Born in Mexico and raised in rural Washington, Esmy Jimenez is a bilingual reporter covering immigrant communities in the Puget Sound and beyond.
A University of Southern California alum, her studies focused on environmental science and international relations.
Before the world of journalism, Esmy had stints as an Alaskan farmhand, a state park employee in the California redwoods, and in many kitchens and offices.
She eventually landed her first reporting job at Northwest Public Broadcasting in Yakima, Washington. Her work has appeared with High Country News, The Lily, and National Native News. She is an NPR Next Gen Radio and Maynard Institute fellow. Esmy serves on the board of directors of The Seattle Globalist.
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Protests that started in Seattle have trickled into surrounding cities. And while most remain peaceful, some businesses have taken to guarding their buildings fully armed.
Sirens and helicopters surrounded protesters. Then tear gas was shot into the crowd.
Many clinics across Washington now offer antibody tests to retroactively detect whether you've had the coronavirus. But access to the tests and how patients might interpret the results has left some health experts worried. KUOW reporter Esmy Jimenez got tested herself to learn about how it all works.
The new normal is uncomfortable for Michelle Aguilar Ramirez and countless other young people who are self-isolating because of the coronavirus pandemic. She’s a 17-year old Guatemalan American high school junior in Kent, Washington.
Starting Monday travelers can expect a new normal at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport that incl
State officials recently issued new regulations to protect temporary farmworkers from the coronavirus. Growers are now scrambling to make changes, while some advocates insist it’s still not enough.
At least one person at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma has tested positive for Covid-19. But local immigration officials are not counting this as a positive case.
Durante más de una década, Noelle ha estado casada con su cónyuge. Tienen tres hijos y ella es enfermera registrada en el área de Seattle.
Social distancing measures have forced immigrant and worker rights advocates to rethink this year’s May Day rallies. Seattle’s annual march to downtown is now a car caravan to Olympia.
Some U.S. citizens are not eligible for stimulus funds if their spouse is undocumented. At least two federal lawsuits are challenging this exclusion. In Washington, that could affect more than 130-thousand children in mixed-status families.