By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly International Community Health Services (ICHS) learned of the possibility of COVID-19 prior to the worldwide outbreak, as many patients and employees are from Asia and learned from family and friends or through travel to Asia. Even with forewarning, the organization had to swiftly pivot in protecting themselves and their […]
The first restaurant in the country to have a karaoke bar—Bush Garden—is no more, at least for now. Owner Karen Sakata chose not to renew the lease after months of not being able to open, due to Covid-19 restrictions. On Jan. 31, she vacated the space and turned in the keys to the landlord. When […]
SEATTLE — Mayor Jenny Durkan wants community members to apply for an open position on the International Special Review District (ISRD) Board. The original deadline of Feb. 5 has been extended till Feb. 22. The seven-member board reviews façade alterations, signs, new construction, changes of use, and street improvements, and makes recommendations to the Seattle […]
Gov. Jay Inslee has appointed former Seattle City Council member Bruce Harrell to Western Washington University (WWU)’s Board of Trustees. He will serve a six-year term ending on Sept. 30, 2026. WWU President Sabah Randhawa said Harrell “brings a wealth of experience in strategic thinking and advocating for equity and sound governance as a lawyer […]
Phillip Chu has joined Helsell Fetterman’s litigation and medical malpractice groups. A former prosecutor, Chu has a combined seven years of experience as a deputy prosecuting attorney with the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office and as an Assistant City Prosecutor with the Seattle City Attorney’s Office. Chu graduated from Seattle University School of Law in […]
The Bellevue College Board of Trustees voted unanimously last month to extend the contract of former Gov. Gary Locke as interim president for up to two additional years. Greg Dietzel, chair of the Bellevue College Board of Trustees, said, “This allows for stability in leadership and gives us time to launch a thoughtful and thorough […]
As part of one of the mayor of Renton’s weekly newsletters last month, three Asian-owned businesses were mentioned—as businesses across Renton that “have been working overtime to keep relationships with their customers healthy.” Leeching and Duc Tran of Viet-Wah Asian Food Market, Jacqueline Nguyen of Papaya Silk Corporation, and Heng and Lange Woon of Common […]
If you have dined at a variety of restaurants in the Puget Sound area, it is likely you have been indirectly affected by my father’s work (chances are higher if you frequent restaurants featuring Asian cuisines).
Lunar New Year is one of the biggest international holidays with over 1.5 billion people across the globe celebrating new beginnings. 2021 is a year of the Ox, starting on Feb. 12 and lasting until Jan. 31st, 2022. It will be a Metal Ox year. Lunar New Year is celebrated by various Asian countries, regions […]
At first, everything seemed to go wrong as Fu Chen Ming-yue, 91, waited for her shot. The Seattle Fire Department, which would administer the vaccine, was over one hour late (they were delayed at another site).