2018 Year In Review

Reflect, Listen and Learn at Year in Review Our panel of experts will discuss politics, homelessness, international affairs, and other hot topics of 2018—and make their predictions for what is to come in 2019. The conversation will be moderated by Q13 News Political Analyst C.R. Douglas. Panelists (to date) Colleen Echohawk, Executive Director, Chief Seattle […]
Sep 20, 2018

Streamlined Investor Visa Strategies

U.S. immigration law is complex, but there are a number of visa options for entrepreneurs and those interested in business investment and ownership.  It is not necessary to invest $500,000 and wait years for an EB-5 visa.  This seminar will focus on alternative strategies for investors.
Aug 15, 2018

Civic Cocktail: Senator Murray + Gary Locke

Presented in partnership with Seattle Channel Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) will join host Joni Balter to discuss the Child Care for Working Families Act, education and much more. Also, former U.S. Ambassador to China and former U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke will weigh in on the 2020 U.S. Census and international trade. Limited tickets available at the […]
Apr 11, 2018

Skinny crabs add stress on local business owners

Small crabs, late season and an international demand is making crabs more expensive for local businesses.
Jan 29, 2018

Mexican shoppers flock to modern malls as middle-class credit grows

Traditional markets were once mainstays of Mexican social and economic life, but shopping malls with chain stores and restaurants are on the rise.
Sep 7, 2017

Trans-Pacific Partnership deal reached; now needs Congressional approval

A deal was reached on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade treaty that critics have feared would erode local regulations.
Oct 6, 2015
A container ship leaves the Port of Seattle while the Bainbridge Island ferry enters. (Photo via Wikipedia)

New trade exec sees more than just money in China

The new director of the Washington State China Relations Council says our state's relationship with China is about more than just money.
Mar 6, 2014
People gather at Peace Arch Park on the Canadian border in December 2012 to oppose the U.S.-led Trans Pacific Partnership. (Photo by Caelie Frampton)

5 reasons to protest the Trans Pacific Partnership

Citizens and social justice orgs rallied at Westlake on Friday to protest the largest free trade agreement since NAFTA.
Jan 29, 2014
Merced River with Containers. (Painting by Mary Iverson)

Visualizing global shipping’s environmental impacts

Why local artist Mary Iverson paints shipping containers in the middle of Yosemite National Park.
Jan 14, 2014
Cherries from a Coffee arabica plant, before the seeds are removed, dried and roasted. (Photo by Rodrigo via Flickr)

As Seattle’s beans get better, Colombian coffee farmers suffer

After a century as a flagship industry, Colombian coffee growers have fallen on hard times, driven by free trade agreements, the global financial crisis and changing tastes for our morning cup.
Aug 28, 2013
A discarded can of US food aid in Ethiopia. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

WA farmers and charities fixing to fight against food aid reform

President Obama’s food-aid reform proposals sound like a common sense way to feed more of the world’s poor. But from farms, to ports, to global charities, Washington State has a lot riding on the status quo. 
May 31, 2013

Small-business suicides expose China’s hidden economic crisis

“Many things that shouldn’t have happened, happened because of money," Mr. Wang Youliang tells the camera in front him. “The situation in (Wenzhou) is a secret everybody knows but you can’t talk about it in public.” He is a young entrepreneur and shoe manufacturer working in Wenzhou, China. Among his friends, five factory owners escaped and one killed himself.
Jan 29, 2013

Exotic animals symbolize luxury in Lebanon’s illegal trade

Grey parrots and vervet monkeys mingle with cats, dogs and hamsters in many of Lebanon’s pet shops, but if you want the really exciting animals, you have to ask behind the counter. Lions, panthers and bears—in fact many of the mascots from the American sports franchises—are just a few of the animals you can buy […]
Aug 13, 2012