Lilly Ana Fowler | KNKX

Lilly Ana Fowler

Social Justice Reporter

Lilly Ana Fowler reports on social justice issues for KNKX. Before joining KNKX, she worked for the online news organization Crosscut — a partner of KCTS 9, Seattle’s PBS station. She's also worked as a producer with the national PBS show "Religion & Ethics Newsweekly" and a reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Her stories have appeared in The Atlantic,, Slate Magazine, Mother Jones, The Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times. She was born in Mexico, grew up in the border town of Nogales, and is fluent in Spanish.

A taxi driver loads luggage from a traveler into the back of his car.
Rick Bowmer / The Associated Press file



After falling behind during the pandemic, taxi drivers at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport are pushing back on trip fees officials at one point promised to waive. 

Flickr photo by Manuel W.

Against the backdrop of a recent coronavirus outbreak that sickened dozens of inmates, a new report calls for King County jails to avoid holding people in two-person cells because the practice could lead to a continued decrease in violence. 

In this April 15, 2020, photo a protester holds a sign she looks out from the sunroof of a car during a protest at the Northwest Detention Center a facility privately operated on behalf of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, in Tacoma.
Ted S. Warren / The Associated Press file

The Washington state Senate passed a bill on Tuesday that bans private, for-profit prison companies that contract with local, state and federal agencies such as Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, from operating in the state.