Local program leads charge to preserve Ladino language

It’s a language called Ladino. And what’s happening in this small office on the third floor of Thomson Hall at the University of Washington is an effort unlike any other currently to preserve a language and a culture that has been fading for the past hundred years.
Dec 3, 2018

The 2018 Romanian Film Festival Seattle: “One Eye Laughing, One Eye Crying: Uncanny Worlds”

In tune with the Halloween spirit of the first week in November, travel with us to Romania and its “Uncanny Worlds”. This year’s films will take you on a journey through the unusual, unfamiliar, ineffable, incomprehensible, unfathomable, inscrutable, and the unclear. More than ever, Romanian films reflect the uncanny aspects of reality, history, politics, and everyday life, as well as […]
Sep 25, 2018
A sign inside the glass of a Seattle drugstore drink cooler informs customers of the new “Soda Tax.” A classic 20 ounce bottle of Coca Cola might be priced at $2.00 but cost $2.35 due to the cola’s sugar content. (Photo by Mikaela Lobe)

Initiative 1634 aims to stop a future “soda tax”

The state initiative comes a year after Seattle passed a "soda tax" on drinks with sugar to pay for programs that address education and food disparities.
Oct 31, 2018

Pitter Patter 5K

Announcing the PITTER PATTER 5k!  Taking BIG strides for LITTLE lives. Please join the Hudson David McNeel Foundation on October 7th for our annual fundraiser!  This family friendly, stroller friendly 5k event is open to anyone who is ready to take a step forward and join us in making a difference! When you participate in […]
Sep 4, 2018

“No Blueprint” offers new blueprint for local podcasts

The Seattle podcast No Blueprint focuses on local artists and entrepreneurs of color — and answers a call for representation for people of color in media.
Jun 21, 2018

Focused on son’s healing, family closes Phnom Penh Noodle House

For 30 years, the Ung family shared their Khmer culture through food at the Phnom Penh Noodle House, one of the few Cambodian restaurants in the Seattle area.
May 23, 2018

Taiwan’s Aboriginal cultures inspire Cloud Gate’s “Formosa”

The renowned Taiwanese choreographer Lin Hwai-min spoke to an audience at Meany Theater on his last tour before retirement.
Mar 28, 2018

Scenes from Seattle’s Women’s March 2018

Thousands of people marched this weekend in Seattle's Women's March 2.0.
Jan 22, 2018

Neighborhood House Caravale

Neighborhood House invites you to Caravale – an evening to explore different cultures and celebrate community. This year, we will experience the beauty, resilience and joy of Vietnam through art, music and cuisine. “Travel” with us to this intriguing, coastal country for a remarkable night of conversation, entertainment and inspiration. Award-winning chefs Tom Douglas and Matthew Dillon […]
Oct 3, 2017
Agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement arresting suspects during a 2010 raid. More people have been deported under Obama than any previous president. (Photo from ICE)

33 arrested in Seattle in immigration sweep focused on “sanctuary” cities

ICE's Operation "Safe City" took place in Seattle, Massachusetts and other places that have clashed with the Trump administration over deportation policies.
Sep 29, 2017
The wall of old signs inside of Thompson Signs' warehouse serves as a visual reminder of the mostly white, male political candidates in the northwest. (Photo by Lucas Anderson / UW Election Eye)

Democracy voucher advocates aim to diversify Seattle politics

Supporters hope the program boosts the diversity of people involved in politics either by getting behind a candidate or by running for office themselves.
Jul 6, 2017

Could slide in Seattle’s international students continue under Trump?

International Student enrollment at Seattle Colleges has been on the decline — and changes in visa policies under Trump are unlikely to help boost numbers.
Jul 3, 2017

Seattle area reacts to the Supreme Court’s revival of Trump’s travel ban

Seattle organizations and state government officials were disappointed with the Supreme Court's decision to reinstate parts of President Trump's travel ban.
Jun 26, 2017

Seattle fashion and style bloggers of color make waves

Do you love fashion and style? Then you need to follow these three Seattle bloggers.
Jun 8, 2017

Seattle soda tax to fund education, nutrition programs

Funds from the tax will go towards education and making healthy food more accessible to low-income communities.
Jun 7, 2017

Seattle’s Ethiopian community savors its coffee culture

The tradition of Ethiopian coffee is not just about the caffeine, but about the community.

Shiga’s Imports weathers a half century of changes on the Ave

The Shiga family's businesses endured through Japanese American incarceration, social change and nearby malls. But what about a proposed upzone on the Ave?
Jun 1, 2017
(Photo by Christina Chung)

International students find hurdles to U.S. employment after graduation

After studying at American universities, international students find barriers and bureaucracy to U.S. employment after graduation.
May 30, 2017

What it takes to be featured in the Seattle International Film Festival

SIFF's programming team is inclusive on gender, race, country, sexual orientation and film budget.
May 22, 2017

Amazon prayer rooms now available to Muslim security contract employees

Muslim security workers at Amazon say they have won an important concession — but also say that a culture of retaliation over labor activities remains.
May 17, 2017