By I-200 PAC (formerly known as Let People Vote – Reject R-88 PAC), American Coalition for Equality Dear Governor Inslee, We would like to begin by thanking you for your service to Washington state during these difficult times, and we sincerely hope that you and your family are well. Last week, you announced your intention […]
I am writing to protest the deplorable situation at 12th and Jackson in Seattle’s Little Saigon business district. Most of us have, no doubt, witnessed the loiterers, pushers and users, sellers of questionable goods, and unbelievable filth and garbage. This area has a King County Metro bus stop, but you wouldn’t know it because it […]
I completely agree with Assunta Ng’s Publisher’s Blog on “What we learned from the election.” From the elections in Virginia and New Jersey, to the appointment of Steve Hobbs, people have indicated they want moderates. People are tired of extremists on both sides. We just want to return to some kind of normalcy. I am […]
Oct. 24, 2021 Dear Sir or Madam, Political campaigns provide the public an opportunity to better understand and evaluate candidates running for office. They are a necessary part of our democracy. Unfortunately, in Seattle’s mayoral race, City Council President Lorena Gonzalez and her paid consultants have resorted to racist fear mongering tactics. A new ad […]
As survivors of gender-based violence, we want to raise our voices in response to Bruce Harrell’s attempts to silence us and the many other voices of victims who have suffered at the hands of their abusers. We are waiting for Harrell to apologize for his actions and take responsibility for the harm he is perpetuating […]
Good afternoon, Mr. Mundt: I’m writing today regarding City of Seattle’s funding for the proposed enhanced shelter to be operated by Africatown at the former Keiro Nursing Home site. I’m dismayed to learn that the City of Seattle, waving honest democratic budget practices and under the guise of COVID-19 restrictions, has decided to fund an […]
Dear Mayor Durkan, It has come to my attention that Africatown Community Land Trust has either already secured funding and a contract, or is in the process of doing so, with the City to operate a 24/7 enhanced shelter at the site of the former historic Keiro Nursing Home. I am sending you a letter […]
Dear Editor, Many Asian community leaders have been telling the media focusing on the main challenges of Asian Americans that language barriers and cultural differences cause the discrimination. This reminds me of the most insulting Bill O’Reilly report done about Asian Americans. O’Reilly sent a reporter to New York’s Chinatown and interviewed senior citizens who […]
From research, I learned that the school faces many challenges in meeting the educational needs of its very diverse student population—student progress, test scores, equity overview, low income students (79% are low income), students with disabilities, and homeless students.
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.