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By Mohamud Yussuf, editor of Runta News 2021 local Seattle area candidates are the most diverse in recent history of the county and statewide elections. The campaign which has started early this year, was increasingly attracting the interest and attention of the communities and media including Runta News. Candidates were...
Somalia’s Minister of Health, Dr. Fowzia Abikar Nor cuts ribbon with Hormuud and Turkish Embassy Officials Runta News-Mogadishu, Somali September 30, 2021 Report and Pictures by Farah Warsame  Hormuud Salaam Foundation acquired the country's first ever oxygen plant for public use from Turkey for €282,000, allowing for the production of 1,000 cylinders...
(Photo) Randal signing voucher 1 By Annie Tran Democracy Voucher Program candidates are starting to reach their fundraising limits. But there’s still time for Seattle residents to give their vouchers to their preferred candidates running for mayor, city council, and city attorney in Seattle. What are Democracy Vouchers? Democracy Vouchers are four $25 certificates...
This Op-Ed or draft is co-authored by King County Council Chair Claudia Balducci and King County Executive Dow Constantine One of the starkest outcomes of the COVID-19 pandemic has been to highlight just how inequitable our communities have become. While everyone has faced health and economic impacts, immigrants – particularly those...
Runta News- Mogadishu Somalia’s Minister of Health, Dr. Fowzia Abikar Nor has recently participated mass COVID-19 vaccination campaign efforts during which she herself took the jab before cameras. Photojournalist Farah Warsame who was particularly working on this campaign has sent us this report in Somali which we summarize in English  The...
The King County Executive, Dow Constantine, and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced today a Vaccine Verification Policy which will take into effect on October. The County is introducing the vaccine verification requirements to non-essential indoor business activities and other venues. The officials spoke about the details of the policy before...
By Hillal Nor, Board chair Muslimahs Against Abuse Center Steps Up to Provide Culturally and Religiously Appropriate Services to Muslim Women of Color (Seattle, WA, 9/8/2021) – Muslimahs Against Abuse Center (MAAC), is a new nonprofit in South Seattle founded by and serving Muslim women. Its services include healing circles, Teen...
by Kathy Mellstrom The Care-a-Van is a new mobile COVID-19 vaccination effort offered by the Washington State Department of Health and available to partners across the state. Their goal is to serve communities disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 and to work closely with community partners and local health jurisdictions to increase...
Shukri Olow, candidate for King County Council District 5, calls on Upthegrove to formally apologize for racist remarks, threats to withhold taxpayer dollars by Emilio Garza KENT, WA -- Dr. Shukri Olow, candidate for King County Council District 5, today called on incumbent King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove to formally apologize...
Haddii aad Leedahay Caruur aan Tallaalneyn, u Dhaqan sida ‘In Qof kasta oo Reerka ahi’ uusan Tallaalneyn, Khubarada waxa ay Codsanayaan — iyo Wax Badan oo Talooyin Ku Noqodka Iskuulka ku Saabsan    Waxa Qoray Hannah Furfaro, Seattle Times staff reporter Waxa Tarjumay Mohamud Yussuf, Runta News Publisher   Education Lab waa...
Runta News-Seattle-August 17, 2021 A press release Runta News received today from the Somali Youth and Family Club confirms the nomination of Ayan Warsame as the new Executive Director for the organization. After receiving the letter, we directly spoke with Ayan over the phone and she assured us the nomination...
Public Health-Seattle & King County develop every month a new report to update the public about the latest facts and statistics on the vaccine and the virus, and this is latest report Runta has received from one of its officials, Christina Bradic. File photo: Mohamud Yussuf of Runta News. Vaccine...
The photo: Team SDOT, EACS, and Superpedestrian soon after completing the distribution at New Holly Housing and Community Center. Photo credit to Mulki Mohamed of Runta News.  Seattle Department of Transportation, East African Community Services, and Superpedestrian partner to distribute 100 free bikes to BIPOC youth By Marian Ali  Seattle (August 3, 2021) - The Seattle Department...
The photo from left: King County Executive Dow Constantine, Dr. Wardah Kashmiri, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, and the Executive Director of Muslim Housing Services Rizwan Rizwi. Photo by Mohamud Yussuf, Runta News.  After Friday’s groundbreaking ceremony of taking over the Life Change Church in South Seattle by Muslim Housing Services...
By Rachel Schulkin and Cynthia Santana, SEATTLE (June 17, 2021) – Following the 2020 passage of Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan’s “Fare Share” proposal, the City of Seattle announced the launch of the first in the nation Driver Resolution Center (DRC). The Driver’s Union will provide representation to drivers in...
Community members are invited to provide feedback on development ideas for affordable housing and more through the month of June    By Stephanie Velasco   SEATTLE (June 15, 2021) – After many years of community planning, the Mount Baker station area is entering an exciting new phase. The City of Seattle and Sound Transit are working in partnership with community...
The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is launching a new mobile COVID-19 vaccination effort across Washington state. We will work closely with community partners and local health jurisdictions to increase access to vaccine for priority communities. To submit a request to have a DOH Care-a-Van at your event,...
Qaadashada tallaalku waxay ilaalineysaa xubnaha qoyskeenna ee nugul, sida odayaashayada iyo kuwa uurka leh. Sida ugu dhakhsaha badan ee aan iskaga tallaalno, ayaa fursadaha shaqo ee badan ayaa si dhakhso leh u soo celin kara dhaqaalahayaga maxalliga ah. Dowlada Seattle waxay shaqo ka haysaa saddex goobood oo talaal ah: ...
Runta News - May 9, 2021  A new Somali star was born on Saturday in the United States of America. An 18-year-old Mohamed Salah Ahmed won yesterday the first place of the 800m Track Meet competition which 4 High School students in Portland, Oregon participated. Ahmed’s win comes while observing...
Seattle Fire Department Mobile Vaccination Teams Launch Citywide Effort to Bring Vaccinations Directly to Seattle Residents and Workers  New Seattle Fire Department Mobile Strategy Brings Vaccinations to Dense Areas Around the City, Offers Immediate Vaccinations Without an Appointment  As Part of This Effort, Seattle Fire Will Administer Vaccines on The Ave...
Tens of Thousands of Vaccine Appointments Available at City of Seattle Sites This Week; Mayor Durkan Urges All Those Not Yet Vaccinated to Sign Up Immediately  Those Already Vaccinated Should Help Those in Their Networks Access Available Vaccination Appointments If Demand Remains High and All Appointments Are Taken, Seattle Could Lead the...
Event Aims to Serve Communities of Color  SEATTLE – On Sunday April 25, the Center for Multicultural Health will be hosting a COVID-19 vaccination pop-up event at the Emerald City SDA Church in the Central District. The event is in partnership with Mary Mahoney Professional Nurses Organization, and Dunia Clinic. COVID vaccine...
By Christian bell Community leader Shukri Olow has announced her campaign for King County   Council District Five, including all or parts of Kent, SeaTac, Tukwila, Burien, Normandy Park, Des Moines, and Renton. If elected, Shukri would be the first Black woman to win a county council seat in Washington. Among...
Waxa qoray Dahlia Bazzaz, Elise Takahama and Hannah Furfaro Waxa Tarjumay Mohamud Yussuf  Maxaad u Baahan tahay inaad wax ka Ogaato si aad ugu Noqoto Fasallada Washington ka Dib markii Sannad Waxbarasho Meel Fog ah Horraantii bishan, Guddoomiye Jay Inslee wuxuu faray waaxyada iskuullada Washington iney siiyaan markey ugu yar tahay wax...
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressmember Karen Bass (D-CA), Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Africa, introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives calling for a renewed, decisive, and robust international collaboration and coordination to fight COVID–19 across Africa. “Shortly after COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, doomsday scenarios were predicted...
SEATTLE – Former City Councilmember, attorney, husband and father, and lifelong Seattle resident Bruce Harrell today announced his campaign for Mayor with a detailed "open letter" to the people of Seattle. In the letter, Harrell outlines his plans and ideas to address many of the challenges facing our city,...
Ahmed Mohamed Mahamud, a driver and unionist who we spent time with him today would not hesitate to be among the first who receive, and would encourage his colleagues to take advantage of the opportunity.  Good news has finally arrived for TNC, Taxi, and For Hire Drivers. An email Runta...
City of Seattle to Vaccinate Approximately 400 Child Care Providers SEATTLE (March 5, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced the Seattle Fire Department’s (SFD) vaccination efforts for the week of March 1 – March 7, 2021. With approximately 4,000 doses of vaccine, the City is vaccinating older adults living...
Hamdi Mohamed, a King County Executive Policy Advisor and former Deputy District Director for Congresswoman Jayapal, announces campaign for the Port of Seattle Commission FEBRUARY 17, SEATTLE—Today King County Executive Office of Equity & Social Justice Policy Advisor Hamdi Mohamed announced her campaign for the Port of Seattle Commission Position...
OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) released a new data report showing low percentages of Hispanic, Black and Multiracial people have received COVID-19 vaccine when compared to those groups’ proportion of the state population. The report provides race and ethnicity data for people who have received at least one dose...
SEATTLE – Laga bilaabo Febraayo 9, Magaalada Seattle waxey boosto ugu diri doontaa cod-bixiyeyaasha ku nool Seattle iyo kuwaa ka codsaday barnaamijka boqolkooda 100 doolar ee Foojarrada Diimoqraadiyadda. Sannadkan wuxuu ahaan doonaa markii ugu horreysay ee tartanka Meeyarka u qalmi doono maalgelinta Foojarrada Diimoqraadiyadda.  Waxa intaa dheer, boosaska golaha...
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement regarding Somalia’s escalating electoral crisis after President Mohamed Abdullahi "Farmajo" Mohamed’s mandate expired without an agreement on the conduct of previously scheduled elections: “I am alarmed by the escalating electoral crisis in Somalia...
Qatar Starts Long Awaited Direct Flights Between Seattle and Doha
Buugyaraha Cimilada Jiilaalka ee la cusbooneysiiyey wuxuu bixiyaa macluumaad ku saabsan waddooyinka  barafka wuxuuna bixiyaa talooyin diyaargarow SEATTLE (Diseembar ##, 2020) – The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) ayaa soo saartay macluumaad ka caawinaya dadka deegaanka inay u diyaar garoobaan xaaladaha cimilada xilliga jilaalka. Booqo bogga Ka jawaab celinta Cimilada Jiilaal iyo Buug-yaraha Cimilada...
Runta News, Monday, January 25 2021 Seattle, WA- Colleen Echohawk announces her campaign for Mayor of Seattle today, running on a people-first platform to achieve an equitable renewal from the COVID-19 pandemic. “I’m running for Mayor of Seattle because I love this city, and we have a once-in-a-generation chance to rethink how...
Looyarad Shannon McMinimee. Waxa sawirka qaaday: (Mary Kalhor / Mary Kalhor) Waxa qoray: Dahlia Bazzaz, wariye Seattle Times. Waxa tarjumay: Mohamud Yussuf, soo saaraha Runta News.  Qareenka waxbarashada Shannon McMinimee waxey heysataa, 30,000-cag ama foot dhif ah oo ay ka dheehato nidaamka waxbarashada iskuullada Washington. Iyadoo waqtigeeda u kala qeybineysa inta u dhaxeysa...
Congressmen Smith, left, VanHollen, middle, and Schatz Introduce Bill that Provide Automatic Rental Assistance to Families in Response to Recessions and Natural Disasters  By Justin Weiss WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Adam Smith (D-Wash.) introduced the Crisis Housing Act which would establish a new automatic housing assistance program to provide emergency rental assistance vouchers to...
COVID-19 siyaabo badan ayuu u saameeyay dadka degan Seattle. Dad badan, oo ay ku jiraan dadka waaweyn iyo qoysaska, ayaa wajahaya waqtiyo adag shaqo la’aan darteed. Magaalada Seattle waxay caawin kartaa dadka la halgamaya in ay iska bixiyaan biilasha korontada, biyaha iyo gaaska. Qoysaska u-qalma ayaa iska qori kara Barnaamijka...
Dear Community Member, In the election, we fought hard to flip Republican seats, supporting Black women like Jamila Taylor and T’wina Nobles' rise to leadership. Now it is time to stand by them as they enter elected office and fight to keep their pro-immigrant vision strong. Will you donate to realize...
Runta News-Seattle Seattle’s new TNC Driver Minimum Compensation Ordinance will be effective on January 1, 2021.  The ordinance requires TNCs like Uber and Lyft to pay a minimum per mile and per minute rate and provide certain other protections, like tip protection and a right to be provided personal protective...
