We’ve covered the protests and City Council meetings about the new, expanded homeless shelter at the site of the current Salvation Army shelter in the Chinatown-International District (CID)—the funding for which was approved by former Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan.
The Japanese language program at Lindbergh High School in Renton was saved from the chopping block, as we reported last week. On this Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, it feels appropriate to call attention to the threat that would have eliminated this very popular program. It’s a threat—though it no longer remains […]
Size matters—especially in Seattle’s Chinatown-International District (CID). Especially now that the neighborhood is under threat again—this time by a Sound Transit project to expand a transit hub, and possibly shutting down part of the CID for up to a decade. Two options are on the table and community advocates fear that if Sound Transit chooses […]
President Obama had Energy Secretary Steven Chu, Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, and Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki. President Clinton had Commerce Secretary Norm Mineta, who later became Transportation Secretary under George W. Bush. There was also Labor Secretary Elaine Chao—who was later brought back by President Trump as Transportation Secretary. But under President Biden—crickets. Though […]
Fourteen months after a serious car accident that shattered his leg, Tiger Woods returned to Augusta, Georgia to play the 86th Masters golf tournament last week.
Let’s talk about the Oscars… and not the thing that social media wants to talk about. Youn Yuh-Jung, who became the first Korean actress to win an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2021, appeared as a presenter for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. She wore a UN Refugee Agency blue ribbon pin […]
A year after the fatal shootings at three Georgia massage businesses, crowds gathered at rallies across the country last week to remember the victims and denounce anti-Asian violence that has risen sharply in recent years. Six women of Asian descent were among the eight people killed in and near Atlanta on March 16, 2021. The […]
It’s an almost unfamiliar, but welcome, scene, and a stark contrast from what a Seattle Times editorial once described as a place “overflowing trash cans, litter, dirty sidewalks, and open-air drug dealing.” It’s a whole new world at 12th Avenue South and South Jackson Street in Little Saigon, in the Chinatown-International District (CID), thanks in […]
A TV viewer told anchor Michelle Li to “keep her Korean to herself.” The Emmy-winning broadcast journalist who once worked at KING 5 in Seattle did a short segment in early January on KSDK-TV in St. Louis, Missouri—about things people eat for New Year’s Day. She mentioned that she, and others who are of Korean […]