Refugee Artisan Initiative (RAI), a local nonprofit, is now re-creating those infamous mittens worn by Sen. Bernie Sanders at the inauguration of Joe Biden. RAI—which generally makes fashionable clothing and jewelry—switched gears this time last year to sewing masks to help with the shortage. Now, using donated sweaters and upcycled fleece, RAI makes “Bernie’s Big […]
Frontline COVID-19 researcher Dr. Helen Chu has been selected Washingtonian of the Year in the 46th Annual Washington Leadership Awards—which recognizes those who exemplify outstanding leadership and service in our state. Chu, director of Seattle Flu Study, is credited with first identifying the presence of coronavirus in Washington. She’s an immunologist and assistant professor of […]
Filipino community leader Rick Beltran died on Feb. 3, according to an obituary. Beltran served as president of the Filipino Community of Seattle, regional chair of the National Federation of Filipino American Association, and adviser to scores of organizations in the Puget Sound area. He was an important ally in such pioneering projects like Pista […]
President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden wished Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders a happy, healthy, and prosperous Lunar New Year. In a two-minute video, they said this is a time of renewal, “a chance to celebrate, remember the joys and sorrows of the path that brought us here, and imagine the possibilities of […]
An online briefing by county and state health officials for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) leaders on Feb. 10 led to an outpouring of frustration for failed, incomplete, and tardy efforts to address inequities in vaccine distribution.
Police are stepping up their patrols and volunteers are increasing their street presence after several violent attacks on older Asians stoked fear in San Francisco Bay Area Chinatowns and subdued the celebratory mood leading up to Lunar New Year.
A ceremony honoring healthcare providers and organizations opened up new ways of looking at the pandemic.
Asian American doctors who serve immigrant clients, usually close their offices during Lunar New Year (LNY), as so few patients show up.
Donald Trump was acquitted of inciting the horrific attack on the U.S. Capitol, concluding a historic impeachment trial that spared him the first-ever conviction of a current or former U.S. president. Barely a month since the deadly Jan. 6 riot that stunned the world, the Senate convened for a rare weekend session to deliver its […]
I didn’t think much of it at the time. I was on the sidewalk outside of my pharmacy, my hands resting warmly in my hoodie pockets, my earbuds muffling the sound of passing cars, and my gaze upon the ground—just minding my own business.