By Kai Curry Northwest Asian Weekly The day after President Trump’s inauguration, on Jan. 21, 2017, the largest single-day protest in U.S. history took place in Washington, D.C. It was the first Women’s March. On that day, over 450,000 people marched, while an estimated 3 to 5 million men and women participated in other cities […]
WING LUKE MUSEUM CLOSED MARCH 14 – APRIL 13 By Carolyn Bick NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY As a Filipino woman of mixed heritage who immigrated to the United States with her family when she was 14 years old, Maria Batayola knows what it’s like to simultaneously feel the need for feminism and be shut out and […]
Gov. Jay Inslee announced on March 11 new community strategies and social distancing plans to minimize COVID-19 exposure, particularly in counties hit hardest by the virus.
Researchers at University of Texas Southwestern (UTSW) Medical Center, including a Washington native, have discovered a genetic protein in the human immune system that impairs the coronavirus’ ability to initiate infection, which could lead to treatments for COVID-19.
Washington’s presidential primary is too close to call, and because all votes there are cast by mail or by dropping them off in a ballot box, many ballots were marked for candidates who have since dropped out of the race.
Rep. Adam Smith visited the International Community Health Services (ICHS) medical-dental clinic in the Chinatown-International District on March 6, to address the impacts COVID-19, is having on the local Asian Pacific Islander community. The congressman joined Teresita Batayola, ICHS CEO, Dr. Asqual Getaneh, ICHS chief medical officer, Maiko Winkler-Chin, executive director at Seattle Chinatown-International District […]
The Nisei Veteran’s Committee (NVC) and NVC Foundation welcomed photographer Shane Sato on Feb. 29 on the release of his pictorial book about Japanese American World War II veterans. Sato presented copies of “The Go For Broke Spirit – Portraits of Legacy” Volume 2 to the Seattle Nisei veterans featured in this book including Shig […]
The Board of Directors of the U.S.-Japan Council (USJC) announced the decision of Irene Hirano Inouye to retire as president later this year, and the launch of a search for a chief executive officer—a new position at the council. Board Chair Phyllis Campbell praised Inouye for the council’s successes over the past decade. “Irene has […]
Seattle Symphony held its 12th annual Celebrate Asia event on March 8 at Benaroya Hall. This year, the event celebrated new music with the winner of the Celebrate Asia Composition Competition, Adeliia Faizulina, with pre- and post-concert performances. Celebrate Asia was emceed by Aleksa Manila and hosted by Lori Matsukawa.
SEATTLE (AP) — The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has announced it will begin offering home-testing kits for people in the Seattle area for the new coronavirus in the coming weeks. The Seattle Times reports in a story on March 8 that it’s not clear when the project will launch, but it’s ramping up as […]