Rediscovering her Muslim faith after climbing the corporate ladder

Aneelah Afzali hasn't always been so involved with the faith in which she was raised, but she rediscovered and recommitted to Islam as an adult.
May 26, 2015

‘Black Lives Matter’ UW walkout draws hundreds

A rally calling attention to diversity issues at the University of Washington drew hundreds of students, staff and faculty who walked out of classes.
Feb 25, 2015
Fast food workers demonstrate outside the Capitol Hill IHOP. (Photo courtesy Working Washington)

Seattle fast food workers join global strike day

Seattle fast food workers and activist joined forces with a national and global movement today, going on strike to demand better pay. The global day of protest against low wages was held in 33 countries around the globe and in more than 150 U.S. cities. “We think it’s fantastic. Workers internationally are being hit hardest […]
May 15, 2014
A medical interpreter assists a patient in Tonga during an eye exam. (Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Valcarcel / U.S. Navy)

From hospitals to courtrooms, new tools to topple language barriers

Imagine walking into an emergency room or doctor’s office needing medical care, and every sign and piece of paper handed to you is in a different language. You struggle to talk to the front desk clerk, who only speaks a broken version of your language. You take your best guess at how to fill in […]
Apr 29, 2014