The Department of Homeland Security (DHS)’s “public charge” rule is officially final. The new measures are scheduled to go into effect on Oct. 15 and could result in legal immigrants in the United States being denied immigration benefits if they are deemed unable to look after themselves financially or are a “public charge” because they […]
A USA TODAY/Ipsos Poll taken on Aug. 5 and 6, in the wake of deadly violence in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, shows that Americans overwhelmingly blame the mental health system, racism and white nationalism, and loose gun laws for the series of mass shootings. Nearly three of four Democrats polled, 74 percent, say […]
Democratic presidential hopefuls will appear on stage in Detroit on two separate nights in the upcoming week. Only 20 candidates qualified for this round of debates—they were selected based on a combination of polling performance and grassroots fundraising. Here are the lineups each night: Tuesday, July 30: Steve Bullock, Pete Buttigieg, John Delaney, John Hickenlooper, […]
Two days after Donald Trump tweeted that four congressmen of color should “go back” to their home countries, the Democratic-led House passed a resolution—240-187—condemning the president for his “racist comments.” The measure, the first House rebuke of a president in more than 100 years, passed on the night on July 16 nearly along party lines. […]
2020 marks 100 years since the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, ensuring the right to vote for most women. Washington was a little ahead of the curve, giving women the right to vote in 1910, a full decade before the passage of the 19th Amendment. Washington was the first state in the […]
On June 27, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a much-anticipated decision on the census citizenship question case, that—for now—the citizenship question cannot appear on the 2020 Census. Chief Justice Roberts’ opinion affirmed the lower court’s finding that the Department of Commerce’s stated reason for adding the citizenship question was false. During arguments in the case […]
The 2020 Census is getting closer, and the Trump administration’s promotion of a citizenship question is expected by the Census Bureau’s own experts to exert a chilling effect on families and households that include a noncitizen, and communities of color. Former Gov. Gary Locke is advising people to boycott that question. He is now the […]
Lori Matsukawa has announced she will retire.The pioneer and trailblazer in television news will appear one last time as KING 5 anchor on June 14.
It promises to be more disruptive than the construction of the First Hill streetcar. On May 23, elected leaders on the regional transit board voted on May 23 to keep at least four Chinatown-International District (C-ID) light rail station alternatives alive for environmental study. The first option is to put trains directly under 5th Avenue […]
“This is a real cultural tragedy,” said Nate Miles about Keiro Northwest’s recent announcement that it is closing its nursing home and other facilities.