We want to celebrate the diverse works of art displayed in the Chinatown-International District and are holding a contest to honor the artists behind them. Be sure to pick up our newspaper as we announce the finalists in the month of July. The murals will be selected for various categories, including “Best #BlackLivesMatter themed mural” […]
Korean Women’s Association (KWA) announced it has accepted a $555,800 grant from Pierce County Human Services CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Fund to support rental assistance in Pierce County for people directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. These funds will allow KWA to provide $800 worth of rental assistance for 200 households over three months. The […]
Kin On Rehab & Care Center has completed the COVID-19 testing of its residents and staff on June 11 and June 12, fulfilling the state’s requirement of universal testing of all nursing homes.
Xiaosong Li and Ali Rowhani-Rahbar received the University of Washington’s Distinguished Teaching Award this year — one of the highest teaching recognitions at the UW.
By Ruth Bayang Northwest Asian Weekly Only one in five restaurant owners say they are confident that they will be able to keep their businesses running until normal operations resume. That’s according to the results of a recent James Beard Foundation (JBF) survey. Independent operators, on average, have laid off 91% of their hourly workforce […]
Second Lt. Anmol Narang made history on June 14—becoming the first Sikh woman to graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point. “I am humbled that in reaching this goal, I am showing other Sikh Americans that any career path is possible for anyone willing to rise to the challenge,” Narang said in […]
Olympic medalist and Hall of Famer Apolo Ohno surprised a group of Parent Teacher Association (PTA) members in the Northshore School District at their end-of-year virtual meeting on May 19. Ohno expressed his heartfelt thanks to parents, teachers, staff, students, and community members for their teamwork during the closures. Drawing on his experiences as an […]
A GoFundMe campaign has reached its goal of raising $25,000 to help Suginoko Preschool in Bellevue. The school, a nonprofit organization that provides early childhood education to Japanese-speaking children, was closed in March due to the pandemic. Like so many other early education programs, the preschool has struggled during the pandemic to cover its bills. […]
June 5 marked the 60th anniversary of the opening of the Seattle Japanese Garden. In Japan, the 60th year of life is called “kanreki” and a particularly meaningful part of the kanreki season is the launch of a partnership with the Green Legacy Hiroshima (GLH) Initiative. The GLH is a nonprofit from Hiroshima that propagates […]
Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill last month to form a Central District Community Preservation Development Authority (CD-CPDA). Rep. Sharon Tomiko Santos was the prime sponsor of HB 1918. The purpose of the CD-CPDA is to promote self-sufficiency of African descendants of the U.S. enslaved and other disenfranchised people, through the development of economic pathways […]