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Eveline Murray and her husband Hugh opened Galway Traders on St. Patrick’s Day in 1983. (Photo by Lindsey Boisvin)

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After 32 years in a historic house in Ballard, the Galway Traders Irish import shop is being displaced by a new housing development.

Solomon Dubie is raising money to turn his Rainier Mini Mart into a cafe that will serve Ethiopian-style coffee.

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“This was one of the first forms of brewed coffee ever, ever. That’s amazing to me,” says Rainier business owner Solomon Dubie.

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.

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Ports of Seattle and Tacoma among the west coast ports shut down to cargo vessels over the weekend, as contract negotiations continue between PMA and ILWU.

"We are all thinking about it," said Egal, regarding the interruption of money transfer operations. "We have to help back home." (Photo by Erika Schultz / The Seattle Times)

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Starting today, immigrants in Washington have no legal way to send money back to family in Somalia.

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The city's construction projects will have more workers from within Seattle city limits, after the city council passed a Priority Hire law on Tuesday.

Luncheon attendees are encouraged to network with the speakers (Photo courtesy of Twentyfour Students via Flickr)

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Women and minority business owners can learn how certifications can help win government contracts at upcoming workshops throughout the state.

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Washington's apple growers, others who rely on ports of Seattle and Tacoma say Pacific Maritime Association's and ILWU's contract dispute has hurt business.

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Do you know what is a #Jian Bing? Are you interested in making one? Do you notice that @BingofFire is the only #foodcart in #Seattle that sell Chinese crepe?

Carlos Salmeron (left) prepares an espresso drink at his new coffee house, Ventoux Roasters, in Bryant, Seattle. (Photo by Janelle Retka)

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Seattle has a reputation as a city coated with endless corners of coffee shops devoted to fair trade bean sources.

Tarik Abdullah at a pop-up dinner in Hillman City featuring live DJs. (Photo courtesy of Tarik Abdullah)

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Meet some of the best international food entrepreneurs who got their start this year.

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Facebook & Twitter: With the new Restaurant Success Initiative, opening a restaurant has never been this easier for immigrants.

A rule card displayed at the Cat Attic cat café in Korea. Cafes commonly employ rules such as not picking up sleeping or visibly agitated cats. (Photo courtesy of Karla Orozco)

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Two young Seattle entrepreneurs are raising funds to open 'the Meowtropolitan' — Seattle's first cat cafe.

Summer days make the view of the Seattle skyline from Kerry Park worth the trek up Queen Anne. (Photo by Annaliese Davis)

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Are you an immigrant with a degree from abroad who can't find a position in the field you studied? Then the nonprofit World Education Services is...

Violet Lavatai protests outside of a construction site in Rainier Beach in 2012 with Got Green. (Photo courtesy Got Green)

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Seattle’s unprecedented construction boom isn’t actually creating many local jobs. Here's a plan to fix that.

Selam Zecharias, an intern at Facebook's Seattle office, is interviewed in the office "hot tub," About one percent of Facebook employees are African-American. (Photo by Ken Lamber / The Seattle Times)

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With the help of an innovative internship program, Eritrean refugee Selam Zecharias found a place in a Seattle tech world dominated by white men.

Sophia Lewis, Sara Parolin, Amalia de la Iglesia, Shannon Long, all members of UW United Students Against Sweatshop, at a protest action pressuring the University Bookstore to more prominently display Alta Gracia apparel. (Photo by Daria Kroupoderova)

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A factory in the Dominican Republic has found a balance between affordable clothing and happy workers — and the orders keep rolling in.

Hugo Lucitante pilots a boat on the Ecuadorian Amazon, on the land of the Cofan people, which is threatened by oil extraction. (Photo courtesy Oil and Water)

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Local documentary, “Oil & Water,” tells the story of an Ecuadorean tribe endangered by global warming and oil extraction, an ambassador from that tribe in Seattle and his friendship with a man who helps certify oil companies as environmentally friendly.

A salmon carcass on the banks of the Fraser River in British Columbia. Salmon spawn in Canadian rivers, but pass through American waters and are caught by Washington fishermen. (Photo by Todd Gordon Brown)

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Unseasonably warm water and a toxic mining spill in BC have meant a tough season for Puget Sound salmon fishermen.

Mayor Murray announced OIRA initiatives yesterday morning at City Hall, with new OIRA director Cuc Vu, Deputy Mayor Hyeok Kim (far right) and members of the Seattle Immigrant and Refugee Commission looking on.

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Yesterday morning, Mayor Ed Murray announced $680,000 of new proposed investments to support Seattle’s immigrant and refugee communities, which now make up every one in five city residents.

(Photo courtesy of Hamdi Lilah)

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When Hamdi Mohamed first drew a map of Somalia, with the word "FREE" pushing out against the borders of the country, she wasn't sure what...