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The Seattle Globalist asks the Seattle City Council candidates

The Seattle Globalist asked the Seattle City Council candidates for their views on topics important to Seattle communities, including gentrification, policing and Seattle's "welcoming city" stance.
Oct 16, 2019

Seattle City Council District 1: Lisa Herbold and Phil Tavel

Incumbent Seattle City Councilmember Lisa Herbold faces challenger Phil Tavel to represent District 1, which includes West Seattle, White Center and South Park.

Seattle City Council District 3: Egan Orion and Kshama Sawant

Incumbent Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant is facing challenger Egan Orion for the District 3 seat, which includes Capitol Hill, the Central District and Yesler Terrace.

Seattle City Council District 2: Tammy Morales and Mark Solomon

Tammy Morales and Mark Solomon are vying to represent Seattle City Council District 2, which includes Rainier Beach, Beacon Hill, SoDo and parts of the Chinatown-International District.

Seattle City Council District 6: Dan Strauss and Heidi Wills

Dan Strauss and Heidi Wills are vying for the seat representing Seattle City Council District 6, which includes Ballard, Crown Hill and Green Lake.

Seattle City Council District 5: Debora Juarez and Ann Davison Sattler

Incumbent Seattle City Councilmember Debora Juarez faces challenger Ann Davison Sattler to represent District 5, which includes Lake City, Northgate and parts of Greenwood.

Seattle City Council District 4: Alex Pedersen and Shaun Scott

Alex Pedersen and Shaun Scott are running for Seattle City Council District 4 seat, which includes University District, Wallingford, Laurelhurst, and parts of Maple Leaf and Fremont.

Seattle City Council District 7: Andrew Lewis and Jim Pugel

Andrew Lewis and Jim Pugel are running for the District 7 position on the Seattle City Council, which represents Belltown, Queen Anne, Pioneer Square and parts of Chinatown-International District and South Lake Union.

Kurds targeted in Turkish attack include female fighters who battled Islamic State

From the 19th century to modern fighters in Syria, Kurdish women have fought on the front lines of military battles.

Seattle artist draws connection between race and climate change

Carol Rashawwna Williams’ exhibit “For the Record” examines the similarities and disparities of global warming and the lasting impacts of slavery.
Oct 9, 2019

Seattle tech firm to end ICE contracts after developer deletes code in protest

Chef's announcement that it will not renew its contracts with Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border Protection came after an ex-employee protested by deleting his own code.

Washington residents to need REAL ID for airline travel by October 2020

Washington residents will have to get enhanced drivers licenses — or rely on a passport other federally recognized identification — to pass airport security.
Oct 3, 2019

Artist’s immigration arrest fuels activism in Minneapolis music scene

The detention of John Bing III, who performs under the name Sota Smoov, has rallied the Minneapolis music community around immigration rights.
Oct 2, 2019

How fishers in Indonesia abandon destructive methods

Some fishers in Indonesia are becoming leaders in protecting the local marine ecosystems by abandoning destructive methods, such as bombing reefs and poisoning sea creatures.

Local Kashmiri community protests Gates Foundation award to India PM Modi

Protesters say that the Gates Foundation's award to India Prime Minister Narendra Modi for sanitation ignores his government's treatment of Kashmiris, Muslims and other minorities.
Sep 25, 2019

Naomi Ishisaka: Stories have the power to change minds, lives, and our society

Naomi Ishisaka is being recognized as The Seattle Globalist’s 2019 Journalist of the Year for her commitment to underrepresented voices and empowering communities through her work.
Sep 20, 2019

Seattle city pension fund owns almost $800,000 in private prison stock

An examination of the investments in the city of Seattle's pension fund shows that its adopted ethical guidelines play a secondary role to financial growth.
Sep 18, 2019

Seattle/King County Clinic seeks volunteers to help provide care for 2020 medical clinic

The Seattle/King County Clinic has provided $17 million in services to 20,000 patients who came from over 260 unique zip codes and spoke more than 50 primary languages.

Top 5 Things to See & Do at Seattle Children’s Festival

Presented by Northwest Folklife and Seattle Center, the Seattle Children’s Festival returns for its 6th year, from September 21 - 22, 2019 from 10 AM - 4 PM at Seattle Center, now expanded to a full weekend of family fun!
Sep 16, 2019

Ethiopia’s new year offers a chance to unite the country

On the occasion of the first day of Meskerem, the Ethiopian New Year, political lecturer Yohannes Gedamu examines what it would take for Ethiopia to reach a state of national unity — and reconciliation.
Sep 12, 2019