A leading scholar of Seattle’s “white supremacist” history of housing discrimination said it was important for the property developer that is demolishing Keiro and building an apartment complex in its place, to be sensitive to the history of the Central Area.
Originally elected to the Mercer Island City Council in 2013, Wong has an undergraduate degree from Yale University and a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a senior partner at the Seattle law firm of Keller Rohrback L.L.P.
Inside the electronic geofence that registers the arrival of a car pulling up to pick up food, past the posters showing chocolate-dipped donut sticks, around the electronic kiosks taking orders automatically, past the smiling face of the franchise owner, behind counters that are ubiquitous around the world— sits a surprise.
By Max Garland Commercial Appeal MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Lt. Col. James Williams has something better than a bucket list. “I don’t like the word ‘bucket list’ because it makes it feel like you’re getting ready to die,” said the North Memphis native and Vietnam War veteran. “I call it my ‘living list.’” Williams completed […]
This year’s Academy Awards are stirring controversy—again—over the lack of diversity in its nomination pool. After a banner 2019 that seemed to signal a much-needed shift, this year’s nominees indicate that change remains inconsistent and slow to arrive. It’s very likely that #OscarsSoWhite will start trending once again. Among the four acting categories, the only […]
Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston was one of 10 people inducted last month into the California Hall of Fame. Houston is best known for her “Farewell to Manzanar,” a memoir about her experiences as a young girl in a California internment camp for Japanese Americans during World War II. Houston compared the racism directed against Japanese Americans […]
Countertenor David DQ Lee and Soprano Karen Vuong will debut at Seattle Opera this season, performing as the Refugee and Tina, respectively, in “Flight” next season, February 2021. Lee is Canadian Korean. Vuong is a Vietnamese American from New York. Flight is a 1998 opera based in part on true events.It depicts an omniscient air […]
On Jan. 7, Councilmember Lorena González became the unanimously-elected president of Seattle City Council and the first pregnant president in its history. González will be leaving for maternity leave starting Jan. 13 and returning on March 23. Her colleague, Theresa Mosqueda, is also currently on maternity leave. In González’s absence, the council will have interim […]
On Dec. 12, the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe (MIT) conducted a discussion bureau for more than a dozen people, organized by Shiota Services Principal Cindi Shiota and API community member Will Lew in Seattle regarding the Muckleshoot Tribe. The event was held at the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington (JCCCW). The discussion enlightened and […]
New Tukwila City Councilmember Cynthia Delostrinos Johnson was sworn by Justice Mary Yu on Jan. 6 at Tukwila City Hall. Yu has been Delostrinos Johnson’s mentor since she was an undergrad at the University of Washington, continuing throughout law school. Delostrinos Johnson also currently works for Yu and for the Supreme Court.