Escolástico ‘Scotty’ Galarosa, a Filipino World War II veteran in the greater Seattle area, died peacefully on May 8, according to his daughter, Julita. He was 103 years old. “He had a great life, he was ready to go,” Julita said. Up until his death, Galarosa was one of only three living members of Bataan […]
Someone broke into Viet-Wah Supermarket at 1032 South Jackson Street on May 11, stealing cash, cigarettes, and lighters, and breaking two cash registers. The burglars also tried to break into the ATM, unsuccessfully. No one was hurt. Viet-Wah posted on Facebook, “Unfortunately that means we’re down to 2 out of our 4 lanes right now, […]
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle has had its first confirmed case of a rare inflammatory disease in children closely tied to COVID-19. The disease being called “pediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome“ was identified and treated at Seattle Children’s Hospital, KUOW reported. King County Public Health said the patient was a resident of Snohomish County and there have […]
With Gov. Jay Inslee’s COVID-19 “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order enforced, and lots of people moving in or displaced out of Beacon Hill, the question is, “How do we keep our community together during the time of COVID-19 and beyond? Historically, Beacon Hill welcomed displaced people of color from racial red-lining, Chinese Americans from the […]
Insignificant. Unseen. Ignored.
That’s how Kert Lin, 35, of Seattle felt, as he heard someone yell “Chink, open your eyes, go back to China!” when he pulled into the parking lot of Home Depot on 2701 Utah Avenue South, just outside the International District (ID) on May 12.
By Ruth Bayang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY SEATTLE — Seattle & King County Health Officer Dr. Jeff Duchin, along with King County Executive Dow Constantine and Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan, announced a new Health Officer Directive via an online news conference on May 11, strongly urging people to wear face coverings in all indoor public […]
By Mahlon Meyer Northwest Asian Weekly Just walking down the street, Joshua Lee felt rejected. People would move backwards or out of the way—even more than the standard six feet called for by social distancing. But standing in line at the supermarket was worse. “As an Asian guy with allergies, it’s been super stressful. You feel […]
By Ruth Bayangz NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY David Chan of Everett asked, “When can an Asian American reporter not be treated like a foreigner?” Chan emailed the Northwest Asian Weekly, pointing out President Donald Trump’s combative exchange on May 11 with CBS News reporter Weijia Jiang during a White House news briefing. Jiang had asked Trump […]
By Alexander Chan Northwest Asian Weekly In a unanimous vote, the Port of Seattle Commission passed a proclamation on May 12 rejecting racism against the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. “The fact is that Asian Americans are perpetual foreigners,” said Commissioner Sam Cho. “We are perceived by the public as perpetual foreigners. The […]