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Uganda deforestation threatens traditional bark-cloth production

Ugandan Matuba tree bark is used for clothing, accessories and burials, but local traders struggle to find mature trees to sell because of deforestation.
Feb 7, 2018

August Wilson’s “Two Trains Running” at Seattle Rep covers timely themes

The themes of the play, set in Civil Rights-era Pittsburgh, include gentrification and racial tensions — all relevant in modern-day Seattle.
Feb 6, 2018

“Hamilton” $10 ticket lottery brings show prices down to earth — for some

The number of tickets are limited, but similar efforts around the country have made musical productions accessible to younger and more diverse audiences.
Feb 1, 2018

Argentina offers new help to teens leaving state care

The changes will help young adults, who before would have been vulnerable as they age out of the state-sponsored care system.
Jan 31, 2018

JieHae Park’s “Peerless” can take a stereotype and turn it into a weapon

The dark comedy at ArtsWest explores the inner minds of teenagers in a hyper competitive society.

Will this be the year that Washington state passes a Voting Rights Act?

Lawmakers hope to provide an easier way to get local councils and school boards to look more like the populations they serve.
Jan 30, 2018

Skinny crabs add stress on local business owners

Small crabs, late season and an international demand is making crabs more expensive for local businesses.
Jan 29, 2018

Women’s Day at Seattle Boat Show spotlights women on deck

Seattle Boat Show offers free admission for women on Jan. 29 as part of its Women's Day, which promotes women in boating.
Jan 26, 2018

Nepal sex workers struggle to leave industry as government aid declines

People in Nepal's Badi community say declining financial help for the poor and unemployed is forcing women to remain in the sex trade to survive.
Jan 25, 2018

Federal officials target King County over “sanctuary” policies

Department of Justice threatens to withhold grant funds unless King County shows it is not keeping information away from federal immigration authorities.
Jan 24, 2018

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