New NW immigrants bring diversity to military ranks
by Sarah Stuteville
Turns out you don’t pack much for boot camp. When I asked Belindah Mumelo if I could hang out with her while she prepared to head off for basic training this week, I imagined huge duffel bags stuffed with gear. Instead, she showed me a backpack the size of a school bag, full of white […]
Nov 16, 2012
Issaquah company fights to rebuild Afghan economy, one flip-flop at a time
by Rebecca Randall
How a couple of local veterans found out that rebuilding a war torn economy is almost as hard as fighting the war in the first place.
Feb 26, 2013
Whidbey import store at least one positive result of the Iraq War
by Abby Higgins
Ten years ago Fred Lundahl quit his job in the foreign service in protest of the Iraq invasion and started a new career running an awesome import shop on Whidbey Island.
Mar 20, 2013
Issaquah entrepreneur puts flip flops to the test in Pamplona
by Rebecca Randall
This Afghanistan veteran really, really wants you to like his company on Facebook.
Jul 11, 2013
Why not let Congress decide whether to strike Syria?
by Alex Stonehill
In his effort to appear strong and decisive on Syria, President Obama is missing a great opportunity.
Aug 30, 2013
Guam: Where America’s day begins with injustice
by dåko'ta alcantara-camacho
For Washington’s 9000-strong Chamorro community, getting hassled going into bars is just the tip of the warship.
Nov 27, 2013
A dozen coups later, will Thailand ever be stable?
by Gennie Gebhart
It might still be a nice place to vacation, but Thursday's military coup was the latest indicator of years of government disfunction in Thailand.
May 22, 2014
Justice for Jennifer Laude and all trans hate victims
by Christina Twu
Activists gathered Sunday in a vigil for a trans woman in the Philippines who was allegedly murdered by a U.S. marine stationed there.
Nov 3, 2014
Coloring books and welding help vets cope with PTSD
by Joanna Kresge
When traditional talk therapies fall flat, more and more Northwest military veterans suffering PTSD are turning to art therapy.
Jul 3, 2015
Doctors Without Borders demands probe of U.S. bombing of hospital
The United States military took responsibility on Tuesday for the air strike that killed 22 people, including 12 staff, calling it a mistake.
Oct 7, 2015
Seattle City Council should stand up to new military bases on Okinawa
by Jon Reinsch
Dozens of American military installments are packed onto the small Japanese island of Okinawa. Seattle should voice our opposition.
May 12, 2016
Can war bring us together? Sebastian Junger at Town Hall Seattle
by Mike Simpson
Why is it such a challenge for military veterans to readjust to civilian life? Author Sebastian Junger tackles this question in his new book "Tribe."
May 26, 2016
U.S. strikes airfield in Syria in response to chemical attack
President Trump ordered the strikes a day after he blamed Assad for a chemical attack that killed at least 70 Syrian civilians, including many children.
Apr 6, 2017