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Seattle sues Trump over order to withhold funding from ‘sanctuary cities’

The January order from the Trump administration says that localities that do not give immigration information to federal authorities could lose funding.
Mar 29, 2017

What are Seattle Globalists doing in Spain?

The Seattle Globalist is still up and running while cofounders Sarah Stuteville, Alex Stonehill and Jessica Partnow teach in Spain for 10 weeks.

Seattle, King County brush off Sessions’ pledge to cut federal funds over ‘sanctuary’ policies

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions called for an end to cities' and counties' so-called "sanctuary" policies.
Mar 28, 2017

‘Umbrella movement’ activists charged after Hong Kong gets new leader

The move, a day after a new Beijing-backed leader was chosen, provoked anger among protesters and heightened political tension in the Chinese-ruled city.
Mar 27, 2017

Aerospace company to pay after investigation of anti-Muslim work practices

Electroimpact — whose president Peter Zieve was linked to anti-mosque mailing materials last year — has agreed to pay $485,000.
Mar 24, 2017

It’s time for South Asians to “get stuck in the gossip”

A Tamil saying goes "don't get stuck in the gossip," i.e., mind your own business. But in the current political climate, this could do more harm than good.

In Zambia, women are boxing’s stars

Inspired by Esther Phiri, who rose to capture successive international boxing titles, women’s boxing in Zambia has eclipsed men’s in popularity.
Mar 22, 2017

Trump’s immigration talk leads families to seek mental health support

Organizations have started to provide talk therapy, group therapy, yoga and more to address anxiety caused by shifts in immigration policies.
Mar 21, 2017

Mexica celebration ushers in paquini yancuic xihuitl (happy new year)

This Mexica new year leaves behind tecaptl, the year of the flint knife, and ushers in calli, the year of the house.
Mar 20, 2017

Suicide prevention: It’s not just a counselor’s job, it’s everyone’s job

There are three different bills in the Washington State Legislature the advocates say offer simple means to reduce the number of suicides.
Mar 17, 2017
Jared Steed leads an Atlas Obscura tour of Lake View Cemetery. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

Atlas Obscura pioneering off-script tours of unexpected Seattle

Long the go-to for travelers looking for odd and off-the-beaten-path attractions, Atlas Obscura is now offering in-person tours around Seattle.

Students tell Seattle school board Ethnic Studies needed

More than 50 students, parents and teachers told the Seattle Public Schools that Ethnic Studies should be mandatory in the district's K-12 curriculum.

Courts block revised Trump travel ban; president vows to appeal

A judge found "a reasonable, objective observer ... would conclude that the executive order was issued with a purpose to disfavor a particular religion."
Mar 16, 2017
The co-Directors of Yoni Ki Baat for 2017, Gauri Shringarpure (left) and Sudeshna Sathe Dixit (right). (Photo by Dinesh Korde)

Yoni Ki Baat: Where skeptics learn to trust

Yoni Ki Baat, the South Asian Vagina Monologues, returns this weekend for two nights of true stories from the South Asian women's experience.
Somali Americans gathered in SeaTac in early March for an emergency fundraiser to provide relief for the ongoing drought Somalia (Photo by Damme Getachew)

Survival first, safety second: Somalia drought overshadows travel ban

Trump's travel ban came just as drought has put millions of Somalis at risk of starvation, leaving the local community grappling with dual emergencies.
Mar 15, 2017

Resisting the urge to “otherize”

If I believe there is more to me than the identities I wear, then shouldn't I extend that belief to others?
Mar 14, 2017
When Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson take a moonlight walk on a Seattle dock in "50 Shades Darker." Most of the film was actually shot in Vancouver, where film incentives make it much cheaper. (Photo by Doane Gregory/Universal Pictures)

If film incentive dries up, expect Vancouver to keep stealing Seattle’s identity

Bills to renew Washington's film incentive program are stalled in the legislature, so local TV and movie productions may find greener pastures elsewhere.
Mar 12, 2017

Pangea Giving: Funding Social Justice Around the World

Unlike many large institutional donors, Pangea Giving does not come with its own silver bullet agenda, but rather listens to and supports what communities say they need.
Mar 10, 2017

This column taught me Seattle’s true global reach

Sarah Stuteville reflects on the last five years of columns on local and global connections, which was copublished with The Seattle Times.
Mar 9, 2017

Lawyer, activist and poet Nikkita Oliver enters Seattle mayoral race

Nikkita Oliver announced her candidacy for Seattle mayor on Wednesday.