The new temporary, emergency Grocery Employee Hazard Pay Ordinance (GEHP) took effect on Feb. 3. Grocery store businesses that employ more than 500 employees worldwide are now required to provide a hazard pay of $4 per hour to their employees during the COVID-19 emergency.
On Jan. 27, the unofficial “Asian American photographer laureate,” Corky Lee, passed away from complications of COVID-19 at the age of 73. For over 50 years, Corky dedicated himself to capturing the social and political lives of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans (APIA) on camera.
Kin On Kin On was the first nursing home in Washington to implement a “no visitors” allowed policy at the beginning of the pandemic. Despite the challenges, the Kin On team has provided seamless support to the most vulnerable population, upholding the CMS five-star nursing home quality rating, providing uninterrupted in-home care and social services […]
Seattle native Harry Ong helped to usher in President Joe Biden’s administration on Jan. 20 as a member of “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band. The band performed “Hail to the Chief” and accompanied Lady Gaga for her performance of the national anthem. Gunnery Sgt. Ong plays the clarinet and he began his musical […]
The Committee of 100 (C100) recently elected former Gov. Gary Locke as its chair. C100 is a non-partisan leadership organization of prominent Chinese Americans in business, government, academia, and the arts. As Washington’s governor, Locke oversaw the creation of 280,000 new private sector jobs. As Commerce Secretary, he led President Obama’s National Export Initiative to […]
Hello Em Viet Coffee & Roastery held a grand opening on Jan. 24. Located on 1127 Weller Street inside the Friends of Little Saigon building, it is owned by Nghia Bui and Yenvy Pham, who also co-owns Pho Bac Sup Shop. The cafe specializes in Vietnamese roasts and snacks, and will emphasize to-go offerings until […]
International Community Health Services (ICHS) is expanding its COVID-19 testing site hours in the International District to Monday, and Wednesday through Friday from 9:30 a.m.–3 p.m. starting Jan. 28 for the foreseeable future. The address is 720 8th Avenue South, in front of the ID Medical and Dental Clinic. Free testing is available and open […]
The music stopped for the Seattle Symphony in early March of 2020, when the organization learned that a stay-at-home order was set in place for the health and safety of people from the spread of the coronavirus.
Ro Lim’s voice on the phone is husky. He asks if you’ve taken a shower, if you’ve brushed your teeth. His easy acceptance of everything you say makes him easy to talk to. If you’re one of his clients, that’s important.
Dr. Anthony Chen has devoted his career to taking care of others. Over the years, he has worked with diverse populations, immersed himself in communities, and built long-lasting relationships.