By Ruth Bayang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Forgive the idealism of this editorial—but perhaps it’s time for us to hold elected officials to a higher standard. By that I mean, make them promise when they take the Oath of Office, that they will never lie and never spread lies. And that if they do, that would […]
You’ve likely heard about the recent resignation of Dr. Ben Danielson from Seattle Children’s and the Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic (OBCC) over ongoing racist and discriminatory practices at Seattle Children’s. Danielson, who has earned widespread admiration and respect for advocating for and serving children of color and those living in low-income families, told Crosscut he […]
We all hope that our communities, state, and nation will enjoy a resurgence of health, optimism, and healing in 2021.
You’ve heard by now that Jenny Durkan is stepping down after serving out the rest of her term as Seattle’s mayor. This comes just months after Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best announced her resignation. Two admirable women deciding to give up their jobs in a tumultuous year. Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority […]
Election night has come and gone with no clear winner in the race for the White House.
With just over two weeks to the presidential election, we are giving our endorsement to former Vice President Joe Biden.
“Don’t be afraid of Covid,” President Donald Trump tweeted hours before he was discharged from the hospital on Oct. 5.
I agree with Patricia Fong (October 3–9 Northwest Asian Weekly issue) that there is a big homeless problem in the Chinatown-International District (CID) and that the issues of Covid-19 exacerbate the situation even more. What I don’t agree with is the idea that removing these encampments is going to magically solve this problem.
Dear Editor, My name is Debra Lyles-Mobley. I am a 65-year-old Black woman who was born in Seattle, and started out on 10th and Jefferson, near the Ruby Chow’s Chinese restaurant (no Black people were welcomed there). Some of my fondest memories were going to Chinatown with my family, where I never felt unwelcomed. My […]
By Ruth Bayang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY As I start to resume my social life and re-engage with friends in real life after almost two months in relative pandemic isolation, a popular question seems to be, “What have you been doing?” or “What are you doing lately?” Up until recently, my answer had been, “Not much.” […]