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Muslim women have plenty to say, no permission required

Young women who wear the hijab speak out against stereotypes.
May 25, 2017

Taiwan first in Asia to clear way for same-sex marriage

The court ruling in favor of same-sex marriage is the first in Asia, where socially conservative attitudes largely hold sway.
May 24, 2017

A close call with homelessness shatters victim-blaming myths

The author's family is a "success story," but he knows how precarious the so-called "safety net" can be.
Nearly 10,000 showed up the May Day march with signs and flags, calling for a higher minimum wage and an end to discrimination against immigrants. (Photo by Seth Halleran)

“Beyond $15” is a memoir and a call to action

Jonathan Rosenblum’s “Beyond $15” describes both the campaign to raise the minimum wage and a possible future for a more inclusive labor movement.
May 23, 2017

Applications open for 2017 Seattle Globalist Summer Internship

The internship is an opportunity to report stories for the Globalist, with supervision, mentorship and editing. You do not need to be a student to apply.
May 22, 2017

What it takes to be featured in the Seattle International Film Festival

SIFF's programming team is inclusive on gender, race, country, sexual orientation and film budget.

#GreaterSeattle: Writing poetry without barriers

While bouncing from home to home in the state's foster care system, Seattle poet Angel Gardner worked on her craft, which draws from her life.
May 19, 2017

Protesting private banks gains urgency in climate justice fights

Last week, climate justice non-profit 350 Seattle coordinated a protest that briefly shut down 13 Chase Bank branches across Seattle.
May 18, 2017

Judge blocks federal restriction on Northwest Immigrant Rights Project

A judge blocked a Justice Department move to stop the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project from offering partial assistance in immigration court.
May 17, 2017

Minority cannabis business owners to help people clear marijuana records

The Minority Cannabis Business Association's May 20 event aims to help people file the paperwork to clear their marijuana arrest records.

Amazon prayer rooms now available to Muslim security contract employees

Muslim security workers at Amazon say they have won an important concession — but also say that a culture of retaliation over labor activities remains.

Kikagaku Moyo’s Tokyo underground rock surfaces in Seattle

The band is building an international following with its unique sound stemming from the street music scene in Tokyo.
May 16, 2017

Judges focus on discrimination, Trump’s powers in travel ban case

U.S. appeals court judges asked lawyers whether President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban discriminates against Muslims.
May 15, 2017

Palestinian cartoonist chronicles incarceration in “White and Black”

To cartoonist Mohammad Sabaaneh, being a political prisoner wasn’t heroic or glamorous. He discussed his book "White and Black" in Olympia last week.

Somali Christians facing persecution hope for sanctuary in U.S.

Somali Christians in Kenya say their countrymen are persecuting them for their beliefs — even as options for refuge in the U.S. have been reduced.
May 11, 2017

State Sen. Bob Hasegawa launches mayoral bid

Hasegawa joins a field that includes Nikkita Oliver, Cary Moon and former Mayor Mike McGinn.
May 10, 2017

South Asian women push back on cliches in “Good Girls Marry Doctors”

Piyali Bhattacharya's anthology of essays by 27 different writers adds nuance and dimension to the story South Asian women in America.

Local Koreans hope for nuanced peace between North and South

While local Korean Americans hope for peace, they also call for a nuanced resolution to the decades-long struggle on the Korean Peninsula.

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray drops bid for second term

Murray says the allegations of sexual abuse are not true, but that the issue would distract from the campaign and city business.
May 9, 2017
Tu Thanh Dinh, a first grade teacher at White Center Heights Elementary in Burien, leads a lesson to his first grade students in their Vietnamese immersion language class. (Photo by Ellen Banner / The Seattle Times)

Inslee signs bill to expand dual language education

Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill earlier this week that will expand funding for dual-language education in Washington state K-12 schools.