By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly 1. Did you know Chinatown is “a city within a city”? It has several doctors, dentists, attorneys, a post office, a library, a church, social services agencies, and a community center. 2. Do you know which ethnic group dominates the Chinatown ID? Chinese is the largest, but the diversity […]
By Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly The National Trust and the Panama Hotel’s current owner Jan Johnson are moving forward on an important step toward ensuring the hotel’s future. The hotel is a national landmark located in Seattle’s Chinatown/International District. The National Trust and Johnson released a Request for Proposals to find the next owner […]
Last week, National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis announced 21 grants totaling more than $2.9 million to help preserve and interpret the World War II confinement sites of Japanese Americans. More than 120,000 Japanese Americans, two-thirds of whom were American citizens, were imprisoned by the U.S. government following Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor on […]
The 4Culture Board recently awarded $258,006 to support the rehabilitation of 19 local landmarks around King County through the new Landmarks Capital program, including two landmarks in the International District: The Hip Sing Building and the Panama Hotel.
By Samantha Pak NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Growing up in Seattle’s Chinatown–International District during World War II, Henry Lee has experienced his fair share of problems.
By Assunta Ng Democrat gubernatorial candidate Jay Inslee, a former congressman, invited me to chat with him at the Panama Hotel recently. Inslee and Organizing for America opened their office close to the International District on Rainier Avenue South. Will Inslee do a better job than his fellow Democrat, current Governor Christine Gregoire, if he […]
Author Jamie Ford, who is part Chinese, had a special book event and discussed his best-selling novel, “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” at the
Even the Fu lions guarding the gallery’s front doors were not fierce enough to deter vandals from covering them with what James Russell described as a “filmy” substance.