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'No one deserves this,' says UW student Nasro Hassan. She says she was attacked on the University of Washington campus Nov. 15.
KUOW Photo/Gil Aegerter

Interfaith leaders say an attack on a Muslim student on the University of Washington campus could be a hate crime.

They want the FBI to investigate the Nov. 15 incident.


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Seattle Mayor Ed Murray spent part of his Thanksgiving signing an executive order reaffirming policies to protect immigrants. Murray says Seattle will maintain its status as a welcoming city and announced the policy in a video message.

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More 32-story buildings, like the UW Tower, could be on the horizon for Seattle's University District. Proposed zoning changes head to the city council for review next week. Just as big as the high-rise buildings are the arguments for and against the rezone.

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Before Friday’s big Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Westlake Center, you might want to check out another tree lighting a few blocks away on Fourth Avenue.

For 25 years, Eric Greenberg of Seattle has volunteered to decorate that 100-foot tall Sequoia in front of Macy's and tonight, he'll flip the switch on the big tree for the last time. He told KUOW's Kim Malcolm when he first moved to Seattle from Woodstock, New York, he'd gaze at the tree from Oliver's Bar, across the street.

 

While many Oregonians spent the Thanksgiving holiday eating large meals with their families, some drove hundreds of miles to feed the Standing Rock Sioux and their supporters in North Dakota.

A group of 12 leaders of color, led by Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon Executive Director Rev. Joseph Santos-Lyons, drove three car loads of supplies to activists who oppose the North Dakota Access Pipeline.

Tribal members there say the fossil fuel project threatens to contaminate the local water supply, and have demonstrated for months against it.

Oregonians with disabilities will soon be able to save money without losing their state and federal benefits. That's due to a newly created program rolling out December 6.

President-elect Donald Trump calls out to media as he Vice President-elect Mike Pence and Betsy DeVos pose for photographs at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster clubhouse in Bedminster, N.J., Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016.
AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster

Donald Trump's choice for his education secretary brings up big questions for Washington state.

That's the early assessment of Chris Reykdal, just elected as the state's schools chief.

At Standing Rock, North Dakota.
Courtesy Robie Sterling

A few Seattle doctors returned this week from a rotation in Standing Rock, North Dakota. That’s where an estimated 2,000 protesters are demonstrating against the Dakota Access oil pipeline. We talked with one doctor, who was part of triage team as the standoff escalated Sunday night.


File Photo: Kathleen O'Toole speaks after being introduced by Seattle Mayor Ed Murray as his nominee to be Seattle's new Chief of Police, May 19, 2014.
AP Photo/Ted S. Warren

Kim Malcolm talks with Crosscut reporter David Kroman about an independent audit of Seattle's 911 call center. The authors of the report, which Kroman obtained through a public records request, found several problems, including staffing levels, training and procedures.

Washington jails are old, crowded and holding people who are disabled, mentally ill and often haven’t yet been convicted of a crime. County jails are often the first stop for people who enter the criminal justice system.

Gov. George Wallace, left, attempts to block integration at the University of Alabama on June 11, 1963.
By Warren K. Leffler, U.S. News & World Report Magazine [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Hundreds of hate crimes have been reported since the recent presidential election, including several incidents in the greater Seattle area.  Many people are scared and uncertain about where things are headed next.

But University of Washington professor Margaret O’Mara says studying history gives her reason to hope.


The number of public school students in Oregon considered homeless has increased for the third year in a row. That's according to an annual report released by the state Department of Education.

On election night, did you already have a bad feeling about your family Thanksgiving? One Northwest brother and sister did. Jessica Brady and Jeremy Holmes both voted for Hillary Clinton. Their parents didn’t.

Seattle renters could get a break on rental costs as soon as mid-January. A City Council committee advanced a measure Tuesday that would cap move-in fees.

Stackhouse Apartments, South Lake Union
KUOW Photo/Ross Reynolds

This week the Seattle City Council and Mayor Ed Murray passed a budget package for the next two years. With it, council members hope to take on one of the city's biggest problems: housing affordability.

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