By: Andrew Lofton Executive Director, Seattle Housing Authority Stephen Norman Executive Director, King County Housing Authority Michael Mirra Executive Director, Tacoma Housing Authority Mark Gropper Executive Director, Renton Housing Authority As leaders of public housing authorities in the Puget Sound region, we are distressed that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is enacting […]
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. As sports returns, we take a look at an NHL player speaking out for racial injustice, an NBA hopeful, a triathlete setting a record, and the passing of a surfing legend. Matt Dumba makes stand by taking knee The Minnesota Wild’s […]
This week, the U.S. Census Bureau announced it would end its efforts to count the number of people living in the country on Sept. 30, a month earlier than anticipated. The Washington Census Alliance, a coalition of more than 90 Black and Brown-led community organizations across Washington state, condemned the decision—saying the rushed timeline will […]
The voting phase of Washington state’s 2020 Top Two Primary election has ended and the first results show that Gov. Jay Inslee advanced—he’s ahead of Republican Loren Culp with 52% of the vote to Culp’s 17%. Inslee is expected to be a heavy favorite in November. Culp is the police chief of the tiny town […]
The ex-wife of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, MacKenzie Scott, announced on July 28 a donation of $1.7 billion to 116 charities, including Asian Americans Advancing Justice – AAJC. All the organizations that received donations are established nonprofits, selected for working in areas of interest to Scott, from racial justice and LGBTQ equality to climate change […]
By Mahlon Meyer Northwest Asian Weekly After a harrowing process of testing, trial, and innovation, the Bellevue School District (BSD) Special Education Department has accepted a large order of see-through masks and other specialized equipment from local Chinese volunteers and other community groups. See-through masks have multiple purposes. The BSD needed them for educators teaching […]
The Jian He Hang store on 653 South Jackson Street suffered from heavy smoke damage after a small fire broke out between 2 and 3 a.m. on Aug. 5. Residents who live in the apartments upstairs reported smelling smoke and someone called 911. The owner of the store said he doesn’t have insurance and stated […]
A talented photographer, fierce advocate, and incredible soul. Those are among the words used to describe Jin-Ah Kim, 30 as condolences and heartfelt messages pour in.