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What Trump’s support for Israel means for Seattle’s Jews

As the Trump administration prepares to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, American Jews are far from unanimous about the president's policies.
Apr 18, 2018
Immigrants and asylum seekers released from the Northwest Detention Center find themselves on the street in industrial Tacoma, thousands of miles from home, with few resources. But now welcome center in a 36 foot RV is their to help. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

Legal aid program for detained immigrants to be suspended

The program is one of the few resources immigrants in detention have to defend themselves in a court lacking constitutional provisions.

Human rights activist Naomi Tutu sees hope in restorative justice, reparations

The YWCA Seattle King Snohomish luncheon will feature Naomi Tutu, daughter of Noble Peace Prize winner, Desmond Tutu.
Apr 17, 2018

Starbucks under fire after two black men arrested while waiting for meeting

Starbucks CEO says what happened to the men was "reprehensible," and the manager who called Philadelphia police has left the company.
Apr 16, 2018

Refugees and immigrants grow homeland foods at Kent community garden

A Kent parking lot has turned into a sustainable urban garden where refugees and immigrants can grow the foods that remind them of home.

Bank of America will begin asking about citizenship status

One account holder said she worries how the answers from the question about citizenship could be used.
Apr 13, 2018

“Queer, Mama. Crossroads” brings visibility to invisible trauma

Seattle Civic Poet Anastacia-Renee Tolbert's "Queer, Mama. Crossroads" breaks silence over police violence against queer black mothers.
Apr 12, 2018

Washington courts adopt rule to close racial bias loophole in jury selection

The rule also formally acknowledges that "implicit, institutional, and unconscious biases, in addition to purposeful discrimination, have resulted in the unfair exclusion of potential jurors in Washington State."
Apr 11, 2018

ReWA programs for women and children set for expansion

Refugee Women's Alliance has raised $5.5 million through grants, donations and loans, enabling the expansion of programs for immigrant and refugee women and children.
Apr 10, 2018

Women boxers train to persevere in Congo

Through boxing, four women are able to survive and persist forward despite violence and poverty.
Apr 9, 2018

Lummi artist interprets traditions through glass

Dan Friday, of the Lummi Nation, honors the Coast Salish tradition of woven cedar baskets through a very different medium. He makes them in glass.
Apr 4, 2018

Two sixth-graders performing national anthem take a knee at Mariners’ game

One of the girls says that she was showing support for the Black Lives Matter movement.

Sing, dance and play at Our Big Neighborhood!

Our Big Neighborhood will encompass four events throughout the year including Movin’ Around the World, Global Playground, Seattle Children’s Festival and a launch party for Seattle Center’s Winterfest.
Apr 3, 2018

Washington officially recognizes Cesar Chavez Day

Washington now will recognize and observe the federal commemorative holiday for the labor activist.
Apr 2, 2018

Taiwan’s Aboriginal cultures inspire Cloud Gate’s “Formosa”

The renowned Taiwanese choreographer Lin Hwai-min spoke to an audience at Meany Theater on his last tour before retirement.
Mar 28, 2018

In Nepal, sex trade thrives in transport hubs

With little opportunity elsewhere women and young girls in Nepal find themselves defaulting to sex work.

Census question on citizenship challenged in court

Washington state officials and others double-down on opposition to citizenship question that they say would alienate immigrant communities.
Mar 27, 2018

Feds shut down Russian consulate in Seattle

White House expels Russian diplomats after an attempted assassination of a Soviet-era spy in London.

Special “Hamilton” program engages students in U.S. history

An education-focused performance of "Hamilton" encourages a deeper look at the United States' founding era.
Mar 22, 2018

Trade bans pummel African poultry farms in drive against avian flu

Officials say outbreaks are contained but poultry famers and traders in Rwanda, Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo lose money as bans remain in place.
Mar 21, 2018