Ken Kurata died on Aug. 30 after a long illness. A strong supporter of the Japanese American Citizens League, he served on the board as treasurer.
When schools in the state shut down in March, teens across the state filled the vacuum with creativity, social awareness, and raw energy. While some used talents to raise funds, others stitched masks or delivered groceries to high-risk individuals
As many of us know, there is now an unauthorized tent encampment that has once again sprung up along Jackson Street under the freeway next to the InterIm parking lot. The campers are spreading out onto the sidewalk, obstructing pedestrian egress.
When the Denise Louie Education Center closed on March 13 when Gov. Jay Inslee issued the stay-at-home orders, it was uncertain when it would reopen. Certainly, concerns over COVID-19 had many parents worried about returning their children to daycare. But the organization adjusted and while it has helped many kids virtually, it reopened its facilities with the added responsibility of educating the kids on the new rules of staying healthy and safe.
The need for youth programs that provide learning, mentoring and social-emotional support to students and young adults has never been greater, but COVID-19 has significantly impacted the ability of many nonprofits to keep their doors open.
Yoshiro Philip Hayasaka, known as Philip, passed away peacefully on Sept. 3. He was 94.
Asian Americans are experiencing increased racism during COVID-19, according to two reports released on Sept. 17 by Stop AAPI Hate and the Stop AAPI Hate Youth Campaign.
The City of Seattle announced on Sept. 21 that as of the end of August, it has enrolled 11,825 new households into the Utility Discount Program (UDP) in 2020, including 8,173 through the fast-track application process launched in March to more quickly support customers financially impacted by COVID-19.
Taiwan Professional (TP) Tea held its official grand opening on Sept. 17.
Chinatown-International District Business Improvement Area (CIDBIA) is holding its annual Night Market on Oct. 1—virtually—in celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival.