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The art of protesting Trump: Seattle residents get creative with their signs

In the days leading up to the inauguration of President Donald Trump, many Seattleites joined DIY nights to make posters a weekend of protests.
Jan 20, 2017

Little Saigon merchants ask Womxn’s Marchers for support

The Womxn's March will close a major neighborhood street the Saturday before Lunar New Year and merchants ask that marchers support the local businesses.
The world's eight richest people: Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Jeff Bezos, Amancio Ortega, Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Ellison, Carlos Slim and Michael Bloomberg. (Photo from Reuters)

Is Seattle the capital of global income inequality?

A new report from Oxfam found that eight men own the same wealth as the poorest 50 percent of humanity. Two of them live right here in Seattle.
Jan 19, 2017
Mónica Mendoza-Castrejón of the Tenants Union. (Video still by Katie Anastas)

#GreaterSeattle: Fighting for tenant rights in South King County

For Mónica Mendoza-Castrejón, growing up low-income gave her the inspiration to fight for the rights of renters in her community.
This new Renton location, complete with a 244,000 square-foot rooftop solar array, is part of Ikea's efforts to become energy independent by 2020. (Photo from A&R Solar)

Ikea completes Washington’s largest rooftop solar installation

Ikea stores in northern Europe already produce more energy than they consume, and there's reason to believe the new Renton store can do the same.
Jan 18, 2017

World premiere of “SHOT” drives home Seattle’s police brutality conversation

Spectrum Dance Theater premieres "SHOT" tomorrow night in discussion of police brutality.

“Who’s Got Game?” Asian Pacific Americans in sports, now at The Wing Luke

Who says Asian Pacific Americans can't be nerdy and sporty?

Bellevue mosque aims to rebuild after fire; arson charge filed

Prosecutors say there's no evidence the fire was a hate crime.
Jan 17, 2017
Over the next several months, this emoji based rating system will begin popping up in restaurant windows from Lake Forrest Park to South Park. (Image via Seattle & King County Public Health)

New food safety ratings speak a universal language: emoji

New food safety ratings for restaurants in Seattle will use emojis to fight consumer confusion.

Obama cuts short Chelsea Manning’s sentence

Chelsea Manning was convicted in connection with the release of documents, videos, diplomatic cables and battlefield accounts to WikiLeaks.

Angela Davis voices support for No Youth Jail movement

Hundreds of people came to Town Hall last Thursday to see Angela Davis, a prominent figure in the Black Power and anti-prison system movements.
Martha Langarica, right, holds her 4-month-old daughter, Mia, as Evelyn Reyes, 16 months old, takes a closer look. The families were visiting Open Arms Perinatal Services to get advice from the doulas and personnel at the center, as well as diapers. (Photo by Johnny Andrews / The Seattle Times)

Culturally sensitive doulas offer a vital lifeline to new moms

Statistics suggest doulas can help reduce preterm labor and C-section rates, but they can also help bring important cultural traditions to labor and birth.
Jan 13, 2017

Now 16 things to do in Seattle instead of watching Trump’s Inauguration

Inauguration Day events in Seattle include protests, talks on social justice and fundraising for causes that are at risk in the new administration.
Fai Mathews, left, has been at most every MLK Day Celebration for the last two decades, always carrying the same picture of Dr. King. (Photo by Susan Fried)

Photos: 35 years of Seattle MLK celebrations

Looking back over decades of celebrations of Dr. King’s legacy, it’s clear Seattle has the strength to face our new challenges.
Jan 11, 2017
Demonstrating that your work in the U.S. is in the "national interest" in order to secure a green card just got a lot easier. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

New ruling signals more green cards for entrepreneurs and startups

Self-employed entrepreneurs and startup founders haven't had a good route to get a green card... until now.

Facebook Live video leads to hate crime charges against Seattle-area woman

King County prosecutors say a woman chased a driver, made angry statements about the driver's Latina ethnicity and posted video of the incident on Facebook.

“Truth B Told” explores breadth of Northwest black artists

Onyx Fine Arts Collective show at King Street Station is a creative explosion of a variety of truths from black artists in the Northwest.
Jan 10, 2017
Ricardo Lopez and his mother Ana Daysi Guerra De Lopez in their Burien apartment. (Photo by Agatha Pacheco)

Frozen by ICE: Detention centers hold thousands of legal immigrants

Each year thousands of immigrants who are entitled to stay in the U.S. still end up inside of Tacoma's immigration detention center.
Jan 9, 2017
Student activists observing the first Islamophobia Awareness Day in 2015 near Victor Steinbrueck Park. (Photo by Ayan Jama)

Kids of many faiths unite for anti-Islamophobia workshop

An upcoming workshop in Seattle will teach middle- and high-school students how to use the media to fight anti-Muslim sentiments in their own communities.
Jan 6, 2017
Finn Sullivan works on a mural panel at Urban ArtWorks. (Video still by Kenndy Wirth)

#GreaterSeattle: Turning a drug arrest into a new career path

Young people who get caught on drug crimes in King County have an alternative to being locked up: Getting sober and getting inspired with jobs at places like Urban ArtWorks.
Jan 5, 2017