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Undocumented Immigrants: What does it mean for Seattle to be a sanctuary and welcoming city?

Undocumented Immigrants: What does it mean for Seattle to be a sanctuary and welcoming city?

Alia Marsha January 20, 2017 0

Following the election of Donald Trump, Mayor Ed Murray announced that Seattle will continue to be a “sanctuary city.” The term “sanctuary city,” which has no legal definition, usually means that local police will

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Estela Ortega: Communities must regroup as multiracial coalition

Estela Ortega: Communities must regroup as multiracial coalition

Alia Marsha January 18, 2017 0

Estela Ortega knows a thing or two about doing social justice work across racial and ethnic groups. Long before she became the executive director of El Centro de La Raza, she was a young

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Susie Lee: Siren online dating app a game-changer

Susie Lee: Siren online dating app a game-changer

Alia Marsha January 10, 2017 0

If you are a woman, imagine a place where you are able to meet people online and feel that you are not subjected to overwhelming, unwanted male gaze. This is a world that Susie

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Attorney, author Qasim Rashid wants to advance the narrative about Islam through education

Attorney, author Qasim Rashid wants to advance the narrative about Islam through education

Alia Marsha January 4, 2017 0

Qasim Rashid was a sophomore in a private Christian university in Chicago when 9/11 happened. He experienced firsthand the increased profiling from law enforcement authorities. Since then, he has gone to law school to

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González: Seattle should be a leader on serving immigrants

González: Seattle should be a leader on serving immigrants

Alia Marsha December 21, 2016 0

On December 14, Councilmember Lorena González hosted an immigration and refugee roundtable discussion in response to the presidential election. Councilmember González was joined by 16 leaders of community-based organizations such as Asian Counseling &

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UW budget cuts put The Seattle Globalist into financial crisis

UW budget cuts put The Seattle Globalist into financial crisis

Alia Marsha December 21, 2016 0

The award-winning online publication The Seattle Globalist has launched a campaign dubbed #PowerYourMedia in an effort to save the nonprofit in the face of budget cuts at the University of Washington Department of Communication,

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McCleary, Trump a focus at budget and policy conference

McCleary, Trump a focus at budget and policy conference

Alia Marsha December 9, 2016 0

There were two elephants in the room at this year’s annual budget and policy conference hosted by Washington State Budget & Policy Center on November 16: the Washington state Supreme Court’s McCleary decision and

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At King Street Station, equity becomes a priority

At King Street Station, equity becomes a priority

Alia Marsha November 23, 2016 0

The Office of Arts and Culture is getting ready to move out of their current home in the 17th floor of the Seattle Municipal Tower into the second and third floors of King Street

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I-124 seeks to protect hotel workers from sexual harassment

I-124 seeks to protect hotel workers from sexual harassment

Alia Marsha November 5, 2016 0

Voters have until November 8 to vote for or against I-124, an initiative drafted by the Unite Here Local 8 union. If it passes, hotels in Seattle will have to comply by new rules

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North Beacon Hill Council hosts gathering, presents survey results

North Beacon Hill Council hosts gathering, presents survey results

Alia Marsha October 21, 2016 0

The results for the Beacon Hill Survey completed in early summer have been released, yet many questions still linger among residents on the future development of their community. The survey focused on housing affordability

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