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After police shootings, victims’ families connect, advocate

From Magnuson Park, where Charleena Lyles was shot and killed by Seattle police last month, it’s a long drive to Kent, where police shot and…

The hard truths about Seattle’s new homeless fix

For Tammi Lynn, property management is a family business. Her mom, her dad, her stepdad, her daughter, her niece — all of them, over the…

The tiny-house village that started a movement

Tucked into an industrial complex a few miles from Washington state’s capitol building in Olympia is a grassy field ringed by 30 tiny houses, each…

Part-time student, full-time homeless

*Michael carries his backpack nearly everywhere — a backpack so tightly bundled that he has to lean his weight on it so the zipper doesn’t…

A city the size of Woodinville is sleeping in our streets

The homeless numbers are in: The population of people living out on the streets of King County continues to grow, a frustrating and sobering confirmation…

Development deal aims to save Seattle’s black community

The 2.5-acre plot on the southeast corner of 23rd Avenue and East Union Street in Seattle’s Central District — once a cornerstone of historic black Seattle…

‘My Family’s Slave’ – A UW professor weighs in

Earlier this week, The Atlantic published an astonishing cover story, My Family's Slave, about a Seattle family's secret servant, a Filipina named Eudocia Tomas Pulido.…

A new place for Seattle’s homeless: In my backyard

Seattle’s homelessness problem — the population is ranked the third largest in the U.S. — has inspired a myriad of creative attempts at solutions such…

Sickness or safety? A new crisis for immigrants

Last month, the nurses, doctors, dentists, assistants, interpreters, and social workers of Odessa Brown Children's Clinic listened as their boss, Dr. Jeff Sperring, echoed what many had…

Tacoma mulls the fate of an immigrant prison

For those who want to make Tacoma a welcoming city to immigrants and refugees, the Northwest Detention Center is a tumor. For those who manage…

Black Student Union is back at Rainier Beach

While taking a leadership class at Rainier Beach High School, Grace Williams was looking into potential groups to lead or start. A black student union…

For asylum seekers, life hangs on a doctor’s note

Dr. Richard Kovar answered the phone; an attorney friend was on the line. A man named Phillips sat jailed in the Northwest Detention Center in…