By Perry Cooper.   Photo credit: Qatar Airways. https://www.qatarairways.com/en-us/media-newsroom.html Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) welcomes today’s announcement of an award-winning new airline bringing the first connection to a new international city, with Qatar Airways starting service to Doha (DOH) beginning March 15, 2021. The new service will provide connections to additional destinations including 13 cities in...
By Washington Employers for Racial Equity for Runta News Nearly 60 Washington state employers have joined together to make a commitment to racial equity in conjunction with a new report outlining disparities faced by Black Washingtonians. The report—The Commitment to Progress: An Equitable Future for Washington—examines the experience of Black...
Written and photo by Denise Miller Immigrant and refugee chefs are cooking up a world of cuisines at Spice Bridge, the new food hall and commercial kitchen in Tukwila. Operated by the nonprofit organization Global to Local, Spice Bridge is the cornerstone of their Food Innovation Network (FIN) program,...
FRIENDS’ FUTURE FORWARD: ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCY PROGRAM COMES TO LIFE WITH COLORFUL LIGHTING INSTALLATION EXHIBIT AND VIRTUAL PROGRAMMING  Article by NICOLE DANSEREAU. Photo by Robert Wade SEATTLE (November 24, 2020) — In partnership with the City of Seattle’s Office of the Waterfront and Civic Projects (OWCP), Friends of Waterfront Seattle’s (Friends) Future Forward: Artist-In-Residency Program comes to fruition...
Jazze's - owner Nasrin Noori (all photos by Denise Miller) Global to Local  Written by Denise Miller Immigrant and refugee chefs are cooking up a world of cuisines at Spice Bridge, the new food hall and commercial kitchen in Tukwila. Operated by the nonprofit organization Global to Local, Spice Bridge...
Cod-u-qaadista Waxbarashada Jinsiga Waajibka ah ee Washington Waxey Tijaabineysaa Awoodda Muxaafidku ku Leeyihiin Sanduuqa Codka Waxa qoray: Hannah Furfaro, wariye Seattle Times Waxa tarjumay: Mohamud Yussuf, Runta News Xilligan guga ah, iyadoo coronavirus ku fidayo guud ahaan Washington, koox adag oo is-xilqaantay waxey u dhaqaaqeen ka soo ururinta saxiixyo iyagoo gaarigooda ku...
Taste of Congo - owner Caroline Musitu - credit Denise Miller for Global to Local (photos by Denise Miller) Written by Denise Miller Immigrant and refugee chefs are cooking up a world of cuisines at Spice Bridge, the new food hall and commercial kitchen in Tukwila. Operated by the nonprofit...
Afella Jollof Catering - co-owners Adama Jammeh and Oumie Sallah Written by Denise Miller and Lily Rybarczyk Immigrant and refugee chefs are cooking up a world of cuisines at Spice Bridge, the newly opened food hall and commercial kitchen in Tukwila. Operated by the nonprofit organization Global to Local, Spice Bridge...
Moyo is a Tanzanian, Kenyan, and Somali cuisine Written by Denise Miller and Lily Rybarczyk Immigrant and refugee chefs are cooking up a world of cuisines at Spice Bridge, the newly opened food hall and commercial kitchen in Tukwila. Operated by the nonprofit organization Global to Local, Spice Bridge is the...
Jazze's - healthy Afghani cuisine is one those ethnic tasty food you can find at the hall – Photo by Denise Mille (Global-to-Local) By Denise Miller and Sian Wu Unique incubator launches economic opportunity for newly arrived entrepreneurs in South King County community.  TUKWILA, WA – What does South King County’s diversity...
Qoysaska Midabka ee hareeraha Seattle waxey ka hadlayaan hagaajinta waxbarashada fog. Halkan waxa ah qaar ka  mida fikradahooda Waxa qoray Regina Elmi iyo Ann Ishimaru Waxa tarjumay Mohamud Yussuf Education Lab waa mashruuc Seattle Times oo diiradda saara ballanqaadyo wanaagsan oo wax looga qaban karo caqabadaha joogtada ah ee ka jira waxbarashada...
Maxey Tilmaamaha Gobolka Washington ee Furitaannada Iskuullada Uga Taxaddar Badan Yihiin Kuwa Kale? Waxa qoray Hannah Furfaro iyo Dahlia Bazzaz Waxa tarjumay Mohamud Yussuf Education Lab waa mashruuc Seattle Times oo diiradda saara ballanqaadyo wanaagsan oo wax looga qaban karo caqabadaha joogtada ah ee ka jira waxbarashada dadweynaha. Waxa soo saaristiisa wadajir...
City of Seattle Has Directed Nearly $26 Million to Support Grocery Emergency Benefits as Part of COVID-19 Response By Chelsea Kellogg SEATTLE (September 22, 2020) – Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan has committed an additional $9 million from the City’s rainy day fund to expand the number of households receiving emergency grocery vouchers. Launched...
Si loo bilaabo sannad dugsiyeed aan caadi aheyn, qaar ka mida waaxyada gobolka Washington waxey macallimiinta u oggolaadeen iney hoggaaminta qaataan Waxaa qoray Dahlia Bazzaz iyo Manuel Villa Waxaa tarjumay Mohamud Yussuf Education Lab waa mashruuc Seattle Times oo diiradda saara ballanqaadyo wanaagsan oo wax looga qaban karo caqabadaha joogtada ah ee...
‘Marka iskuulku bilowdo, qof hagaagsan ma ahaan dooni’: Waxbarashada fog xilliga COVID-19 waxey waalidiinta hareeraha Seattle ku nool ka dhigtay kuwo ogaada tabartooda Waxa qoray Nicole Brodeur Waxa tarjumay Mohamud Yussuf Education Lab waa mashruuc Seattle Times oo diiradda saara ballanqaadyo wanaagsan oo wax looga qaban karo caqabadaha joogtada ah ee ka...
Waaxda Iskuul yar oo ku taal Bariga Washington Qof ahaan ayey ugu laabaneysaa iskuulka Waxa qoray Katherine Long, Seattle Times Waxa tarjumay: Mohamud Yussuf, Runta News Education Lab waa mashruuc Seattle Times oo diiradda saara ballanqaadyo wanaagsan oo wax looga qaban karo caqabadaha joogtada ah ee ka jira waxbarashada dadweynaha. Waxa soo...
Sidee bay Ardada Deegaamada Agagaarka Seattle ula Qabsan Doonaan Soo Laabashada Waxbarashada Online Iyadoo Iskuulladu COVID Ka Hor Nolol u Ahaayeen Ardada? Waxa qoray Hannah Furfaro, Seattle Times Waxa tarjumay Mohamud Yussuf, Runta News Education Lab waa mashruuc Seattle Times oo diiradda saara ballanqaadyo wanaagsan oo wax looga qaban karo caqabadaha joogtada...
Su’aalaha Badanaa Dadku is Weydiiyaan Waxa Qoray Hannah Furfaro Waxa Tarjumay Mohamud Yussuf Education Lab waa mashruuc Seattle Times oo diiradda saara ballanqaadyo wanaagsan oo wax looga qaban karo caqabadaha joogtada ah ee ka jira waxbarashada dadweynaha. Waxa soo saaristiisa wadajir loola kaashadaa Solutions Journalism Network waxana maal-geliya deeq ka timaada hey’adda...
Mark Cardilli Jr. was convicted of manslaughter for the shooting death of for killing Isahak Muse during an argument in the Cardilli family home in March 2019. BY MEGAN GRAY STAFF WRITER, Press Herald Portland, Maine - August 31, 2020 Mark Cardilli Jr., 25, was initially charged with murder in the death...
The photo: From left, Musse Olol, President of Somali American Council of Oregon, top right, Nkenge Harmon Johnson, the President and CEO of Urban League of Portland, and Gwendolyn Trice founder, Maxville Heritage Interpretive Center Runta News-Seattle August 28, 2020 According to The Observer https://www.lagrandeobserver.com/ and Portland Tribune https://pamplinmedia.com/ , Oregon...

Drivers Demand Fare Share

The COVID-19 pandemic has made clear the economic vulnerability of Uber and Lyft drivers in our community. By Ahmed Mohamed Mahamud As chairman of the Somali American Drivers Association and a member of the Drivers Union Leadership Committee https://www.driversunionwa.org/stand_with_drivers?splash=1 , I see first-hand the impact on the driver community. Drivers come...
Dhaq-dhaqaaqa Qaran oo Lagu Codsanayo Sinnaanta Midabka Wax Ma ka Tari Doonaa Daraasaadka Isirka ee Gobolka Washington? Waxa qoray: Hannah Furfaro Waxa tarjumay: Mohamud Yussuf Education Lab waa mashruuc Seattle Times oo diiradda saara ballanqaadyo wanaagsan oo wax looga qaban karo caqabadaha joogtada ee ka jira waxbarashada dadweynaha. Waxa soo saaristiisa si...
Si Waxbarashada Looga Dhigo Mid Loo Siman Yahay, Siyaasad Kaligeed Wax Ma Go’aamin Karto. Barayaasha Waxa Looga Baahan Yahay ‘Geesinimo ay Wax Ku Fuliyaan’ Waxa Qoray: Hannah Furfaro iyo Katherine Long Waxa Tarjumay: Mohamud Yussuf Education Lab waa mashruuc Seattle Times oo diiradda saara ballanqaadyo wanaagsan oo wax looga qaban karo caqabadaha...
By Chelsea Kellogg SEATTLE (August 13, 2020) – Mayor Durkan announced today that she will transmit legislation to City Council later this month to propose a new minimum compensation standard for Uber and Lyft drivers to ensure all drivers are paid at least the Seattle minimum wage plus reasonable expenses. Preliminary...
Waxbaristii oo Durba Isbeddel Dhaqsi ah ku Dhacay COVID-19 Dartiis. Ilaa Intee Bay Qaadan Kartaa in La Kacaameeyo u Sinnaanta Waxbarashada? Maqaalkan waxa asalkiisa iska leh Education Lab ee Seattle Times, waana kii shanaad oo ay codsadaan in af Soomaali loo rogo laguna soo saaro Runta News. Waxa Qoray:...
Carmen Best in the middle with her always a big smile. To her left is Asha Mohamed who is a member of the Somali/East African community in Seattle and to her right the former Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O'Toole at an event sponsored by Runta News at New Holly...
File Photo from Comcast: Two Somali Women of Highline College working on a laptop by Seattle IT Seattle's Office of Economic Development (OED) recently joined with Comcast and a variety of partners – including the Seattle Information Technology Department – to launch the Digital Bridge program, a pilot that provides low-income...
Bille Consulting Leadership Team from left Farah Bille, Mohamed Shidane, Katherine Shulock, and Ahmed Hassan. Bille’s motto is “Every client is unique! We tailor our services to address YOUR needs”. By Mulki Mohamed (Mulki Limited) for Runta News- Seattle For the first time, some of the best minds of our community...
Over the past few months, the war against Black America has ignited the streets and the hears of people of conscience throughout the world. "Abolition" seems to be on everyone's lips... but what does it mean? What does it require from us? Here's what we do know—liberation for those who suffer...
The City of Kent is committed to its small business community and successful recovery from the impacts of COVID-19. The City Council authorized the use of $1 million of its federal CARES Act funds for Emergency Relief Grants to help businesses recover. Grant Application Portal Now Open! Application window is Monday,...
Official figures say fewer than 100 people have died from Covid-19 in Somalia. But Mogadishu’s graveyards tell a different story. How is a country with one of the weakest health systems in the world really coping with the pandemic? By Jamal Osman of BBC Africa Eye BBC Africa Eye has been...
Bile Yusuf, the owner of Sharif Halal Grocery in South Seattle, has been wearing mask day one.  Building on the City’s Education and Outreach Efforts with Small Businesses, the City of Seattle Announces New Enforcement Measures for Businesses Failing to Comply with Governor Inslee’s Safe Start Plan After Outreach and Education   Public Health officials Continue to Urge Physical Distancing, Facial Coverings and Limiting Social Gatherings to Only 5 Individuals  Seattle (July 17, 2020) – Building off...
By Perry Cooper | Media Officer The Port of Seattle continued to help COVID-19 recovery efforts in South King County with the approval today of a three year, $160,000 agreement with the Highline College Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to provide small, woman and minority business enterprises (WMBE) with training and...
