A December 2013 view of the Tesoro refinery across Fidalgo Bay from March Point. (Photo by Dana via Creative Commons License)

Five years post-explosion, Tesoro strikers still push for safety measures

Justice delayed, Skagit County-based Tesoro strikers lead a push for better safety standards and management accountability.


Categories: Conflict, Featured, Labor, News, Politics

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Time to shed the ‘progressive mystique’ and confront racism in Seattle

We may fancy ourselves a progressive city, but the recent history of race in Seattle suggests we’ve got a long ways to go.


Categories: Education, Perspectives, Politics

Garfield BSU member Alyssa King speaks at Jan. 22 event, "From Black Power to Black Lives Matter: A forum with 1968 Olympic medalist John Carlos.

Garfield High School’s Black Student Union keeps legacy of activism strong

Garfield High School’s Black Student Union strengthens the school’s civil rights legacy with a new set of challenges and opportunities.


Categories: Education, Featured, Politics

The media descend upon the Hindu Temple and Cultural Center in Bothell, after it was vandalized. (Photo by Ayesh Photography via CAIR-WA.)

Second Seattle-area Hindu temple vandalized

The Hindu temple in Kent reported broken windows and graffiti — the second vandalism at a Hindu temple in the Seattle area in a few weeks.


Categories: News, Religion

Nestora with Olinalá community police. (Photo courtesy Free Nestora Salgado.)

Nestora Salgado’s family prepares for long court fight in Mexico in vigilante case

Family told that Renton woman faces 1,000 years in prison in Mexico, accused of kidnapping after organizing a community police force.


Categories: Aid and Development, Politics

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