By Patty Fong Thanks to recent letters from Ms. Bettie Luke and Mr. Lawrence Matsuda about Sound Transit’s plan for the Chinatown-International District (CID), we now have a thorough idea of the history of racist land grabs and social marginalization onslaughts on the CID and also have a good list of suitable dis-impacting alternatives that […]
These encroachments would not happen to a white neighborhood!
I am against both Sound Transit proposals for the Chinatown-International District (CID). The bottom line is that the light rail planners need to develop viable non-CID options. Remember, WE are the customers and NOT the planners.
Dear Mayor Harrell, I’m writing to congratulate you on becoming the first Asian American mayor of the city of Seattle! We, at Helping Link, are eager to work with your administration on issues that face Little Saigon-CID. First off, I want to thank you for following up on your pledge to address the crime and […]
By Patty Fong For Northwest Asian Weekly There is a descent into urban blight affecting not just Little Saigon and the by-now infamous corner at 12th & Jackson—but the entire area known as the Chinatown-International District (CID). Terrible as the situation is at 12th & Jackson, it is a severe symptom of the overall poverty […]
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 […]