Aid and Development

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Family told that Renton woman faces 1,000 years in prison in Mexico, accused of kidnapping after organizing a community police force.

A young Maasai woman with her head shaved — part of many rites of passage in Maasai culture. (Photo from Flickr by Javier Carcamo)

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Maasai women in Kenya are finding ways to replace 'the cut' with alternative rites of passage.

Seahawks super bowl xlix shirt

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Thousands of T-shirts that would have adorned happy Seahawks fans if they'd won the Super Bowl will head to developing countries for people in need.

Kennie Amaefule (Photo by Anil Kapahi / Columns Magazine)

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For Seattle aid volunteers headed to West Africa, a fine balance between compassion and fear.

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While I love to travel, I wanted more than just a snapshot of a cultural experience. I was looking for a genuine opportunity to engage in a complex and rich culture.