By Alexander Chan Northwest Asian Weekly The 2000 census reported Skyway as the only majority-minority census designated place in Seattle while other areas, such as Bellevue, became majority-minority cities just recently. However, Bellevue has prospered economically over the last decade, while Skyway’s growth has stagnated. Skyway is an urban unincorporated area that borders Tukwila, Seattle, […]
Funerals barred in Washington state due to social distancing order
SEATTLE (AP) — Funerals are now on the list of prohibited social gatherings under the state’s social distancing order intended to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Sports and arts events had already been halted after Gov. Jay Inslee’s March 16 proclamation shutting down restaurants, bars, theaters, and additional places where people gather. On March […]
Gabbard ends long-shot 2020 bid, throws support to Biden
By MEG KINNARD COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard suspended her presidential campaign on March 19, ending a long-shot effort that saw her feuding with Hillary Clinton and raising fears among Democrats that she would mount a third-party 2020 bid. In an email and a video posted to Twitter, Gabbard offered her full […]
Governor approves prohibition on citizenship and immigration status discrimination
OLYMPIA — On March 18, Gov. Jay Inslee signed legislation to prohibit discrimination based on citizenship or immigration status into law. Senate Bill 5165, sponsored by Sen. Rebecca Saldaña (D-Seattle), adds citizenship and immigration status to the list of characteristics protected by Washington’s Law Against Discrimination. The change prohibits discrimination based on citizenship or immigration […]
Fare collections stopped on King County Metro, Sound Transit
Riders are no longer required to pay fare when riding buses, trains, water taxi, and Access paratransit, until further notice. As of March 21, riders have been directed to board and exit at the rear doors of buses, reserving front-door access for customers using mobility devices or who require use of the boarding ramp. “It […]
Stop AAPI hate
Asian Pacific Planning and Policy Council, Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA), and San Francisco Asian American Studies Department launched a reporting center to collect and track incidents of anti-Asian American and Pacific Islander hate violence, adult harassment, discrimination, shunning, and child bullying throughout the country. This is in response to the escalation in xenophobia and […]
Bronze gates made by George Tsutakawa stolen
Custom-made bronze gates that stood at the entrance to the Washington Park Arboretum in Seattle since 1976 have been stolen, facility workers said.
Kids at home? What’s a tiger mom to do?
When the announcement came earlier this month that school was going to close for several weeks, my immediate reaction was shock.
Chinese American teenagers auction art to help relief efforts
A group of Chinese American teenagers is fighting the coronavirus with art. The Pacific Artists’ Alliance (PAA), a dozen mostly schoolgirls in the Seattle area, has organized an online auction to sell artwork by local artists to raise money for hospitals in Washington state.
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