SEATTLE (AP) — Funerals are now on the list of prohibited social gatherings under the state’s social distancing order intended to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Sports and arts events had already been halted after Gov. Jay Inslee’s March 16 proclamation shutting down restaurants, bars, theaters, and additional places where people gather. On March […]
OLYMPIA — On March 18, Gov. Jay Inslee signed legislation to prohibit discrimination based on citizenship or immigration status into law. Senate Bill 5165, sponsored by Sen. Rebecca Saldaña (D-Seattle), adds citizenship and immigration status to the list of characteristics protected by Washington’s Law Against Discrimination. The change prohibits discrimination based on citizenship or immigration […]
Riders are no longer required to pay fare when riding buses, trains, water taxi, and Access paratransit, until further notice. As of March 21, riders have been directed to board and exit at the rear doors of buses, reserving front-door access for customers using mobility devices or who require use of the boarding ramp. “It […]
Asian Pacific Planning and Policy Council, Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA), and San Francisco Asian American Studies Department launched a reporting center to collect and track incidents of anti-Asian American and Pacific Islander hate violence, adult harassment, discrimination, shunning, and child bullying throughout the country. This is in response to the escalation in xenophobia and […]
Custom-made bronze gates that stood at the entrance to the Washington Park Arboretum in Seattle since 1976 have been stolen, facility workers said.
When the announcement came earlier this month that school was going to close for several weeks, my immediate reaction was shock.
A group of Chinese American teenagers is fighting the coronavirus with art. The Pacific Artists’ Alliance (PAA), a dozen mostly schoolgirls in the Seattle area, has organized an online auction to sell artwork by local artists to raise money for hospitals in Washington state.
By NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Residents at International House Senior Living in the Chinatown-International District are nervous. Pinnacle, which manages International House, sent a letter to residents on March 10 that one of its employees tested positive for COVID-19. “I and other seniors are very worried,” a resident told the Northwest Asian Weekly. The woman in […]
By Kai Curry Northwest Asian Weekly Once the decision was made, it happened quickly. On March 10, Seattle Public Schools (SPS) announced that Cleveland STEM High School would be closed for one day after the identification of a staff member who may have been exposed to coronavirus, or COVID-19. On March 11, SPS Superintendent Denise […]
By MARTHA BELLISLE and RACHEL LA CORTE SEATTLE (AP) — As the death toll from COVID-19 in Washington state reached 54, Gov. Jay Inslee signed a measure drawing $200 million from the state’s emergency “rainy day” fund for the state’s coronavirus response this week. Inslee said the funding bill “is really about protecting what we […]