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Playwright Julia Cho weaves a brief but difficult tale in “Office Hour”

The play “Office Hour,” at ArtsWest through May 26, draws from the 2007 shooting at Virginia Tech.
May 15, 2019

In Mexico, what happens when a miscarriage is treated as a crime?

A recent study found that at least 4,118 women in Mexico had been charged with the crime of abortion between 2000 and 2017.

How to be an ally to Muslims during Ramadan

It’s the middle of Ramadan, a Muslim holy month of fasting and prayer. Here are a few things to know in order to be a good ally this month.
May 14, 2019

ICE flights move to Yakima after being frozen out of Boeing Field

The development follows recent news that ICE deported 34,000 people through King County's Boeing Field between 2011 and 2018.

Historic South Downtown awards grants to 19 local projects

Recipients of the grants, totaling nearly $1 million, include Chief Seattle Club, Uncle Bob's Place and Friends of Little Saigon.
May 13, 2019

“Nina Simone: Four Women” imagines an artist’s path to activism

“Nina Simone: Four Women,” presented by the Seattle Repertory Theatre, explores the life of the iconic jazz singer and activist artist.
May 9, 2019

“Shadow” sees Zhang Yimou on familiar ground

Chinese director Zhang Yimou's "Shadow," playing at the Grand Illusion Cinema, is a return to the director's form.
May 8, 2019

Forged credentials a risky shortcut to success in Uganda

Locals know Nasser Street for its printing services — including forging credentials. These documents can bring opportunities. But are the risks worth it?
May 7, 2019

Northwest Folklife’s Youth-Led Cohort Launches Creative Platform: The Hydrant

The Hydrant was conceived from Northwest Folklife’s 2019 Cultural Focus: Youth Rising, a year-long program featuring peer mentorship, youth residencies, a series of youth-organized performances and events, and opportunities for creative collaborations.

Photo essay: May Day March for Immigrants and Workers

Author, activist and photographer Sharon H. Chang took photos at the annual march in Seattle held in solidarity for immigrants and workers rights.
May 6, 2019

Chefs stir up success in Seattle’s diverse Black food scene

Edouardo Jordan, owner of Junebaby and Salare, and Pamela Jacob, owner of Pam's Kitchen, showcase the diversity of Black cuisine.

Black women STEM professionals examine the costs of code-switching

At the Black Women in STEM 2.0 event “Code Switching or Soul Switching,” panelists examined the dilemma of "fitting in" or "standing in your truth."
May 2, 2019

Farmers of color reclaim farming as a place of healing, but there is much work to do

Urban farming won’t solve all problems of access and health in urban communities. But Williams hopes farming initiatives in communities of color can grow produce for the community to ease development pressures, bring in natural wildlife and ultimately cultivate a space for historical healing.
May 1, 2019

Global women’s fight against sexual harassment didn’t start with #MeToo

Women in countries such as India, Pakistan and others have long organized successful campaigns against sexual harassment.
Apr 30, 2019

Why after 20 years affirmative action is coming back to Washington

Affirmative action has returned to Washington via Initiative 1000, which curtails the state’s 1998 ban on preferential treatment based on race or gender.
Apr 29, 2019

Chef in Mexico seeks to instill taste for indigenous cuisine

Claudia Ruiz Santiz, whose family is part of the Tsotsil population, recreates recipes from her grandmother’s kitchen at Kokonó, her restaurant in Chiapas.
Apr 25, 2019

ICE deported 34,000 through Boeing Field

A study found that between 2011 and 2018, about 360 people per month were on deportation flights that went through Boeing Field, a county-owned airport.
Apr 24, 2019

Kashmir scientists open fish hospital after warming waters kill trout

Fish farming has become a popular industry in Indian-administered Kashmir. Then fish started dying. In response, a local university opened a fish hospital.

Seattle Sri Lankans to hold prayer service for churches bombed on Easter

Locally, Tukwila’s Sarana International Buddhist Center, where many local Sri Lankans worship, will hold a prayer event for the victims on Friday.
Apr 23, 2019

Photo essay: An apology to the Duwamish

People gathered at the Duwamish Longhouse to offer an apology to the Duwamish Tribe for the colonization and ongoing occupation of their lands.
Apr 22, 2019