Liz Jones, KUOW

Liz Jones


Seattle, WA, United States

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Past articles by Liz:

A family’s newfound resolve is tested — again: Swimming Upstream

Following a major setback, a family’s will to keep up life-saving routines is put to the test. → Read More

Elijah, 9, reflects on 2020: 'Very bad with all the glitching'

If kids are sponges for new information, 2020 sure gave them a lot to absorb, from the coronavirus to a heated election. . → Read More

Mr. D and his ‘babies.’ A veteran educator and the toughest year of his career

He's wrestled with retirement for years but hangs on for more students he wants to see graduate, or families who need just a little more time to find stability. → Read More

Relief from smoke, unhealthy air not coming Monday as expected

Seattle spent the weekend under an orange hue as wildfire smoke continued to blanket the region, bringing air quality down to unhealthy levels for everyone. After nearly a week of smoky air, there may be some relief on the horizon. → Read More

‘Definitely is the same fight:' Two Garfield High grads talk two eras of civil rights protests

This conversation is part of our Beyond the Protest series, led by people involved in the struggle for social justice, from different generations and viewpoints, from protesters to police. → Read More

Dispatches from Seattle's new autonomous zone, known as CHAZ

For 10 nights, Seattle police faced off with protesters on Capitol Hill in Seattle. As one, cops formed a thick wall protecting the East Precinct. → Read More

This woman 'died three times' after Seattle Police hit her with a blast ball

On Sunday night, on the tenth day of protests for racial justice in Seattle, a petite young woman stood between protesters and a barricade of police. → Read More

We've reached 1,000 lives lost to coronavirus in Washington state. Here are some of their stories

A skydiver who volunteered at the Snohomish County Food Bank. A singer in the Skagit Valley Chorale who advocated for women’s rights. A Seattle pastor and his wife of 23 years whose job was to take tickets at the downtown ferry dock. A former Hanford engineer who wanted his ashes to be scattered in the Nile River, in his homeland of Egypt. The coronavirus pandemic has taken a heavy toll here in… → Read More

Biggest Carbon Loser: KUOW launches reality-radio contest for emerging climate savers

We’re looking for contestants! KUOW is launching a new reality-radio contest where three listeners will compete for one month to reduce their carbon footprint and help save the climate. → Read More

Goodnight, Seattle. A story in pictures

At night in Seattle, There was a high-rise janitor. And a karaoke party with a night Lyft driver. → Read More

Last Surviving Crew Member Has 'No Regrets' About Bombing Hiroshima

On Aug. 6, 1945, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. It was the first time a nuclear weapon had been used in → Read More

Two women ask for the Starbucks bathroom code. One of them is black.

What would you do if a Starbucks barista refused to give you the bathroom code? Or refused to give it to your black friend? When this happened to two → Read More

Clergy chain themselves together to protest Seattle youth jail

A protest at the site for the new King County youth detention center apparently halted construction this morning. → Read More

It's the only legal help some immigrants have — and it's getting scrapped

Every day at detention centers around the country, lawyers give "know your rights" presentations to immigrants facing deportation. For many, it’s the only → Read More

More than 500 pregnant women in ICE detention, after reversal of Obama policy

Immigration authorities have detained 506 pregnant women since December, when the Trump administration ended a policy to release most pregnant women while → Read More

Calls to sexual assault hotlines pour in; consent revisited

Soon after the #MeToo scandals broke loose last fall, calls started pouring in to King County’s Sexual Assault Resource Center. “More people are finding → Read More

Immigrant activist heads to court, fighting her own deportation

Prominent immigrant rights activist Maru Mora Villalpando has asked a Seattle immigration judge to throw out her deportation case. Villalpando’s lawyers → Read More

What these women couldn’t say publicly about Sherman Alexie until now

Several women who have accused author Sherman Alexie of sexual harassment have now gone public with their stories. As this story unfolds, it’s stirring → Read More

She says her activism put her on ICE’s radar

Newly released public records suggest a prominent Northwest activist was targeted for deportation partly because she spoke out to the media. Lawyers say → Read More

Top ICE attorney charged for identity theft of immigrants

The former top attorney with Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Seattle is scheduled to address criminal charges against him in court Thursday. Federal → Read More