Politics

A classroom full of students in Japan, where class sizes average around 30 students. (Photo by Shintaro Ozawa)

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What do Japan and South Korea have to say about the value of small class sizes?

Pramila Jayapal and supportes wave signs at the corner of Martin Luther King, Jr Way and Rainier Ave on Election Day. (Photo courtesy Jayapal for State Senate)

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Metro funding, Pre-K education and several candidates with international backgrounds came out ahead at the polls yesterday. But overall, immigrants and people of color are still underrepresented in state politics.

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Seattleites are banding together to call for justice on behalf of 43 Mexican college students who have been missing since September 26.

The entrance to the City of Seattle’s Office of Housing. (Photo by Senhao Liu)

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The City of Seattle has stepped up resources to help residents avoid foreclosure. But reaching the people in need is a bigger challenge.

From left to right, Laune Torres, Rosie Dino, Elaine and Jill Mangiliman read a letter aloud to Jennifer Laude in mourning, authored by Katrina Pestano.

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Activists gathered Sunday in a vigil for a trans woman in the Philippines who was allegedly murdered by a U.S. marine stationed there.

(Photo by Kseniya Sovenko)

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In the face of Russian aggression, local Ukrainians are embracing their heritage.

(Photo from Russian Presidential Press and Information Office)(Photo from Russian Presidential Press and Information Office)

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Vladimir Putin has been making plenty of headlines since the beginning of the Ukrainian crisis last November — and never in a good light. Whenever a new...

At the NAFTA Initialing Ceremony, in October 1992 , Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gortari, US President George H. W. Bush, Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney along with trade officials from all three countries. Bill Clinton finalized the negotiations after taking office the next year. (Photo from the George Bush Presidential Library)

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Inside the Canadian consulate's bizarre 20th birthday party for NAFTA.

Protesters carry a wounded teenager to a waiting stretcher after a protest in Hebron devolved into clashes between stone throwers and Israeli soldiers. (Photo by Tom James)

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While war in Gaza made headlines this summer, hundreds of Palestinian protesters in the West Bank were shot with low caliber rifles.

UW students Sophia Lo (Left) and Tina Choi (Right) hold yellow ribbons to show support for the Hong Kong protest. (Photo by Katy Wong)

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Hong Kong is 10,404 km away from Seattle. But that's not stopping students at the University of Washington from supporting the protests in Hong Kong.

Mayor Ed Murray shakes hands with tribal leaders shortly after signing Seattle's Indigenous People's Day Resolution. (Photo by Christina Twu)

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A symbolic move away from Columbus Day also comes with real changes to education policy.

Residents of Ferguson, MO took to the streets in August after unarmed teenager Mike Brown was shot by police. (Photo by Jamelle Bouie)

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Following a sold out event in Seattle last week, Cornel West was arrested this morning in Ferguson.

Chinese military men march out to welcome Staff Marine Gen. Peter Pace during an honor guard ceremony at the Ministry of Defense in Beijing, China. (Photo by Staff Sgt. D. Myles Cullen/United States Air Force)

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Americans love to talk about China in sweeping generalizations. What are we missing when we stereotype a vast country with 1.4 billion people?

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"We are not here for fun, we are here for our future."

Children at immigration reform protesters in front of the White House in July. (Photo from Center for Human Rights)

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While the numbers of unsupervised youth crossing the border from Mexico and Central America has begun to wane in recent weeks, the challenges faced by those awaiting their fates in holding facilities along the border are still very real.

Umbrellas, used by student protesters in Hong Kong to shield themselves from police pepper spray, have become symbols of the nacent pro-democracy movement. (Photo by Gennie Gebhart)

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Seattle’s skies were clear on Wednesday night, but the University of Washington’s Red Square was a sea of umbrellas.

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.

Volunteers unpack donations at a food bank in California. (Photo from Flicrk by OC Foodbank)

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Seattle's international population is especially vulnerable to hunger — but they're often unable or afraid to access food aid.

A family at a refugee camp in Thailand, where there are still 150,000 UN-recognized refugees unable to return home to Burma. (Photo by Mikhail Esteves)

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Seattleites are donating 'one night out' this weekend to help Burmese refugees who've been forgotten by big international donors.

President Obama delivers a speech from the White House announcing an expanded military campaign against ISIS.

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What are people in the Middle East saying about Obama's ISIS speech?