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
Tu Thanh Dinh, a first grade teacher at White Center Heights Elementary in Burien, leads a lesson to his first grade students in their Vietnamese immersion language class. (Photo by Ellen Banner / The Seattle Times)

Inslee signs bill to expand dual language education

Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill earlier this week that will expand funding for dual-language education in Washington state K-12 schools.
May 9, 2017
(Photo from Flickr by wabatson)

State must protect Yakima Valley drinking water from cow manure

Lax Washington state dairy regulations are allowing cow manure to taint Yakima Valley drinking water.
Aug 23, 2016

Washington business groups push pro-immigration policies

Agriculture and technology organizations say that Washington state's economy depends on immigration reform.
Aug 10, 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

Top 5 things to do in Seattle this July

This month in Seattle: improvised Bollywood movies, a film about Yesler Terrace, volcano preparedness and the intersection of race and climate change.
Jul 1, 2015

WA State Dream Act gives undocumented students a shot at higher education

With the passage of the Washington Dream Act, undocumented students are ready for college.
Mar 20, 2014

Redmond siblings a dynamic duo fighting for immigration reform

How Carlos and Jenni Martinez turned off their computers and hit the streets to make a better world.
Sep 20, 2013
Eddy Martinez. Photo thanks to OneAmerica.

Too young to make a difference? Eddy Martinez doesn’t think so

For years, young people have been hearing: “You are too young to make a difference."
Aug 22, 2013
Yadira Lopez. Photo thanks to OneAmerica.

What does it mean to be a civically engaged youth?

What does it mean to be a civically engaged youth?
Aug 7, 2013
Maria-Jose Soerens, a local organizer for the Evangelical Immigration Table. (Photo by Bettina Hansen/The Seattle Times)

What would Jesus do with a broken immigration system?

Evangelical leaders are drawing on scripture to muster conservative support for immigration reform.  
Mar 14, 2013
At a rally in Walla Walla calling for immigration reform way back in 2010. (Photo by Dick_Morgan)

What immigrants want out of reform (and what they’ll actually get)

Washington’s diverse immigrant community isn’t afraid of going to the back of the line…as long as they’re sure of where it will lead.  
Mar 13, 2013

Immigration reform push is promising, but problematic, for local families

The five paragraphs President Obama devoted to the issue of immigration in his State of the Union speech Tuesday did not impress a OneAmerica watch party in Seattle.
Feb 15, 2013

New OneAmerica director aims to boost immigrant voter participation

In the past six months alone, big things have started happening for the immigrant community is Seattle. President Obama announced a new deportation deferment policy for undocumented young adults. The Seattle City Council created the Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs and a new Washington State Voting Rights Act could significantly increase voting participation among immigrant […]
Oct 9, 2012