Donnie Chin was murdered from shots fired by a gun. That is the damn issue here, another human life lost by a gun-toting killer. The Asian Pacific American communities need to step up to the National Rifle Association (NRA) and demand that they support GUN CONTROL. To NRA members, keep guns to protect your family—don’t […]
EDITORIAL: Spring cleaning
There is a bit of spring in our step here at the Northwest Asian Weekly. Looking over the past few months, there are many things the Asian American community in Seattle should be proud of. Not necessarily “cleaning” but perhaps “beaming.” So what has been accomplished? — Yay for Okamoto!: John Okamoto was elected to […]
Green in the ID — Sustainability in the city
By Laura Ohata Northwest Asian Weekly As global warming causes temperatures to rise, compost piles and solar panels are going mainstream. Yet, the denizens of the International District in Seattle have been making attempts to be green since before green was cool. The ID boasts the Danny Woo Community Garden, the Recycling Depot, and recent […]
BLOG: Can you reverse aging?
By Assunta Ng Yes, you can, if you don’t fall into the trap of turning into the stereotype of the grumpy old man or woman. How aging can turn folks into being so negative, insensitive, unkind, stubborn, self-centered, and unloving puzzles me.
Join hundreds of volunteers for the beautification of the Chinatown-International District on April 26, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Comcast will host the event, which will include pressure washing sidewalks, painting over graffiti, working in the Danny Woo Garden, and more. (end) For questions or to join the fun, call 206-838-8718.
InterIm receives grant money
InterIm CDA received $20,000 from Bank of America’s grant money to support operations including the Danny Woo Garden in the International District. On Oct. 19, Bank of America volunteers worked in the garden weeding, picking up trash, moving the compost pile, and picking fruit. Each year, the Danny Woo Community Garden and Children’s Garden provides […]
Merger a good idea for InterIm CDA and IDHA? Both say yes
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly This week, two local nonprofit organizations have announced their plans to merge.<!–more–> Near the end of 2007, Sharyne Shiu Thorton stepped up to become the executive director (ED) of nonprofit International District Housing Alliance. Months later, in early 2008, Hyeok Kim became the ED of InterIm Community Development Association […]
Women of color bust environmental myths
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly “Tell me your zip code, and I can tell you what problems you suffer from, or the problems you will suffer from. And I can tell you how long you’re going to live and how long your children are going to live,” said Ngozi Oleru. “That is a very […]
BLOG: A garden with a purpose
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly You might notice that fall has changed the color of many green trees to dry, yellow brown. However, the Danny Woo Garden in Chinatown/International District remains in lush greens.
BLOG: How many have had their lives touched by NW Asian Weekly?
By Assunta Ng By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Since the founding of our Summer Youth Leadership Program (SYLP) in 1995, more than 500 students have benefited. The Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation, the nonprofit arm of the newspaper, created the three-week, all-expenses-paid leadership and community-building training camp to benefit more than 30 greater Seattle area […]