By Evangeline Cafe Northwest Asian Weekly Most heroes of the pandemic aren’t behind a podium. They’re in battle behind the scenes—their frustrations and anxieties masked by a uniform. Facing shortages of equipment, supplies, and staff, health care workers are feeling the weight of the outbreak on their shoulders. “Everyone on the front lines are burnt […]
Relief for ID restaurants, small businesses
Make checks out to CIDpda (SCIDpda’s 501c3 arm) and mail to:
Attn: CID Restaurants and other Small Businesses Relief Fund
409 Maynard Ave. S., Ste. P2
Seattle, WA 98104
You can also donate online at scidpda.org/cidbizrelief.
Inslee announces “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order
On March 24, Gov. Jay Inslee signed a statewide order that requires everyone in the state to stay home. The order will last for two weeks and could be extended. This Stay Home, Stay Healthy order is similar to orders that other governors, in places such as California and New York, issued last week. This […]
#WashTheHate campaign combats racism against AAPIs spurred by the coronavirus
The reports are out there. A student in Singapore beaten. A Vietnamese curator excluded from an art event in London.
Lt. Governor Habib giving up office, joining the Jesuits
Lt. Governor Cyrus Habib announced on March 19 that he will not seek re-election, and will instead join the Jesuits, a religious order of the Catholic Church known formally as the Society of Jesus.
Daniel Dae Kim tests positive for coronavirus
Actor Daniel Dae Kim posted on his Instagram page on March 19 that he’s been diagnosed with coronavirus. The former “Hawaii Five-0” star believes he contracted the virus while in New York City filming the television series “New Amsterdam.” He developed a scratchy throat while flying back to Hawaii to be with his family after […]
Chinese associations donate masks to Seattle Children’s Hospital
Members of Guangzhou Association of Washington State, Guangfu Association of Washington State, and Friendship of Gee How Oak Tin Association donated 4,300 masks to Seattle Children’s Hospital. “I am so proud of our members,” said Dr. Xiao Ming, one of the organizers. She said the money to purchase the masks was raised within a day. […]
UW Professor Zhao maps the coronavirus
University of Washington geographer Bo Zhao has produced an interactive map of the coronavirus, showing where the virus has turned up and how many people are infected. The map updates every few hours with data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, the People’s Republic of China, and other government […]
Satwinder Kaur running for state House seat
Kent City Councilmember Satwinder Kaur announced on March 16 that she will run for state Representative in the 47th Legislative District, to succeed Pat Sullivan who is retiring after 16 years. The 47th District includes Covington and parts of Kent, Auburn, Federal Way, and Renton. Kaur was elected to the Kent City Council in 2017 […]
Bitcoin gets its first real test in a crisis scenario
By Alexander Chan Northwest Asian Weekly The current instability of the stock market and economy may again boost the prominence of bitcoin and other forms of cryptocurrency. Bitcoin was developed at the time of the last American recession. Donald Chan, a cryptocurrency trader based out of Vancouver, told the Northwest Asian Weekly that he expects […]