The Chinatown-International District Business Improvement Association (CIDBIA) announced Jessa Timmer as its new Executive Director. Timmer comes to the CIDBIA with experience working on business development at Neighborhood Ventures, a community business organization, and the State of Michigan’s Main Street program. She has an extensive background in community engagement, capacity building and organizational leadership and […]
By Maria Batayola and Gary Iwamoto Northwest Asian Weekly We always wanted to have heroes and she-roes who look like us to be inspiration not only for us but also for our children. We have them all around us, sometimes invisible, sometimes forgotten. Here is one American hero and patriot who made a tremendous difference […]
Seattle police have arrested the suspect that is believed to be the man was involved in the Jan. 2 assault and robbery of Heng Hay and Chea Pol, the founders of King Donuts, a popular doughnut shop and laundromat in Rainier Beach. Hay and Pol had closed the shop when the suspect assaulted Pol as she […]
The influx of development in our historic downtown corridor has been accelerating even more debate. The issue crosses neighborhood boundaries, affecting both the International District (ID) and Pioneer Square. Most backlash is due to recent proposals, which include the demolition of the Argen’s Lock building on Main Street for a building housing 7-story residential units […]
Seattle police say a 62-year-old man suffered stab wounds on Thursday, May 8, during a 12:50 p.m. machete attack at Seventh Avenue S. and S. Main Street, an intersection on the north edge of the International District. Police said they failed to find anyone fitting bystanders’ description of the suspect. The attacker was said to […]
By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly About 150 people attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the Hirabayashi Place, a new housing
By Staff The Associated Press DEADWOOD, S.D. (AP) — A ceremonial altar has been dedicated in Deadwood to honor Chinese immigrants who lived in the city when it was a frontier town.
In honor of Bellevue’s long-running sister city relationship with Hualien, Taiwan, two recently installed Fu Dog statues will be dedicated during a festive ceremony July 29 at City Hall. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the City Hall Plaza at 450 110th Ave. N.E. It will feature an “awakening” ceremony for […]
Bryan Ohno Gallery is opening its NEW Seattle International District art gallery on Thursday, June 6. The gallery, located at 521 S. Main Street, will feature contemporary art that blurs the line between art and science, challenges art traditions, and embraces cultural intersections. The first artist to be featured in the gallery will be Adrianne […]
By Elizabeth Wang Northwest Asian Weekly Yen Lam-Steward started working with her father at Lam’s Seafood Market from its humble beginnings on the corner of Main Street in 1991, running the cash register, scaling fish, and cleaning crab.