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Seattle welcomes musician Julian Saporiti of No-No Boy at Town Hall on November 12

When most people start a band, you usually think of getting a call from someone responding to a bulletin board flier, auditioning someone from a Facebook group, or jamming with your buddy’s friend’s cousin’s...

200 days in Congress, and Congresswoman Marilyn Strickland is full of surprises

When Rep. Marilyn Strickland (D-WA) became an international sensation as the first member of Congress to take the oath of office wearing a hanbok, she did it to honor her mother and heritage. But Strickland...

As mayor, one of M. Lorena González’s biggest challenges would be to reimagine law...

In the debate coming out of the summer’s mass protests over the death of George Floyd, there were loud and prominent calls to defund the police by 50 percent. González, City Council president, was...

Seattle City Councilmember and mayoral candidate Lorena Gonzalez talks about her connection to the...

In all of Washington, there are few places that connect to the immigrant experience quite like the Seattle Chinatown–International District (CID), where more than half of its residents speak a non-English language at home. So,...

Receiving the Excellence in Journalism Award, Naomi Ishisaka’s work in the Seattle Times...

How about this 2020, huh?  A global pandemic, economic shutdowns, mass protests. Coming after four years of a White House openly supportive of white supremacists, separated families at the border, countless Black deaths at the...

Labor trafficking preys on vulnerable workers; Seattle City Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda works for...

It could be anyone you know: The salon worker who does your nails. The office custodian. A nanny, a construction worker, a caregiver. It’s hard to believe, but in 2019, slavery still exists. Right here...

Shannon Gee finds inspiration in the CID for her work as a documentarian and...

Shannon Gee is many things: A longtime Beacon Hill resident. An award-winning documentarian. General manager of the Seattle Channel. But, at her core, she is what she has been since 6th grade when she...

Brenda Xu: Art, music is key in connecting and healing people in a chaotic...

Brenda Xu had a plan. The sultry-voiced Seattle singer/songwriter had an album she was itching to get out. To raise the money needed to cover production costs, she planned to launch a fundraising campaign in...

Opinion: Today We Mourn. Tomorrow We Fight.

In light of the shock, horror, disgust, anger, sadness, and bewilderment we are feeling, I’d like to take this moment to offer both a heavy dose of realism and an infusion of hope. But first,...

Column: For those about to Rock4Rice, we salute you

The most exciting part of Rock4Rice has got to be the mash-ups and surprises these talented artists bring to the show. You don't want to hear about a Prometheus Brown freestyle to CDQ’s beatbox or Theory of Change's mash-up with Pak and Geo after the fact.