Census question on citizenship challenged in court

Washington state officials and others double-down on opposition to citizenship question that they say would alienate immigrant communities.
Mar 27, 2018

Seattle area reacts to the Supreme Court’s revival of Trump’s travel ban

Seattle organizations and state government officials were disappointed with the Supreme Court's decision to reinstate parts of President Trump's travel ban.
Jun 26, 2017
Tu Thanh Dinh, a first grade teacher at White Center Heights Elementary in Burien, leads a lesson to his first grade students in their Vietnamese immersion language class. (Photo by Ellen Banner / The Seattle Times)

Inslee signs bill to expand dual language education

Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill earlier this week that will expand funding for dual-language education in Washington state K-12 schools.
May 9, 2017

Somali man greeted at SeaTac during court-ordered hold on Trump travel ban

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco will decide on Tuesday whether to reinstate Trump's travel ban.
Feb 6, 2017

Governor greets area Muslims for Eid

Gov. Jay Inslee visited the Muslim Association of Puget Sound masjid in Redmond for Eid al-Fitr, which marks end of the holy month of Ramadan.
Jul 6, 2016

Washington state community leaders denounce Trump ahead of planned rallies

Gov. Jay Inslee and others gathered at El Centro de la Raza Friday to denounce presidential contender Donald J. Trump, one day before he visits Washington.
May 6, 2016

Seattle MLK celebration a reminder to keep moving forward

Keynote speaker Marcus Green said while our nation has made progress because of King, in many ways, racism has become increasingly hidden yet pervasive.
Jan 18, 2016

I-732 group submits signatures; critics say measure fails to do enough

An alternative to I-732 that would raise carbon tax revenue to help poor communities and communities of color is being planned for the November ballot.
Dec 30, 2015

How to be more like Canada: upcoming events on bringing refugees to Seattle

So, wanna be like Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau? Two upcoming Seattle events will discuss how to welcome refugees to the state.
Dec 16, 2015

Could Canada carbon emissions agreement have room for Washington?

Gov. Jay Inslee says he is exploring whether Washington could be part of a carbon emissions cap-and-trade plan developing among several Canadian provices.
Dec 9, 2015
A volunteer doctor working with the Salaam Cultural Museum examines a Syrian refugee child. (Photo by Alisa Reznick)

How to help Syrian refugees in Seattle

Want to know how to help Syrian refugees? We've got answers.
Dec 1, 2015