Sheybaarka Waxbarashada (Education Lab) waa mashruuc Seattle Times oo si ballaanqaad ah u iftiiminaya qaabka lagu wajihi karo caqabadaha joogtada ah ee ka jira nidaamka waxbarashada dadweynaha. Waxa soo saariddiisa wadajir loola kaashadaa Solutions Journalism Network waxana maal-geliya qaaraan ay bixiyaan Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Amazon iyo City...
By Dana Levine COVID-19 has hit communities of color the hardest, including immigrant families. You need to  be aware of programs you may be eligible for right now, including health care, cash assistance, food assistance, and unemployment insurance. 1)  Immigration officials clarified that everyone can seek testing, prevention, and treatment for COVID-19...

Represent Your City

The Democracy Voucher Program is Now Open for 2021 Candidates Seattle (July 1, 2020) Beginning July 1, the City of Seattle’s Democracy Voucher Program opens to candidates interested in using Democracy Vouchers to help finance their campaigns for the 2021 City of Seattle elections. In 2021, the mayor, city attorney, city council...
Barnaamijka Foojarka Dimuqraadiyadda Hadda Waxa uu u furan yahay musharixiinta 2021 Seattle (Luulyo 1, 2020) billoowga Luulyo 1, Barnaamijka Foojarka ama jeeggaga diimoqraadiyadda ee Magaalada Seattle (Democracy Voucher Program) waxa uu u furan yahay musharixiinta daneynaya inay isticmaalaan Foojarada Dimuqraadiyada si ay olalahooda doorashada 2021 ee Magaalada Seattle ay oga caawiso. Sanadka...
Qore Dahlia Bazzaz, Seattle Times Tarjume Mohamud Yussuf, Runta News Muddo saacad iyo bar ah maalmaha Arbacada, Dugsiga Bartmaha Franklin ee Waaxda Iskuullada deegaanka Yakima wuxuu isu beddelaa saf laga qaato rooti. Lix saf oo baabuur ah ayaa ka abuurma halka baabuurta la dhigto ee iskuulku leeyahay, ayey yiraahdeen maamulaha, Sherry Anderson,...
City Allocates Nearly $4M in CARES Act Funds to Rental Assistance Programs  Seattle  (May 11, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced the allocation of  nearly $4 million in federal CARES Act Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-CV), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA)  funding to provide rent support. The allocation of funds is the latest in a series of measures by the City aimed at keeping Seattle residents impacted by COVID-19 from...
By Zeynep Guldiken İstanbul’s top five mosques including the Blue Mosque, Rüstem Pasha Mosque, Eyüp Sultan Mosque and Fatih Mosque will lighten Ramadan nights with their text lights, or “Mahya”, throughout the holy month this year as well Considered to be the “Sultan of 11 Months” in the Islamic world,...
By Kalei Talwar Somalia has seen an unprecedented surge of deaths in recent days with this number is likely to be even higher than reported due to lack of testing. Somalia has recorded 756 COVID-19 cases, including 35 deaths, as of 5 May, however, CARE is particularly worried by the fact that...
By Zeynep Guldiken The holy month of Ramadan, which is considered the “Sultan of 11 Months” in the Islamic world, started this year on Friday, 24 April. In Turkey, social assistance and solidarity reaches its peak while many centuries-old traditions are repeated in Ramadan, which will certainly preserve this traditional...
RVCDF Announces $250,000 in COVID-19 Grants to Support Southeast Seattle Small Business Owners April 29, 2020—Rainier Valley Community Development Fund (RVCDF)—a local Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI)—has announced $250,000 in COVID-19 grants specifically targeted to southeast Seattle small businesses to address the immediate economic challenges from the COVID-19 global pandemic. The philanthropic...
Hamdi waa gabar wax ka barata Hope Academy oo ay dhigtaan arday badan oo Soomaali ah kuna yaal galbeedka Seattle  Waxa Qoray Hannah Furfaro, Wariye Seattle Times Waxa Tarjumay Mohamud Yussuf, Tifaftiraha Runta News Dhismayaasha iskuullada gobolka Washington way xirnaan doonaa muddada ka harsan sannad dugsiyeedka – markey ugu yar tahay. Way adag...
Ubah Dahraan, an Uber driver and single mom of four, says the loss of income she is suffering has been devastating. By Paul Zilly TEAMSTERS CALL ON GOVERNMENT, UBER & LYFT CEOS TO PROVIDE EMERGENCY ECONOMIC RELIEF FOR DRIVERS The Drivers Union, comprised of Uber and Lyft drivers, and the Western Washington...
BBC Somali for Runta News - Seattle, Washington   BBC News Somali has appointed Muhyadin Roble as editor of the service.  He worked at Radio Ergo (formerly IRIN Somali Services), where he led an award-winning team of humanitarian journalists in Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia and Yemen. He is an experienced media trainer, writer and...
Ethiopian Continues Inspiring African Girls with 6th Consecutive All-Women Operated Flight Toronto, March 09, 2020 -Ethiopian Airlines has made history yet again on 7 March 2020 operating an all-women functioned flight to Washington DC. Africa’s Largest Aviation Group and SKYTRAX Certified Four Star Global Airline has scored the all-female flight...
By Hannah Furfaro The Seattle Times for Runta News When students sat down in Anthony D’Amico’s social studies class this week, they asked questions that sit heavily on his own mind. What’s going on with the coronavirus? Is it serious? Will schools close? D’Amico, an intern teacher at Ingraham High School in Seattle, admitted he doesn’t...
Waxa Qoray Hannah Furfaro, wariye Seattle Times Waxa Tarjumay Mohamud Yussuf Markii ay ardaydii fariisteen fasalkii ay ku baranayeen arrimaha bulshada toddobaadkaan, waxay weydiiyeen su’aalo madaxa culeys ku noqonaya. Maxaa is beddel ah oo ka jira cudurka corona virus? Ma cudur khatar ah baa?  Iskuullada ma la xiri doonaa? D’Amico, oo macallin ku meel gaar...
Op-Ed for Runta News by ZamZam Mohamed The Immigrant and Refugee communities in Washington are growing. 29% of all young children ages 0 to 5 are from Immigrant families. As this community grows, so too do the needs to support our children and families with culturally responsive education programs. This...
Low-income households encouraged to apply; 2,500 will be placed on waiting list By Rhonda Rosenberg, Director of Communications. For Runta News, Seattle The King County Housing Authority will open a lottery for places on a new waiting list for its Section 8 rental assistance program. Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers help more...
Nabeel Abe Sa’ab and Abdirizak Bihi. The whole interview has taken place in a car while they drove a place to place to cover the Somali community in Minnesota. Photo Illustration by Mulki Mohamed A new documentary on the US Congresswoman, Ilhan Omar, has been recently released by one of the...
Runta News, Seattle - January 26, 2020 The well-known young activist among Somalis in the diaspora, Suud Olat, intends to take over the seat that is expected the current Minneapolis Council Member Abdi Warsame vacate this week. Warsame will take the lead position at the city’s public housing agency. If Olat...
January 13, 2020 WASHINGTON, D.C. — Reps. Ilhan Omar, Pramila Jayapal, Yvette D. Clarke, and Adam Smith led 50 members in a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf requesting that the Trump Administration allow Somali-American families with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to remain safely...
This week, the Trump administration is deciding whether to allow Somalis — fleeing ongoing war, floods, disease, famine, and persecution — to remain in the United States.  We have just days to convince Congress to force the Trump administration to save Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Somali families in the...
Runta News Seattle, Washington – The U.S. Census Bureau is now recruiting hundreds of temporary Census Takers in Washington in advance of its Nonresponse Follow-up Operation for the 2020 Census. The pay rate is $16-23 per hour.  The primary purpose of the Nonresponse Follow-up Operation is to count people in person...
Construction reduces Link service for 10 weeks beginning Monday, Jan. 6 Sound Transit, Seattle If you normally connect from Sounder to Link light rail, be prepared for major Link service changes beginning this weekend and lasting until March 15. For the next 10 weeks, crews are building tracks to connect International District/Chinatown...
Three Free Immunization Clinics Scheduled SEATTLE – In order to assist those remaining Seattle Public Schools students whose immunization records are not yet up-to-date, SPS is providing three free immunization clinics for students. The clinics are scheduled in advance of January 8, 2020, which is the “exclusion date” for SPS. Student records must...
AFTER COURTS BLOCKED PUBLIC CHARGE RULE – WHAT IMMIGRANTS APPLYING FOR GREEN CARDS OR VISAS NEED TO KNOW By Dana Levine Last month, district courts blocked the Trump administration’s rule that attempted to deny green cards to immigrants who fail to meet tough income tests or use public programs.  This victory...
By Jamal Osman, BBC Africa Eye Kismayo in Jubbaland, southern Somalia, was meant to be a safe haven, a place where children could grow up in peace away from Somalia’s civil war. A place which offered up hope of a secure and peaceful future. For years, Somali journalist, Jamal Osman, has been searching for an end to the cycle...
Hundreds of Highline/CHI Franciscan Nurses and Caregivers, Pushed to Breaking Point by Severe Understaffing & Patient Care Concerns, Sound the Alarm with “Rally & Informational Picket for Quality Healthcare”  By Dave Bates for Runta News Burien, WA- On Wednesday, November 20, hundreds of nurses and caregivers held a “Rally and Informational Picket...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Adam Smith (D-WA) today issued the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s announcement that it will no longer consider Israeli settlements to be inconsistent with international law: “The decision by Secretary Pompeo and the Trump Administration is misguided and paves the way for further Israeli...
Runta News- Seattle  Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan surrounded by African American leaders officially signed yesterday at her office a resolution that supports Initiative 1000 which is on the ballot this November.  Seattle City Council recently passed the Resolution urging Seattle’s more than 460,000 Voters to Approve Initiative 1000 on Referendum...
November is the start date for the tolling. Timing gives SR 99 drivers time to prepare and get a free Good To Go! Pass By Emily Glad WSDOT Toll Division communications SEATTLE – Drivers using the State Route 99 tunnel will begin paying tolls on Nov. 9, 2019, the Washington State Department...
First panel featuring (from left to right) Andy Nicholas, Michael Mitchell, and Misha Hill By April Dickinson, Washington State Budget & Policy Center Advocates, community leaders, and students packed the room for the Washington State Budget & Policy Center’s Budget Matters Policy Summit on October 2 at the Northwest African American...
(Nairobi, Kenya—October 2019)  Silafrica, a cutting-edge, best-in-class manufacturer of plastic and packaging solutions for corporations, consumer packaged goods (CPGs) and consumers, is rapidly emerging as an innovator in the sustainable circular economy movement, which promotes reducing waste and opting for more reusing and recycling in the manufacturing process. While Silafrica is...
WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, issued the following statement congratulating Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on winning the Nobel Peace Prize for his pursuit of peace in Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa. “I would like to congratulate Ethiopian...
Runta News- Toronto, Oct 01, 2019 – Ethiopian Airlines welcomes Mr. Samson Arega as the new Country Manager for Ethiopian Airlines Canada as of Sept 20, 2019. Mr. Arega started his career with Ethiopian Airlines and has been with the company since he graduated from university. "I am delighted to have been granted...
Runta News-Seattle On Tuesday 24th and Weds 25th September 2019, special editions of BBC Focus on Africa radio can be heard on radio and online. Well-known author, journalist and women’s activist Isha Sesay will guest edit and present the popular BBC World Service programme – for the first time. These unique programmes will be dedicated...
As Part of Her 2020 Budget, Mayor Durkan Announces $31 Million in New City Investments in “Vision Zero” Transportation Safety Projects and Transit Improvements. City Will Invest $16.7 Million Safety Projects Like Sidewalks, Protected Bike Lanes; Over $14 Million on Additional Transit Service and Enhancements Runta News-Seattle- As part of her...
Runta News-Seattle, Washington. Warar naga soo gaaray BBC-da ayaa sheegaya in laga billaabato taarikhda markay tahay 1-da Oktobar, 2019, weriyaha BBC-da ee caanka ah, Cabdirizaq Catosh, ayaa dib ugu soo laaban doono laanta af-Sooomaaliga ee BBC, kaddib muddo sanad ah oo uu fasax ku maqnaa. Waxaa uu dib u billaabi doonaa...
Mayor Jenny Durkan Announces Her Fare Share Plan to Mandate A Minimum Wage and Provide Critical Worker Protections for Uber and Lyft Drivers, Invest Millions of Dollars in Housing Near Transit and Transportation Projects Like the Downtown Streetcar  Proposal Will Generate $52 Million through 2025 for More Than 500 New...
