Politics

Migrant farm workers in the tomato fields of Immokalee, Fla., where advocacy led to a Fair Food agreement with major food chains. (Still from FoodChainsFilm.com)

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Connecting the field to the grocery store proved to be the best means to achieve labor gains for migrant farmworkers.

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A longtime tribal judge will become Washington's only Native American Superior Court judge when she starts this month on the bench in Whatcom County.

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Despite being theoretically protected by the constitution and by our laws, if I were shot today by the very people we are supposed to entrust to uphold justice, it is likely that my death would be meaningless, just something that happened that no one would have to take accountability for.

Tukwila City Council Member De'Sean Quinn talked about how his city is a "hotspot" where people of color are impacted by climate change and other factors affecting health and economic status of minorities. (Photo via Gov. Jay Inslee's Flickr)

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Days after the governments of the world convened in Lima to set the stage for the next big United Nations climate change conference, Gov. Jay Inslee announced a plan that would bring our state in line with 39 other programs around the world and put a price on carbon.

From left to right, Dan Berger, Mark Cook, J.M. Wong, and Jaz S. at Berger's recent book launch in Hillman City Collaboratory. (Photo by Christina Twu)

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Between #ICan’tBreathe, #HandsUpDontShoot and #BlackLivesMatter, Twitter muscles have been in full flex around the globe these past several weeks.

Seattle BAYAN activist Jill Mangaliman rallies with locals just as a human barricade begins to form in front of the Digos City national highway on Dec. 10. (Photo by Katrina Pestano)

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People’s voices carry through the streets in the Soccsksargen region of Southern Mindanao, Philippines during a three-day march Seattle activists joined earlier this month.

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Cindy Domingo's annual delegation to Cuba might start looking a little different.

The turnout at Highline College at an informational event earlier this month. (Photo courtesy of NWIRP)

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“These work permits have an expiration date to them,” said Corona, who also heads the Washington Dream Act Coalition. “It's an obvious and clear thing for an employer who may start questioning the longevity of someone they are about to make an major investment in.”

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The United States and Cuba will seek to re-establish diplomatic relations, according to a statement released by the White House Wednesday morning.

Detainees left their marks on the walls of the building’s outdoor recreation courtyard using melted roofing tar. Many left their names and from where they emigrated. (Photo by Ana Sofia Knauf)

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Walking into the Inscape Arts and Cultural Center didn’t feel quite like I thought it would. The building looks more like a school or...

Seattle Ferguson Protest Photos

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Seattle Central College student Jama Abdirahman shared these photos from #BlackLivesMatter protests around city.

Chanting "hands up, don't shoot," protesters briefly blocked the entrance to the Comet Tavern on Black Friday, saying that the business owners discriminated against East African youth. (Photo by Alan Berner / The Seattle Times)

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What to make of accusations of racial profiling and police harassment in a neighborhood known for tolerance?

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Tonight at 6pm, the Seattle City Council invites the public to an informational meeting and open discussion at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute on gender pay equity.

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A volatile mix of boredom, non-existent job opportunities and desperation among young Syrians could lead them straight into the hands of extremists.

ISIS Insurgents

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Back from Baghdad, veteran foreign correspondent Jonathan Landay has the real story about the Islamic State.

"Hamdan," a 36-year-old former FSA fighter who now lives in a Jordanian refugee camp, plans to return to Syria to rejoin rebel ranks this month. (Photo by Alisa Reznick)

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As Americans obsess about ISIS gains, Syrian rebels say we’re neglecting the real threat.

Reham Hamoui holds up a photo of her and her siblings before the family fled Syria when she was seven. (Photo by Alisa Reznick)

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After 20 years in Seattle, civil war brings young a Syrian woman closer to home.

Seattleites joined Mayor Murray, Rep. Adam Smith and immigrant rights advocates at a rally outside the Federal Building Thursday, heralding Obama's executive action and demanding further steps toward immigration reform. (Photo by Alex Garland)

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Despite warnings from Republicans, the president took unilateral action Thursday that shields millions from deportation.

Ukrainian soldiers in the city of Slovyansk this summer, anticipating an attack by Russian separatists. (Photo by Sasha Maksymenko)

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As the ground war continues, so does the information war, further dividing once kindred Russians and Ukrainians.

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Longer visa validity will mean a big break for Chinese students, and more Chinese visitors to Seattle.

The boy who painted this visual story dreamed of a world where impoverished ethnic Burmese villagers were considered as worthy of human rights as wealthy city dwellers. (Image courtesy of Erika Berg)

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By 2009, Burma became our state's largest refugee community.