Mayor Jenny Durkan signed into law her new housing legislation on Sept. 6. The legislation allows the transfer of a City-owned surplus property on Yakima Avenue South in Seattle’s historic Central District to facilitate the development of housing for homeownership. This land transfer will be made at no cost to Homestead Community Land Trust, whose […]
Close to 500 people attended a dinner at the House of Hong in Seattle, to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) on Sept. 8. The 70th anniversary falls on Oct. 1. Among the attendees were the Deputy Consulate-General of the PRC San Francisco office Zou Yonghong, former Gov. Gary Locke, […]
A Day of Service at Seattle University brought 13 staffer members to Seattle’s Chinatown on Sept. 6. We some of them picking trash along Maynard Avenue. They collected a total of 20 bags of garbage.
“Take Your Dog To Work Day” was organized on Aug. 16 for employees of a Chinatown building at 505 5th Avenue South. Employees were welcome to bring their dogs to work. The event was originally created nationwide in 1999 to celebrate the great companions dogs make and promote their adoptions. The organizers were managers of […]
By Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY A Thurston County Superior Court judge dismissed a challenge on Sept. 5 by the Initiative 1000 campaign contending that affirmative action opponents are making false claims about the new law in voter-pamphlet language for the Nov. 5 election. I-1000, which the Washington Legislature passed this past spring, restores affirmative action […]
The owner of a Puyallup bar has pleaded guilty to a federal charge that he sold drugs from the establishment.
As Seattle/King County Clinic prepares to open its doors for a sixth year at Seattle Center, Feb. 13–16, 2020, organizers have an ambitious goal of recruiting 1,000 volunteers for each of the four days of this immense undertaking.
Seattle’s Chinatown-International District night market returns on Sept. 14 with a focus back on traditional Night Markets found across Asia, but with a Seattle flair.
By Kai Curry Northwest Asian Weekly The excitement of the Iron Chef and of cutting edge Japanese cuisine has come to Seattle in the form of Momosan Seattle, a new ramen and sake restaurant located in the International District. Chef Masahuru Morimoto, known to the world as the Iron Chef since he competed on the […]
By Ruth Bayang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY RENTON, Wash. — A vigil on Sept. 7 for a man and woman missing from a boat on Lake Washington was cut short due to the thunderstorm that evening. At about 10 p.m. on Sept. 2, on Labor Day, Mercer Island police received a complaint from a resident about […]