David La at the UW’s Baker Laboratory is part of a team working on potential Ebola treatments, but they’re also crowdsourcing ideas over the Internet relating to a cure. (Photo by Mark Harrison / The Seattle Times)

Northwest labs and donors leading the fight against Ebola

As Ebola spreads at alarming rates in West Africa, local labs are leading the race for an effective treatment.

[more]

Categories: Aid and Development, Columnists, Health

Mayor Murray announced OIRA initiatives yesterday morning at City Hall, with new OIRA director Cuc Vu, Deputy Mayor Hyeok Kim (far right) and members of the Seattle Immigrant and Refugee Commission looking on.

Mayor Murray proposes rollout of services for immigrant and refugee empowerment

Yesterday morning, Mayor Ed Murray announced $680,000 of new proposed investments to support Seattle’s immigrant and refugee communities, which now make up every one in five city residents.

[more]

Categories: Business, Education, Gender, Immigration, Labor, Politics

(Photo courtesy AEG)

Die Antwoord: South Africa’s answer to world music?

South African rave-rappers Die Antwoord return to Seattle’s Paramount Theatre on Monday.

[more]

Categories: Arts & Culture, Music

A motorcade of scooters and motorcycles flying Catalonian flags passes through the streets of Barcelona. With a strong economy and a unique language and culture, many Catalonians want to see their region seceed from the rest of Spain. (Photo by Seth Halleran)

Top 3 separatist movements with lessons for Cascadia

Scotland votes this week on independence, and Catalonia has its own secession vote coming up in November. Will Cascadian independence be next?

[more]

Categories: Featured, Perspectives, Travel

photo albumborder 020 (1)

For immigrants and refugees, Project Feast makes food, work

An innovative program in Tukwila is honing the culinary skills of new immigrants and helping them shine in American kitchens.

[more]

Categories: Columnists, Featured, Food

The Common Language Project is now the Seattle Globalist! Come find us at SeattleGlobalist.com »