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.
Send her your tips and chisme at email@example.com.
An audible gasp came first. Then tears, as Robles' family received news that Jose had been detained.
For some undocumented immigrants in Seattle, this is going to be an anxious weekend. Reports of national ICE raids has them on alert. And while Seattle is not on the target list this time, there is a sense of heightened tension.
Washington officials insist the state does not share driver's license data with immigration officials.
For Native tribes in rural areas, radio can be a lifeline to community. The Yakama Nation in Central Washington runs its own station. And it’s about to come back on the air after an unexpected break,
Immigrants in South Seattle and Bellevue who applied for citizenship will now have to travel to Yakima or Portland for their naturalization interview, instead of having it at the local Seattle office.
Summer kicks off a flurry of weddings. In Central Washington, one small town went big with 23 couples tying the knot, all on the same day.
Presidential hopeful Jay Inslee released his immigration plan today.
Two months after Neighborcare, a local low-income healthcare provider alerted some 1200 Seattle students about a mishap, parents and students struggle with mixed feelings.
A woman and three children were injured in two separate shootings in South Seattle, Monday. And while crime can have seasonal variability, city and police officials are trying to get ahead of the summer spike in crime with new measures this time.
Seattle’s Boeing Field and the Yakima Air Terminal have a tough choice: either allow Immigration and Customs Enforcement flights to land at the airport or risk future grants from the Federal Aviation Administration.