Runta News-Seattle  As Seattle/King County Clinic prepares to open its doors for a sixth year at Seattle Center, Feb. 13 – 16, 2020, organizers have an ambitious goal of recruiting 1,000 volunteers for each of the four days of this immense undertaking. Their hope is to provide over $2.5 million...
By Ayaanle A. Hussein for Runta News-London  Somali Football Federation has condemned in the strongest terms possible the way that the Saudi-based Arab News covered the story about the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying match between Somalia and Zimbabwe. The Saudi Newspaper published a piece about Thursday’s Somalia-Zimbabwe match with an unjustifiable...
By Hoda Mohamud I was seven the first time I decided I wanted to help people for a living. I was barely old enough to understand the world around me but knowing enough to understand that people need help. I remember telling my family all about my plans to help...
By Meg Olberding SEATTLE (August 15, 2019) – The Seattle Youth Employment Program (SYEP), sponsored by the Seattle Human Services Department, announces the launch of a new year-round pre-employment program to support 200 youth and young adults in growing as community leaders and preparing for future work and career opportunities. This is an expansion to the current summer-only SYEP...
By Jordan T. Adams/Runta News-Seattle  Acclaimed as one of the most authentic multicultural festivals in Seattle, the annual Othello International Festival will convene again this year on Sunday, August 11 from noon to 6:00PM.  Known to be one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the nation, the Rainier Valley is home...
Runta News/BBC-Seattle, Washington  Kaltun Nasir Hussein has been revealed today as the winner of the BBC News Somali Young Female Poet 2019 award. Kaltun is a 26 year old mid-wife from Bur’o in the self-declared republic of Somaliland and the 3rd person to win this BBC News Somali Award, which...
BBC-Following on from their previous award-winning digital documentary that used open source investigation techniques, #BBCAfricaEye presents their latest investigation using similar methods today: Sudan’s Livestream Massacre BBC Africa Eye has uncovered evidence that suggests the attack on protesters in Sudan on June 3rd was ordered from the top and planned...
Runta News, Seattle, Washington It was just months ago, when Jimmy Matta, Mayor of Burien, Washington informed me that he was approached by an amazing young ambitious Somali teenage called Mohamed Jama who want to become a Council Member or Deputy Mayor as soon as he turns 18. Jama, now 17,...
Runta News-Seattle, Washington  Lance Lyttle, Sea-Tac Airport Managing Director, has stepped up to serve as American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) Federal Affairs Committee Chairman.  Orlando International Airport Chief Executive Officer Phil Brown, A.A.E. previously served in the position. The AAAE Federal Affairs Committee supports the efforts of the Legislative...
In a post published yesterday on FilmAid International’s facebook page https://www.facebook.com/FilmAid/posts/10157482389099446 Suud Olat will soon visit Kenya to participate in the upcoming 12th Annual FilmAid International Festival Suud Olat, FilmAid International board member and former refugee, visits FilmAid Kenya's office in Nairobi and inspires all with his story. Suud, a...
New cars offer more bike racks, larger windows; a total of 152 cars to be delivered by 2024 to meet system expansion needs. The first of 152 new light rail vehicles have arrived at Sound Transit’s Link Operations and Maintenance Facility in Seattle, an important step in meeting the needs...
June 20, 2019 By Roger Ouellette  DES MOINES – Bernie 2020 announces the hiring of Abshir Omar as Iowa Political Coordinator on June 20, World Refugee Day. “I was born in the middle of a civil war, grew up in a refugee camp and traveled across a desert to seek asylum in...
Photo by WORLD-Agencies and A News Muslim civil rights organization asks the company to train employees in competent and effective ‘bystander intervention’ (SEATTLE, WA, 6/19/19) – The Washington state chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-WA) today called on Starbucks to respond to an alleged attack on an American Muslim...
Runta News, SEATTLE (May 29, 2019) Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and King County Executive Dow Constantine announced the grantees of the Expanded Seattle-King County Immigrant Legal Defense Network (ELDN). The ELDN grants $5.6 million to community-based organizations working to provide legal services to immigrants and refugees at risk of...
Runta News-Seattle, Washington May 23rd, 2019 To help residents who need a U.S. passport for upcoming travels, King County will open its Black River Community Service Center in Renton for a special "Passport Day" on Saturday, June 1. No appointment is necessary for this event, which is designed to help...
With 3,500 Signatures from District 3 Residents, Kshama Sawant Only Candidate In Seattle City Council Elections to File For Office Via Petition Runta News-Seattle May 20, 2019. In a year with a record-breaking 56 candidates filing for Seattle’s City Council elections, District 3’s City Councilwoman Kshama Sawant was the only candidate...
The first Interfaith Iftar which was organized collectively by Kids4Peace, East African Community Services, and Wassat was held on Saturday at New Holly Hall in South Seattle. As seeing in the picture, it has brought diverse community together. Runta News (REDMOND, WA; 5/14/2019) -- On Wednesday, May 15, 2019, more...
 Allison of Vision Zero with Russell Lebert, the 2018 Seattle’s Safest Driver winner during a press conference on Friday at Pemco Insurance Co.  By: Allison Schwartz When it comes to traffic safety, we’re talking about a culture change – a shift from accepting accidents, to preventing crashes and making streets safer...
Runta News-Seattle May 10, 2019 Redmond resident and advocate Varisha Khan announced her candidacy for Redmond City Council, Position 1 with her website launch on May 10. “Redmond is a growing city with so much to offer to its residents and the greater Puget Sound region,” said the well-known member among...
Runta News, OLYMPIA, Washington Yesterday Gov. Jay Inslee signed legislation establishing a work group that will develop recommendations for a program to aid international medical graduates in overcoming barriers to professional careers in Washington state. The work group established by Senate Bill 5846 will recommend strategies to reduce barriers for graduates...
Groundbreaking Role Anchors Plan to Advance Equity in all Port Activities Runta News-Seattle, Washington The Port of Seattle announced today that Bookda Gheisar will serve as the Port’s first Senior Director for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and lead the Port’s first ever Equity Department, beginning June 12.  Prior to joining the...
Runta News-Ottawa May 5, 2019 Memories of Mogadishu Conference, the first of its kind was held in Ottawa, Canada on Saturday May 4, 2019. The conference has brought together large Somali Diaspora, locals, supporters, and other experts who consist of academics, activists, writers, curators, elders, and youth and who have...
Kooxdii Shirkii Storytelling Somalia ka qeyb galay kaasi oo lagu qabtay Cardiff, Wales sannadkii 2014kii By Mohamud Yussuf Maallintii Sabtida waxa Xarunta Farshaxanka Ottawa Art Gallery ka dhacay shirweynihii labaad ee Xusuusta Muqdishu (Memories of Mogadishu Conference) kaasi oo ay ka soo qeyb galeen dad badan oo ka kala yimid meelo...
UNDP-commissioned study on the human impact of war anticipates a 40-years set back by 2030  Amman, 23 April 2019 – Ongoing conflict in Yemen has already reversed human development by 21 years, according to a UNDP-commissioned study released today. The study warns of exponentially growing impacts of conflict on human...
NACCHO STATEMENT ON ONGOING MEASLES OUTBREAKS by Lori Tremmel Freeman, CEO Washington, DC, April 23, 2019 – “Yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed there have been 626 individual cases of measles diagnosed across 22 states in the U.S. since the first of this year.  We are on track...
Letter Responds to Proposal to Send Immigrants and Refugees to Welcoming Cities, Outlines Three Key Steps to Fix Broken Immigration System Runta News - Seattle (April 19, 2019) Joined by 16 mayors of welcoming jurisdictions across the country, Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan led a letter to President Trump in response...
Via to Transit is a new pilot on-demand service that will connect riders to and from five transit hubs in southeast Seattle and Tukwila starting April 16, 2019. Runta News-Seattle, Washington People who live, work, or go to school within the specified service areas can download the app and request a...
An Op-Ed published in Washington Post on April 12, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan defies Trump’s threat to release detained immigrants around the country into the sanctuary cities. Jenny A. Durkan, a Democrat, is mayor of Seattle. By Jenny Durkan Here’s a message to President Trump: Seattle is not afraid of immigrants...
Mayor Durkan and newly appointed OED Director Bobby Lee at the Only in Seattle Awards By Joe Mirabella “Seattle’s small businesses are the number one employer in Seattle,” said Karl Stickel, Interim Director of the Office of Economic Development. “Seattle’s Office of Economic Development focuses on helping small, locally-owned businesses, and...
The King County Council joins the audience at the Tukwila Community Center after the council read a proclamation condemning both acts of violence against the Muslim community, and religious intolerance against all seeking to exercise their faith Runta News- Seattle They are your co-workers, friends and neighbors. They serve in the...
An immediate Release Runta News has received from the Airline’s office in Toronto, strongly denies the NY Times report. (March 22, 2019) - Ethiopian Airlines would like to refute the following wrong reporting of the New York Times titled “Ethiopian Airlines Had a Max 8 Simulator, but Pilot on Doomed...
Long-time Kent Resident, Awale Farah, Launches Campaign for Kent City Council Runta News – Seattle Kent, WA – Community activist and Kent resident, Awale Farah, has announced his campaign for Kent City Council. “As a longtime community member, husband, father, professional, businessperson, and activist I see how local public service can...
Runta News- Seattle, Washington As election campaigns gear up toward the primary season, Attorney and Social Justice Advocate Cynthia Delostrinos Johnson announced her campaign today for Tukwila City Council, Position 4.  “Tukwila is a community at a crossroads. There have been some amazing developments that have improved the community, like the...
Runta News (SEATTLE, WA) –   By Amina Ibrahim. Photos by Jacquie Bird Day Over a thousand people attended a vigil for New Zealand shooting victims Monday night. Interfaith leaders from the Jewish, Christian, Sikh, and Buddhist communities joined Muslim leaders on stage for an interfaith prayer. “We were overwhelmed by the outpouring...
Runta News-Seattle Thirteen high-profile community leaders have been appointed to serve on a new commission focused on immigrants and refugees. Passed unanimously by the King County Council, the panelists are now tasked with developing recommendations for the county to better help address the needs of these oft underserved communities.   The appointment...
When the racist and Islamophobic attacks on Rep. Ilhan Omar began, it looked like they were gaining unstoppable momentum. But then something incredible happened: Progressives in Congress stuck together. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rep. Ayanna Pressley and Rep. Rashida Tlaib stood with Ilhan publicly and privately, and together they worked to...
Runta News - (Seattle, WA) — What Brings a Community Together Better than a Meal? From March 22 to April 7, food lovers are invited to stretch their legs and their palates by taking a trip down Martin Luther King Jr. Way and experience an inclusive array of cultures...
Applications for the 2019-2020 Voter Education Fund are now open. King County Elections and Seattle Foundation are awarding $950,000 in grants to increase voter engagement in underserved communities over the next two years. Previous cycles of the Voter Education Fund have made grants on an annual basis. Seattle Foundation and...

Why I Wear Nike?

By Erin Jones If you have heard me speak over the last seven months, you already know… I was a senior in high school when Nike came out with the first “just do it “campaign. Nike was already my shoe for basketball. From then on, when I could afford Nike, it...
Rep. Pramila Jayapal speaks about budget deal, illegal declaration Robin Engle SEATTLE, WA-- On Friday, February 22nd, Representative Pramila Jayapal, along with a coalition of immigrant rights organizations, brought together activists, press, and directly-impacted immigrants to protest Trump’s abuse of power, his most recent example of xenophobic and racist executive overreach. Rep....
Runta News/BBC- Seattle For the first time in over 60 years of broadcasting BBC News Somali’s radio programmes will now all be recorded and transmitted in East Africa. Starting from Mon 18th Feb, listeners can hear daily news bulletins from the recently launched BBC East African bureau in Nairobi. To...
Runta News- Seattle  What do you do when the demand for books in your language outstrips the supply? Write and publish your own! Come celebrate Seattle's community-created Somali counting book, "Baro Tirinta Af Soomaaliga" at a free public event from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8 at the...
Runta News/CAIR Washington   (SEATTLE, WA) – Somali Uber Drivers Association and restaurant owners and Muslim community groups fed TSA employees, CBP workers, air traffic controllers, and other federal employees at Sea-Tac Airport on Monday and Thursday, January 28 and 31. Yesterday's meal was also sponsored by MAPS-MCRC (Muslim Community Resource...
