Good afternoon, Mr. Mundt: I’m writing today regarding City of Seattle’s funding for the proposed enhanced shelter to be operated by Africatown at the former Keiro Nursing Home site. I’m dismayed to learn that the City of Seattle, waving honest democratic budget practices and under the guise of COVID-19 restrictions, has decided to fund an […]
Letter to Mayor Durkan — Re: Africatown Community Land Trust, Keiro Nursing Home site
Dear Mayor Durkan, It has come to my attention that Africatown Community Land Trust has either already secured funding and a contract, or is in the process of doing so, with the City to operate a 24/7 enhanced shelter at the site of the former historic Keiro Nursing Home. I am sending you a letter […]
LETTER: Stop perpetuating the negative challenges of Asian Americans
Dear Editor, Many Asian community leaders have been telling the media focusing on the main challenges of Asian Americans that language barriers and cultural differences cause the discrimination. This reminds me of the most insulting Bill O’Reilly report done about Asian Americans. O’Reilly sent a reporter to New York’s Chinatown and interviewed senior citizens who […]
LETTER: Resident has concerns over health hazard near elementary school
From research, I learned that the school faces many challenges in meeting the educational needs of its very diverse student population—student progress, test scores, equity overview, low income students (79% are low income), students with disabilities, and homeless students.
Reader suggests new approach to ending homelessness
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.
LETTER: Reader appreciates support for Black Lives Matter
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 […]
LETTER: Artists appreciation from Bruce Lee’s widow
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.
LETTER: Asian American reader expresses support for Black Lives Matter
It has been difficult to find the words that truly express my sentiments following the death of George Floyd and my growing distaste for my passive support for the Black Lives Matter movement. I am not extremely active on social media, but find myself looking at other avenues to support: donating $20 here, signing a […]
LETTER: Racial hate crimes against Asian Americans
Dear Editor, The rise in hate crimes directed at local Asian Americans is cause for alarm. Asian Americans are daily harassed, spat upon, and even viciously assaulted. Our Seattle Police Department reports nine xenophobic attacks since March. While racial prejudice has always been an ugly fact of life, never have we witnessed such a dramatic […]
LETTER: Re: CB 119796 and homeless tent camps in the ID
To: Mayor Durkan, Seattle City Council, City Public Health Department, Seattle City Attorney, and Northwest Asian Weekly Re: CB 119796 and homeless tent camps in the ID As you know, there have been two homeless encampments in the Chinatown-International District (ID): The encampment under the I-5 freeway on King Street and the encampment on South […]
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