David García, Kimberly Gonzalez and Michelle Piñon are ambassadors for the Washington chapter of Latino Outdoors. They all grew up in different parts of southern California and share a passion for the outdoors and the environment. (Photo by Yvonne Rogell)

Latino Outdoors has a simple solution to increase diversity in natural recreation

Why is outdoor recreation is still a predominantly white activity? The local chapter of Latino Outdoors has answers.
Jul 13, 2016

#GreaterSeattle: Latino teen turned superhero drag queen

Luis Aguilar didn’t know he was gay growing up in West Texas. Now he's Seattle's top Latino drag queen, Klaudya Markos.
Mar 28, 2016

Yakima to consider dropping Voting Rights Act appeal

The Yakima City Council may drop its appeal of a $1.8 million ruling against it in the federal Voting Rights Act lawsuit that reshaped its council majority.
Mar 17, 2016
(Photo illustration by Elizabeth Alvarado)

The troubling term that’s undermining Latino identity

If you're a well-educated, successful young Latino with lots of friends of other races, you've probably been called this. No, it's not a compliment.
Mar 9, 2016

Latino drag performer brings “Queen of Tejano Music” to life

Selena is one of the personas that Andrew Scott brings to life onstage. And it's one that brings some of his heritage into his drag.
Jan 1, 2016

“East Side Sushi” pushes gender barriers in a cross-ethnic culinary setting

The "East Side Sushi" premiere in Seattle is sure to raise questions about gender, culture and food.
Nov 12, 2015

Seattle organization MÁS raises visibility of Afro-Latino heritage

Movimiento Afrolatino Seattle aims to empower people with Afro-Latino heritage—often made invisible in the broader community—through art.
Jul 20, 2015

Visiting UW professor becomes nation’s first Latino poet laureate

Juan Felipe Herrera is the first Latino poet laureate of the United States.
Jun 11, 2015

Yakima set to elect first Latino city council member

Many of Yakima's Latino residents hope they'll finally have representation after a federal judge ordered new city council district elections.
May 29, 2015
Carlo Antonion Chalisea sautees the meat for a Lomo Saltado Sandwich at Hilliard's Beer. (Photo by Cristy Acuña)

Peruvian food, diverse friendships inspire Don Lucho’s

A Seattle street chef aims to become culinary ambassador of Peruvian food in America.
Apr 30, 2015

Language, culture divide brings challenges to Yakima church

St. Joseph Parish in Yakima is one church, split by two cultures. As in many other facets of life in Yakima, the Catholic congregation is split between Spanish-speakers and English-speakers — with very little crossover, reports Northwest Public Radio of Spokane, with little crossover between the two groups. Reporter Rowan Moore Gerety reports, “There are duplicate ministries […]
Jan 12, 2015
Unaccompanied migrant children at a Department of Health and Human Services facility in south Texas (Photo courtesy U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar)

Flood of undocumented kids from Central America strains services

The number of unaccompanied minors crossing the border from Central America has almost doubled this year. Is deporting them the only solution?
Jun 20, 2014
Scientists at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture work on decoding the cassava genome. (Photo from Flickr by Neil Palmer)

UW scientists use diverse genome data to unlock Hispanic health risks

By combining a resource called 1000 Genomes and the largest study of Hispanic health in the country, biostatisticians at UW hope to better understand risk factors for diseases like diabetes and asthma. Leer en Español
Jan 16, 2014
Scientists at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture work on decoding the cassava genome. (Photo from Flickr by Neil Palmer)

Científicos en UW estudian la diversidad genética para mejorar la salud hispana

Bioestadísticos de la UW combinan un recurso llamado 1000 Genomas con el más grande estudio sobre la salud hispana en E.E.U.U. para entender los factores genéticos de riesgo para enfermedades como la diabetes y el asma. Read in English

5 things you should know about the new immigration bill

The new immigration reform bill is finally here—so what does it actually say? See the full infographic after the jump.
Apr 17, 2013