Pig farming growth curbs Ebola risk in Democratic Republic of Congo

Despite the challenges of keeping her charges fed, Benito Mado's pig farm thrives thanks to fears of Ebola-tainted wild meat and local hunting bans.
Oct 4, 2017

Leaf blowers flagged as polluters, possible health threat

Casa Latina offers workshops for immigrant landscapers, who face health and safety risks from gas-powered leaf blowers.
Sep 25, 2017

Ugandan farmers adopt new techniques to weather climate change

As climate change affects the traditional seasons, Ugandan farmers are adopting new measures to stay afloat — and increase the bottom line.
Sep 14, 2017

Mexican shoppers flock to modern malls as middle-class credit grows

Traditional markets were once mainstays of Mexican social and economic life, but shopping malls with chain stores and restaurants are on the rise.
Sep 7, 2017

Seattle’s Ethiopian community savors its coffee culture

The tradition of Ethiopian coffee is not just about the caffeine, but about the community.
Jun 7, 2017

Shiga’s Imports weathers a half century of changes on the Ave

The Shiga family's businesses endured through Japanese American incarceration, social change and nearby malls. But what about a proposed upzone on the Ave?
Jun 1, 2017

Bringing ao dai to America

Nhung Nguyen, founder and owner of Adam Tailoring and Alterations, helps Vietnamese in Seattle get that perfect fit with their Ao Dai.
May 8, 2017

Aerospace company to pay after investigation of anti-Muslim work practices

Electroimpact — whose president Peter Zieve was linked to anti-mosque mailing materials last year — has agreed to pay $485,000.
Mar 24, 2017

Business owners weigh effects of I-1433 minimum wage measure

Despite the potential burdens of raising the minimum wage, there are small business owners who are backing the statewide measure.
Nov 2, 2016

Making sense of the proposed Startup Visa alternative

The White House announced proposed a new visa alternative for international entrepreneurs.
Aug 30, 2016
Native artist Louie Gong with blankets he designed and will sell at his new store,"Eighth Generation"opening Saturday in the Pike Place Market. (Photo by Greg Gilbert / The Seattle Times)

Pike Place Market’s new Native-owned shop promises “stereotype busting”

Louie Gong is opening the only Native-owned shop in the Pike Place Market and challenging a legacy of companies profiting off of "Native-inspired" art.
Aug 25, 2016

Washington business groups push pro-immigration policies

Agriculture and technology organizations say that Washington state's economy depends on immigration reform.
Aug 10, 2016

Jackson’s Catfish Corner plans to reopen

Rumors of the restaurant's demise have been overblown, owner says.
Aug 9, 2016

Perilous Nepal river pulley crossings to be replaced by bridges

The government of Nepal has vowed to replace the hand-operated trolleys suspended over rivers that some villages depend on for business and other needs.

Shock greets closure of Jackson’s Catfish Corner

Jackson’s Catfish Corner in South Seattle’s Brighton Neighborhood has closed suddenly.
Aug 2, 2016
Aburu beads quickly, she says: she can make almost an entire necklace in the time it takes her to watch an episode one of her favorite crime shows on Netflix, How to Get Away with Murder.

Self-taught fashion designer draws from Ugandan upbringing

Shalom Aburu's designs will turn heads at Bellevue Fashion Week Independent Designer Runway Show in September.
Jul 5, 2016

“Mama” closes coffee kiosk on 23rd, citing disruptive road construction

The long road construction project on 23rd Avenue has been been too much for one small business owner — "Mama's" announced its closure this week.
May 26, 2016
Fourteen year Wal-Mart employee Mary Watkins (right) marches in support of a $15 minimum wage in Seattle. (Photo by Reagan Jackson)

US Supreme Court rejects franchise challenge to Seattle $15 minimum wage

Seattle's $15 minimum wage law says franchises must raise wages on the same schedule as big businesses.
May 2, 2016

Cafe Avole offers Ethiopian coffee, community space in Rainier Valley

The Rainier Mini Mart has been transformed to Cafe Avole, where owner Solomon Dubie brings a love of buna — Ethiopian-style coffee — and a community space.
Mar 12, 2016

Proposed change in law could keep International District noodles fresh

The bill "concerning certain cultural foods" would allow for flexibility for local rules for fresh rice noodles and rice cakes.
Mar 1, 2016