BY AMANDA SPERBER Foreign Policy Magazine The U.S. Defense Department is in the early stages of a project to develop land-based supply routes from the main American military base in Africa, Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti, to other U.S. camps across the eastern part of the continent, according to contractors involved with...
Runta News- Seattle Socialist Alternative Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant announced her 2019 re-election campaign on Thursday morning by saying “what's at stake this year is who runs Seattle — Amazon and big business or working people”. Councilmember Sawant went on to describe Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ bullying last year, when...
Runta News-Seattle   A key part of our work at the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is to make sure people have access to safe, affordable and environmentally sustainable transportation options. In Seattle, transportation is the second highest household cost after housing. Communities at risk of displacement bear the brunt...
Runta News-Seattle Human Rights Commissioner Running to Represent South Seattle, Chinatown/International District Endorsed by Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, State Senator Rebecca Saldaña Seattle, WA - Community organizer and Seattle Human Rights Commissioner Tammy Morales is running for election as South Seattle and Chinatown/International District’s representative on the Seattle City Council. Morales nearly won...
Runta News-Seattle A press release issued by the Board of Directors confirms that the Somali Youth and Family Club Board of Directors announced Asha Mohamed as Executive Director, effective December 17, 2018. “The appointment was made after a careful selection process by search panel led by the Board of Directors...
Zak Idan has become the first Somali Council Member in Washington State 2018 after he run a successful campaign with the support of most community members including the young professionals who rallied behind him with the all energy and financial they had. We have been watching Zak lately to...
Photo credit African News Runta News-Seattle A statement issued by the US Ambassador to Somalia, Ambassador Donald Yamamoto announces that the U.S Government offers Somalia its single biggest investment so far. The Statement which was issued yesterday was written as, “The United States re-established permanent diplomatic presence in Mogadishu, Somalia on December...
Someireh Amirfaiz spoke emotionally at the vigil. She was long time friend to Amina and her boss at Rewa where Amina spent most of her career. Runta News-SeaTac, Washington Dozens of politicians, activists, advocates, and community organizers gathered on Tuesday evening at SeaTac City Hall in honor of Amina Ahmed who...
Runta News-Seattle Amina Ahmed, one of the best-known long-time serving community leaders in Seattle, Washington, and who two months ago has become the first Somali Muslim Woman elected official in the State of Washington died on Saturday in a car accident at age 52. According to sources, Amina died on...
Runta News- Seattle, Washington Othello Station Pharmacy was finally opened yesterday, Monday November 19, 2018. Great number of community members attended its opening ceremony feeling proud of the achievement of two of their own who had the courage to invest a new kind of business which has never been known...
All In For Washington Director Sumayyah Waheed also gave a presentation about Washington’s upside-down tax code By Melinda Young-Flynn for Runta News The Washington State Budget & Policy Center held its seventh annual Budget Matters Policy Conference at Seattle Center on November 13. It served as an opportunity for community members,...
By Ayanle Ismail As a boy growing up in South Seattle, I spent countless hours at the Kent Community Center and the Rainier Vista Boys & Girls Club. Back then, community centers offered all kinds of programs, from sports to art to outdoor recreation. As an inner-city kid with busy...
BBC/Runta News-Seattlle Money Daily, launching on Mon 5th November, is the newest offering from BBC News Africa – bringing a concise daily round-up of the day’s business and economic headlines for all viewers. It is the first daily television show from the BBC in Africa that will broadcast from the...
Dr. Tache, left, and Dr. Ahmed are ready to serve soon clients as the opening day approaches Runta News-Seattle, Washington Southeast Seattle soon will have its first East African/Somali led semi medical center called “Othello Station Pharmacy”. Dr. Ahmed Ali, Pharm.D and Dr. Abdirahman Tache, Pharm.D, have taken on a significant...
Editorial credit: Alexey Stiop / Shutterstock.com Africa’s cities are set to grow by nearly a billion people by 2050. Strategic planning by government leaders now can make the difference between those cities being dynamic, healthy, climate-resilient hubs driving nationwide prosperity, or sprawling, polluted, congested sites of poverty and insecurity. New research...
Runta News - Seattle Partner in Employment is making a difference in community by beautifying the local business district in SeaTac. On Fri, Oct. 12th, over 20 volunteers joined the City of SeaTac and Eecology to pick up litter and promote recycling.  The project aims to build capacity for SeaTac...
Tommy Le’s family received strong support from politicians and activists among them Chief Editor of Runta News, Mohamud Yussuf in the middle on Sunday’s commemoration event at Seattle’s White Center Neighborhood.   By Monique Uyên Lê Sunday, October 14, 2018 is a beautiful sunny autumn day.  A day you would find...
By Kafia Hosh Runta News - Seattle October 4, 2018 More than 4,000 King County citizens registered to vote on National Voter Registration Day (NVRD), a number almost 10 times the daily average! A total 3,454 people registered online when NVRD kicked off on September 25. Another 574 people mailed in...
Reps. Smith, Price, Welch and Over 100 House Democrats Urge Trump Administration to Reverse Decision to Slash Critical Aid for Regional Stability in the Middle East. In a letter to Secretary Pompeo, 112 House Democrats call for reinstating UNRWA funding as well as humanitarian and economic bilateral foreign aid...
Passenger service workers held press conference in solidarity with global protests in 13 countries at 40 airports that control nearly 36% of world air travel and serve nearly 4 million passengers daily. Activist Nimco Bulale addressing the enthusiastic crowd at Seattle/Tacoma International Airport Runta News, SEATTLE—Sea-Tac passenger service workers...
Pictured in the photos are: Sarah Sumadi, OneAmerica; Patty Hayes, Public Health-Seattle & King County; Christina Wong, NW Harvest; Aliya Haq, International Community Health Services; and Jorge Baron, NW Immigrant Rights Project. Runta News – SEATTLE September 26, 2018 By Adam Holdorf New federal regulations proposed by the Trump administration will hurt...
Photo credit Le’Voy Cooks Runta News- Seattle September 21, 2018 Members of local community organizations have joined US Congressman Adam Smith to shed light on the bombing campaign led by Saudi Arabia and UAE against the Houthis which have caused the worst humanitarian disaster in the world. The war between the...
By Julie Wise Join me in celebrating National Voter Registration Day on September 25, a time when our partners and volunteers register voters throughout King County. Registering is the first step in exercising your right to vote and help make the important decisions that affect your community. Registering to vote is...
Some members of the Somali Community, King County officials, and other dignitaries who attended the ceremony. Runta News-Seattle September 12, 2018 King County Executive Dow Constantine chose the Somali Health Board to receive the eighth annual Executive's Award for Community Resilience, based on their community approach to healthcare, disaster preparedness, and...
Mayor Durkan Celebrates ORCA Opportunity with Rainier Beach High School Students. More than 15,000 ORCA Cards are Being Distributed to Students Runta News - Seattle (September 6) – Following her commitment to provide free ORCA passes to young people in Seattle, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan was at Rainier Beach High...
Latino leader joins Burien Councilmember Pedro Olguin and leaders throughout 34th District in support of working mom and committed advocate for economic and social justice. Runta News - Seattle September 5, 2018 Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta, who won a pathbreaking election in 2017 as the region’s first Latino mayor, has endorsed...
Runta News & PR Underground (Los Angeles, CA-August 21, 2018) Yesmalem Yeshaw, a senior at Columbia College Hollywood, was one of 10 finalists in the Los Angeles Live Score Film Festival, which was held at the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre in Los Angeles.  The Festival, which attracted over 100 entries from...
CAIR-WA Launches #FlyingWhileMuslim tips in time for Hajj 2018 season Runta News (Seattle, WA, 8/20/2018) - The Council on American-Islamic Relations of Washington State (CAIR-WA) has launched a social media campaign offering tips to travelers returning from Hajj. The campaign is a series of graphics explaining the rights of travelers...
Ka socoto Mohammed Abdul-Kadir, MPH, MAIS oo ah Xiriiriyaha Cagaarshowga B Isbaheysiga Washington. Adeegyada Caafimaadka Caalamiga ah Seattle Kadib Maalinta Cagaarshowga Caalamka, Luuliyo 28ka, Hepatitis B Coalition of Washington (HBCW Isbaheysiga Cagaarshowga B ee Washington) waxay rabaan inay qaataan dhammaan fursadaha lagu wacyigelinayo wax ku saabsan wadada sababtay cagaarshowga B ee...
Runta News - August 3rd, Ouagadougou The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the world’s second largest organization with 57-member states have completed a high-level regional event themed on promoting cancer awareness and advocacy programs in its 27 OIC African Member States. Hosted by the government of Burkina Faso in the capital...
Somali Dhaanto Dancers Performing at the festival in 2016. File photo by Mohamud Yussuf of Runta News Instead of holding separate events, this year’s Rainier Valley Heritage Festival joins the Othello International Festival for a bigger and better spread.   International music, dance, parade entertainment, petting zoo, art creation stations, games,...
Saalim Saalim and his wife Fatma Abdalla and their 5 young children at the celebration event where they officially became Citizens of the United States of America. Runta News- Portland- July 26, 2018 Two events organized by Neighborhood House have taken place this month in Portland, Oregon. Saalim Saalim fled civil...
Saba Belachew and Eleni Senebeto of Bargaining Team Members Runta News—Seattle Passenger service employees of G2 Secure Staff, ABM Aviation, Huntleigh, and Bags, Inc. voted to unite under one master contract at SeaTac Airport. The group of 800 plus workers includes wheelchair agents, cabin cleaners, sky caps, baggage handlers, ramp agents,...
Council Member Abdi Warsame speaking at the Chamber after the resolution was passed. Minneapolis City Council Members passed Friday a resolution calling on the Ethiopian government to take concrete action to immediately halt the communal violence between Somali & Oromo communities. Massacre is accelerating in the Somali region of Ethiopia....
Runta News – Seattle, July 19, 2018 The BBC Somali Section announced yesterday, the winner of the BBC News Somali Young Female Poet 2018 award is 18 year old Shugri Jama Ibrahim, a form three Student from Bosaaso, Somalia.  Shugri’s winning poem explores old Somali culture and the cultural utensils...
Runta News-Seattle (July 17) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan selected Interim Chief Carmen Best as the next Chief of the Seattle Police Department (SPD). Best, who previously served as Deputy Chief under Chief Kathleen O’Toole, is a widely-respected law enforcement leader who has been an instrumental part of implementing...
By Commissioners: Courtney Gregoire and Ryan Calkins The Supreme Court ruling upholding the third “travel ban” was another reminder that we are in the middle of a fundamental national conversation about our commitment to welcoming immigrants, refugees and international visitors. For the Port of Seattle, engaging with people from around...
Photo by Mohamud Yussuf (Seattle 2018) Runta News July 12, Seattle According to the Whtie House News website, President Donald J. Trump Announces his Intent to Nominate and Appoint Personnel to Key Administration Posts Issued on: July 11, 2018 President Donald J. Trump today announced his intent to nominate the following individuals...
Are you interested in running for Seattle City Council in 2019? Use Democracy Vouchers to help finance your campaign! Runta News - City of Seattle – June 2018 Seven Seattle City Council District positions will be on the ballot in 2019. Seattle residents who want to represent their city council districts...
Some of the professional and volunteer who participated in the program earlier. Photo by Auston James. Runta News-Seattle, June 2018 Seattle/King County Clinic celebrates its fifth year in KeyArena at Seattle Center, Sept. 20 – 23. Organizers have ambitious goals of recruiting 1,000 volunteers per day to provide over $3.5 million...
Development of Kenya’s Aquaculture Sector Could Reduce Rural Poverty and Tackle Chronic Malnutrition and Food Insecurity Rome, June 2018 – More than 35,000 rural households in Kenya will soon be eating better and earning more money thanks to a new financial agreement signed today by the International Fund for Agricultural...
Runta News-Seattle, WA – June 27, 2018 – International Community Health Services (ICHS) announced this week that Asqual Getaneh, MD has been hired as medical director. Dr. Getaneh will oversee medical staff to ensure the continuous delivery of high quality, high impact care at ICHS’s eight medical clinics, located...
(WASHINGTON, DC, 6/11/18) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today announced that a federal judge issued an order late Sunday requiring Washington Department of Corrections (WDC) officials to feed inmates and accommodate “all fasting Muslim inmates” as they observe...
Runta News - Olympia, Washington Starting July 1, 2018, the Department of Licensing (DOL) will begin marking all standard driver licenses and ID cards with the language, “federal limits apply.” The change aims to bring Washington into compliance with the federal Real ID Act, which requires all states to mark...
