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Refugee women, children the focus of artist Humaira Abid’s “Searching for Home”

Humaira Abid's "Searching for Home" explores the experiences of women and children refugees in intricate wood sculptures.
Jan 23, 2018

Scenes from Seattle’s Women’s March 2018

Thousands of people marched this weekend in Seattle's Women's March 2.0.
Jan 22, 2018

Day of action marks Seattle Womxn’s March anniversary

Dozens of events all over the Seattle area include panels, workshops, potlucks, performances, food bank drives, voter registration and much more. 
Jan 18, 2018

Washington legislators scramble to protect DACA student financial aid

Supporters hope that immigrant college students without documentation can still get financial aid — regardless of what happens on the federal level.
Jan 17, 2018

Inclusive transcendence of “Bet Ya Ungodly Things” extends beyond stage

Both the onstage and offstage experience at Gay City demonstrated how theater could be truly inclusive of all.

Northwest immigration activist calls her deportation case “intimidation tactic”

Maru Mora Villalpando at a rally in Seattle mused that she was not detained because ICE is afraid that she'll organize from the inside.
Jan 16, 2018

Why “Black Imagination” is so necessary

"Black Imagination: The States of Matter" pictures a world where black issues, black love, black joy is at the center and the struggle is not the focus.
Jan 12, 2018

Chinese retailers thrive in Zimbabwe’s cash-strapped economy

Longstanding businesses in Zimbabwe selling clothing and other goods have had to compete with shops specializing in inexpensive imported goods from China.
Jan 11, 2018

RIZE Fellowship to host anti-racism educator Jane Elliott

The teacher became known world-wide when she separated her all-white class by eye color so they could learn about the unfairness of racial prejudice.
Jan 10, 2018

Tukwila businesses press city for relocation help after police station plans

Tukwila businesses owners say the costs to move from a location slated for a police station could be overwhelming in the current expensive economic climate.
Jan 8, 2018

6 reasons to reclaim resilience from the ground up

How to keep "resilience" from becoming the latest feel-good buzzword.
Jan 5, 2018

Brad and Becky from Bellevue are coming to Rainier Beach

How long can Rainier Beach retain its roots in this housing market?
Jan 4, 2018

Reuniting with mom and dad in the United States

Jorge Juares and his family took different paths to get to the United States.

Seeking refuge in the U.S. after fleeing persecution in Hitler’s Austria

Claire Ellinger's family worried until the last minute that they would not make it out of Nazi-era Austria.
Jan 3, 2018

Uganda families face choice between school and crops, as children pressed into protecting fields

Instead of attending class, young children in central Uganda guard family gardens and fields against hungry monkeys. Government officials are pushing back.
Jan 2, 2018

Discovering a U.S. that’s not just a Hollywood image

Claire Komori's first impression of the United States was quite different from what she expected.

Hugging everybody on her first day in the United States

Mario Godoy-Gonzalez told his wife that some Americans don't like to be kissed and hugged. But on their first day, that went out the window.
Dec 29, 2017

Cooking from scratch: an immigrant’s journey in the food truck industry

Artemio Coria Díaz built El Cabrito Oaxaca, now a popular hot spot, from one cutting board, a tray to hold change, a 25-foot van and hard work.
Dec 28, 2017

Native Mexican corn growers advocate local crops over global imports

Women in southern Mexico support each other in growing corn and making corn-based foods, shielding the staple crop from the volatile global economy.
Dec 27, 2017
A new mural painted on the crosswalks of 12th and Jackson in July 2017 looks onto the Seattle skyline. The crosswalk sits at the entrance of Little Saigon and represents many aspects of Vietnamese culture.

Embracing history, as Chinatown-International District faces change

How is the Chinatown-International District preserving its identity as it faces development pressures? Look to the lessons learned from the Kingdome.
Dec 26, 2017