Democratic Rep. Marilyn Strickland—who became one of the first three Korean American women elected to Congress last year, as well as the first Black representative from Washington state—wore a traditional Korean hanbok as she took the oath of office on Jan. 3. Strickland shared a photo from the ceremony in a tweet, writing, “As a […]
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY The year 2020 will be remembered for more than just the pandemic. How about recognition for the players in a year of contradiction and conflict, drama and anti-climaxes, the highs and lows during COVID? This helps us to understand the dynamics involved in 2020. It’s also a good way […]
Cleaning out a relative’s house recently, Imei Hsu found a portrait of her grandfather. A Nationalist general, he is bedecked with medals.
You’ve likely heard about the recent resignation of Dr. Ben Danielson from Seattle Children’s and the Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic (OBCC) over ongoing racist and discriminatory practices at Seattle Children’s. Danielson, who has earned widespread admiration and respect for advocating for and serving children of color and those living in low-income families, told Crosscut he […]
On Dec. 23, International Community Health Services (ICHS) was among the first of the area’s health centers to receive doses of the COVID-19 vaccine from Moderna and begin vaccinating its frontline health workers. Ping Yang, acupuncturist, the first to be delivered the vaccine at the International District Clinic, said, “The vaccine is good for me, […]
The U District Partnership (UDP) announced on Dec. 28 the appointment of Don Blakeney as its new executive director. Previously, Blakeney served as the executive director for the Chinatown-International District Business Improvement Area. Most recently, Blakeney was the VP of Policy and Advocacy with the Downtown Seattle Association. Born and raised in Seattle, Blakeney holds […]
President-elect Joe Biden has announced that he will nominate Katherine Tai as U.S. trade representative (USTR). A previously lower-profile position, USTR has drawn the spotlight in recent years, thanks to President Donald Trump’s trade war with China. Tai is currently the Democratic chief trade counsel to the House Committee on Ways and Means. She was […]
The Texas Rangers have signed Japanese pitcher Kohei Arihara to a $6.2 million, two-year contract. The right-hander gets $3.6 million in 2021 and $2.6 million in 2022 and can earn $50,000 in performance bonuses each year. He spent six years with the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters of Japan’s Pacific League. The 28-year-old was 8-9 with […]
Chinatown International District (CID) Visioning Project has a second round of community engagement, and is seeking feedback on the draft community model.
With tennis, like so much of the world, shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic, Naomi Osaka found herself with time to read and think.