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Seattle groups urge census turnout despite citizenship question uncertainty

Seattle groups still hope people will participate in the 2020 census, despite the federal government's latest twists and turns in whether it will ask about citizenship.
Jul 4, 2019

A flood of emotions on her first days in the United States

When Jordan native Abeer Hawamdeh came to America for her eldest daughter's graduation, she was struck by the contradicting emotions she felt upon arrival.
Jul 3, 2019

Photos: Thousands celebrate Trans Pride 2019

Thousands came to the annual Trans Pride, which supports the Seattle-area trans and gender non-conforming community with a march, a rally and access to community resources.
Jul 1, 2019

Explainer: why Ethiopia’s federal system is deeply flawed

Yohannes Gedamu, a lecturer at Georgia Gwinnett College, says Ethiopia's current federal system has relegated some ethnic groups into second class citizens.
Jun 27, 2019

Local activists bring global movement Extinction Rebellion to Seattle

Seattle activists protested Amazon and KOMO Plaza as part of the international climate movement Extinction Rebellion, which organizes disruptive protests that aim to inspire people to act on climate change.
Jun 26, 2019

Landing in the United States was like opening a gift

In 1998, Arnold Pasia immigrated from the Philipines to Seattle at the age of 33. He discusses his experience in this interview.
Jun 24, 2019

STEM networks aim to diversify tech fields

Student and professional organizations push for corporate culture changes in the effort to diversify the science and technology fields.
Jun 19, 2019

Number of wildfires heats up across Washington State

During last year's Eastern Washington fires, Seattle had the world's worst air quality multiples times last summer because of the smoke. Seattle's haze surpassed that of cities including Beijing and New Delhi.

Six days without showering en route to the United States

Oscar Rodriguez discusses his experience immigrating from Mexico to the United States.
Jun 17, 2019

Unclear abortion laws in Uganda leave women who are raped unsure of options

Uganda’s abortion law, at first glance, is a quagmire of confusing updates. As a result, misinformation has been widely disseminated.
Jun 12, 2019

Sustainable style in Seattle: How local choices can make global impacts

Are thrift stores and "slow fashion" designers enough to decrease the fashion industry's reliance on sweatshop labor and low-quality clothes?
Jun 11, 2019

The first day in the United States was a step into the bigger world

21-year-old University of California San Diego student Jae Kim immigrated to the U.S. when he was 14 years old, by himself.
Jun 10, 2019

Buenos Aires adopts transgender hiring quota, but discrimination continues

Transgender people in Argentina face discrimination on the job and when looking for work. Transgender people and activists are battling this bias.
Jun 4, 2019

Looking for a sense of belonging in the United States

While in the process of becoming a U.S. citizen, Lulu McManigal lost her Chinese citizenship. Now, she's struggling to find a sense of belonging.

Five things to keep in mind about going into the Green sector

Here are a few pointers from mid-career and established professionals of color about journeying through the Green sector, what’s changing and how to get through the ups and downs of transitioning in.
Jun 1, 2019

Conversations on tech and social justice: Aneelah Afzali

Aneelah Afzali, the executive director of MAPS/AMEN, talks about how social media can help social justice movements.
May 31, 2019

2019 Pride events in Seattle you should know about

For Pride month, which is June, organizations are hosting events around the city — parades, art shows and more. Here are a few you should know about.
May 29, 2019

Six ways Northwest Natives are using tech to save their languages

Many Native languages have few surviving speakers, but with the help of technology, Pacific Northwest tribes are trying to reverse the trend.

“Widow of Silence” views Kashmir conflict through a half-widow’s struggle

An interview with Praveen Morchhale, the director of the award-winning drama "Widow of Silence," which is being screened at SIFF.

In Zambia, unnamed roads in unplanned settlements slow police response

Some Zambians live in areas outside of cities without officially recognized roads, making it hard for police easily reach callers reporting crime.