poverty

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.

A WWII era poster encourages saving food scraps to feed animals. (Photo from National Archives)

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Kirkland resident Gina VanLoon hardly has any food waste in her compost bin. But that isn’t something she could brag about a few months ago....

(Photo from National Archives)

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Is the solution to feeding a growing global population sitting right there on our plates?

Girls at an orphanage outside of Nakuru, Kenya, celebrate the arrival of their menstrual kits made by the Days for Girls Ocala Florida Chapter. (Photo courtesy Days for Girls)

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Days for Girls International provides feminine-hygiene kits for girls in parts of the world without access to commercial products.

Protesters burn an effigy of Philippine President Benigno Aquino III during a rally to coincide with his fourth State-of-the-Nation Address (SONA) on Monday July 22. (Photo by Bullit Marquez / AP)

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Why I spent the last week building a giant effigy of the president of the Philippines. For those that witnessed the 1999 WTO protest in...

UW Bothell student Jozlyn Pelk will travel to a country of her choice as part of the Seattle Ambassador program. (Photo courtesy Seattle International Foundation)

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If you had the opportunity to travel to any country in the world to help people living in poverty, where would you go? This is...

A discarded can of US food aid in Ethiopia. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

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President Obama’s food-aid reform proposals sound like a common sense way to feed more of the world's poor. But from farms, to ports, to...

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International Women's Day is holiday that usually gets ignored. So it makes a great moment to reflect on a widely ignored issue: women in...

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On a Sunday afternoon a week before Christmas, Northgate Mall is a mosh pit of shoppers. It's a familiar scene. Our cheerful, if harried, consumerism...

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“There is something unique about Seattle,” says Michele Frix, Program Officer with the Seattle International Foundation (SIF). “There’s a special quality here: that giving nature...

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The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's six-floor headquarters, across from the Seattle Center, is an imposing complex of glass and curved architecture. Hence the need...