Politics

A police officer beats back migrants trying to enter into Macedonia from Greece. (Photo from REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis)

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European leaders are turning their backs on what may be the defining crisis of our generation.

A sign posted in the window of Cloud 9 hookah lounge in the Central District frames the crackdown as an "assault on our Black communities." (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

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Falsely equating hookah lounges with crime, and with East African culture, has many young East Africans feeling unfairly targeted by the city government.

Meron Alexandar waiting to speak at the Council Meeting defense of hookah bars where she says are safe places. (Photo by Goorish Wibneh)

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Seattle hookah lounges shouldn't be the scapegoat for violence, according to diverse residents who packed a City Council meeting Monday.

Mara Jacqueline Willaford weeps during a moment of silence for Mike Brown, killed by police last year in Ferguson, Missouri. (Photo by Alex Garland)

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Ten criticisms of the Black Lives Matter protesters who interrupted the Bernie Sanders rally — and why all 10 are wrong.

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Community organization El Centro de la Raza is building Plaza Roberto Maestas, a low-income housing development on Seattle’s Beacon Hill.

The wall of old signs inside of Thompson Signs' warehouse serves as a visual reminder of the mostly white, male political candidates in the northwest. (Photo by Lucas Anderson / UW Election Eye)

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Leading candidates were more diverse than the current councils after Tuesday's primary, the first after both cities switched to district elections.

Activists protest against Fidelity Investments, fourth largest Chevron investor outside the office building in Downtown Seattle(Photo by Goorish Wibneh)

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Seattle activists called the Unist’ot’en Nation violation “The Keystone XL In Seattle’s Backyard.”

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Obama told Ethiopia's leaders on Monday that allowing more political freedoms would strengthen the African nation.

Destruction in Gaza City, after Israeli shelling and air strikes during the war last summer. (Photo from REUTERS / Mohammed Salem)

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Perspectives from Seattle on the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement and the new laws intended to suppress it.

The Station luxury apartments was one of 13 rental property sites charged with discrimination last month. (Photo by Christina Twu)

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What could desegregation efforts mean for Seattle housing, according to new federal and city-level plans?

Columbia City, long celebrated for its diversity, has seen rents, lease rates and home prices rise, changing the character of the neighborhood. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

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The rapid rise of the 193-unit Angeline Apartment building has amplified conversations about gentrification in Columbia City.

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In a continuation of the thawing of relations between the U.S. and Cuba, President Barack Obama announced a U.S. Embassy will open in Havana.

Pope Francis called out rich countries last week for driving climate change that will disprportionately impact the world's poor. (REUTERS/Giampiero Sposito)

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A new community-based research project aims to demonstrate how poor people in South Seattle will disproportionally be impacted by climate change.

#BlackLivesMatter March on Seattle in solidarity with Baltimore and Freddie Gray on May. 9. (Photo by Jama Abdirahman)

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Countless black women have lost their lives to police brutality, and many have put their lives on the line to lead the Black Lives Matter movement.

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Homegrown extremists have killed nearly twice as many people in the United States as self-proclaimed jihadists since 9/11, according to a recent count.

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

Seattle polar bear protestor.

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A look back at the giant yellow contraption that launched a thousand kayaktivists.

Diane Grollmus at her office at the University of Washington, where she's a Ph.D. candidate in English. (Photo by Jennifer Karami)

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70 years later, young Jews are rediscovering the heritage erased by the Holocaust.

An overcrowded detention centre in Sana'a, Yemen holds Ethiopian migrants making their way to Saudi Arabia seeking work opportunities (Photo by Anna Surinyach/MSF)

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Ethiopian migrants have suffered a string of tragedies and abuse recently. But the experience for those coming to the Northwest isn't so easy either.

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Many of Yakima's Latino residents hope they'll finally have representation after a federal judge ordered new city council district elections.

Protesters in July calling for the ouster of Mohamed Morsi hold a photo General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. (Photo from REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany)

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The world stands by and watches as Egypt returns to the same military dictatorship that the Arab Spring was celebrated for overthrowing.