Mired in debt, Puerto Rico gave millions to Monsanto
by Eliván Martínez Mercado
Throughout the decade of fiscal crisis, the Island has been a corporate welfare paradise for companies that even get free water.
Jul 20, 2016
The moral urgency of climate action: Why I’m saying #YesOn732
by Alex Lenferna
A UW grad student studying climate ethics and justice makes the case for Initiative 732, a carbon pricing plan that will be on the ballot in November.
Jul 12, 2016
White bias in media is ruining your life, whether you realize it or not
by Reagan Jackson
What happens when white bias is the norm in media? Unsurprisingly the voices of people of color are marginalized.
Jul 11, 2016
Dear Mom, Dad, Uncle, Auntie: Black Lives Matter to us, too
by Letters for Black Lives
For many Asian Americans, the strongest urge following the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile has been to utter four words to their parents: “We need to talk.”
Jul 9, 2016
Seattle’s Smartest Global Women: Cherry Cayabyab
by Olivia Sundstrom
What does inclusive and just public engagement look like in King County, Seattle and Washington state? Ask Cherry Cayabyab.
Jun 28, 2016
Photos: Trans Pride shines in the rain
by Chloe Collyer
The brutal attack on gender activist Michael M. Volz cast a shadow on this year's Trans Pride gathering, but couldn't deter the crowds at Cal Anderson.
Jun 25, 2016
How student movements for racial justice can survive summer break
by Alia Marsha
What happens when students leading the charge for progress on race graduate? Groups at Seattle U, UW and SPU say they have plans.
Jun 21, 2016
Seattle’s Smartest Global Women: Alejandra Pérez
by Jose Mariscal-Cruz
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
Popular Foster Grandparent program in jeopardy in Washington
by Sarah Stuteville
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
Seattle’s Smartest Global Women: Angeles Solis
by Esmy Jimenez
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
Is Tukwila really the most dangerous city in America?
by Goorish Wibneh
Local officials are calling bull on a recent report that identified Tukwila as the most dangerous city in America.
Jun 7, 2016
SeaTac Muslims, interfaith leaders criticize idea of ‘tactical map’
by Venice Buhain
Residents, interfaith leaders spoke out after an investigation uncovered an attempt at religious profiling of Muslims in the city of SeaTac.
Thanks to Bernie, socialism is no longer a dirty word
by Katie Anastas
The lasting legacy of the Sanders campaign may be a more positive perception of socialism among young American voters.
Jun 6, 2016
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.
Film “The Song Collector” shows a lost Buddhist culture’s revival in India
by Danish Mehboob
How does Ladakhi culture, dying Buddhist tradition in Northern India revive itself? The story lies in legendary preservation activist Morup Namgyal.
Jun 4, 2016
Environmental activist’s murder spotlights spiraling violence in Honduras
by Alan Magelssen
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 most diverse race in state history is for… Lieutenant Governor?
by John Stang
This year’s lieutenant governor race has attracted the most demographically diverse statewide pool of candidates in Washington.
Global Islamophobia Awareness Day centers Muslim youth experience
by Ahlaam Ibraahim
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
Seattle City Council should stand up to new military bases on Okinawa
by Jon Reinsch
Dozens of American military installments are packed onto the small Japanese island of Okinawa. Seattle should voice our opposition.