The New Voters: Casting a vote for optimism
by Jovelle Tamayo
Yi-Chun Lin, who has lived in the U.S. for 20 years, pushed herself through the citizenship process so she could vote this year.
Oct 26, 2016
Is internet access a social justice issue?
by Reagan Jackson
Fifteen percent of Seattle households don't have internet access and many more are stuck in the slow lane. Is it time to make internet a public utility?
Burning from leaked emails, these Sanders supporters won’t back Hillary
by Agatha Pacheco
Some first-time voters in Seattle who were mobilized by the Sanders campaign are having a hard time shifting their support to Hillary.
Oct 20, 2016
Trump’s fake critique of trade deals leaves out workers
by Jonathan Rosenblum
We must build a movement for trade justice that rejects both Trump’s opportunism and the long-standing neoliberalism of the major political parties.
Oct 19, 2016
Chinese social media has fun with U.S. presidential debates in song
by Xinyi Xiong
Humor has been one way for young Chinese people to engage with the U.S. debates.
Oct 18, 2016
Labor unrest at GEO Group’s immigrant detention center in Tacoma
by Lael Henterly
More bad news for private prison contractor the GEO Group, as guards at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma are picketing for better conditions.
Oct 13, 2016
Environmental groups split over racial, economic equity in I-732
by Martha Baskin
Groups supporting climate justice are on opposite sides over I-732. Would it hurt or help families of color who are most affected by climate change?
Oct 10, 2016
Are Chinese international students feeding Seattle’s real estate crisis?
by Katherine Jinyi Li
For some wealthy Chinese families hoping to park money offshore, sending a kid to study in Seattle and buying them a new house seems like a great investment.
Oct 3, 2016
Calling out (and calling in) white media
by Reagan Jackson
An invitation to journalists working in mainstream media to drop the pretense of detached objectivity and rejoin the human race.
Sep 22, 2016
The Night the Dictator Danced: What’s next for Uzbekistan after Karimov?
by Jean Godden
Seattle's sister city Tashkent is in mourning and turmoil after the death of longtime dictator Islam Karmov. What will happen to Uzbekistan after Karimov?
“A new era of representation” for Somali Americans in politics?
by Melissa Lin
Ilhan Omar’s high-profile campaign in Minnesota is "a wake up call” that Washington could have better representation of Somali Americans in politics.
Sep 16, 2016
An open letter to Doug Baldwin
by John Eklof
A disappointed fan has some questions for Doug Baldwin about the "demonstration of unity" and how our beloved Seahawks got on the wrong side of history.
Sep 13, 2016
Creeping gentrification threatens another Black family in the CD
by Alia Marsha
In the face of foreclosure and a gentrifying neighborhood, the Slack family is fighting to save their home of fifty-five years.
Sep 7, 2016
The Kaepernick effect and the new power of sports activism
by John Eklof
Colin Kaepernick sitting for national anthem has drawn a line in the sand for other athletes. Does sports activism have the power to change our country?
‘Burma’s Brad Pitt’ walks a fine line for political reform
by Sarah Stuteville
Kyaw Thu, leading man of Burmese film, endured decades of blacklisting and imprisonment in one of the world’s toughest military regimes. He's in Seattle this month to share his story.
Sep 2, 2016
Hispanic backers move away from Trump after immigration speech
Some Hispanic conservatives are reconsidering their support of Trump after he delivered a speech on immigration Wednesday.
Sep 1, 2016
“Bunker” outcry: North Precinct discussions exclude Seattle communities
by Wanda Bertram
How did Seattle Police Department's North Precinct process leave out people of color and other communities until now?
Aug 25, 2016
State must protect Yakima Valley drinking water from cow manure
by Ellicott Dandy
Lax Washington state dairy regulations are allowing cow manure to taint Yakima Valley drinking water.
Aug 23, 2016
Seattle Ethiopians march in solidarity with protests back home
by Damme Getachew
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