Guests enjoyed dinner, entertainment, and an auction at the Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority (SCIDpda)’s 2017 annual fundraiser on Oct. 6. Held in the Panoramic Room of Pacific Tower, the fundraiser provides critical support for SCIDpda and its programs, which include senior services (Legacy House), community economic development (IDEA Space), property management […]
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Mayor Ed Murray announced Dec. 15 the convening of a special task force for the Chinatown/International District (C/ID) neighborhood. Following the murder of long-time community activist Donnie Chin this summer, Mayor Murray reached out to local leaders and called on them to work with City staff and the Seattle Police […]
By Assunta Ng Immigrants often don’t use their voices in government politics for fear of their accents and language barriers.
The Greater Seattle Chapter of the Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA) hosted its annual Golden Circle awards banquet at the Joy Palace Restaurant in Seattle on Feb. 8. The dinner honored the outstanding contributions of three individuals and one organization in the local Asian Pacific American community. The event featured a variety of Lunar New […]
The Seattle City Council will soon vote on one of the largest redevelopment projects the city has faced in recent years: the replacement of historic Yesler Terrace with a new public housing community …
Editor’s note: This is an edited version of a longer letter that was sent to Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn by Chinatown-International District business owners and community leaders. Dear Mayor McGinn, We are writing to ask for your help — the extension of paid on-street parking hours from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Chinatown-International […]
By Teresita Batayola, Maiko Winkler-Chin, and Janice Deguchi For Northwest Asian Weekly Approaching International District/Chinatown from the southeast, you are quickly in the midst of vibrant activity centered on 8th Avenue South, with South Dearborn and South Lane Streets as its borders.
The City of Seattle is weighing a proposal that would allow for taller buildings in the International District (ID). The rezoning plan hopes to bring
Maiko Winkler-Chin is the new executive director of the Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority (SCIDpda). She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Affairs and Asian Studies from the University of Puget Sound, and she earned a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Washington.