King County announced on Sept. 23 that it is investing $50,000 for a strategic push in the final weeks of the 2020 Census to ensure a fair count of all King County residents, and help boost return rates in SeaTac and Tukwila.
The need for youth programs that provide learning, mentoring and social-emotional support to students and young adults has never been greater, but COVID-19 has significantly impacted the ability of many nonprofits to keep their doors open.
The City of Seattle announced on Sept. 21 that as of the end of August, it has enrolled 11,825 new households into the Utility Discount Program (UDP) in 2020, including 8,173 through the fast-track application process launched in March to more quickly support customers financially impacted by COVID-19.
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — A federal grant will provide Washington state with funding to identify, document and commemorate contributions from its Filipino American community. The project is a part of the Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation’s initiative to commemorate all underrepresented communities in the state, the agency said in a statement. Its […]
Twenty-two people were arrested after a large group marched from the International District down to the Seattle Police Officer’s Guild building on 4th Avenue South on Sept. 7. The arrests were for arson, assault, obstructing and failure to disperse. Officers recovered intact molotov cocktails dropped by rioters outside the building as officers began making arrests. […]
By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly In the International District (ID), on the corner of South Jackson Street and Sixth Avenue South, sits Momo—the Asian- and Scandinavian-inspired clothing, jewelry, and home goods shop. Long viewed as a must-visit destination by locals and tourists alike, the shop will soon come to a close after 13 years […]
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle broke no laws while conducting racial justice training sessions for municipal employees, city officials said after receiving a letter from the U.S. Department of Justice about potential civil rights violations. City officials perceived questions from the Justice Department as an attempt by the Trump administration to defend the status quo, The […]
By Kai Curry Northwest Asian Weekly The Weekly sat down with KeyBank Area Retail Leader Aspasia Sotiriou to ask her advice about how to best manage one’s money. Sotiriou is responsible for the sales, service, and financial leadership of a team of 14 branches in the Seattle and Bellevue area. Twenty-four years of banking experience […]
SEATTLE – Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS) announced on Aug. 21 that it had joined a coalition of eight of the nation’s leading immigrants’ rights organizations in filing a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Chad Wolf, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and Kenneth Cuccinelli over DHS’s new Fee […]
SEATTLE — The Seattle Art Museum (SAM) will reopen its downtown museum to the general public on Sept. 11. The museum will initially be at a limited capacity and open Fridays through Sundays, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. “We are so excited to welcome everyone back to the museum,” said Amada Cruz, Illsley Ball Nordstrom Director and […]