Lilly Fowler, Crosscut

Lilly Fowler


Seattle, WA, United States

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Past articles by Lilly:

More Black and Latinx people in Washington are getting vaccines

A Crosscut reader asked: How does the state track vaccines by race? By asking patients and providers, which means the data can be incomplete. → Read More

Left on their own in the PNW, immigrant youth fight ICE together

They may have different backgrounds, but they’re sticking with each other to form a ‘super familia’ and help others like them. → Read More

Disproportionately hit by COVID-19, WA Latinos brace for vaccine

Public health experts are racing to prepare communities for the vaccine, but they face notable hurdles. → Read More

New details of a death at Tacoma ICE facility raise questions over care

Documents provided to Crosscut show a federal agency where officials do not follow their own policies. → Read More

Are Washington travel restrictions working? Ask this Florida man

A family reluctantly changes its plans to fly from around the U.S. to Washington state because they didn’t want to get stuck behind a travel ban. → Read More

Creativity is on the table for Thanksgiving in the Northwest

Pandemic holidays force families to eat outdoors, deliver food and find new ways to celebrate. → Read More

Immigrants aren’t betting it all on Biden winning the election

Washington state experts and lawmakers warn that undoing the last four years of immigration policy requires more than just a new president. → Read More

Migrant workers leave WA farms, risking poverty instead of coronavirus

Worried about a lack of COVID-19 safety precautions, visiting workers say they are prioritizing their lives in the midst of the pandemic. → Read More

Black Seattleites react to police chief’s resignation with rage, hope

The sudden exit of Seattle’s first Black female chief exposes complex generational and racial divides. → Read More

Washington DACA recipients still anxious after Supreme Court decision

Initially pleasantly surprised by the high court’s ruling, Dreamers in Washington are looking toward the presidential election for a more permanent solution. → Read More

Medics say police have targeted them at Seattle protests

Volunteer health workers worry Seattle police may continue using flash bangs, rubber bullets and tear gas to prevent them from helping injured protesters → Read More

Coronavirus is still real. Protesters say they’re fighting a worse pandemic

“If we get it and die from coronavirus fighting for people’s rights, we’re OK with that,” one protester said. → Read More

‘Outside agitator’ narrative not supported by Seattle arrest data

Political experts say the outside agitator trope has roots in the civil rights movement. → Read More

Why COVID-19 is hitting Washington Latinos especially hard

The state's communities of color now account for larger share of positive tests, due to slow testing, exposure at work and other factors. → Read More

Undocumented workers fend for themselves with little COVID-19 help

Cities, nonprofits help with rent and small business loans, but the need in WA is greater than available cash. → Read More

After brief coronavirus closure, Seattle immigration court reopens to backlash

Judges, advocates and even ICE prosecutors all say the coronavirus puts staff and others in harm’s way. The feds have reopened immigration courts anyway. → Read More

Coronavirus outbreak prompts call for ICE to release at-risk detainees

The suit, filed by the ACLU and Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, calls for the immediate release of detainees in Tacoma. → Read More

Feds sue King County for banning ICE deportation flights from Boeing Field

Almost a year after deportation flights were banned, the Department of Justice makes good on its threat to sue. → Read More

Washington could become the next state to ban private prisons

Last year, California banned private detention centers and was promptly sued. Now Washington state legislators are considering a similar ban. → Read More

Washington state might have just elected its first two Muslim women to office

Varisha Khan is holding onto a narrow lead in her race for a seat on the Redmond City Council. Zahra Roach has clinched a seat on the Pasco City Council. → Read More