More women join Mexico City’s police force

The number of women in the police is growing slowly but consistently. In 2015, there were about 18,400 women across all police sectors in Mexico City. By the time that 2016 census figures were published, there were about 19,000 women in the police force.
Nov 30, 2018

Civic Cocktail: American Lands + New Leadership

Presented in partnership with Seattle Channel American Lands Sally Jewell, the former CEO of REI and U.S. Secretary of the Interior discusses conservation, land use, climate change and much more. New Leadership New King County Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht, who has risen through the ranks over three decades, discusses her election victory, police-community relations and her […]
Jan 3, 2018

May Day rallies around the world

People in Turkey, Chile, Ivory Coast, Cuba and more marked the international workers' day of May Day with an assortment of rallies and demonstrations.
May 2, 2017

Seattle Police North Precinct proposal on hold, racial equity review planned

The announcement follows months of community organizing against the $149 million proposal, questioning the building's size, design and racial equity.
Sep 16, 2016
Antonio Zambrano-Montes, who was shot and killed by police in Pasco, WA on Feb. 10th, in an undated family photo.

State: Deadly force “deeply troubling,” but no charges filed in Pasco police shooting

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson criticized the use of deadly force in the Zambrano case, though his office declined to file charges.
Sep 9, 2016

“Bunker” outcry: North Precinct discussions exclude Seattle communities

How did Seattle Police Department's North Precinct process leave out people of color and other communities until now?
Aug 25, 2016
Seattle Ferguson Protest Photos

Federal judge tells Seattle police union: “Black Lives Matter”

It was the first time a sitting federal judge cited the national movement.
Aug 16, 2016
Black in America

Photos: How it feels to be Black in America right now

After a week of horrific violence, I decided to log off and check-in on the local black community here in Seattle in person. Here's what I found.
Jul 14, 2016

Chinatown/International District survey finds blind spots in Seattle police data

A survey showed that more than half of witnesses don't report crimes. Many of those who don't report say it's because they don't expect police to follow up.
Jul 11, 2016

More than 1,000 gather in Seattle over fatal officer-involved shootings

Many moved from a Westlake Park vigil over the fatal police shootings of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling to a march on downtown streets.
Jul 8, 2016
Jenny Chen, a resident of Wallingford, has gone missing while backpacking in Mexico. Here, Chen is seen while traveling in Puebla, Mexico, in March. (Courtesy of Jonathan Reinhard)

What do you do when a loved one goes missing abroad?

Frustration with uncooperative embassies and local police are common when Americans go missing abroad.
May 20, 2016

Police say no hate crime in Hamza Warsame’s death

People in Seattle's Somali and Muslim communities felt the the 16-year-old's death was not investigated seriously until after community outcry.
May 10, 2016

Man faces hate crime charge after confrontation at Seattle mosque

Police say the man had a gun and argued with two men after he demanded to know "where they were from."
Feb 4, 2016

5 ways to fix public safety in the Chinatown International District

Will new city council reps like Lorena Gonzalez finally have answers for longstanding public safety issues in the International District?
Nov 24, 2015

Chinatown-International District Block Watch walks streets for safety

Volunteers with the Neighborhood Block Watch patrol the Chinatown-International District on Tuesdays to boost the neighborhood's safety.
Oct 22, 2015

Globalist asks the Candidates: Safety in the International District

How can Seattle improve safety in the International District? The Seattle Globalist asked the Seattle City Council candidates.
Oct 19, 2015

Seattle East Africans reach out to police, politicians through iftars

Crosscut posted a two-part series about efforts to build the relationship between Seattle's growing East African communities and city officials and police.
Aug 26, 2015

Documentary on A Better L.A. shows potential for A Better Seattle

Former gang members are helping with peacekeeping through a Los Angeles organization. A Better Seattle brings similar concepts here.
Jun 16, 2015

New Seattle Police leadership: the international connection

Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O'Toole's new appointments announced yesterday add even more connections to the British Isles.
Mar 12, 2015

Straight Outta Compton: biopic on N.W.A. has relevance in Seattle

N.W.A.'s hip-hop was an important voice in black activism, that is still relevant today.
Feb 20, 2015