers to stop hiding and speak up for their rights even though they've been socialized not to.
Jun 20, 2016
Fen Fang Jiang, 72, reads to kids at Pike Market Childcare in the Pike Place Market. Jiang is part of the "Foster Grandparent" program. (Photo by Greg Gilbert / The Seattle Times)

Popular Foster Grandparent program in jeopardy in Washington

A special connection between kids and seniors is being severed as funding dries up for the Foster Grandparents Program that places retirees as helpers in daycares and preschools.
Jun 16, 2016
Angeles Solis at a Foundation for Healthy Generations event in Rainier Beach. (Photo by Esmy Jimenez)

Seattle’s Smartest Global Women: Angeles Solis

Organizing is personal for Eastern Washington transplant Angeles Solis, who's been trailblazing her way through in Seattle’s labor rights scene.
Jun 13, 2016
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Is Tukwila really the most dangerous city in America?

Local officials are calling bull on a recent report that identified Tukwila as the most dangerous city in America.
Jun 7, 2016
Amina Ahmed, of SeaTac, takes a photograph of Awdoon Mohamed, as he signs a letter to Attorney General Bob Ferguson urging his office to investigate the city of SeaTac. (Photo by Venice Buhain)

SeaTac Muslims, interfaith leaders criticize idea of ‘tactical map’

Residents, interfaith leaders spoke out after an investigation uncovered an attempt at religious profiling of Muslims in the city of SeaTac.
Thanks to Bernie Sanders' economic equality platform more young people are identifying themselves as socialists. (Photo by Katie Anastas)

Thanks to Bernie, socialism is no longer a dirty word

The lasting legacy of the Sanders campaign may be a more positive perception of socialism among young American voters.
Jun 6, 2016
People arrive in a ballot office to vote on whether to give every adult citizen a basic guaranteed monthly income of 2,500 Swiss francs ($2,560), in a school in Bern, Switzerland, June 5, 2016. The sign reads, "Ballot office."    (Ruben Sprich for Reuters.)

Free income for all? Swiss say ‘no thanks’

Swiss voters rejected by a wide margin on Sunday a proposal to introduce a guaranteed basic income for everyone.
Activist Morup Namgyal (left) and filmmaker Erik Koto (right) spent six years together capturing a cultural revival moment in India. (Photo courtesy of Erik Koto)

Film “The Song Collector” shows a lost Buddhist culture’s revival in India

How does Ladakhi culture, dying Buddhist tradition in Northern India revive itself? The story lies in legendary preservation activist Morup Namgyal.
Jun 4, 2016
A rally at the Honduran Mission in New York City soon after Berta Cáceres was killed. (Photo by Natalie Jeffers / Matters of the Earth)

Environmental activist’s murder spotlights spiraling violence in Honduras

In November Berta Cáceres visited Seattle to speak out on environmental exploitation in Honduras. A few months later, she was murdered.
May 18, 2016
The six leading candidates for Lieutenant Governor (left to right): Javier Figueroa, Karen Fraser, Cyrus Habib, Steve Hobbs, Jim Moeller and Phillip Yin. (Courtesy photos.)

The most diverse race in state history is for… Lieutenant Governor?

This year’s lieutenant governor race has attracted the most demographically diverse statewide pool of candidates in Washington.
Student activists observing the first Islamophobia Awareness Day in Seattle last May near Victor Steinbrueck Park. (Photo by Ayan Jama)

Global Islamophobia Awareness Day centers Muslim youth experience

In its second year, Seattle-born Islamophobia Awareness Day goes global, calling for better understanding of the Muslim experience and its youth.
May 12, 2016
An American MV 22 Osprey flies over Okinawa. (Photo from Flickr by Ojo de Cineasta)

Seattle City Council should stand up to new military bases on Okinawa

Dozens of American military installments are packed onto the small Japanese island of Okinawa. Seattle should voice our opposition.
Britain's newly elected mayor Sadiq Khan speaks to supporters as he arrives for his first day at work at City Hall in London, Britain May 9, 2016. (Photo by Hannah McKay, Reuters File Photo)

Trump’s proposed Muslim travel ban would exempt London’s new mayor

But Sadiq Khan who was sworn in as mayor of the British capital on Saturday, dismissed Trump's response, saying Trump had an "ignorant view of Islam."
May 10, 2016
Hundreds of protestors demonstrated at Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s rally on May 7, 2016 at the Northwest Washington Fair and Event Center in Lynden, Wash.  (Photo by Jovelle Tamayo.)

Supporters and protesters greet Trump at rally near Canada border

More than 200 anti-Trump protestors peacefully demonstrated before and after the event, repeating chants like “love trumps hate” and “si se puede.”
May 8, 2016
Varisha Khan speaks at a press conference of community leaders who denounced Trump ahead of two rallies in Washington. (Photo Venice Buhain.)

Washington state community leaders denounce Trump ahead of planned rallies

Gov. Jay Inslee and others gathered at El Centro de la Raza Friday to denounce presidential contender Donald J. Trump, one day before he visits Washington.
May 6, 2016
2016 Seattle May Day (Photo by DJ Martinez)

Why We March: Snapshots from Seattle May Day

For the 10th straight year, hundreds of Seattleites came out for the May Day workers' and immigrants' rights march. We asked a few why they were marching this year.
May 1, 2016
Are these white kids spoiling May Day for everyone else? (Photo from Flickr by Tiffany Von Arnim)

Is “Riot Privilege” ruining Seattle May Day marches?

Are anarchist window-smashers exploiting white privilege and endangering peaceful Seattle May Day marchers? Activists say it's more complicated than that.
Apr 28, 2016
An unidentified relative reacts as she waits for information about her kin Mohamed Farah, who is missing in the Mediterranean Sea following the recent shipwreck at an unknown location between Libya and Italy, during a Reuters interview at their home in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, April 22, 2016. REUTERS/Feisal Omar

Somali diaspora speaks up about the dangers of migrant trafficking

Perils of the East African refugee crisis develop long before reaching the Mediterranean Sea, as one Seattle Somali-American reports.
Apr 26, 2016
Kelly Clements, the deputy high commissioner for refugees for the United Nations refugee agency, in Seattle. (Photo by Goorish Wibneh)

UN official speaks about engaging Seattle in refugee crisis

The Seattle Globalist and Crosscut caught up with Kelly Clements, the deputy high commissioner for refugees for the United Nations refugee agency.
Apr 22, 2016
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Photos: Unity on Union protest blocks Uncle Ike’s 4/20 party

A protest yesterday in front of the contentious pot shop Uncle Ike's brought African American leaders together from the NAACP, Africatown, the Black Book Club, and Mt. Cavalry Christian Center.
Apr 21, 2016