By Michael Itti and Diane Narasaki For Northwest Asian Weekly One in five adults in America experiences depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, or some other form of mental illness in the course of a year. Whether it is a friend, a colleague, or a family member, someone you know is experiencing a mental health disorder.
By Michael Woo, Got Green Jobs that should be given to Seattle residents are being given to others. The City of Seattle spends hundreds of millions of dollars annually on public works projects building and repairing city-owned properties, such as streets, parks, community centers, and the like. These projects create thousands of construction jobs, but […]
The deadline for filing to run for elected office in King County has closed, and the following API candidates will appear on the ballot in the Aug. 5 primary election: Legislative District 1, State Representative Position 2: Sarah Sanoy-Wright Legislative District 30, State Senate: Shari Song Legislative District 32, State Representative Position 1: Cindy Ryu […]
ARTISTS UP will host a free session to connect and inform Asian, Asian American, and Asian Pacific Islander artists throughout Seattle, King County, and Washington. The mixer is designed to “share best practices through peer learning and build connections between artists and funders and demystify funding programs and processes.”
Vu Le, executive director of the Vietnamese Friendship Association (VFA), has announced he will step down in June, after serving nine years in the position. He will be leading the Rainier Valley Corps, a new project focused on strengthening the capacity of immigrant/refugee-led nonprofits, developing leaders of color, and amplifying the voice of communities of […]
Help preserve individual Seattle landmarks and contributing buildings with a “Landmarks Capital” grant from 4Culture. Any type of ownership, whether private, public, or nonprofit, qualifies. The grants range from $3,000 to $30,000.
Food is the first and most important thing a human being needs. People must have it at fairly regular intervals and equal amounts throughout the day — nothing else matters until you’re fed. It is equally vital to each individual — the rich, the poor, the strong, the weak, and even the person who was […]
By Marino Saito Northwest Asian Weekly About six years have passed since the first Chinese Gate was built in the Chinatown-International District in Seattle. The Historic China Gate Foundation — a group of business leaders in the International District — came together in 1999 with the hope of completing two traditional Chinese gates to serve […]
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly A recent Court of Appeals ruling granted a group known as Friends of Mukai the opportunity for a trial court to hear its case against the current owners of a King County landmark. The Friends of Mukai argue that the Mukai House and Garden on Vashon Island should […]
King County has joined the growing list of communities that are not waiting around for immigration reform to bring a bit of sanity into the fold. With its 5-4 vote on Nov. 2, the metropolitan council told Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and King County residents that the era of extended detention for those accused […]