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 […]
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.
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.” […]
A bombshell in the Seattle political scene—Police Chief Carmen Best has announced her retirement. “The [Seattle City] Council gave us $1.6 million to hire the best, brightest, and most diverse. Now they want me to lay off 100 of those officers. I can’t do that,” Best said during a Aug. 11 news conference. Best’s announcement […]
This week, the U.S. Census Bureau announced it would end its efforts to count the number of people living in the country on Sept. 30, a month earlier than anticipated. The Washington Census Alliance, a coalition of more than 90 Black and Brown-led community organizations across Washington state, condemned the decision—saying the rushed timeline will […]
Like many, I watched some of the protests over the weekend with appreciation of living in a country where “the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress” is protected under the Constitution.