Contrary to recent articles written by the Chinatown International District Coalition (CID Coalition), most businesses are not opposed to plans for the development of a SpringHill Suites by Marriott Hotel at 8th and Lane.
The first time I taught someone how to recycle, I was 10 years old. My family and I had just moved to Beacon Hill from China. The culture shock was powerful. Of all the new and different experiences, learning about sustainability and recycling was one concept that stood out the most.
By CID Coalition For Northwest Asian Weekly The Chinatown-International District (CID) Coalition was dismayed by the Aug. 5 article “Chinatown-ID housing affordability measures,” which inaccurately represented community opposition against the proposed 14-story Marriott hotel on 8th and Lane, as well as new city legislation affecting the neighborhood. Over the past several months, the CID Coalition […]
Asian Americans Advancing Justice has launched a new pledge campaign calling on Asian Americans to come together, join the fight, and take a stand against white supremacy. “We call on all Asian Americans to join us in defending our vision of democracy — one where we protect the vulnerable amongst us, resist efforts to erode […]
By James Hong and Erin Okuno Special to Northwest Asian Weekly Note: This is a response to a commentary that ran in the July 15 issue of our paper, “It’s a crime to be rich,” by Ruth Bayang, which opposed a Seattle City Council 2.25 percent income tax for individuals making over $250,000. Seattle’s Asian […]
By Ruth Bayang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY The trend of vilifying the rich has now secured a foothold in Seattle. On July 10, the Seattle City Council imposed a 2.25 percent tax on any individuals making over $250,000 per year, and married couples filing joint returns with more than $500,000 in annual income. It’s a move […]
By Ruth Bayang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY I don’t watch very much TV. But one of the few shows I watched was “Hawaii Five-O,” which should now be renamed “Haole Five-0.” Two Asian actors — Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park — will not be back for the eighth season of the CBS police drama, which […]
By Cindy Domingo My family has been involved with Alaska cannery workers since my father immigrated to the United States in the 1920s. We are a family of three generations of workers, which is not unusual in Seattle’s Filipino community. By the 1970s, about one out of five Filipino families on the West Coast sent […]
By Daniel Kim Executive Director, Korean Grocers Association of Washington For over two decades, the Korean American Grocers’ Association (KAGRO) and the countless local grocers that it supports have been a part of the Seattle community. As small businesses already struggling with an excessive amount of taxes, fees, and regulations, we are deeply concerned about […]
By Ruth Bayang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY It was a capacity crowd on March 1 at Tony Robbins Live! at ShoWare Center in Kent, Wash. The bestselling author and superstar life coach to Bill Clinton and Oprah Winfrey spoke longer than expected, but the 7,000-strong crowd did not seem to mind. Attendees left in a “beautiful […]