(Photo from Flickr by Eric Hersman)

Should Seattle give noncitizens the vote?

Politically active Seattleites who aren't citizens say they're frustrated to be excluded from local elections.
Sep 18, 2015
A classroom full of students in Japan, where class sizes average around 30 students. (Photo by Shintaro Ozawa)

I-1351 tied, but global data shows one class size doesn’t fit all

What do Japan and South Korea have to say about the value of small class sizes?
Nov 7, 2014
Pramila Jayapal and supportes wave signs at the corner of Martin Luther King, Jr Way and Rainier Ave on Election Day. (Photo courtesy Jayapal for State Senate)

Big win for Pramila, but diversity in WA politics at a standstill

Metro funding, Pre-K education and several candidates with international backgrounds came out ahead at the polls yesterday. But overall, immigrants and people of color are still underrepresented in state politics.
Nov 5, 2014
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Northwest expats in Thailand cheer Obama victory with locals

BANGKOK, Thailand–As the elections unfolded yesterday in the US, a small huddle of Americans glued their eyes to the CNN report, broadcasting the returns in a mostly empty bar here in Bangkok. The American-owned Roadhouse BBQ was one of only two bars in the city advertising an election watch. Yet in a city packed full […]
Nov 7, 2012