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.
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Seattle Police report 50 people were murdered in 2020 -- the highest number in 26 years. Experts think an unfortunate storm of stressors -- from the pandemic to economic turmoil to social unrest -- could be the reason behind this historic peak.
"I don't know if they just don't like me because I'm brown or if they just don't like me because I'm new here."
Officials report low Covid-19 cases at Northwest Detention Center. But others say transparency is lacking
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On the 150th day of protests for racial justice in Seattle, a call to action from organizers.
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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.