Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks to supporters at the Northwest Washington Fair and Event Center on May 7, 2016 in Lynden. (Photo by Jovelle Tamayo.)

Young women of color wonder what Trump presidency will bring

And what kind of country did we have?
Nov 9, 2016
(L-R) University of Washington students Madhavi Kuthanur, Melissa Diamond and Olivia Corti react as polling results move in the favor of Republican Presidential nominee, Donald Trump. (Photo by Jovelle Tamayo.)

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
Odalys Lopez (Photo courtesy Odalys Lopez)

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
Felix Ngoussou, a Seattle Central District business owner and an immigrant from Chad, supports Initiative 1433, but acknowledges the initiative puts a burden on small businesses. (Photo by Lee Nacozy.)

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
Pablo Garcia Martinez (Photo by Esmy Jimenez)

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
Light rail departs from Mount Baker Link station. (Photo by Min Duc Nguyen)

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.
Marco Roman (Photo by Jovelle Tamayo.)

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
Yi-Chun Lin. (Photo by Jovelle Tamayo.)

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
A video on YouTube set the Clinton-Trump second debate to a Chinese song. (Screenshot via YouTube.)

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
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Washington state primary results: Jayapal pulls ahead in Congressional race

There are several front-running candidates after early returns, but the general election picture will be clearer as the state continues to count ballots.
Aug 3, 2016
Varisha Khan, a Washington state Democratic delegate, is one of the youngest participants at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. (Photo courtesy CAIR-WA.)

Young Washington delegate offers view at Democratic National Convention

First-time delegate Varisha Khan, 20, reflects on the Democratic National Convention, which is in its third day in Philadelphia today.
Jul 27, 2016
Batley and Spen MP Jo Cox is seen in Westminster May 12, 2015. She was attacked and killed June 16, 2016. (Photo by Yui Mok for Press Association via Reuters.)

British lawmaker fatally shot; EU referendum campaigns suspended

Jo Cox was a rising star in the Labour Party and an advocate for Britain remaining in the European Union. The motive for the attack was not yet known.
Jun 16, 2016
The six leading candidates for Lieutenant Governor (left to right): Javier Figueroa, Karen Fraser, Cyrus Habib, Steve Hobbs, Jim Moeller and Phillip Yin. (Courtesy photos.)

The most diverse race in state history is for… Lieutenant Governor?

This year’s lieutenant governor race has attracted the most demographically diverse statewide pool of candidates in Washington.
May 18, 2016
Presidential candidate Rodrigo "Digong" Duterte talks to the media before casting his vote at a polling precinct for national elections at Daniel Aguinaldo National High School in Davao city in southern Philippines, May 9, 2016. (Photo by Erik De Castro for Reuters.)

Maverick mayor Duterte looks to clinch presidency of Philippines

Rodrigo Duterte outpolled rivals with incendiary rhetoric, criticism of political establishment and advocacy of extrajudicial killings to stamp out crime.
May 9, 2016
Hundreds of protestors demonstrated at Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s rally on May 7, 2016 at the Northwest Washington Fair and Event Center in Lynden, Wash.  (Photo by Jovelle Tamayo.)

Supporters and protesters greet Trump at rally near Canada border

More than 200 anti-Trump protestors peacefully demonstrated before and after the event, repeating chants like “love trumps hate” and “si se puede.”
May 8, 2016
Varisha Khan speaks at a press conference of community leaders who denounced Trump ahead of two rallies in Washington. (Photo Venice Buhain.)

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
Mohan Gurung of the Washington Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (center) and other attendees listen at a recent forum on Washington state legislative bills affecting people in the Asian American community. (Photo by John Stang.)

Asian American advocates say 2016 legislature offered political mixed bag

Legislation addressing racial equity in schools, police body cameras and the Washington Voting Rights Act were among the bills the groups watched.
Apr 11, 2016
A cameraman is seen outside the Arango Orillac Building where the Mossack Fonseca law firm is situated at, in Panama City, April 4, 2016. (Photo by Carlos Jasso for Reuters.)

World leaders deny wrongdoing as “Panama Papers” reveal offshore wealth

Friends of Russian President Vladimir Putin and relatives of prime ministers in Britain, Iceland and Pakistan have been linked to the offshore companies.
Apr 4, 2016
Amarinthia Torres speaks at the Democratic caucus at Lowell Elementary School in Seattle on Saturday (Photo by Sharayah Lane.)

A first-timer reflects on Washington’s Democratic caucus

More than 230,000 participated in Washington's Democratic caucus on Saturday, which Sen. Bernie Sanders won overwhelmingly.
Mar 28, 2016
The Yakima City Council in 2016. (Photo by the city of Yakima.)

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