Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Garfield High School teacher Jesse Hagopian was sprayed in the face by a Seattle police officer while talking on the phone shortly after addressing a Black Lives Matter protest held on last year's Martin Luther King holiday (Screenshot: YouTube)
Turning an act of violence into a force for good, a Seattle public school teacher who was pepper-sprayed by police announced Monday that his $100,000 settlement will be used to support students "who have demonstrated the power of activism in pursuit of racial and social justice." Garfield High School teacher Jesse Hagopian, who helped organize the...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
The young activists suing the U.S. government over its role in climate change...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
A jury in Washington state on Friday found that the defendants in the...


Is there anything more enraging than the ugly spectacle of Senate millionaires and lobbyists - a broad coalition "from the rich to the very rich to the super-rich" - ganging up to defeat a minimum wage raise supported by the majority of the American people, aka the people they ostensibly represent? Seattle helped ease the pain a bit with a phased-in deal to raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour over a few years, proving MLK was right again about that arc of the moral universe.