The need for youth programs that provide learning, mentoring and social-emotional support to students and young adults has never been greater, but COVID-19 has significantly impacted the ability of many nonprofits to keep their doors open.
Hawaii to allow travelers to skip quarantine with virus test
Hawaii Gov. David Ige announced on Sept. 16 that starting Oct. 15, travelers arriving from out of state may bypass a 14-day quarantine requirement if they test negative for COVID-19.
House condemns racism against Asian Americans amid pandemic
The House voted on Sept. 17 to condemn racism against Asian Americans tied to the coronavirus outbreak, approving a Democratic resolution on a mostly party-line vote.
In memory of Yoshiro Philip Hayasaka
Yoshiro Philip Hayasaka, known as Philip, passed away peacefully on Sept. 3. He was 94.
A Feast to behold: Renton buffet reopens after months of shutdown due to COVID-19
The coronavirus pandemic hit restaurants hard, especially buffet restaurants. What used to be an advantage for buffet restaurants, has now become a nightmare.
Korean Women’s Association tackles heartbreak, elder abuse
The photo on the woman’s iPhone shows a blackened and swollen face with a feeding tube coming into a mouth just below the mustache. Her husband had taken care of every aspect of her life after she was diagnosed with lung cancer 10 years ago, had a stroke, and became virtually paralyzed.
Judges scrutinize suit’s claims in Harvard racial bias case
A panel of appeals court judges repeatedly challenged the legal claims of a group that accuses Harvard University of intentional discrimination against Asian American students who apply to the Ivy League school on Sept. 16.
New reports show rising racism against Asian American youth
Asian Americans are experiencing increased racism during COVID-19, according to two reports released on Sept. 17 by Stop AAPI Hate and the Stop AAPI Hate Youth Campaign.
City of Seattle enrolls thousands in Utility Discount Program
The City of Seattle announced on Sept. 21 that as of the end of August, it has enrolled 11,825 new households into the Utility Discount Program (UDP) in 2020, including 8,173 through the fast-track application process launched in March to more quickly support customers financially impacted by COVID-19.
TP TEA opens
Taiwan Professional (TP) Tea held its official grand opening on Sept. 17.