Bangladesh garment workers demand US retailers “End Death Traps”

Fires at garment factories in Bangladesh have killed more than 600 workers since 2006. This week a survivor visited Seattle to confront consumers with the human cost of cheap apparel. 
Apr 26, 2013
(Photo courtesy PramilaJayapal.com)

Pramila Jayapal racking up endorsements for State Senate run

Just months after Democrat Adam Kline announced his plans to leave the State Senate, Pramila Jayapal has emerged as the candidate to beat in an already crowded race for the 37th District seat. Jayapal — longtime resident of the Southend district — is most widely known as the founder and former executive director of OneAmerica, the […]
Apr 23, 2014

The surprising flavor of Kosher in the Northwest

Turns out the relationship between Jews and ethnic food runs deeper than just Chinese food on Christmas
Jun 5, 2014
Nestora Salgado addresses the community police force she lead in Olinalá, Mexico, prior to her arrest last year. (Still from Youtube)

Political support grows for Renton grandmother-turned-militia-leader held in Mexico

  After almost a year in a Mexican prison, a wave of political pressure is gathering for the release of Renton resident Nestora Salgado. “We must shame the Mexican government into doing the right thing,” Congressman Adam Smith said in a press conference held at Seattle University on Monday. Salgado is a naturalized citizen and U.S. passport holder who moved […]
Jun 19, 2014

Nestora Salgado’s family prepares for long court fight in Mexico in vigilante case

Family told that Renton woman faces 1,000 years in prison in Mexico, accused of kidnapping after organizing a community police force.
Feb 27, 2015

Renton woman Nestora Salgado on hunger strike in Mexican prison

Nestora Salgado Garcia, who ran a community police force in Mexico until her arrest in 2013, is protesting her conditions and her detention.
May 15, 2015

Transgender teen crowned Renton High School prom queen

Brooklyn Buenaventura, a teenanger who is transgender, was crowned Renton High School prom queen Saturday night, KING 5 news reported.
Jun 8, 2015
Members of N.W.A. as depicted in the new film 'Straight Outta Compton,' which opened to big audiences and beefed up security at movie theaters last weekend.

Straight outta patience with white fear

Movie theaters beefed up security for 'Straight Outta Compton,' a reminder that not much has changed since N.W.A.'s heyday. Black lives still matter less than white fear.
Aug 18, 2015

Nestora Salgado accusers fail to appear in court; supporters mark anniversary

Nestora Salgado, who led a community police force in her hometown in Mexico, marks two years in jail without the chance to address the charges against her.
Aug 24, 2015

How a tiny Mexican town was transformed by Azteca restaurants

The small town of Cuautla in Jalisco, Mexico cashes in on an American Dream fulfilled.
Pastor George Everett, at an Ebola Relief concert in 2014 (Photo courtesy Tino Tran)

Kent congregation raising money to build Ebola orphanage in Liberia

A local Liberian American congregation is raising money to build an orphanage for children left parentless because of Ebola.
Nov 27, 2015

#GreaterSeattle: Sikhs seek recognition and respect

Despite it being the fifth largest religion in the world, Aman Kuar Mann says young American Sikhs like her are still fighting for recognition and respect.
Apr 11, 2016
Beacon Hill Cowboy Junior Jarel Craig (center) and his teammates warm up before their game against the Renton Rangers. (Photo by Susan Fried)

Photos: On the field with Seattle’s youth football stars

For hundreds of kids in the Greater Seattle Youth Football & Cheer League, it's as much about gaining life skills and mentorship than it is about football.
Sep 10, 2016
A Mini Central District Panther Cheerleader shows some spirit during the Cheer Competition. (Photo by Susan Fried)

These photos of Seattle youth cheer squads are exactly what you need right now

Youth cheer teams from around Seattle and South King County met last weekend to show off their strength and skill.
Nov 10, 2016
Amandeep Singh, A British Sikh illustrator known known as Inkquisitive, brings his pop art to Renton this week. (Photo by Harjit Bhandal)

Pop culture and Sikh tradition meet in Inkquisitive illustrations

British artist Inkquisitive has developed a huge following with his illustrations of pop stars and Sikh gurus. He visits Renton this weekend.
Nov 18, 2016
This new Renton location, complete with a 244,000 square-foot rooftop solar array, is part of Ikea's efforts to become energy independent by 2020. (Photo from A&R Solar)

Ikea completes Washington’s largest rooftop solar installation

Ikea stores in northern Europe already produce more energy than they consume, and there's reason to believe the new Renton store can do the same.
Jan 18, 2017