By Cameron Sheppard WNPA News Service A last-minute amendment to the senate Democratic Caucus supplemental operating budget earmarks $5 million to help businesses negatively impacted by international responses to the coronavirus outbreak overseas. Businesses like Cosmo Specialty Fibers, a textile producer that does 97 percent of its business with companies in Asia, have been disrupted […]
By Kai Curry For Northwest Asian Weekly These days, many of us won’t open the door for a highly anticipated mail order of the latest ear buds, let alone a government official. As news of the impeding rollout of the 2020 U.S. Census swept the last year, fear of being counted for the wrong reasons […]
The Obama-Biden Administration re-established the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to improve the lives of AAPIs in the United s through federal programs, interagency coordination, and outreach to AAPI stakeholders.
As of press time, there are 39 confirmed cases in Washington, including 10 deaths.
Bellevue College announced on March 2 that it fired its president, Dr. Jerry Weber, and VP of Advancement, Dr. Gayle Barge, following the recent outrage over an altered mural of the Japanese American incarceration.
Durkan visited Chinatown thrice in three days, including hosting a dim sum lunch to support the community during tough times.
The Chinatown-International District (ID) is back on track by summarily rejecting electronic camera surveillance. Not only were these cameras in place for eight years while the public was largely unaware, but the proponents wanted updated electronic surveillance capability all without ensuring the public—including visitors and non-residents—would know and agree. There were rightfully no ‘takers’ willing […]
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, […]
A form of news consisting of deliberate disinformation or hoaxes spread via traditional news media or online social media—that’s the definition of fake news by Wikipedia. The way most people use it nowadays, in my observation, defies this definition. In short, people use the phrase “fake news” when it contains information they don’t like or […]
The Washington State Legislature joined together this month in observing the Day of Remembrance at the State Capitol. Feb. 19, 2020 marked the 78th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, which authorized the forcible removal and incarceration of more than 120,000 Japanese Americans into concentration camps along the West Coast. “The story of Japanese Americans during […]