By Greg Young Northwest Asian Weekly I once lived with a roommate who seemed to prefer an obscure little beer that I had never heard of before. That beer was Sapporo, a rice beer from Japan. At the time it seemed peculiar that he’d prefer that over the local, craft IPA that I’d often bring […]
By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Following SeaTac’s approval of a minimum wage at $15 an hour in November 2013, Seattle’s version of the law took effect on April 1, along with a law on administrative wage theft. According to the Seattle Office for Civil Rights (SOCR), forty-one percent of low-wage workers in Seattle are […]
Mayor Ed Murray tested out the first of the new First Hill streetcars Friday, March 27. The baby-blue street car was tested on the Jackson route in the International District. Mayor Murray and news media were invited to get on board. The project cost $134 million. There are currently 30 electrician and machinists Pacifica […]
By Minal Singh Northwest Asian Weekly Winnie Che has long been an active member of the International District community. If you go to the Greenland, Inc. offices located on Weller Street in the Eng Suey Family Plaza, you will see their health tonic Naturin 2 stacked in bright green boxes and you will see photos […]
By Friends of Little Saigon For Northwest Asian Weekly The Chinatown/International District is taking back their neighborhood and educating the community about the impacts of food stamp fraud.
By Laura Ohata Northwest Asian Weekly I walk down a deserted street toward the Nickelsville homeless camp. I am a small woman, I am wearing a large camera, and I am alone.
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Over a hundred people showed up for Mayor Ed Murray’s “Find it, Fix it” International District community walk last Thursday. There was a combination of residents, business owners, community leaders, and media.
By Assunta Ng When one out of five small businesses fails in its first year nationwide, Chinatown’s Eastern Café is bucking statistics. It is only a year old, making money, and expanding.
By James Tabafunda NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY With the fast-paced turn of events surrounding Nickelsville’s September 1 move to the International District – the 23rd in its history – supporters and residents of the tent city took time to meet with both concerned as well as supportive community members. About 10 Nickelsville residents took turns sharing […]
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Supporters of Little Saigon were shocked by Nickelsville’s (also known as “Tent City”) intent to relocate to the International District. Residents of the ID are concerned that the neighborhood is already rife with crimes. In June, there was a shooting close to the Seattle Deli on 12th Ave. S. […]