Aid and Development

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Slum Rising is our new three-part series exploring the economically complex and culturally rich life in the world's urban slums.

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The same diseases that are the top killers in the US are now the leading causes of death worldwide as well. So is it a...

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International Women's Day is holiday that usually gets ignored. So it makes a great moment to reflect on a widely ignored issue: women in...

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How a couple of local veterans found out that rebuilding a war torn economy is almost as hard as fighting the war in the...

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International donors have made big progress against high-profile diseases like HIV, TB and malaria. But Cambodian doctors say non-communicable diseases like diabetes and high...

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  (Photos by Colleen McDevitt. Click for captions/larger images) With two left feet, I joined the One Billion Rising flash mob yesterday in Westlake Center. And...

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Radio is the world's most widespread medium–over 70% of the world has access. With new low-power licenses being released locally this year, you can...

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One sixth of the world's population lives in slums, but there's a lot more going on there than poverty. You can support Slum Rising,...

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Walk by the Belltown Dance Studio on Sunday night and you’ll hear the distinct Latin beat of salsa music. But look inside and you...

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When Robert Hull heard he was headed to Afghanistan his first response was “where is it?” It was 1968. Hull, who grew up in Moses...

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Cheap denim jeans replace handwoven textiles and ancient farming techniques give way to tractors as the ancient Tibetan Kingdom of Lo gets a long-awaited...

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“The bibimbap, is that dolsot?” asks documentary filmmaker Eli Kimaro looking up from the menu of Wabi-Sabi in Columbia City. She’s trying to gauge the...

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My friend and I squeeze in the front seat of the pickup. We’re lucky–others are stuck in the back without seats in the freezing winter,...

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On a Sunday afternoon a week before Christmas, Northgate Mall is a mosh pit of shoppers. It's a familiar scene. Our cheerful, if harried, consumerism...

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Condom. Did you just picture an erect penis? Me too. That’s because female condoms aren’t as popular as their male counterparts. Frustrated with the limp response to past...

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Although the November elections yielded women-friendly returns, the War on Women continues, both in the US and around the world. In the last week alone...

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I’m an amateur choir geek and a professional international development wonk. Those things might seem unrelated, but they do have one thing common: when talented...

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The first thing I see when I walk up to the warehouse in a Bothell suburb, is a green, white and black striped Syrian...

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“There is something unique about Seattle,” says Michele Frix, Program Officer with the Seattle International Foundation (SIF). “There’s a special quality here: that giving nature...

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It almost sounds too good to be true. In remote areas of Myanmar, a portable soy milk machine that runs without electricity, is cheap...

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For over ten years now, the Tacoma Art Museum has been embracing the long-lasting Mexican tradition of Dia de los Muertos. With the increasing Hispanic...