Runta News - Seattle. On Sunday May 13, the news network that calls itself “Fair and Balance” aired a story about Remittances that Somali communities in Seattle and Minnesota send to their families and relatives back home. The Remittance that is sent by the Somali Americans and delivered into Somalia...
Starting Labor Day, or May 1st, and continuing weekly throughout the year, BBC Sport Africa will bring the issues, the personalities, the buzz, the key moments and the trends in sport from across the continent. The 30 minute programme will cover many different sports including those that are little-known, and...
Fathia Absie, Co-Founder of EWM Program with a Muslim American, Janet Clark at dinner last year. Photo by Airbnb Magazine Seattle, WA – In an atmosphere of increasing hate and intolerance, we must become a greater and proactive force for compassion and understanding. Now, more than ever, the Eat with...
Runta News-Seattle A news release we have received from the EACS Board of Directors announces that Munira Mohamed is the new Executive Director of the organization. Hadis Ali, Board Chair sent us the letter of the Executive Updates in which was written as this,  Dear EACS Community, Happy Spring! We have exciting...
Ubah Warsame Aden, a Somali Washingtonian activist, speaking at the event as part of the leaders who have campaigned and worked on the bill. She spoke on behalf of OneAmerica. Runta News-Seattle Washington State Governor Jay Inslee signed a new bill that will make easy for many citizens to participate in...
Runta News/Minnesota History Center – Seattle, Washington  Minnesota is home to the largest population of Somalis in the United States. A relatively recent immigrant group, arriving in large numbers following the outbreak of civil war in Somalia in 1991, they have made significant advances in a short amount of time....
Members of the community, the most prominent is Tukwila’s Council Member Zak Idan huddling around the signed Decree. Other best-known members are from left Sahra Farah, Hamdi Abdulle, Farhia Mohamed in the white vail, and Ahmed Abdille who was one the task force who have created this position. County Communications/Runta...
Maanta waxaa ay caalamka ugu asteysantahay maalinta afka hooyo ee aduunka. Dal iyo dad walbaana waxaa ay xusaan, qiimeeyaan, iskana wareystaan xaalka afkoodu ku suganyahay. Sanadahan danbena Soomaalida qurbejoogta ah waxaa ku soo badanayey dadka daneynayo soo nooleynta afka hooyo. Soomaalida ku dhaqan Mareykanka ayaa ka mid ah qurbejoogta uu...
Runta New/ SPL-Seattle What do you do when the demand for books in your language outstrips the supply? Write and publish your own! Come celebrate Seattle’s community-created Somali alphabet book, "Baro Af-Soomaali," at a free public event from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9 at the NewHolly Gathering...
Hamdi Abdulle’s Commitment to Immigrant and Underserved Communities Recognized by Council Chair McDermott January Runta/Metropolitan KC Council News-Seattle. For Hamdi Abdulle, it started as a desire to make sure the residents of her housing development—primarily people newly arrived in the United States from east Africa— received the services they needed...
RunaNews, SEATTLE – In cooperation with local advocates and recognizing January as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, the Port of Seattle announced a new comprehensive port-wide strategy to combat human trafficking through its facilities, including Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, and throughout the region. Once fully implemented, this strategy...
Hawa Ali’s family spoke before the crowd and press as part of of the families who benefited the Initiative. A new initiative launched a year ago by Executive Dow Constantine has prevented more than 3,000 people in King County from becoming homeless. Results from Jan. 1 through Sept. 30 –...
Seattle (Dec 22) – A press released Runta received from Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan’s office announced the members of her Police Search committee who will assist in a national search process to find the best candidates for Seattle’s next police chief. Led by four co-chairs, this diverse Search...
Runta News – Seattle. December 20, 2017. A press release we have received from BBC World Service announces that the Network has appointed Rachel Akidi Okwir and Toyosi Ogunseye as heads of language services for East and West Africa respectively. The appointments are part of the BBC World...
Sumayyah Waheed speaking before several hundred people at Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. The All In For Washington Director Sumayyah Waheed spoke after Southeast Seattle Education Coalition Executive Director Erin Okuno, to conclude the 6th annual Budget Matters event on December 6, 2017. Sumayyah had emphasized in her...
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Smith released the following statement in response to President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel: “Since its formation in 1948, the nation of Israel has been under near constant threat. I strongly support Israel, and have advocated for robust U.S. engagement...
From left-Congressman Smith, along with Congressman Keith Ellison and Congressman Tom Emmer who were major sponsors of the resolution. Washington, D.C. - On the one-month anniversary of the October 14th terror attack on Mogadishu, Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA) joined Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) and Rep. Tom Emmer (R-MN), along...
(SEATTLE, WA, 11/7/2017) --The Washington chapter of The Council on American-Islamic Relations, CAIR-WA, is proud to be a co-sponsor of the "Faith Over Fear Roadshow," a series of events traveling across the state to encourage conversations about Islamophobia among Christian congregations. The event in The Roadshow series, which...
Seattle Police Chiefs have met the Muslim Community to assure them Safety. From left, Assistant Chief Robert Merner, Amal Abdullahi, Chief Kathleen O’Toole, and Deputy Chief Carmen Best. File photo by Mohamud Yussuf of Runta News (SEATTLE, WA, 10/28/2017) – The Washington state chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations...

Morales Endorses Moon!

Cary Moon, a Candidate for Seattle Mayor! A Press release issued by Tammy Morales’ office urges communities to vote for Cary Moon for Seattle Mayor this November. Morales described Moon as a progressive leader whose policies and expertise will greatly benefit all people. Tammy Morales is well known politician community...
By Kellen Coleman In a time where technology is key, software changing daily and automation is replacing human efforts, yet the society is still trying to figure out how to intimate with historically marginalized people. Steven Matly, founder of SM Diversity, a Seattle based staffing agency is dedicated to getting...
Earlier this week the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Seattle chapter hosted the Muslims for Life blood drive to honor the nearly 3000 victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Days later the same community have arrived at the mosque to find it vandalized with offensive graffiti. The management have responded to the...
By Robyn Kumar and Abdullahi Jama Cunista caafimaadka leh waa caqabad heysata dad badan oo naga mid ah. Si kastaba ha ahaatee, kuwa ay ku adag tahay helitaanka cunnada, dhibaatadoodu ma ah oo keliya hiigsashada ama qorshaynta, laakiin dhibaatadu waxey tahay ma la awoodi karayaa. Cuntada caafimaadka leh sida caadiga...
By Robyn Kumar Eating healthy is a challenge for many of us. However, for those who suffer from food hardship, the challenge isn’t one of willpower or planning, but a challenge of affordability. Healthy food usually costs more than processed food and therefore harder to include in a food budget...
Addis Ababa, 5 September 2017 – Speaking at the conclusion of a four-day visit to Ethiopia, including to the drought-stricken Somali region, the heads of the United Nations food agencies made a joint call for greater investment in long-term activities that strengthen people’s resilience to drought and the impacts...
Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire,  29 August 2017 – As a leading financing partner on water and sanitation services in Africa, the African Development Bank (AfDB), and two of its flagship water initiatives: the African Water Facility (AWF) and the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Initiative (RWSSI), are participating in the 2017 World...
Shukri Diriye is a middle school student at Tukwila, Washington, one of the most diverse schools in America, students say they've seen a different kind of bullying arise this year. Photo by CNN Money As new school year nears, administrators seek ways to increase tolerance and understanding  (SEATTLE, WA – August...
(SEATTLE, WA –) – Every year millions of Muslims perform Hajj, a religious pilgrimage to Mecca. This year Hajj takes place at the end of August but the number of pilgrims are down amid fears of travel restrictions and bans.  Despite concerns, American Muslims from the Seattle area are planning...
Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, 2017 – The African Development Bank (AfDB) will invest US $24 billion dollars in agriculture as part of its Feed Africa programme- a strategy for agricultural development in Africa. President of the Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, said this in a speech he delivered at the 50th anniversary...
Shirin Ramzanali Fazel’s Far from Mogadishu was published twenty years ago, in 1994, and reprinted once, in 1999. The current republication is an expanded version in English that revisits that text. Although it was distributed by a small publisher, Far from Mogadishu is crucial in the contemporary literary panorama....
Seattle Ordinance Will Mean New Rules for Taxicab and Rideshare Drivers, and Changes in Service for Commuters! By guest author, Drive Forward You don’t need to own a car to get around Seattle. Transit options abound, whether you go by trolley or train, boat or bus. And with the proliferation of...
At Central District’s Agelgil Ethiopian Restaurant, authentic Ethiopian injera, a fermented sourdough flatbread is an exclusive offering for neighborhood guests. By Charles Koh—Runta News Owner Terfera Girma and his wife are living the dream one day at a time. The couple, born and raised in Ethiopia moved to the city of...
By Brooke Steger Today, in and around Seattle, there are more than 600,000 riders and more than 10,000 drivers who use Uber. Having started as the GM of Seattle four years ago, and now overseeing the entire Pacific Northwest, I’ve had the opportunity to work closely with many of the...

Meet Your Somali Doula

Suad Farole (left) and Hawa Egal have been serving the Somali community in Seattle more than 20 years! Suad Farole and Hawa Egal are both beloved members of the Somali community. As active members of their community, they saw an opportunity to engage in an impactful way: by becoming doulas...
By Henry Yates Last Friday, Runta News had the privilege of interviewing leading Seattle Mayoral Candidate Jenny Durkan.  We asked her questions important to our readers. RUNTA NEWS:  What do you think of the stance Mayor Murray has taken against the administration on the issue of sanctuary cities? Do you support...
By Cliff Cawthon—Runta News The 2017 Seattle Mayoral election has been packed and competitive. One of the most popular and unique candidates in the race is Nikkita Oliver. Oliver, an educator and a lawyer in Seattle, launched her campaign with the brand-new Peoples Party of Seattle, a third party, that,...
Team Ethiopia of the host city, Seattle, at one of their practicing games in George Town Field. Photo by Runta! By Kellen Colman The Ethiopian Soccer Federation in North America (ESFNA) is hosting a soccer tournament in Seattle from July 2nd– 8th. The event is being held at Renton Memorial Stadium. The...
New America Media, News Report, Khalil Abdullah, Posted: Jun 05, 2017 African American and Latino parents see a lack of funding as the biggest cause of racial disparities in education, according to a newly released poll by the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (LCCHR). While the poll’s findings...
Jon Grant is one those candidates who is eligible for the Vouchers. He started early campaign on facebook asking voters to donate to him. City of Seattle – June 5, 2017 – Did you receive $100 in Democracy Vouchers from the City of Seattle earlier this year? The program deadline...
Dr. Mark Bisanzo, MD DTM&H, FACEP, Director of Programming & Co-Founder. Stacey Chamberlain, MD, MPH Development Director & Co-Founder Boston, May 30, 2017 - Two U.S. based non-profit organizations are collaborating to bring affordable, high quality, emergency health care and training to remote and underserved parts of the world. Global...
Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, May 29, 2017 – The future of Africa’s youth does not lie in migration to Europe, but in a prosperous Africa, the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, has said.    Adesina, who spoke at the G7 Summit in Taormina, Italy, at the weekend, stressed...
  May 25, 2017 Executive Dow Constantine today launched two initiatives that will create safer, healthier schools and neighborhoods for children, youth and families throughout King County. King County will make it easier for children and youth to eat healthy, exercise and avoid harmful substances with the help of 17 local nonprofits...
  Abdullahi Farah with Deputy Mayor Hyeok Kim and SPD Acting Lieutenant Adrian Diaz. SEATTLE (May 13, 2017) – Community members gathered at City Hall to celebrate the completion of a groundbreaking program intended to keep immigrant young people out of the criminal justice system. Eeight-week-long Immigrant Family Institute (IFI) brought together...
  New America Media, News Report, Honora Montano, Posted: Apr 03, 2017 With the 2020 Census three years out, civil rights groups and census experts are sounding the alarm that pending actions by the Trump administration and Congress could severely hamper an accurate count of all communities. “Congress’ failure over the past few years to...
  The Saturday before Thanks Giving Weekend, the East African community came together at Yesler Community Center to Thank Michael Neguse for his service to the community. For the last 16 years, as a community builder Neguse has been working for Seattle Neighborhood Group and has been working to make...
