Ilhan Omar is poised to become the first Somali American elected to a state legislature. (Photo from

“A new era of representation” for Somali Americans in politics?

Ilhan Omar’s high-profile campaign in Minnesota is "a wake up call” that Washington could have better representation of Somali Americans in politics.
Sep 16, 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
Amina Ahmed, of SeaTac, takes a photograph of Awdoon Mohamed, as he signs a letter to Attorney General Bob Ferguson urging his office to investigate the city of SeaTac. (Photo by Venice Buhain)

SeaTac Muslims, interfaith leaders criticize idea of ‘tactical map’

Residents, interfaith leaders spoke out after an investigation uncovered an attempt at religious profiling of Muslims in the city of SeaTac.
Jun 7, 2016
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Ex-interim SeaTac city manager sought to map Muslims, says report

City of SeaTac staff members were "alarmed" by former interim City Manager James "Donny" Payne's inquiries about Muslims and East African immigrants.
May 24, 2016
Nearly 10,000 showed up the May Day march with signs and flags, calling for a higher minimum wage and an end to discrimination against immigrants. (Photo by Seth Halleran)

Why $15 now should mean RIGHT now!

As phased-in $15 minimum wage laws spread to NY and California, our local experience shows there's no point in waiting to pay a living wage.
Apr 3, 2016
Alaska Airlines food workers demonstrate in May at the airline's corporate headquarters after the company fought the city of SeaTac's voter-approved $15 an hour minimum wage. (Photo by Alex Garland.)

Court ruling confirms $15 minimum wage for airport workers

Washington State's highest court rejected an argument by airport vendors that the airport was exempt from the city of SeaTac's voter-approved minimum wage.
Aug 20, 2015
Bombus vosnesenskii the yellow-faced bumble bee, on a wild pea plant, photographed by Common Acre volunteers surveying native bee habitats at the Sea-Tac airport last summer. (Courtesy photo)

Sea-Tac project aims to counter global bee die off

Organizers of a pollination project around Sea-Tac airport see native species of bees as key to averting a global bee die off.
Apr 29, 2015
King County Sheriff's Office released these photos of a man that police say showed a gun to Muslim women and made hateful remarks. (Photos courtesy the King County Sheriff's Office.)

Man sought in alleged hate crime after hateful remarks, showing gun to Muslim woman

It's the latest incident that has raised concerns about hate crimes against Muslims in Washington.
Apr 2, 2015
Things get a little bit weird with Swedish psychedelic band Goat, one of more than a dozen international acts currently signed to Sub Pop. (Courtesy photo)

Sub Pop’s music shop an unlikely fit at Sea-Tac

Your world tour of alternative music departs from Sea-Tac — but you won’t even have to get on a plane.
Oct 23, 2014
Nearly 10,000 showed up the May Day march with signs and flags, calling for a higher minimum wage and an end to discrimination against immigrants. (Photo by Seth Halleran)

Who really wins with a $15 minimum wage?

Answer: Immigrants, women, minorities.
Jun 18, 2014
Volunteers from immigrant rights non-profit OneAmerica campaigning for civic engagement by immigrants at Seattle Central Community College this past August. (Photo courtesy OneAmerica)

Minority representation still a challenge in hyper-diverse 9th district

When Washington’s congressional districts were redrawn last January, the State Redistricting Commission made a bold move: They split the city of Seattle between two districts in order to create the state’s first ever “majority-minority” district. The 9th Congressional District was shifted northward, leaving behind the Fort Lewis area and rural Pierce County to take in […]
Oct 28, 2012