“The world will step aside for a community that knows where it is going. South Seattle is home to many great neighborhoods and is the place I’ve called home my entire life. Great and healthy neighborhoods are walkable with thriving small businesses, great schools, transit, and parks. An active neighborhood is good for our health, […]
By Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly Members of the business community and representatives from the Ethnic Chambers of Commerce, Seattle Metro Chamber of Commerce, and the City of Seattle met with the Ethnic Business Coalition (EBC) at Hing Hay Co-Works Oct. 9 The meeting was arranged in response to an open letter from the Ethnic […]
Jennifer Tam is the new Restaurant Advocate for the City of Seattle’s Office of Economic Development. Her job is to help restaurants navigate the different rules and regulations. The “Restaurant Success” initiative is a public-private partnership between the state of Washington, the city of Seattle, King County and the Washington Restaurant Association. The initiative was […]
By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly Sarah Sanoy-Wright, Republican, is running for Representative position no. 2 in Legislative District no. 11. She is running against incumbent Steve Bergquist, who beat her during the last general election in 2012. Sanoy-Wright and Bergquist are unopposed in the primary election.
By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly In theory, a $15/hour minimum wage sounds great, until reality hits the small businesses that have to pay the
The Chinatown-International District will receive a lion’s share of a $2 million investment in 18 neighborhood business districts, announced Mayor Ed Murray on April 1, as part of the Only in Seattle Initiative.
The long-term future of the Hudson Building that caught on fire on Dec. 24 is still unknown because it is not safe for inspectors to go inside, according to the Seattle Department of Planning and Building. On Jan. 14, the department received a formal report from the structural engineering firm of Swenson Say Faget, hired […]
In early 2012, the U.S. Postal Service announced dramatic cutbacks that included the proposed closure of the Chinatown-International District Station and distribution center. Responding to community concerns, representatives from the Chinatown-ID BIA, SCIDpda, the Mayor’s Office, Seattle Parks & Recreation, and Seattle’s Office of Economic Development have been working to track this issue and advocate […]
In 2012, we honored the groundbreaking contributions of former Seattle Councilmember Cheryl Chow and in 2008 the first and only Asian American King County Councilmember Ruby Chow, who retired 28 years ago. These two trailblazing leaders remind us how much difference one person can make. Asian and Pacific Islanders make up 15.8% of King County […]
By James Tabafunda NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY The title of Sheryl WuDunn’s 2009 New York Times bestseller “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide” comes from a Chinese proverb that says “Women hold up half the sky.” Last May, her appearance at the University of Oregon expanded on women’s importance in the world […]