Liliana Caracoza takes the oath of citizenship at a ceremony in Tacoma in September 2014. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

Seattle citizenship clinic pushes back against “Second Wall”

Seattle officials say they want to help people navigate the federal government's citizenship bureaucracy, which has resulted in wait times of up to 20 months.
Mar 20, 2019

QueenCare helps young women thrive in multiple ways

Monika Mathews runs QueenCare, a luxury skincare brand, and Life Enrichment Group, a nonprofit organization that helps Seattle youth. Both ventures were inspired by the lessons she learned in her own life.

“Rising Son” chronicles personal story of a Japanese American WWII soldier

A new book tells the story of Masao Abe, who died in 2013 at age 96, and his service in the U.S. Army's Military Intelligence Service during World War II.
Mar 6, 2019

Advocate describes China’s growing movement for LGBTQI rights

Ping "Hoping" Hou, an advocate for the LGBTQI community in China, says one of the major obstacles to equal rights in China is the current societal expectations and conservative family values.
Feb 14, 2019

Native health officials hope for changes to avert future shutdown woes

A federal bill introduced last month could help avoid interruptions to health programs for Native Americans, which got disrupted during the federal shutdown.
Feb 13, 2019
(Photo by Susan Fried)

Five ways to spend your weekend honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.

Here are five ways to take action over the 2019 Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend.
Jan 16, 2019

K-beauty expands to the U.S. where customers demand a broader range of skin tones

More than 20 of America’s population are people of color. The beauty industry, in general, fails to accommodate for the market it serves.
Dec 11, 2018