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HIV's New Normalnew

Christina Rock was born with the dreaded virus. Now she's a mother of two starting the holy grail of drug regimes.
Seattle Weekly  |  Nina Shapiro  |  05-30-2013  |  Health

Tales from the Housing Bustnew

When people walk away from an underwater mortgage, they don't always walk away.
Seattle Weekly  |  Nina Shapiro  |  05-09-2012  |  Features

Jared Hagemann's Hellnew

One soldier's death, and what it says about the problems facing returning veterans.
Seattle Weekly  |  Nina Shapiro  |  11-11-2011  |  War

The Evolution of John McKaynew

How a Republican aristocrat turned into a marijuana activist.
Seattle Weekly  |  Nina Shapiro  |  09-29-2011  |  Drugs

Downed By Law: An Immigration Attorney's Predatory Practicenew

Immigration attorney Antonio Salazar's clients got more than they bargained for--namely, deportation.
Seattle Weekly  |  Nina Shapiro  |  04-26-2010  |  Immigration

Attorneys are Looking to Extract Everything They Can From a Bankrupt Jesuit Ordernew

Kate Sanchez, a member of the Colville tribe, still feels revulsion when she comes here, remembering the sexual, physical, and emotional abuse she says she experienced at the hands of Jesuit priests at a school that was once a thriving boarding school four decades ago.
Seattle Weekly  |  Nina Shapiro  |  03-01-2010  |  Crime & Justice

Haitian Chaos: Of Course Aid is Difficultnew

Recently, an Italian official labeled the American response in Haiti "pathetic." And an NPR report described the food distribution of international agencies generally as "irregular, inadequate, and often violent and disorderly."
Seattle Weekly  |  Nina Shapiro  |  02-08-2010  |  Disasters

Citizen Action: An Army Vet Goes After the Officers Who Held Him at ICEnew

Imagine that you, as an American citizen, were plucked from normal life and taken to a detention facility for illegal immigrants. Now imagine that it took seven-and-a-half months for officials to figure out that—as you'd said all along—you were not only a citizen, but had honorably served in the U.S. Army.
Seattle Weekly  |  Nina Shapiro  |  01-25-2010  |  War

In Seattle, Local Somalis Struggle to Understand Why Young Men Would Return to a Country They Never Knewnew

23-year-old Abdifatah Yusuf Isse's family thought he was visiting his girlfriend in Minneapolis during an extended break from studying economics at Eastern Washington University. In fact, he revealed, he was calling from Somalia.
Seattle Weekly  |  Nina Shapiro  |  12-21-2009  |  War

The 9th Circuit's Lion of Liberalism is Having the Last Laughnew

Betty Fletcher, 86, is a liberal icon and the most powerful woman in Seattle you've never heard of. Sadly for conservatives, she just won't stop working.
Seattle Weekly  |  Nina Shapiro  |  08-24-2009  |  Politics

Washington State's Prison System Starts Shrinkagenew

The main factors driving the projected drop in inmates are bills that will put offenders in home detention and drug-treatment programs rather than prison, and offer them housing vouchers as part of an approved release plan that will allow them to leave prison before their maximum sentence is served.
Seattle Weekly  |  Nina Shapiro  |  08-17-2009  |  Crime & Justice

Developmentally Disabled, Unable to Speak ... Ready to Work?new

Washington state wants developmentally disabled people to learn real-world job skills. Some families think that's asking too much.
Seattle Weekly  |  Nina Shapiro  |  07-13-2009  |  Science

King County's 'Green Cab' Experiment Goes Southnew

As Seattle's eco- and labor-friendly taxi service crashes, a group of Ethiopian drivers may lose their shirts.
Seattle Weekly  |  Nina Shapiro  |  05-04-2009  |  Business & Labor

An Education Overhaul Opposed by the Washington Teachers' Union Wins Support in Olympianew

The Washington teachers' union vehemently opposed a new education bill, not only for its lack of an identifiable funding stream but also because of its call to redesign teacher pay, certification, and evaluation. In spite of the union's position, the bill has some high-profile supporters that are closely allied with labor.
Seattle Weekly  |  Nina Shapiro  |  04-27-2009  |  Education

Intelius and the Dubious Art of 'Post-Transaction Marketing'new

A checkered success during the dot-com bubble, Naveen Jain has come charging back with a new venture—and the complaints are rolling in.
Seattle Weekly  |  Nina Shapiro  |  03-23-2009  |  Business & Labor

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