Unaccompanied migrant children at a Department of Health and Human Services facility in south Texas (Photo courtesy U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar)

Washington law bridges gap for unaccompanied youth

The state closes a gap for abused or abandoned immigrant youth — and opens the possibility of a green card for some unaccompanied youth.
Jun 21, 2017

Suicide prevention: It’s not just a counselor’s job, it’s everyone’s job

There are three different bills in the Washington State Legislature the advocates say offer simple means to reduce the number of suicides.
Mar 17, 2017

The most diverse race in state history is for… Lieutenant Governor?

This year’s lieutenant governor race has attracted the most demographically diverse statewide pool of candidates in Washington.
May 18, 2016

Asian American advocates say 2016 legislature offered political mixed bag

Legislation addressing racial equity in schools, police body cameras and the Washington Voting Rights Act were among the bills the groups watched.
Apr 11, 2016

Washington Voting Rights Act falters for fourth straight year

Last year, Yakima lost a federal court battle over whether its city council system suppressed representation of its significant Latino population.
Mar 9, 2016

Proposed change in law could keep International District noodles fresh

The bill "concerning certain cultural foods" would allow for flexibility for local rules for fresh rice noodles and rice cakes.
Mar 1, 2016

Why it’s important to honor home languages in schools

A new "Speak Your Language" campaign is encouraging schools and parents to preserve home language.
Feb 16, 2016