Born in Mexico and raised in rural Washington, Esmy Jimenez is a bilingual reporter covering immigrant communities in the Puget Sound and beyond.
A University of Southern California alum, her studies focused on environmental science and international relations.
Before the world of journalism, Esmy had stints as an Alaskan farmhand, a state park employee in the California redwoods, and in many kitchens and offices.
She eventually landed her first reporting job at Northwest Public Broadcasting in Yakima, Washington. Her work has appeared with High Country News, The Lily, and National Native News. She is an NPR Next Gen Radio and Maynard Institute fellow. Esmy serves on the board of directors of The Seattle Globalist.
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In collaboration with PRX's "The World," KUOW's Esmy Jimenez profiles a Latino resident in South Seattle who is voting for the first time. Climate change is her top issue.
Since 2004, federal records show the Seattle Police Athletic Association has received $158,955 from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for use of its firing range and facilities. While the contracts don't violate any laws, it speaks to the tangled relationships between local governments, law enforcement, and the feds -- and of the murky boundaries of where one power ends and another’s responsibility begins.
Rahwa Ogbe Keshi Habte was an organizer, chef, artist, entrepreneur, and beloved leader in the Seattle community. She passed away on August 28, 2020 at the age of 42.
"There are people who have finally recovered from their injuries after the first time being tear gassed and beaten by the police. And they're pissed because they ended up with a hospital bill and those cops ended up with overtime."
Seattle residents and Washingtonians applied for relief funds as the coronavirus pandemic slashed their incomes and savings. For Washington’s undocumented workers, that was never an option. Now after months of pressure from immigration activists and organizations, Governor Jay Inslee is launching a state fund for undocumented workers. Forty million dollars worth to be exact.
Everyone has a story. That was the mantra as KUOW reporters set out to chronicle the lives of people who live and work on a small block in Seattle’s Beacon Hill neighborhood in the time of Covid-19. Read those stories at covidontheblock.com.
It’s an odd sight. Before each child enters the center, their temperature gets taken by staff. Then they wash their hands. But it’s more than that -- the sounds and feel of the school have changed. Down to the blue stickers on the playground outside that dot the floor and remind the children how far to stand apart.
En nuestra serie "Coronavirus, en memoria de", hacemos una pequeña reseña de las vidas perdidas durante la pandemia. Si quiere participar, nos puede compartir un obituario de ese ser querido completando el formulario al final de esta historia.
Our series Coronavirus in Memoriam remembers lives lost in the pandemic. You can share an obituary of someone special to you by filling out the form provided.
‘I'm not going to be able to do the work that I need to do successfully.’