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Niyati Desai, originally from Mumbai but living in Seattle on an H4 visa, will be eligible to work in the U.S. under a new plan detailed by Homeland Security this week. (Courtesy photo)

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Thousands of tech worker spouses — many of them with advanced degrees — reluctantly give up careers because their visas don't allow them to work.

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Critics of the EB-5 immigrant investor program say the program benefits wealthy investors, without delivering on well-paying U.S. jobs with benefits.

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The SEC filed a lawsuit against Lobsang Dargey, whose development firm Path America woos Chinese investors with the EB-5 immigrant program.

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The small town of Cuautla in Jalisco, Mexico cashes in on an American Dream fulfilled.

Another house recently flipped in the Central District after the previous owner went into foreclosure. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

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Seattle's mayor is encouraging lenders and community leaders to find ways that low- and medium-income Muslims who follow Sharia law can purchase homes.

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The financial crisis in Greece has taken years to develop, and it has hit families of Greek Americans in Seattle hard.

A guard at the Northwest Detention Center, a private facility owned and operated by the GEO Group, on contract from Immigration and Customs Enforcement. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

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The lawsuit argues that GEO violated the Trafficking Victims Protection Act by allegedly forcing detainees to work for free or be put in isolation.

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Investors express concerns about the recent extreme fluctuations the China stock market, even as state leaders were mum. The ripples were felt in the U.S.

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Mayors sign resolution calling for feds to find a way for families to resume sending remittances to Somalia.

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The University of Washington and a top Chinese research university Tsinghua University announced a partnership to open a technology program in Bellevue focusing on innovation.

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People have raised worries over a new Washington practice for harvesting the geoduck. But is the concern warranted?

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Seattle-based MarketShare wants to boost the culinary scene by helping immigrant and refugee food entrepreneurs get their businesses off the ground.

Paul Nyambe has gotten support from Fledge to develop his business, ZamGoat. He hopes to build a goat-meat market not only in Zambia but globally. (Jama Abdirahman)

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These entrepreneurs aren’t promoting apps and gadgets. They’re pitching businesses that will further development of their home countries — from Argentina to Zambia

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A group of Hong Kong investors is set to buy the Columbia Center, the tallest building in Seattle, according to the Puget Sound Business Journal.

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Beijing bands birthed from post-Cultural Revolutionary China are carving their own rock history in the West.

Carlo Antonion Chalisea sautees the meat for a Lomo Saltado Sandwich at Hilliard's Beer. (Photo by Cristy Acuña)

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A Seattle street chef aims to become culinary ambassador of Peruvian food in America.

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Natural African hair braiding officially can be done without a license in Washington after a Kent woman challenged the state.

The Specialty Coffee Association of the Americas conference in Seattle this week is all about improving the experiences of coffee consumers. But some participants are looking at how it can improve the lot of growers too. (Photo courtesy SCAA)

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A giant coffee conference held in Seattle this week will include local efforts to help coffee farmers escape poverty.

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Uniqlo is also known for stocking a wide rage of sizes including small, a relief for smaller adults tired of shopping in the children's sections.

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A Seattle city council is set to vote Monday on taking a stance against giving Obama fast-track trade promotion authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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At SeaTac Produce in Tukwila, Amira Abdulle cheerily greets customers along with her sons, who help to warm sambusas sold in the front case...