Seattle’s Historic Preservation program completed a three-year project documenting the history of Southeast Seattle. The finished product is a series of posters, essays, and reports which focus on the era after World War II and looks at the historical roots of the area’s ethnic diversity. The project was completed with the efforts of community historians […]
By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly As a young girl growing up in San Francisco, Violet Lavatai gathered the boxes that came in the mail, boxes of taro and other vegetables still fresh with the dirt of her native land clinging to its roots. “My mom said that the [prices of] vegetables at the store […]
Compiled by staff Northwest Asian Weekly Sometimes, improving and maintaining the health of the planet and its people isn’t the most glamorous job. It requires long hours, oftentimes without much thanks. This makes the accomplishments of Northwest Asian Weekly’s Women of Color Empowered honorees all the more significant. On Sept. 23, from 11:30 a.m. to […]
On Jan. 18, the Northwest Federation of Community Organizations (NFCO), supported by more than 20 advocacy groups for racial and social justice, released the Racial Justice Report Card for the 2009 state legislature in Olympia. This report card is the first to grade each legislator’s voting record and leadership in authoring racial equity legislation. It […]
“[Seattle Mayor-elect Mike] McGinn explained that rather than making courtesy calls to all the council members, he thought it better to just walk over and meet face to face on a casual basis,” said Seattle City Councilmember Nick Licata in a release. “This is a departure from Mayor Nickel’s style, which was to rely more on his deputy mayor Tim Ceis to walk the council hallway.”
With 29.28 percent of the votes counted as on press time on Wednesday, Nov. 4, Wilson Chin has fallen far behind Betty Patu in the race for a spot on the Seattle school board.
Earlier this year, Metro Transit proposed cutting back bus service in Southeast Seattle, perhaps eliminating the bus route 42, the only route that goes from downtown through the ID, and to Rainier Beach.