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Can the Ethiopian community hang on in Seattle?

While the Rainier Beach neighborhood has long been a thriving center for Ethiopian Americans in Seattle, many community members are worried about preserving connections amid…

A critical exhibit in this time of Trump

The Year of Remembrance: Glimpses of a Forever Foreigner exhibit opens with a video image of a face — your face. Text below asks the…

At UW, students get lessons on homelessness

On a chilly Saturday morning, more than a dozen volunteers helped set up a tent city for the homeless in a new spot: the University…

Asia McClain, alibi in ‘Serial’ case, tells her story

In January 1999, when Asia McClain Chapman was waiting in the library of her high school in Baltimore County, she remembers talking briefly with popular…

LGBTQ Muslims feel ‘sliced in two’ by Orlando slaughter

Inside the doors of the Muslim Association of Puget Sound (MAPS), a large mosque in Redmond, streamers with paper stars and crescent moons in pink…

Explosive claims drive fight over proposed LNG terminal

In April, environmental activists helped cancel construction of the world’s largest methanol refinery, which was proposed for the Port of Tacoma. Now they’ve set their sights…

Saving the language that brought us ‘Seattle’

For several hours each day, Amber Hayward slips out of English, her first language, and into Lushootseed, the Native American language that gave Seattle, Tacoma,…

City environmental efforts: Got justice?

Communities of color in Seattle could have more reason to celebrate the local environment in years to come. That’s the hope, at least, behind new…

Tent city for homeless headed to UW campus

Next winter, 100 homeless people might set up a tent city on the UW campus, to serve as their home for 90 days. If it…

War games coming to a park near you

Imagine one of Washington state’s public parks at night. It could be a remote place or the Olympic Peninsula, or Discovery Park, Seattle’s wildest place.…

Bitcoin miners have discovered Washington

Most of the Pacific Northwest’s power comes from hydroelectricity. Central Washington counties like Chelan –well-positioned to tap the powerful Columbia River cutting through it – enjoy some of…

Smartypants guide to Civic Cocktail: Mayor Ed Murray to talk homelessness

How has the recently-elected city council been working with the mayor to solve the city’s most pressing needs? How can the city grow and remain…

West Coast states dropping prescription requirement for birth control

This month, Oregon became the first state in the nation to allow women to get birth control pills or patches from a pharmacist without a…