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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‘I'm not going to be able to do the work that I need to do successfully.’
A young, undocumented immigrant who goes by ‘Arthur’ who had been in legal limbo for the last 9 months has gotten a reprieve.
It’s been six weeks since protests started in Seattle, after the police killing of George Floyd. Now leaders of the local movement for racial justice are calling for changes to combat police brutality and systemic racism. Here's what they see next.
It's the underground supply chain for demonstrators.
Short answer: if you're already using your mask correctly, not much.
For the last few months, Michelle Aguilar Ramirez’s life has been consumed by the stress of the coronavirus pandemic and classes on Zoom — and more recently, the Black Lives Matter protests in Seattle and around the country. “Ever since the movement, ever since the death of George Floyd, it has been like a constant stir in my household,” she said.
From state and local officials, to DACA recipients and their families, many are celebrating what's considered a win for the immigrant community. Others worry the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on DACA brings more questions than answers.
A KUOW reporter who is herself a DACA recipient and the legal director of the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project spoke separately with KUOW’s Angela King about the Supreme Court ruling.
The family of a black man who was killed while being restrained by Tacoma police in March is sharing newly-discovered video of the incident. The video provides greater detail into what happened that evening as Manuel Ellis can be heard saying to officers "I can't breathe, sir. I can't breathe" amid his cries.
At least three members of Seattle City Council are questioning Mayor Jenny Durkan’s leadership amid the ongoing protests for racial justice in the city.