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Critics of the EB-5 immigrant investor program say the program benefits wealthy investors, without delivering on well-paying U.S. jobs with benefits.

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Want to contribute to Nepal earthquake relief? New investigations show you might be better off going grassroots and avoiding big aid organizations.

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We’re living in a post-racial America, right? Then why is identifying as more than one race still so hard?

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.

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.

(Photo by Deric Gruen)

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

Daniel Winkler in the field with some prize mushrooms. (Photo courtesy Daniel Winkler)

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Local mushroom hunter Daniel Winkler puts the fun in fungi.

A rainy day in Istanbul (Photo by Thomas Leuthard)

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Can Turkey weather political scandal? Forecast gloomy.

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The 17th annual Seattle Sister Cities reception last week brought people from all around the globe to Seattle City Hall to celebrate diversity and...

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New satellite images are a jarring reminder of the massive transformations humans have made to the planet.  Google partnered with TIME, NASA and the U.S....

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[vimeo 59202365 w=560 h=315] The polio-fighting, clean water advocating, girls' rights empowered youth of "The Revolutionary Optimists" shatters everything we thought we knew about creating...

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Slum Rising is our new three-part series exploring the economically complex and culturally rich life in the world's urban slums.

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It almost sounds too good to be true. In remote areas of Myanmar, a portable soy milk machine that runs without electricity, is cheap...

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Lyari is the most notorious neighborhood in Pakistan's largest and most chaotic city. But just like in poor urban areas in the US, young...

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Newsflash: being a woman is surreal. Last night I was supposed to be at the gym. So I could look slimmer and prettier or something....

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When it comes to international charities, Seattle is home to some of the biggest names in aid that cater to developing countries across the...

Farm laborers harvest asparagus in Eastern Washington. Many of the low-wage migrant laborers that harvest our fruits and vegetables depend on food stamp programs that are on the chopping block in the proposed version of the Farm Bill (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

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The Farm Bill is a classic democratic-process-headache: a 1,000 page piece of legislation that takes on all things food and agriculture related. It covers everything...

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After 10 years of wear, I finally had to admit that my favorite Merrell clogs needed replacing. So I went online to Zappos.com to...