This series received the 2008 Edward R Murrow Award for News Series, region 1.
South Park was home to the founders of the Pike Place Market: Italian and Japanese truck farmers who worked the rich soil close to the Duwamish River. Our first segment in the series "Life on the Duwamish" traces the 100-year history of this diverse and changing neighborhood.
South Seattle's history starts long before the city was founded. For generations, Native American villages dotted the banks of the Duwamish River. In this segment of "Life on the Duwamish," Jessica Partnow explores the Native history of Seattle that is right under our feet.
The County Line has an infamous reputation and a bitchin' karaoke night. This segment takes us to perhaps the only place in Seattle where US Marines, Mexican immigrants, gutterpunks, and church ladies all get together to sing their hearts out and drink their wallets empty.
Once as crucial to the global economy as the Panama Canal, the Duwamish Industrial Area is still home to 80,000 Seattle jobs. But some developers would rather see industry head south and out of the city. Today's segment examines the fate of industry here on the Duwamish.
From the reshaping of the river in favor of industry to the massive dumping of industrial waste, the Duwamish Waterway is one of the most environmentally controversial areas within the city limits. Our final segment asks just how Metro Natural Seattle really is.
Our region is growing fast. And as it does, demographics in Washington are quickly evolving. Census data from 2013 reveals that racial and ethnic minorities are now increasing faster than the white population.
Weaving through Beacon Hill — in Washington state’s 37th Legislative District — this growth and diversity is clearly evident. A bystander can hear Hindi, Mandarin and French, all while standing in line to buy a tasty pupusa made by the recently naturalized Salvadoran food vendor.
But so far, representation in our state legislature is failing to keep up with these demographic changes. That same Salvadoran gentleman has only an eight percent chance of being represented by a state legislator of color, not to mention only a three percent chance that his representative is of Hispanic heritage.
Seattle’s notoriously polite driving culture can pose a real challenge for drivers from other countries. Here are some tips to help.
After a year of developing skills in writing, photography, video/audio and reporting for The Seattle Globalist, our youth apprentices are proud to share the following projects with you.
These in-depth pieces were dreamed up, designed and reported by each apprentice on a topic they are passionate about. Now equipped with some serious reporting skills, we know these young storytellers will continue to make incredible works of journalism.