By Ruth Bayang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY I never had a burning desire to have children. When I was childless, I tolerated kids. I felt uncomfortable around them, and I didn’t know what to do with them. Late last month, the younger of my two children flew the coop. Jordan took his final oath at a […]
By Rick Polintan, APACE President Seattle and Washington are home to one of the strongest AAPI communities in America. For generations, we have worked to build vibrant neighborhoods, parks, and businesses that reflect our history and dedication. Together, we contribute to Seattle and our own community, honoring the sacrifices of our parents and their parents […]
By David Lin I almost never write anything about politics. But in light of what has happened in Charlottesville, Va., I feel now is a good time to say this to you, because the enemy is more visible than ever before in our recent history. We need to support and become allies with other People […]
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 […]