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Thousands of demonstrators, like these near the White House, joined the "Day Without Immigrants" protest on February 16. At least 100 lost their jobs. (Photo by REUTERS / Aaron P. Bernstein)

After ‘Day without Immigrants’ Stanwood immigrants left without jobs

Two workers at a meat packing plant in Snohomish County were among at least 100 who lost jobs after participating in 'Day without Immigrants' walkouts.
Feb 24, 2017
Joseph Castleberry, president of Northwest University, in an interview with Spanish-language KNTS Radio Luz in Seattle (Courtesy photo by Chuck Olmstead)

Can religion bridge the divide over immigration policy?

Northwest University, a private Christian college in Kirkland, is hosting a symposium of immigration experts in hopes of finding common ground across political divides.
Feb 23, 2017

Documentarian duo “UNCODE” Black Seattle

UNCODE is a labor of love of wife and husband filmmakers Myisa and Ali Graham, both Columbia City residents and southern transplants to the Emerald City.

Is DACA over? 5 questions for an immigration attorney

Does Daniel Ramirez Medina's case affect others in Deferred Action? Should people still apply? We asked an immigration attorney these questions and more.
Feb 22, 2017
Aaron Cayko has attended the Idris mosque for five years. (Photo by Julia-Grace Sanders)

The doors are wide open at Northgate’s Idris Mosque

Hosting the mayor's State of the City address was just one element of an "open-door" policy that has helped Idris Mosque in Northgate build trust and solidarity with the broader community.
Feb 21, 2017

Amazon security workers allege retaliation after prayer space request

Two workers say that Security Industry Specialists, the company that handles Amazon’s security, unfairly treated them after they asked for space to pray.
Still from "Mele Murals."

Seattle Asian American Film Festival celebrates the spirit of resistance

The Seattle Asian American Film Festival returns this week with a slate of films that defy stereotypes of a "model minority."
Feb 20, 2017

Japanese American incarceration commemorated with vows to counter anti-Muslim political rhetoric

Community leaders from the Muslim American and Japanese American communities discussed how to counter fear-mongering that can lead to racial profiling.

How Bellevue businessmen who stoked fears benefited after Japanese American incarceration

Eastside businessmen who stoked anti-Japanese and anti-immigrant sentiment benefited most when Bellevue's Japanese American community was incarcerated.
Feb 19, 2017

Raucous protests at the 37th District Democrats meeting: Two views

The 37th District Democrats meeting Monday ended in a shouting match, sexist comments and complaints of racial bias. What happened?
Feb 17, 2017
Harry Chan, third generation owner of Tai Tung restaurant, the oldest running Chinese restaurant in Chinatown-International District).

Seattle’s oldest Chinese restaurants serve up edible history

A documentary at the upcoming Seattle Asian American Film Festival explores the delicious history of Chinese-American food in our region.
Feb 16, 2017
Campaign posters of Mahinda Rajapaksa with the eyes scratched out. (Photo by Indi Samarajiva)

I fled to the U.S. after my government threatened my life. Trump’s got me worried.

What can America learn from the successes and failures of Sri Lankans who opposed a corrupt, racist, power hungry president?
Feb 15, 2017

Somali Americans celebrate new President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmago

Somalia's newly elected President Farmago offers the Somali diaspora a ray of hope for the motherland.

Immigrant in Deferred Action program arrested by ICE in Seattle

A 23-year-old man who had been protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was taken into custody by immigration officers on Friday.
Feb 14, 2017
Japanese Americans walk down the Bainbridge Islan ferry dock to catch a special ferry to Seattle for mass removal in 1942. (Photo courtesy of the Museum of History & Industry)

History of Japanese American incarceration finds modern parallel

Reflections on the 75th Anniversary of Executive Order 9066 — what happened to Japanese Americans in World War II has become even more relevant in 2017.
Jemila Abdullah, Iftin Kedir and Munera Mohammed (from left) during a coding class for East African youth held by Companion Athletics. (Photo by Goorish Wibneh)

Popular East African basketball program pivots to coding classes

Organizers of an all-East African basketball league say the popularity of new coding classes for youth have surprised even them.
Feb 13, 2017
A blanket protest against Putin's government brought tens of thousands of protesters to the streets in central Moscow in September 2012. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

The US in 2017 is starting to remind me of Russia in 2012

Former Russian Foreign Minister Andrei Kozyrev sees parallels between the early stages of the Trump administration and Putin's rise to power. He makes a convincing case.
Feb 9, 2017

Explore the World and Celebrate Its Diversity with FIUTS!

FIUTS' CulturalFest events on Feb. 10 and Feb. 25 feature talent and insights from around the world!

Trump loses appeal; court declines to reinstate travel ban

A federal appeals court declined to reinstate President Donald Trump's ban on travel to the U.S. by visa holders from seven Muslim-majority nations.

Chinatown-International District hopes for better outreach after Womxn’s March

Some small businesses in Chinatown-International District lost Lunar New Year shoppers during the Womxn's March. A community member urges working together.