By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Unexpected history was revealed July 30 at the groundbreaking ceremony for Aegis Gardens, which will be the first Chinese retirement home in Washington state. Why was the city of Newcastle picked? Some factors might be that it is one of the highest-income areas in our state, ranked one of […]
Walk for Rice — Bringing community together to fight hunger for 25 years
By ACRS Over a thousand community members came together on Saturday, June 27 for the annual Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS) Walk for Rice, benefiting the ACRS Food Bank. Every year, the Walk draws approximately 1,000 community members who become fundraisers and take part in a community event featuring cultural celebrations and a 2.5 […]
Jeb Bush and Ed Lee do have things in common! — Political surprise visits in Seattle
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Recently, two nationally recognized politicians made a surprise trip to Seattle. What do Jeb Bush, a Republican, (yes, infamous Florida governor, now possibly a potential contender for Presidency) and Ed Lee, a Democrat, (and currently mayor of San Francisco) have in common? Not really except some quirky, interesting connections—both […]
Wise Words: Inspiration from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
“I dream of students walking through our doors and finding the classes and culture that support their dreams. Eliminating the barriers to higher education—such as President Obama’s plan for free community college education— will help achieve this. It puts us on the pathway to social and economic equity and gives power to Dr. King’s dream.” […]
BLOG: Make her proud
By Assunta Ng Former educator Carol Simmons knows how to express gratitude.
Media panel held in King County
The King County Ethnic and Disability Media Networking event was held on July 29 at the King Street Center. The event was
BLOG: Congratulations to Dow and Shirley!
By Assunta Ng Recently, King County Executive Dow Constantine proudly showed me a lovely baby picture of his daughter,
Walk-a-Thon raises $22,000
About 300 people participated in the Chinese Information and Service Center’s (CISC) 5th Annual 2014 Lunar New Year Walk-a-Thon at Bailey Gatzert Elementary School on Feb. 8. The event raised $22,000 to support CISC’s programs serving up to 20,000 Asian immigrants and their families each year. Attendees included Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, King County Executive […]
Celebrate Lunar New Year in the ID neighborhood
By Marino Saito Northwest Asian Weekly The Lunar New Year is a major holiday for the Chinese and other Asian cultures. This is the Year of the Horse.
BLOG: Hop Sing Tong’s ‘political’ success at Lunar New Year
By Assunta Ng Last Monday, Hop Sing Tong, Chinatown’s private club, organized its Lunar New Year party at the House of Hong.
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