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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...

Delta’s inaugural flight to Hong Kong from Sea-Tac Airport in June. (Photo by Don Wilson/Port of Seattle)

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By the end of this year, Delta officials say Seattle-Tacoma International Airport will see the addition of 96 flights to 33 destinations, including Seoul, Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong, as well as many domestic flights.

Sakuma Bros. Farms entrance. (Photo by Ashley Stewart)

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A local berry farm is paying out close to a million dollars to workers it abused last year. But is Washington's complaint-based system for regulating farm labor really helping?

(Photo by Deric Gruen)

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Other cities are experimenting with local currencies. Would it work in Seattle?

Sanjay Bhadu, owner of Jucivana Smoothies and Coffee on Yesler Ave says even with just one employee, minimum wage hikes will threaten his business. (Photo by Senhao Liu)

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Monday’s historic city council vote unanimously approving $15/hour minimum wage was meant to reduce growing income inequality in Seattle. But one group has been particularly outspoken in opposition...

Ferry docking into downtown Seattle (Photo courtesy of Paul Schultz

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For many of us Washingtonians, ferries conjure up sentimental thoughts of trips to the San Juan Islands or images of ferries humming along Puget...

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Beijing—Wang Senghu slid into the seat of the sleek white sports car, eyeing the high-tech dashboard design. He had come to the auto show...

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Seattle is now the first city in the nation to place driver limits on rideshares. A new Lyft driver weighs in on her experience with the company.

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Think your bus route is a pain? Try having no bus at all. Proposition 1 offers a last-ditch effort to save Metro bus routes, a threat to the livelihoods of low-income communities of color traveling from South Seattle.