Shiga’s Imports weathers a half century of changes on the Ave
by Blake Peterson
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
Celebrating Nowruz from London to Seattle
by Lucinda Homa Gray
Ancient Nowruz traditions celebrated around the world make a big splash in Seattle.
Mar 21, 2015
Five years post-explosion, Tesoro strikers still push for safety measures
by J.M. Wong
Justice delayed, Skagit County-based Tesoro strikers lead a push for better safety standards and management accountability.
Mar 3, 2015
Exchange connects Seattle Black liberation to Hong Kong Umbrella movements
by J.M. Wong
How a transpacific exchange connects Seattle Black liberation to Hong Kong Umbrella movements.
Jan 22, 2015
Navigating America’s biracial identity crisis
by Kyle Jensen
We’re living in a post-racial America, right? Then why is identifying as more than one race still so hard?
Jan 9, 2015
The cost of family separation
by Mary September
Three years ago, I left my life in rural Malawi — and 15 bouts of malaria — to return to the states with my son.
Jan 6, 2015
Growing up illiterate…in my family language
by Candace Kwan
Twitter Cantonese and/or Chinese? How Chinese students are choosing their native language options. #language #China #Chinese #Cantonese Facebook How are immigrant and second-generation Chinese students keeping their native language choices open?
Jan 5, 2015
What can Sakuma workers on strike learn from ‘Food Chains’?
by Rebecca Randall
Connecting the field to the grocery store proved to be the best means to achieve labor gains for migrant farmworkers.
Jan 2, 2015
Judge with tribal background appointed to Superior Court
by Venice Buhain
A longtime tribal judge will become Washington's only Native American Superior Court judge when she starts this month on the bench in Whatcom County.
Jan 1, 2015
From family to coffee cup: cafe owner reaches for El Salvador roots
by Janelle Retka
Seattle has a reputation as a city coated with endless corners of coffee shops devoted to fair trade bean sources.
Gov. Inslee’s ‘polluter pays’ proposal a step toward climate justice
by Deric Gruen
Days after the governments of the world convened in Lima to set the stage for the next big United Nations climate change conference, Gov. Jay Inslee announced a plan that would bring our state in line with 39 other programs around the world and put a price on carbon.
Dec 23, 2014
Opportunities, challenges await immigrant parents eligible for Obama’s deferred action
by Lornet Turnbull
“These work permits have an expiration date to them,” said Corona, who also heads the Washington Dream Act Coalition. “It's an obvious and clear thing for an employer who may start questioning the longevity of someone they are about to make an major investment in.”
Dec 17, 2014
Japanese-style cat cafe coming to Seattle
by Grace Qian
Two young Seattle entrepreneurs are raising funds to open 'the Meowtropolitan' — Seattle's first cat cafe.
Upaya helps India’s ultra poor get higher-paying jobs
by Sarah Stuteville
Extreme poverty is an unavoidable reality in India. The first time I traveled in the country — as an inexperienced and idealistic 20-year-old backpacker — I was shocked by the families living on the street, the children begging for food, the old women breaking rocks on the side of the road. I wondered what could […]
Dec 12, 2014
Young refugees from Burma speak through art
by Gennie Gebhart
By 2009, Burma became our state's largest refugee community.
Nov 19, 2014
I-1351 tied, but global data shows one class size doesn’t fit all
by Jeanny Rhee
What do Japan and South Korea have to say about the value of small class sizes?
Nov 7, 2014
Justice for Jennifer Laude and all trans hate victims
by Christina Twu
Activists gathered Sunday in a vigil for a trans woman in the Philippines who was allegedly murdered by a U.S. marine stationed there.
Nov 3, 2014
Candidates address startling dearth of diversity in State Legislature
by Annie Kucklick
Only 13 out of the total 147 state legislators in the state House and Senate are people of color. All 13 are democrats.
Aug 1, 2014
Washington prepares for 600 unaccompanied minors from Central America
by Anna Goren
Preparations are underway for local organizations to provide support for the 600 minors who may arrive in Washington in coming weeks.
Jul 24, 2014
Folklife Festival: A Memorial Day weekend from around the world
by Padmaja Ganeshan-Singh
This weekend Seattle Center will transform into a microcosm of the Northwest’s prolific community of world music and arts. If you’ve ever wanted to experience the rich cultural diversity of the Pacific Northwest all in one place, this is where you will find it.
May 23, 2014