As Mexico City grows some residents experience water shortages

No one can prove that Mexico City's water is running out because the government doesn't disclose the condition of its water aquifer.
Apr 25, 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

Brad and Becky from Bellevue are coming to Rainier Beach

How long can Rainier Beach retain its roots in this housing market?
Jan 4, 2018
A new mural painted on the crosswalks of 12th and Jackson in July 2017 looks onto the Seattle skyline. The crosswalk sits at the entrance of Little Saigon and represents many aspects of Vietnamese culture.

Embracing history, as Chinatown-International District faces change

How is the Chinatown-International District preserving its identity as it faces development pressures? Look to the lessons learned from the Kingdome.
Dec 26, 2017

3 anime films that prove that Seattle’s dystopian future is now

We can't say we weren't warned.
Dec 22, 2017

Chinatown/International District residents demand voice at development hearing

Chinatown/International District residents wonder whose voices are being heard when it comes to changes that could reshape the historic neighborhood.
Jul 24, 2017

The Seattle Globalist asks the Mayoral Candidates

For the 2017 primary, we asked Seattle's Mayoral Candidates to answer six questions on topics of interest to Seattle Globalist readers.
Jul 12, 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

Can the Ave’s international food culture survive a rezone?

Allowing increased density in the neighborhood could bring more housing, but will immigrant restaurateurs continue to be part of a changed U-District?
Apr 13, 2017
The world's eight richest people: Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Jeff Bezos, Amancio Ortega, Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Ellison, Carlos Slim and Michael Bloomberg. (Photo from Reuters)

Is Seattle the capital of global income inequality?

A new report from Oxfam found that eight men own the same wealth as the poorest 50 percent of humanity. Two of them live right here in Seattle.
Jan 19, 2017

Will Grandma have a place in the new Chinatown-International District?

Advocates are worried about how a 300-unit hotel and apartment development will negatively impact the Chinatown-ID’s most vulnerable residents.
Dec 5, 2016

Grandma fought the “G” word: “It’s about time someone paid.”

Seattle resident and lawyer Jamila Johnson reflects on her Nana's unorthodox approach to fighting the "G" word in the Central District and what it means now.
Sep 26, 2016
(Illustration by Sarah Glidden)

Can Yesler Terrace’s tiny tech superheroes survive a neighborhood overhaul?

Do planned mixed-income communities like the one being built at Yesler Terrace really work? Ask the neighborhood kids whose families are moving away.
Sep 14, 2016
Photos of the Slack family on the mantle of their Central District home, including little painting made for Dora Slack's 90th birthday in June. (Photo by Alia Marsha)

Creeping gentrification threatens another Black family in the CD

In the face of foreclosure and a gentrifying neighborhood, the Slack family is fighting to save their home of fifty-five years.
Sep 7, 2016
Old and new: Construction rises behind the second oldest museum in South India. Multi-story buildings, once absent in Bangalore, are springing up throughout the city. (Photo by Kate Clark)

What Seattle can learn from the Bangalore tech boom

Take every Seattle problem, multiply it by 10, add seven million people and a spoonful of corruption, and you’ll get a sense of what Bangalore is dealing with.
Aug 18, 2016
Scarecrow Video (Photo from Wikipedia by Aurorasm)

Seven spaces Seattle can’t afford to lose to development

At the Residents’ Podium for Seattle Legacy Spaces, Seattleites got the chance to talk back to the people influencing our city's development.
Aug 15, 2016
“People used to try to run over me, because I was a Black woman, and small-statured," Williams recalls. "I’d fight them…I’m a good fighter.” (Photo by Chloe Collyer)

DeCharlene & Goliath: A Black business pioneer outlasts Seattle developers

Seattle's Central District is transforming before our eyes, but DeCharlene Williams sees a way for small business owners like her stand up to developers.
Aug 1, 2016

New city planning chief Sam Assefa brings international insights to Seattle

Meet Sam Assefa, a native of Ethiopia and incoming director of Seattle’s Office of Planning and Community Development.
Mar 18, 2016
Hodan Hassan. (Photo by The Seattle Globalist)

Polar bears and melting ice caps or gentrification and asthma?

Polar bears and melting ice caps or gentrification and asthma?
Mar 13, 2016
Berhane Amanuel, owner of East Africa Imports (and restaurant) stands inside his Seattle restaurant. His store can be seen through the arches at top. East Africa Imports is a tiny little story and eatery in The Promenade, a shopping center in the Central District. It was opened in 2002 by Amanuel and his Central District native wife and they put 100k+ into adding a restaurant about 5/6 yrs ago. They recently found out that Vulcan plans to demolish/develop the shopping center meaning they'll have to move and may not be able to afford to open a restaurant again.

Ethiopian entrepreneur says he’ll lose big in Central District redevelopment

The owner of East African Imports and Restaurant at 23rd and Jackson says he stands to lose big when Vulcan Real Estate redevelops the property.
Mar 11, 2016