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In Tacoma, a new space for future ballerinas

The late Kabby Mitchell III was beloved for his talents, his warmth, his brio. The choreographer, teacher and role model was an artistic trailblazer: the…

Counting the homeless and across town, clearing them out

On the steps of City Hall Thursday, as rain threatened, volunteers banged a gong — one strike for every person sleeping on the streets of…

Studying for the citizenship test one stitch at a time

Civics knowledge can be surprisingly difficult for Americans and immigrants alike.  Earlier this month, a group of about 15 strangers challenged themselves to answer questions…

In this homeless shelter, pets are part of the family

On a quiet afternoon in downtown Seattle, an old, worn-out three-story building bursts with laughter. A tortoise has appeared in the hallway and children bolt…