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Two years after Nepal quake, rescuer continues to help neighbors rebuild

Laxmi Sundar Gainju helped rescue his neighbors in the days after the Nepal earthquake in 2015. Today, he still connects families in need with help.
Nov 14, 2017

Burien council candidates supportive of “sanctuary” policies gain lead

A political battle over Burien's “sanctuary” law heavily influenced its city council campaigns and the candidates supporting the law made late gains.
Nov 10, 2017

Jenny Durkan wins Seattle mayoral race

The status of other local races appeared to hold as votes were counted on Wednesday.
Nov 8, 2017

González, Mosqueda take huge leads for Seattle council seats; Durkan ahead for mayor

Supporters of González and Mosqueda also lauded the increased influence of people of color — especially women of color — in local politics.

Tech entrepreneurship on the rise for women in Cameroon

Three women in Cameroon are harnessing the potential of digital tools to build entrepreneurial successes for women throughout Africa.
Nov 7, 2017

Travis Quezon named Executive Director of The Seattle Globalist

Community leader and veteran journalist brought on as new Executive Director of The Seattle Globalist.
Nov 6, 2017

Opinion: Our Seattle School Board needs to do right by students and families

Data shows clear disadvantages for Seattle students of color and English language learners. Time for the Seattle School Board to step up.
Nov 5, 2017

After outcry on police accountability, does it play a role in Sheriff’s race?

After a summer of community outcry on police shooting accountability, where do the Sheriff's candidates stand?
Nov 2, 2017

Seattle is a UNESCO City of Literature

The recognition from UNESCO comes as the United States announces that it will withdraw from the organization because of differences in policy.
Nov 1, 2017

Mexico City Day of the Dead parade honors earthquake victims, rescuers

Hundreds of thousands of Mexicans gather in the wake of two devastating earthquakes to celebrate Día de Muertos with colorful costumes and parade floats.
Oct 31, 2017

At The Peoples Debate, we asked the people

We talked to people attending the Peoples Debate what questions they had on their minds as they consider their choices for Seattle mayor.

Seattle Peoples Party hosts general election face-off

Moderator and former candidate Nikkita Oliver will host Cary Moon and Jenny Durkan (mayoral race), and Jon Grant and Teresa Mosqueda (council position 8).
Oct 26, 2017

Young immigrants reflect on the end of DACA

For these young immigrants, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program brought validation, stability and opportunity.
Oct 25, 2017

Zambia ID process fraught with complexity for intersex individuals

Intersex people in Zambia struggle to have their gender identity properly recorded on legal documents because the law does not recognize their existence.
Oct 24, 2017
A protestor climbed a light pole outside the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma on Monday and hung and unfurled a sign reading "You are not alone" in Spanish to the detainees inside. (Photo by Angelica Chazaro)

Jayapal and Smith push bill to end immigration’s private prisons

The bill also would increase the burden of proof before immigration authorities can detain people, and heighten accountability at detention centers.
Oct 23, 2017

Diwali festival set to light up Seattle Center

People can celebrate Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, at an event this Saturday at Seattle Center.
Oct 19, 2017

Alaskan climate activist Kate Troll emphasizes community action

Author and activist Kate Troll's new book covers the social, political and environmental realities the world faces as the global climate changes.
Oct 18, 2017
A protester holds a sign during a rally against President Donald Trump's initial travel ban in January. (Photo by Lorie Shaull via Flickr)

Trump’s travel ban blocked for now; fight continues

A judge in Hawaii has temporarily halted Trump's third version of the travel ban.

Songs of celebration herald Seattle’s fourth annual Indigenous Peoples’ Day

It's the fourth Indigenous Peoples' Day since the city of Seattle officially changed the Columbus Day holiday to a day honoring Native Americans.
Oct 17, 2017

The dilemma of rebuilding Puerto Rico or paying the debt

Puerto Rico already owed billions of dollars before the recent storms. Will its creditors pursue their claims after the Hurricane Maria catastrophe?