On March 20, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan signed into law the ordinance to implement Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) in Seattle’s 27 urban villages and all other commercial and multifamily residential areas. On March 18, after more than a year of Council meetings and public hearings, the City Council unanimously approved implementing MHA’s affordable housing requirements […]
Puget Sound Energy will be working to prepare the natural gas system to connect the planned Louisa Hotel development at 669 South King Street. This work entails installing a new section of natural gas main and commercial gas service. Work is estimated to begin in early April and last about five days. Typical work hours […]
Happy March! This month, we learn about the lengths an Asian parent will go to, to ensure that their beloved child gets the bestest leg up in the world. There’s just nothing that compares to an Asian parent’s love, you know?
The Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience (the Wing) had its 2019 dinner and auction, Faces of Americana, on March 23. The program featured keynote speaker Monyee Chau, a visual artist who tells stories that heals, breaks down stereotypes, and uplifts communities of color. Funds raised at this dinner will support the […]
On March 19, 2019, the Angels Wings Foundation International (AWF), which is dedicated to providing assistance to underserved Thai children and empowering them with the essential gift of education by offering high school seniors a scholarship, announced the expansion of their scholarship to students of Thai ancestry residing in California, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington for […]
Former First Lady Michelle Obama has one big question for all of us: “Who are you becoming?” Last Sunday, on March 24, about 18,000 people packed the Tacoma Dome to hear what Obama had to say. Obama is on an international book tour to promote her memoir, “Becoming.” People were overheard saying that no one […]
By Ruth Bayang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Nora Chan is a woman on a mission. At age 72, she said she wants to retire. But she tells the Northwest Asian Weekly that her job isn’t finished yet. Chan is the founder of a nonprofit, Seniors in Action Foundation (SIAF), which provides help to seniors living in […]
Martin “Mich” Matsudaira passed away on March 24, 2019.Matsudaira was born in 1937 to parents Thomas and Theresa, and had 13 siblings.
By Stephen Wade and Tim Booth The Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — At times, it seemed as if he’d go on hitting forever. But on March 21, a player who defined baseball at its very best on two continents for a generation, took his final swing. The great Ichiro has said “sayonara.” Now 45, Ichiro […]
Outside Jing Mei Elementary School, there are Chinese characters inscribed in wooden pillars. Inside the office, a map of virtues in Chinese and English is displayed for visitors to pore over.