Ramadan Kareem! Eid Mubarak! Enjoy a community celebration of Eid Al-Fitr, the end of Ramadan at two Library locations in July. Library events and programs are free and open to the public. Registration is not required.   The celebrations will include crafts, stories, traditional foods and activities for all ages. The...
  Photo by Nancy Standifer Communications Specialist King County Elections King County Elections, the Seattle Foundation and 22 community partners officially kicked-off voter outreach efforts for the November General Election. Together, they plan to reach between 20,000 and 40,000 limited-English speaking voters this fall. Earlier this year, King County Elections and the Seattle Foundation...
  All eligible voters should be able to have their voices heard.  The ACLU of Washington is providing resources to help ensure that citizens with felony convictions understand their right to vote. Some people are unaware that under Washington law, a citizen’s right to vote is restored automatically when they...
   10 April 2017.  BBC Somali launches a new flagship TV news programme on April 24th at 1700 GMT.  As part of its growing investment in Africa, the BBC is launching a TV news programme for its Somali speaking audience.  The 15 minute daily (Monday to Friday) programme will cover global and regional...
Rome, 9 May 2016 – While Africa is expected to experience its slowest growth rate this millennium, Kanayo Nwanze, the President of the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), brings a strong message of optimism to government and business leaders gathering for the Grow Africa Investment Forum and...

Midwife in Seattle

  Faisa Farole who was born to one of the best known families of Somalis in Seattle has been serving the community as Midwifery for quite some time and in fact many members have benefitted from her skills in that direction. Faisa who is also an activist has this message...
Robyn Kumar Eating healthy is a challenge for many of us. However, for those who suffer from food hardship, the challenge isn’t one of willpower or planning, but a challenge of affordability. Healthy food, and especially healthy, local food usually costs more than processed food and therefore harder to include...
  By Susan Johnson, Regional Director, US Department of Health and Human Services, Region 10 In terms of significance, the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010 is often compared to the establishment of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965. The ACA grew out of advances in coverage provided by...
King County hosting free enrollment events every day OLYMPIA, Wash. — The Washington Health Benefit Exchange is reminding King County residents that only a few days remain to sign up for a Qualified Health Plan through wahealthplanfinder.org. Residents have until midnight on Sunday, Jan. 31 to select a 2016 health...
Nazmah Hasaan By Ahlaam Ibraahim Editor’s Note: Runta News aims to highlight the stories of young Somalis who are making a difference in their community. For this Q&A interview, reporter Ahlaam Ibraahim spoke with her fellow University of Washington student Nazmah Hasaan about Hasaan’s work educating Somalis about climate change and...
“My Halal Kitchen” is a new cookbook which is due to arrive the book markets next month, July 2016. It is the first of its kind we ever read. The book shares more than 100 halal-friendly recipes for classic dishes—from American comfort to French, Asian, Latin, and Italian favorites—as...
SEATTLE (June 9, 2016) – Mayor Edward Murray took action through Executive Order today directing the creation of a low-barrier, one-stop service center for individuals without shelter to receive the customized support they need to move from the streets back into permanent homes. “Our strategy for helping people without shelter...
SEATTLE — Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) said today that two days of extensive testing in five Seattle homes confirms the city’s water continues to be safe to drink. The utility started testing after learning last week that Tacoma Public Utilities had detected high levels of lead in four water samples...
Author Syed Ali looks to restore true ideals of Islam after centuries of distortion SYDNEY, Australia– There are close to 1.6 billion Muslims worldwide, and according to the Pew Research Center, Islam is the fastest growing organized religion. Despite the continued spread of Islam, misconceptions and misunderstandings of Islamic teachings...
  Akadeemiyada BBC  waxay billowday macluumaad bilaash ah oo loogu tala galay saxaafadda iyo adeegsiga luuqadda Soomaaliga.  Barta internetka ee bogga  Soomaaliga ee Akadeemiyada BBC (qeybtii ugu horreysay), waxaa diiradda lagu saarayaa ku shaqaynta saxaafadda ubucda u ah BBC, waxaana ku jira qiyamka xagga tafatirka, isticmaalka af-Soomaaliga, xirfadaha saxaafadda, waxayna aragti gun dheer siinaysaa...
  Xaaladaha deg-degga way dhacaan mar kasta, iyo in la waco 9-1-1 waxa ay badbaadin kartaa nolol badan. Iyadoo la kaashanayo nashaadaad is dhex gal ku dhisan, barnaamijka cusub ee Dhammaan Xiddigaha Emery wuxuu ka caawini doonaa in caruurta ku nool King County bartaan arrimaha ku saabsan iyo sida...
  SEATTLE – Council authorized $600,000 today with a unanimous vote (9-0) that will be dedicated to programs that provide alternatives to youth incarceration, including mentorship, intervention services, or other solutions.  Last year, Council resolved to pursue policies that would lead toward the goal of zero incarceration of juveniles in...
Oh! Hello Othello.  Othello, Seattle’s most multi-cultural neighborhood, located on southeast Seattle’s LINK light rail line, invites the world to its annual Othello Park International Music and Arts Festival August 14 from noon to 6:00.  Admission is free.   As in years past, southeast Seattle’s mélange of East African, Asian, Filipino,...
SEATTLE– KUOW will launch a preview of a new music service dedicated to jazz and blues on Monday, April 18, at noon. Currently called Planet Jazz, the service will showcase leading jazz and blues artists from yesterday, today and tomorrow, and it will be available for streaming 24 hours...
SEATTLE – September 16, 2015 – Tasveer is proud to present the 10th annual Seattle South Asian Film Festival. Slated for October 15-25, SSAFF 2015 includes 59 films from 9 countries, with dozens of directors, producers, and acting talent expected to attend the 12-day event. SSAFF has grown to become...
A Poem by Shirin Fazel-Dedicated to the Somali People A new dawn rises, let’s bury weapons, hatred, clan divisions, ignorance, injustice, personal interest. A new dawn rises, let’s leave behind the bitter taste of being a refugee, of the young who die without a name and a gravestone, swallowed by the sea and by the desert. A new dawn rises, let’s build our country with...
Tens of thousands of people across Seattle and King County will soon benefit from better integration of Metro and Sound Transit service that connects more riders to expanded light-rail service. Metro will also implement the third phase of service expansion approved by Seattle voters in November 2014 that will deliver...
Seattle Ordinance Will Mean New Rules for Taxicab and Rideshare Drivers, and Changes in Service for Commuters!   By guest author, Drive Forward   You don’t need to own a car to get around Seattle. Transit options abound, whether you go by trolley or train, boat or bus. And with the proliferation of...
Abdul, left, and Samatar delivering their letter at the front desk of Seattle Mayor’s Office in the City Hall on Tuesday November 1st. Runta—Seattle A group representing some Seattle Cab Companies delivered yesterday a letter of complaint to the Mayor’s office at Seattle City Hall. “We will be delivering a letter...
Council Members from left Lisa Herbold, Mike Obrien, and Kshama Sawant at the press conference. Photo by Runta News — A variety of community and labor organizations joined Washington Community Action Network and  Councilmembers Kshama Sawant, Lisa Herbold, and Mike O’Brien to unveil both Seattle’s Renting Crisis: A Report and Policy Recommendations as well as legislation to cap move­in fees. Washington CAN!’s report revealed marginalized communities are disproportionately impacted by unaffordable rent, landlord retaliation, unhealthy housing  conditions, and the various barriers to accessing housing.  In the report, one of the biggest barriers to accessing housing is the high upfront costs (security deposit, last month’s rent, first month’s rent, and nonrefundable fees) many landlords require tenants to pay at move­in. “I receive Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Insurance, a total of $752 a month. With rents as high as they are, I do not have the ability to save for these high upfront costs ­ which would easily be several thousand dollars. I have to move in March, and because of the high rent and upfront costs common in Seattle, I do not know what I’m going to do if legislative steps to remedy this problem are not taken,” said Meagan Murphy, member of Washington CAN!  Councilmember Sawant’s legislation,  crafted with input from Washington CAN!, would require  move­in fees (security deposit and nonrefundable fees combined) to be no more than the cost of  one month’s rent. In addition, landlords would be  required to accept a payment plan of up to six months for move­in fees and last month’s rent.  “Seattle’s renters are facing a serious crisis. In May, one­bedroom apartment rents rose 11%, the highest increase in the nation. As we fight for rent control, we need to reduce all barriers faced by renters. The cost of moving into a rental unit is first on that list,” Sawant said.  Both Councilmember Herbold and Councilmember O’Brien support this legislation.  “Low­income individuals and families across the city continue to struggle to find housing and move­in costs pose a barrier to many tenants who are barely making ends meet. This legislation will help address this barrier by lowering up­front costs to Seattle renters. Thanks to Washington CAN! and Councilmember Sawant for bringing this forward,” O’Brien said.   A variety of labor and community organizations support this legislation as well.  “Low­income women, particularly women with children, are especially vulnerable to predatory landlords who charge exorbitant fees to access housing. Excessive move­in costs can make housing prohibitively expensive, and present yet another barrier to women who already face hurdles when trying to access basic health care, including reproductive health care. Women are more  likely to be poor, more likely to be raising children alone, and more likely to face barriers to  housing access, which is why NARAL Pro­Choice Washington supports this proposal to make  housing more accessible to all Seattle residents,” said Rachel Berkson, Executive Director of  NARAL Pro­Choice Washington.   Monica Cortes Viharo, UAW Local 4121 Executive Board member says, “Our members (student workers at the University of Washington)  really struggle with housing affordability. We see this issue as vital to our members’ interests and to addressing a broader need to make Seattle livable for all low­wage workers.” Several other organizations attended the press conference to show their support for the legislation (SEIU Local 6, SEIU 1199, Transit Riders Union, Tenants Union, Gender Justice League, Wa-shington Student Association, UAW Local 4121, UFCW Local 21, Seattle Education Association, and others).  The legislation will be introduced in the coming weeks. Washington CAN! will continue to push  for both this legislation and the policy recommendations  ou-tlined in their report. 
Three community workshops scheduled to obtain stakeholder input SEATTLE (June 8, 2016) – In 2015, the Seattle City Council passed Download Most Recent Classifieds. , which creates collective bargaining opportunities for taxicab, flat-rate vehicle and transportation network company drivers. As part of the implementation process, the city of Seattle will be...
Inkastoo Shiikha ka soo tagay waddan burburay, haddana niyaddiisa weligeed ma jabin sida dad badan ku dhacday. Wuxuu weligii isku hayey ciyaartoydii Soomaaliyeed ee dibadda ay soo wada aadeen. Kama quusan in Soomaaliya yeelan karto dad isaga iyo saaxiibbadii Abuukar Shiino, Baa Rajab, Cabdi Xalwo, Axmed Daahir iyo kuwo...
Mo Farah stormed to Olympic 10,000m gold to seal an extraordinary night for British athletics in the Olympic stadium.   The 29-year-old world 5,000m champion ran a near-perfect race to cross the line in 27 minutes 30.42 seconds, with his training partner Galen Rupp in silver and Ethiopia’s Tariku Bekele in...
Tartan kubada cagta ah oo loogu magac darey Somali Week Seattle  ayaa waxoow si xiiso badan uga socdey garoomada Chief Sealth Stadium iyo Foster High Stadium kasoo eey ka qeyb galayeen 12 kooxood oo ka kala yimid magaaladan Seattle iyo Goboladda waaweyn ee dalka Mareykanka sida Minnesota, Denver, Utah, Oregon....
SEATTLE – Starting Monday, April 11, King County Metro Transit is adding bus trips at key times on routes 28X and 62 to help ease crowding at peak commute times and offer a new earlier morning trip on Route 373 to better connect riders with the University District and...
UW to analyze results as eight transit agencies partner together to reduce collisions with pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles Eight transit agencies across Washington are working together on a pilot project to test and analyze a collision avoidance system that could help bus drivers reduce the number and severity of collisions...
Seattle transit service agreement on June 6, new shuttles in Burien, Mercer Island on June 8 Starting Saturday, June 6, better, more reliable King County Metro bus service will hit the streets. Riders can preview online how service will change on their route or by picking up a printed orange...
SEATTLE (April 18, 2017) – Would you like to have a plot in one of Seattle’s fabulous P-Patch community gardens? Do you want to grow fresh organic produce for yourself and your family?  Would you like to learn great gardening techniques from your gardening neighbors?  If so, Seattle Department of...
Rome, 28 January 2016 – The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) signed an agreement today to finance the North Kivu Agriculture Sector Support project (PASA-NK). Targeting poor farmers and women-headed households, the project aims at raising incomes while boosting...
