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.
The U.S. Census Bureau is now recruiting hundreds of temporary Census Takers in Washington in advance of its Nonresponse Follow-up Operation for the 2020 Census. The pay rate is $16–23 per hour. The primary purpose of the Nonresponse Follow-up Operation is to count people in person at housing units who have not self-responded to the […]
The City of Seattle will be launching Rapid Response efforts to address policy changes that could have significant negative impacts on immigrant and refugee communities. The City has appropriated $375,000 for a one-time Rapid Response Fund in 2020. The Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs in consultation with community partners have identified strategies and activities […]
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly I love the new year because it is not only a time to have new goals and be forward-looking, it’s also a time of reflection and appreciation of the gifts we’ve received. My best of 2019 list interestingly does not always feature events that made the front page of […]
One of the reasons why Filipino American researcher Diane Biray Gregorio is so passionate about her work for the University of Washington School of Social Work’s IDEA study is because she owes the fact that she can be an out and proud member of the LGBTQ+ community to the struggle and work of the LGBTQ+ elders who came before her.
Family members of two of the four people killed in the April crane collapse site have filed wrongful death suits against companies involved in crane operations at the South Lake Union construction site.
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