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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This weekend, on Saturday, scientists launched a "dawn assault" on a murder hornet nest near the Canadian border.
Scientists from the Washington Department of Agriculture have successfully captured and tagged a giant Asian hornet. Next comes an attempt to eradicate their nest, before they start preying on local honey bees.
Libraries, theaters, and some youth sports and more will now have fewer restrictions during certain stages of re-opening. It’s part of Governor Inslee’s revised plan that he announced Tuesday as Washington looks towards the fall and what activities are possible while keeping coronavirus at bay.
“If ever there's been a climate for change politically, now is it. We got nothing but time and disappointment to just fuel it.”
The Greek community at the University of Washington Seattle campus is undergoing another wave of Covid-19 as 104 students test positive for the virus.
Following the announcement in Louisville, Ky. about the Breonna Taylor case, peaceful demonstrations emereged in Se
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."