Foster Care: A System in Crisis

In this Seattle Channel recording of the Town Hall event spurred by InvestigateWest’s reporting, panelists Snohomish County Prosecutor Adam Cornell, Representative Ruth Kagi (D-Seattle), former Department of Social and Health Services employee Dee Wilson, advocacy lead and Washington State Parent Ally Committee/Children’s Home Society of Washington staffer Alise Hegle, and Foster Parents Association of Washington State Executive Director Mike Canfield discuss paths forward with moderator and Town Hall Program Director Katy Sewall.

New laws leave voters to navigate maze of requirements

With the presidential election less than three months away, millions of Americans will be navigating new requirements for voting – if they can vote at all – as state leaders implement dozens of new restrictions that could make it more difficult to cast a ballot.

Native Americans still fighting for voting equality

Native Americans who live on reservations consistently deal with distances and language barriers when it comes to voting. But experts who study Native American voting rights said recent changes to legal requirements and provisions for voting have exacerbated those problems.

SPJ award winners

This month, Development Manager Heather Kosaka looks back at the Society of Professional Journalists awards, and what they mean to up- and- coming reporters.

Some Companies Break Ranks to Halt Risk of Kids Dying from Window Cords

Cords that kill — window-blind cords that have strangled hundreds of children — are being discontinued by a few companies that make the blinds. The moves follow years of inaction by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, which is now starting rulemaking on the matter. Says the CEO of one blind-maker: “I am very sorry we did not do it sooner.”