Man who accused Seattle mayor of sexual abuse drops lawsuit

The man who sued Seattle Mayor Ed Murray accusing him of paying him for sex when he was a teenager has dropped the lawsuit, his attorney said on Wednesday.
Jun 15, 2017

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray drops bid for second term

Murray says the allegations of sexual abuse are not true, but that the issue would distract from the campaign and city business.
May 9, 2017

Macron wins French presidency, to European allies’ relief

Emmanuel Macron was elected French president on Sunday defeating Marine Le Pen, a far-right nationalist.
May 8, 2017

Trump’s Army Secretary nominee sparks criticism from the LGBTQ community

Mark Green's statements contrast with former Army Secretary Eric Fanning, who is gay and backed measures supporting transgender people in the military.
Apr 17, 2017

Lawsuit accuses Seattle Mayor Ed Murray of sexually abusing teen in 1980s

A 46-year-old man sued Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, accusing him of sexual abuse over several years in the 1980s. Murray denied the accusations.
Apr 6, 2017

Resisting the urge to “otherize”

If I believe there is more to me than the identities I wear, then shouldn't I extend that belief to others?
Mar 14, 2017

Lawyer, activist and poet Nikkita Oliver enters Seattle mayoral race

Nikkita Oliver announced her candidacy for Seattle mayor on Wednesday.
Mar 9, 2017

Seattle political Town Hall lacks politicians — and audience diversity

A recent grassroots Town Hall lacked both politicians and minority faces in the audience, which demonstrated the difficulties of organizing new movements.
Mar 3, 2017
Wrestlers from Lucha Libre Volcánica perform in Tacoma for "Lucha de Sound." (Photo by Olivia Fuller)

Lawmakers ready to rumble over pro wrestling regulations

3-2-1 BATTLE!, Lucha Libre Volcanica and other professional wrestling troupes say their sport is not like boxing, but its own unique category.
Mar 2, 2017

Philippine Ex-President Marcos’ “hero’s burial” serves a modern agenda

What's behind the effort to bury the demons of Ferdinand Marcos' past?
Dec 18, 2016

For female mayors in Guatemala, facing discrimination is part of the job

Of the 71 community mayors currently serving in Sololá municipality in southwestern Guatemala, only four are women.
Dec 12, 2016

Young women of color wonder what Trump presidency will bring

And what kind of country did we have?
Nov 9, 2016

Election 2016 in Seattle in photos and video

The Seattle Globalist was out in Seattle election day, to capture the reactions of residents throughout the area.
Nov 8, 2016

The New Voters: Immigration and environment are personal

A 19-year-old in Bellingham will cast her vote this Nov. 8 for the first time, along with a record 3.2 million U.S.-born Latino millennials.
Nov 3, 2016

Business owners weigh effects of I-1433 minimum wage measure

Despite the potential burdens of raising the minimum wage, there are small business owners who are backing the statewide measure.
Nov 2, 2016

The New Voters: Frustrated by discrimination

A 27-year-old registered to vote for the first time this year to combat discrimination and this year's racially charged political rhetoric.
Nov 1, 2016

A skeptic’s argument against Sound Transit 3

Sound Transit asks voters for a major expansion, but columnist Goorish Wibneh wonders whether enough questions about the project have been asked.

The New Voters: Looking long-term

One new citizen — who has been in the country for 25 years — says the Hispanic community needs to be a powerful political force.
Oct 28, 2016

The New Voters: Casting a vote for optimism

Yi-Chun Lin, who has lived in the U.S. for 20 years, pushed herself through the citizenship process so she could vote this year.
Oct 26, 2016

Chinese social media has fun with U.S. presidential debates in song

Humor has been one way for young Chinese people to engage with the U.S. debates.
Oct 18, 2016