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Seattle tech firm to end ICE contracts after developer deletes code in protest

Chef's announcement that it will not renew its contracts with Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border Protection came after an ex-employee protested by deleting his own code.
Oct 9, 2019

Washington residents to need REAL ID for airline travel by October 2020

Washington residents will have to get enhanced drivers licenses — or rely on a passport other federally recognized identification — to pass airport security.
Oct 3, 2019

Artist’s immigration arrest fuels activism in Minneapolis music scene

The detention of John Bing III, who performs under the name Sota Smoov, has rallied the Minneapolis music community around immigration rights.
Oct 2, 2019

How fishers in Indonesia abandon destructive methods

Some fishers in Indonesia are becoming leaders in protecting the local marine ecosystems by abandoning destructive methods, such as bombing reefs and poisoning sea creatures.

Local Kashmiri community protests Gates Foundation award to India PM Modi

Protesters say that the Gates Foundation's award to India Prime Minister Narendra Modi for sanitation ignores his government's treatment of Kashmiris, Muslims and other minorities.
Sep 25, 2019

Naomi Ishisaka: Stories have the power to change minds, lives, and our society

Naomi Ishisaka is being recognized as The Seattle Globalist’s 2019 Journalist of the Year for her commitment to underrepresented voices and empowering communities through her work.
Sep 20, 2019

Seattle city pension fund owns almost $800,000 in private prison stock

An examination of the investments in the city of Seattle's pension fund shows that its adopted ethical guidelines play a secondary role to financial growth.
Sep 18, 2019

Seattle/King County Clinic seeks volunteers to help provide care for 2020 medical clinic

The Seattle/King County Clinic has provided $17 million in services to 20,000 patients who came from over 260 unique zip codes and spoke more than 50 primary languages.

Top 5 Things to See & Do at Seattle Children’s Festival

Presented by Northwest Folklife and Seattle Center, the Seattle Children’s Festival returns for its 6th year, from September 21 - 22, 2019 from 10 AM - 4 PM at Seattle Center, now expanded to a full weekend of family fun!
Sep 16, 2019

Ethiopia’s new year offers a chance to unite the country

On the occasion of the first day of Meskerem, the Ethiopian New Year, political lecturer Yohannes Gedamu examines what it would take for Ethiopia to reach a state of national unity — and reconciliation.
Sep 12, 2019

At age 5, helping mom and dad adjust to life in the U.S.

Arriving in the US at the ripe age of five, Sam was the first in his family to adapt to life in Seattle and he helped his parents and sister adjust.

Lyft and Uber to help Seattle immigrants get to naturalization interviews in Yakima and Portland

The city of Seattle got Lyft and Uber to pledge $10,000 each, which will help about 400 Seattle-area citizenship applicants get free transportation to Yakima or Portland for their naturalization interviews via bus or train.
Sep 11, 2019

Wa Na Wari gives home to Seattle’s Black culture and art

A house in the Central District has turned into Wa Na Wari, a new gallery and space centering Black artists and culture, and preserving the joy and vibrancy of the area's historic neighborhood.
Sep 4, 2019

Doctors Without Borders presents stories from the field at Seattle Center

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières will present "A Voice from the Field," a behind-the-scenes look at its fieldwork in challenging areas of the globe.

Claim forms open in Motel 6 $12M settlement for sharing guest lists with immigration

The claim forms are now open for people who stayed at one of seven Motel 6 locations in Washington, where staff had given immigration authorities access to guest lists, according to the state attorney general’s office.
Aug 29, 2019

How to change global health’s colonial ways

While well-meaning, global health practices are still colonial in many ways. Here are some ways that could change.

Mexico City’s Georgetown Records keeps Seattle’s indie spirit alive

The two record stores — one in Seattle and the other in Mexico City — share a name and a love of independent music and arts.
Aug 27, 2019

First a road trip, then a dream come true

Massimiliano Chiodo recalls his first time in the United States on a road trip with friends — lots of McDonald's and not at all like the movies.
Aug 21, 2019

Oregon Shakespeare Festival proves power of diversifying the stage

Oregon Shakespeare Festival's emphasis on diverse casts in classic and new plays, and on new works from playwrights of color, has brought accolades.
Gabriel Ray Pierre (left) high fives a student at Leschi Elementary School on Friday, as part of #SeattleHigh5. The event aimed to show children of color positive images of black men and women in their community. (Photo by Jovelle Tamayo)

Seattle Central and Seattle Schools launch effort to boost diversity of educators

Seattle Central's Academy for Rising Educators will focus on education and social justice.
Aug 15, 2019