The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce hosted a socially-distanced grand opening for SeaTac International Mall on May 4 at 20804 International Boulevard in SeaTac. The event was attended by several community leaders and organizers. The mall is a center for a diverse community of small businesses located in downtown SeaTac.
A new United States forever stamp pays tribute to American soldiers of Japanese heritage who served in the U.S. military during World War II. The U.S. Postal Service has titled the stamp “Go For Broke: Japanese American Soldiers of WWII.” It will be issued June 3 in a pane of 20. The Postal Service describes […]
Terrence Cheng, an only child of Taiwanese immigrants who rose in the academic world to become director of the University of Connecticut’s Stamford campus, was appointed on May 7 as the next president of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system. Cheng will oversee 17 schools that serve more than 72,000 students. The 49-year-old, who […]
If the Senate confirms her, Gina Ortiz Jones will become the first woman of color and Filipino American to serve as undersecretary of the U.S. Air Force. President Joe Biden nominated her on April 27. Ortiz Jones, 40, served in the Iraq war from 2003 to 2006 before running as the Democratic nominee for Congressional […]
The University of Washington School of Art + Art History + Design announced that Ron Chew is the 2021 recipient of the Anne Focke Arts Leadership Award. An online celebratory gathering hosted by the School’s Advisory Board will take place on May 14. Chew is a lifelong Seattleite, a graduate of the University of Washington, […]
If you have a child age 18 or younger they can receive free food from the schools. Adults with disabilities who are enrolled in educational programs can also qualify for school meals. In many cases, these meals are being delivered or dropped at off-school locations such as bus stops. Contact your school district to find out if they offer free meals.
Seattle police arrested two felons in a stolen car with drugs and a gun in the Chinatown-International District (ID) on May 3. Officers spotted a stolen car around 11:45 p.m in the 800 block of South King Street. Inside the gold Lexus RX-3 were a 31-year-old man and 33-year-old man. Officers found crack cocaine and […]
By Mahlon Meyer Northwest Asian Weekly During summers after the war, when he had stopped having nightmares, Fred Shiosaki would take his two children fishing. He rowed them all over lakes in Eastern Washington, hoping they would pick up his hobby. In the end, however, it was he who picked up something from them. His […]
Seattle fire crews responded to two fires near the I-5 freeway underpass in the Chinatown-International District.
Twelve creatives, 12 weeks, 12 giveaways. This is the promise of the UPLIFT fundraising campaign by Wing Luke Museum, taking place now through June. Each week, a different artist or creative contributes to a giveaway that participants enter via money donations or posting the campaign information to an Instagram story. Proceeds will be used to benefit Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) artists and creatives who are struggling during this time of pandemic, businesses curtailing, and civic unrest.