With just over two weeks to the presidential election, we are giving our endorsement to former Vice President Joe Biden.
“Don’t be afraid of Covid,” President Donald Trump tweeted hours before he was discharged from the hospital on Oct. 5.
I agree with Patricia Fong (October 3–9 Northwest Asian Weekly issue) that there is a big homeless problem in the Chinatown-International District (CID) and that the issues of Covid-19 exacerbate the situation even more. What I don’t agree with is the idea that removing these encampments is going to magically solve this problem.
Dear Editor, My name is Debra Lyles-Mobley. I am a 65-year-old Black woman who was born in Seattle, and started out on 10th and Jefferson, near the Ruby Chow’s Chinese restaurant (no Black people were welcomed there). Some of my fondest memories were going to Chinatown with my family, where I never felt unwelcomed. My […]
By Ruth Bayang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY As I start to resume my social life and re-engage with friends in real life after almost two months in relative pandemic isolation, a popular question seems to be, “What have you been doing?” or “What are you doing lately?” Up until recently, my answer had been, “Not much.” […]
A bombshell in the Seattle political scene—Police Chief Carmen Best has announced her retirement. “The [Seattle City] Council gave us $1.6 million to hire the best, brightest, and most diverse. Now they want me to lay off 100 of those officers. I can’t do that,” Best said during a Aug. 11 news conference. Best’s announcement […]
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 […]
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 […]
It can be uncomfortable to look in the mirror and acknowledge, “Yes, I am privileged.”
My name is Linda Lee Cadwell and I was married to Bruce Lee. A Garfield High School friend of mine, Sue Kay, sent me an article about the many artists who have dedicated their time and talents to dressing up the damage to storefronts in the Chinatown-International District.