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.
Send her your tips and chisme at email@example.com.
The Washington legislature moved one step closer to ending for-profit private detention centers in the state. House Bill 1090 passed with bipartisan support and now moves to the Senate.
Las clínicas de vacunación provisionales en selectos vecindarios, son parte del esfuerzo de la ciudad de Seattle para llegar a los latinos más vulnerables y otros grupos afectados por Covid-19. Sin embargo se han presentado diversos problemas: desde fallas en el sitio web hasta errores con la dirección de las citas.
Pop-up vaccination clinics in targeted neighborhoods are part of the City of Seattle’s effort to reach more vulnerable Latinos and other groups hard-hit by Covid-19. But they’ve hit some recent snags, from website glitches to people showing up for appointments at the wrong address.
Postal workers in Kent are sounding the alarm after an outbreak of Covid-19 has left dozens sick at a facility in South King County.
One of the last detention centers in the U.S. to hold undocumented immigrant youth wants to end its contract with ICE.
A freezer malfunction at Kaiser Permanente on Thursday led to an impromptu effort to vaccinate folks who could show up in the middle of the night.
Inauguration Day in Seattle was marked with a protest Wednesday evening that began at Occidental Park and ended up in x. Demonstrators in black bloc said they were there to protest U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement which they tied back to the movement for racial equity and police reform.
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
While ICE publicly reports just 22 cases of Covid-19 at the Northwest Detention Center during the pandemic, human rights researchers question the agency’s transparency.