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ICE targets prominent immigration activist for deportation

As U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement continues to crack down on undocumented immigrants around the country, the agency has sent a prominent immigrant-rights activist in Washington…

Uncertain future for a local Salvadoran family in Trump’s America

In a small, lime-colored house, on a White Center street lined with modest homes, live three generations of a family whose roots trace back to El…

AG Ferguson sues Motel 6 for outing guests to ICE agents

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced on Wednesday a lawsuit against the national hotel chain Motel 6 after it admitted that, for a period of…

Best of 2017: Who was Charleena Lyles? Family, court records paint picture

This week Crosscut is running some of our best stories of the year, as selected both by our editors and by popularity with readers. The room…

Best of 2017: In a Buddhist temple, mourning high schooler Tommy Le

Forty-nine days after police shot Tommy Le dead, his family said goodbye to the 20-year-old man. As Buddhist monks scurried about preparing for a morning service…

Best of 2017: Why am I a threat?

One day last fall, a month before Donald Trump was elected president, Lassana Magassa disappeared from his job with Delta Airlines at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.…

New lawsuit: local hospital denied surgery to trans patient

For the second time in two months, the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington has filed a lawsuit claiming a transgender individual was denied medical…

Could decades-old technology have prevented Amtrak crash?

Eleven months before Monday's derailment of an Amtrak train on its inaugural trip east of Puget Sound, Lakewood Deputy Mayor Jason Whalen had a question…

A Muslim and a Christian take a Muslim Roadshow to rural Washington

They’re not the sort of couple one is likely to encounter in many parts of the country: a hijab-wearing Muslim woman with a Harvard law degree…

Another Evergreen professor resigns following racial protests

The bloodletting at Olympia's Evergreen State College continues in the aftermath of last spring's race-related protests with the resignation of an African-American faculty member. As…

The choir that sings for the dying

Robin Rose first experienced the power of the Threshold Choir as she recovered from major surgery after a cancer diagnosis about ten years ago. "They were…

Christian, bisexual and blocked from ‘dream job’

A former volunteer for Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission, a Christian organization that provides services to the homeless, is suing the nonprofit over discrimination. Matthew Woods,…

Sessions sends warning to Seattle, King County on immigration policy

Attorney General Jeff Sessions sent King County and Seattle officials letters on Wednesday inquiring about whether they are violating the terms of a U.S. Department…

Court says ex-inmate can be a lawyer

Update: On Thursday, November 16, the Washington state Supreme Court ruled unanimously that Tarra Simmons "has the requisite moral character and fitness to practice law"…

Latino candidates triumph after Burien’s nasty campaign

Ask almost anyone in Burien and they will likely tell you about the city's growing pains, which are mostly centered around the issue of immigrant rights. Now…
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