Four students from the University of Washington worked with King County Department of Natural Resources to conduct a study about food. This partnership was created through the Local Food Initiative, which came into effect June 2014 as King County’s goal to strengthen our local food system. As part of...
    By Tammy Morales When Shakir Mohamed, owner of West Seattle Halal Market lost his ability to sell WIC items to his customers he lost $120,000 in sales.  Other stores throughout Seattle and south King County are experiencing similar problems as they lose authorization to sell infant formula, bread, milk, and other...
Xaaladaha deg-degga way dhacaan mar kasta, iyo in la waco 9-1-1 waxa ay badbaadin kartaa nolol badan. Iyadoo la kaashanayo nashaadaad is dhex gal ku dhisan, barnaamijka cusub ee Dhammaan Xiddigaha Emery wuxuu ka caawini doonaa in caruurta ku nool King County bartaan arrimaha ku saabsan iyo sida...
SEATTLE –Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Education Excellence for African Americans, David J. Johns addressed several hundred Seattle Youth Employment Program participants annual event to celebrate the end of the summer session.  Johns spoke to the interns about President Obama’s desire to restore the country to its...
The Coalition of Immigrants, Refugees, and Communities of Color received $75K from the Pre-apprenticeship & Support Services Grant program through the Washington State Department of Transportation as part of a pilot project to provide outreach and recruitment for a 4 week pre- apprenticeship program developed by the Iron workers...
Session 2 participant. Creative Justice 2015.  Timothy Aguero Photography. Incarceration alternative advances individual and systemic transformation June 17, 2016 – 4Culture’s Creative Justice, an arts-based alternative to incarceration for young people in King County, Washington has been recognized with a Public Art Network (PAN) Year in Review award. Piloted in 2015, the...
The KC Elections Director, Julie Wise, and some the organizations awarded funding last year. The representatives are from Partnership in Employment, Somali Community Services of Seattle, Iraqi Community Services, and Somali parents Task Force. King County Elections and Seattle Foundation are partnering to award $400,000 in grants for voter engagement...
New America Media, News Report, Honora Montano, Posted: Mar 16, 2017 A coalition of medical organizations representing over half of American physicians launched a campaign yesterday to alert policymakers and the public to the dangers climate change presents to public health. “Doctors in every part of our country see that climate change is making...
Komishinku waxuu kala talinayaa Magaalada habka  lagula shaqeynayo bulshada SEATTLE (February 1, 2017) – Duqa Magaalada Edward Murray iyo Golaha Degaanka Seattle waxey raadinayaan xubno cusub oo ah Komishin ama guddi Ku Howlan Arrimaha Bulshada. Waxaa lagu abuuray Fulin Amarka 2016-06 iyado amarkaasu ahaa November tii la soo dhaafay, Komishinkaas waxuu...
SEATTLE (October 24, 2016) – Mayor Ed Murray issued the following statement after the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) federal monitoring team Download Most Recent Classifieds. indicating that the Seattle Police Department’s (SPD) performance with communities of color has improved over the last year, with fewer people reporting problems with their interactions with SPD...
Runta-Seattle Like many entrepreneurs and inventors, Yusuf Osman, better known as Yusuf Abudi was inspired to create his current venture, Simple Oral Care Inc. based in Seattle, to solve a problem that he experienced himself. He says during a normal visit to his dentist, he discovered he had tooth decay, so...
Dr. Richard Burkhart (Dick) is a well-known Seattle progressive political activist.  He has closely followed politics in America throughout his life.  He is especially concerned about the extreme wealth gap in this country.  He knows lots of politicians personally and is very knowledgeable about the political views of every...
SEATTLE (January 25, 2017) – Mayor Ed Murray surrounded by City Council Members, Police Chiefs, and Civil rights activists issued the following statement after President Trump signed executive orders on immigration: “Today is one of the worst days for immigrants in America since Japanese internment. Just days after hundreds of...
SEATTLE (March 27, 2017) – Today, Mayor Ed Murray and City Attorney Pete Holmes issued the following statements in response to comments made by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions threatening to withhold grants from so-called “sanctuary cities”:  “Attorney General Jeff Session’s latest threat does not change our position,” said Mayor Murray. “As I’ve...
A letter to the Editor by Steve Douglas, FloridaI am over on the east coast of the US, so I do not claim to be very familiar with the state of relations between Muslim immigrants and other citizens in the Seattle area. I looked at your site, and it...
Arrimaha Gaadiidka ee Seattle waa ku kuwo xasaasi ah oo aad muhimadoodu u sarreyso. Hadba inta magaalada sii korto, waxa ay dadku yaqiinsanayaan in kaabayaasheedu yihiin kuwo aan si nabad ah oo sahlan aan shacabka iyo  badeecaduhu  isaga  kala  gooshi Karin iyadoo taasi sababteedu tahay maalgelinnada looga  baahan yahay...
By Susan Johnson, Regional Director, US Department of Health and Human Services, Region 10 In terms of significance, the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010 is often compared to the establishment of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965. The ACA grew out of advances in coverage provided by...
 (Seattle, Washington) Tim Burgess officially began his campaign Tuesday November 27 to become Seattle’s next Mayor when he filed disclosure reports with the Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission. “I’m running for Mayor because we urgently need a leader who can bring people together to get things done.” Burgess said. Now...
SEATTLE (June 22, 2015) – Waxa magaaalada San Francisco baaq culus ka soo saaray Duqowda magaalooyinka dalka Mareykanka  kuwaasi oo madaxda  dowladda  Federalka ah ee Mareykanka ka codsaday iney xal u hesho arrinta murugsan ee xawilaadda taasi oo quudisa malaayiin dad ah oo ku nool dalka Soomaaliya iyo dalka...
Mohamud Yussuf Kacaankii 21ka Oktoobar sannad kasta dalka waxbuu ku soo dhin jiray. Mashaariic badan baa xariga laga jari jaray. Dhaqaalaha imika dalka soo gala mid u dhow laguma riyoon jirin. Golihii shacabka oo lagu dacaayadeyn jiray “shimibiroyahow heesa” weligood codkooda ma iibsan. Mushaharkoodana 100 doolar ma dhameyn. Soomaali sharaf...
  After one of the most bitter and divisive campaigns in US history was concluded November 8, people in the United States including the Somali Americans are in a state of shock and disbelieve. Majority of those who were disappointed are moving to the next step which is watch and...
Rome, 29 January 2016 – The Republic of Cameroon and the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) signed an agreement today to finance the Aquaculture Entrepreneurship Promotion Project (PPEA) that will help to establish over 300 small enterprises in the fish farming sector. Thirty per cent of...
In his new novel, “Lords of the Creek,” Nigerian public policy consultant Tony Nwaka underscores the current volatility of the oil-rich Niger Delta into a social and political thriller about a Nigerian oil businessman who is drawn into centuries-old conflicts during his attempt to rescue an abducted princess within...
May 2016. A mosquito-repellent soap invented by a young African engineer while interning at ITECH, a French engineering school based in Lyon, is at the centre of a campaign to rid the developing world of malaria and save 100,000 lives. Social start-up Faso Soap based in Burkina Faso (West Africa) offers...
Dear Friends and public The civil war in South Sudan has started again. The fighting broke out on Friday, July 8, during a meeting between President Kiir and Vice President Riek. An estimated 271 bodyguards killed each other within an hour. We need help in demanding that President Salva Kiir leave...

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From the “Recovery through Journalism Project” which has trained 8 young East Africans to report for Runta! Few months ago, we did not know what Journalism was but now if we are asked we could simply say “it is a form of writing that tells people about thing that...
WASHINGTON – After saying that the minority party should never force a government shutdown, Senator Patty Murray has threatened to shut down the government if spending limits are not increased. “After not getting her way, Patty Murray is now threatening to shut down the government if spending isn’t increased across the board,” said NRSC spokesman Jahan...
      Washington D.C. – Congressman Adam Smith released the following statement in response to President Trump’s revised executive order released today:  “President Trump’s latest executive order on refugees and visa restrictions is reckless and runs contrary to America’s founding principles. The President’s second attempt at a travel ban —after his previous order was found...
SEATTLE (March 29, 2017) – The City of Seattle, under the direction of Mayor Ed Murray and City Attorney Pete Holmes,file a lawsuit against President Donald Trump’s “sanctuary cities” Executive Order today. The order threatened to strip federal funding from cities that refused to assist the federal government in immigration enforcement...
SEATTLE (June 22, 2015) – Today in San Francisco, the nation’s mayors called on the federal government to find a workable solution that allows Somali families living in the United States to once again send money to friends and relatives still living in the Horn of Africa. In February, the...
Waxa  shalay booqasho ku tagay  dalka Soomaaliya wafdi culumo ah oo uu horkacayo Madaxa Hey’adda Culumada Sudan Sheekh Cissaam  Axmed al Bashiir. Waxa  wafdigaa  dalka  ku soo dhoweeyey Hey’adda Culumada Soomaaliyeed iyo Xarunta Hanuuninta iyo Isdhaafsiga Firkirka oo uu horkacayo Nuur Baaruud Gurxan. Labada wafdi kulan ay yeesheen waxa...
Cabdirashid Maxamed Saciid oo warbaahinta bulshada ku kulanto  kula hadlay dadweynaha Soomaaliyeed ayaa sheegay in uu yahay musharax u taagan qaabashada xilka xildhibaanimo ee Soomaaliya 2016. Abdirashid M Said oo ka mid ah waxgaradka Soomaaliyeed ahna qubo joogta magaalada Seattle ee dalka Mareykanka oo bulshadana kala shaqeyn jiray baahidooda ayaa taageeray heshiishkii ay wada...
13 January 2017.  Wararka BBC Somali iyo barnaamijyada idaacadda waxaa hadda laga heli karaa App-ka bilaashka ah ee BBC Somali caalamka oo dhan. App-kan oo ay iska kaashadeen BBC World Service iyo AudioNow, waxaa laga geli karaa telefoon mobile, tablet ama aalad kale oo lagu xiro. Waxaa sidoo kale...
USCIS Reminds Petitioners to Follow Regulatory Requirements  WASHINGTON – On April 1, 2016, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will begin accepting H-1B petitions subject to the fiscal year 2017 cap. U.S. businesses use the H-1B program to employ foreign workers in occupations that require highly specialized knowledge in fields such...
Seattle, WA – A new Tiny House Village will be opening at 22nd Ave and E Union St. in Seattle’s Central Area at the end of this month. Property owner, the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, in partnership with the Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) and Nickelsville will...
A statement issued by the group reads this, “Do you want the United States to become more progressive? If you do, we need to start at home — in Seattle and in cities across the country. Progressive champions like Bill de Blasio in New York have shown how much can...
SEATTLE (June 22, 2015) – Waxa magaaalada San Francisco baaq culus ka soo saaray Duqowda magaalooyinka dalka Mareykanka  kuwaasi oo madaxda  dowladda  Federalka ah ee Mareykanka ka codsaday iney xal u hesho arrinta murugsan ee xawilaadda taasi oo quudisa malaayiin dad ah oo ku nool dalka Soomaaliya iyo dalka...
A letter to the Editor by Steve Douglas, Florida I am over on the east coast of the US, so I do not claim to be very familiar with the state of relations between Muslim immigrants and other citizens in the Seattle area. I looked at your site, and it...
Suldan Sheikh (bidix) iyo Ahmed Mohamud waxa ay dhowaan ka hor hadleen kulan looga hadlayey dhibaatooyinka soo food saaray ganacsatada Soomaaliyeed ee ku dhaqan Seattle, Washington. Waxa ganacsatada lagu soo rogay sharciyo adag oo haddii sida ay yihiin loo qaato dukaamada hadda jira oo dhan ay xirmi doonaan. Qodobbada...
Eric Schinfield, Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, said: “The Chamber views immigration reform as a global competitiveness issue. Our current system is broken and...
Sida Hurricane Katrina lagu arkay baabuurta biyuhu ka galaan engine-ka tuuris ayey ku dambeeyaan  oo iyaga oo dhan baa kharribma. Tirada baabuurta kharribantay waxa ay shaqo la’aan ku keeneen darawallo sidooda oo kale u fara badan oo la hubo in maalmo soo socda guri joog ahaan doonaan ama meelo...
Eric Schinfield, Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, said: “The Chamber views immigration reform as a global competitiveness issue. Our current system is broken and without smart reform, we will lose top workforce talent to other countries. There is a critical need to reform work visa programs to ensure that...