The Friends of the Benson Trolleys (FOBT) launched a fundraising campaign on Feb. 1 to restore Seattle’s historic waterfront trolleys to the streetcar line in downtown Seattle. The goal is to raise $28,000, enough money to cover the initial costs of the engineering feasibility and design work, to begin in spring of 2018. The trolleys […]
Brandon Lee was appointed as Consul General of Canada in Seattle in 2017 — he is the first Asian from Canada to be a Consul General in Seattle. Born in Toronto, Lee has a background leading management and innovation, and he has held several executive and management positions within the department. Prior to serving in […]
The mother of former King County Assessor Lloyd Hara, Shuko Hara, a former Seattleite, celebrated her 103rd birthday on Jan. 31. Lloyd Hara sent us a photo of his mom enjoying sushi and wonder if the sushi is what keeps her young. The elder Hara now lives in Delaware.
Longtime International District residents shared their stories about the immigrant experience in a documentary mini series at the Wing Luke on Jan. 20. All videos were created by English Innovations students from the Chinese Information and Service Center in collaboration with OneAmerica. They participated in the Chinatown International District Digital Storytelling class. The event was […]
On Feb. 6, staff members at International Community Health Services encouraged patients at its International District clinic to join them in wearing red for a national day of demonstration. The act sent a message to Congress to support renewed federal funding for health centers.
By Ruth Bayang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY The City of Seattle is partnering with the Chinatown-International District (CID) to address a set of issues important to the neighborhood. “I believe the community request for the partnership grew out of some frustration with the city,” said Gary Johnson, the Center City Strategy Coordinator. “There’s a perception that […]
By Becky Chan NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY My father came to this country in 1969, thus initiating my family’s “chain migration” to the United States. “Chain migration,” a term from the 1960s describing the family-based immigration process, has recently resurfaced in our national debate, but with a negative connotation. Unfortunately, this debate has added stress and […]
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Dogs are awesome! They come in so many shapes, sizes, and haircuts, and they have been working and living alongside humans for thousands of years. They do amazingly heroic stuff like jump into the sea to save a baby fawn from drowning off Long Island. They do heartbreaking stuff […]
By Chris S. Nishiwaki NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY This is not your romantic comedy of the academic high-achieving Asian student. Mind you, Paolo Montalban, Filipino-born and New Jersey-bred, stars in Mamma Mia!, a contemporary fairytale set to the music of disco supergroup ABBA, running at the 5th Avenue Theatre Feb. 9–25. Montalban was that high-achieving student […]
By Dustin Wunderlich Director of Marketing and Communications University of Washington College of Education Over 24 intense hours, teams of University of Washington (UW) education students drew upon design thinking processes to craft new ideas for better addressing the educational needs of immigrant and refugee youth and families. The UW College of Education’s first-ever Ideathon […]