To be grateful that no one among my family, my friends, and the people I work with has contracted COVID-19, that we have enough to eat; and, that all-in-all, my home makes a pretty good jail cell;
Dear Editor, As a Fire Commissioner of South County Fire in Snohomish County and Board Member of Snohomish County 911, I am really proud to say that both organizations have been working very hard in handling the coronavirus situation. However, I am really concerned about treatment of this virus at the national level. With President […]
On behalf of Bellevue College, we would like to publicly acknowledge and apologize for the defacing of Erin Shigaki’s art installation entitled “Never Again is Now,” commemorating the issuance of Executive Order 9066 by President Roosevelt which removed 120,000 Japanese Americans from the West Coast and incarcerated them in concentration camps during World War II. […]
I wish to make some corrections with regards to your “Dealing with a crisis in Chinatown’’ blog in last week’s edition and to the contention that Mayor Jenny Durkan has done more than any previous Seattle mayor. Referring to the Wah Mee Massacre, it was stated that the “Mayor at that time never took the […]
As a single Black father, I have always tried to teach my son lessons about culture, which I was not exposed to until much later in life. Among these lessons was taking him to the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial. I wanted him to understand that despite the “model minority” label stereotype, America has […]
Dear Editor, I am writing in response to the nationwide implementation of the new public charge rule. As of Feb. 24, 2020, the federal government has started enforcing its new public charge rule, which may make it more difficult for some immigrants, especially those that are lower income and on some type of public benefits, […]
Dear Editor, If and when the sale [of Keiro] is complete and all debts are paid off, is the leftover money going to be invested in Nikkei Manor? Would it not be better to keep the nursing home property and make a bigger Nikkei Manor Assisted Living Facility? At the present time, Nikkei Manor does […]
By Hiroshi Eto The stereotype of the quiet and demure Asian is bothersome to be sure. People expect Asians to be quiet and compliant. We often get ‘mansplaining’ about Asian virtues of not tooting our own horn or how the nail that sticks up gets hammered down. If I were to point to a ‘cause’, […]
Editor’s note: This is in response to Yvonne Ward’s commentary published in the Aug. 17-23 edition of the Northwest Asian Weekly. By James S. Chung 2019 ABAW President The Asian Bar Association of Washington seeks to foster the exchange of ideas and information among and between its members, other members of the legal organization, and […]
Leader of our fearless ark.
You’ve guided us through a three-inch binder of Head Start despair, Only to come out the other end with a bit more grey hair.