By Ruth Bayang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY The Seattle City Council said the recent attacks on Asian Americans, especially the elderly, is heartbreaking. In a solidarity statement released on March 8, the Council condemned “the growing hate crimes being committed against our Asian American neighbors.” “It’s our collective responsibility to not only sound the alarm on […]
By Ronnie Estoque *This article was originally published by the Seattle Emerald. Republished with permission. The love that the Seattle community had for legendary civil-rights activist Robert “Uncle Bob” Santos was in full bloom for the Feb. 25 virtual groundbreaking of a new affordable housing development named after him. An additional Zoom overflow room had […]
So you want to vote? It just got a whole lot easier with a $950,000 fund offered by King County Elections and the Seattle Foundation to sponsor voter education and registration.
Olympic gold medalist Chloe Kim has teamed with fellow Olympians Alex Morgan, Sue Bird, and Simone Manuel, to found a new media and commerce company designed to elevate women’s voices around sports. The launch was unveiled on March 2 via social media. The company’s official statement puts an emphasis on changing the narrative and giving […]
Cmdr. Tin Tran, a Vietnamese native, relieved Cmdr. Ryan T. Easterday as commanding officer of the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain during a change of command ceremony in Yokosuka, Japan last month. The 43-year-old previously served as Executive Officer of the USS McCain. The 23-year veteran has also served as Communications Officer on the […]
The University of Washington is asking people to enjoy the iconic campus cherry blossoms virtually this spring to promote physical distancing and safety during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. A number of virtual viewing options are available including UW video’s live webcam at washington.edu/video/campus-webcams. Additionally, the UW arborist recommends looking for cherry blossoms in your local […]
Hing Hay Park has new marble chairs and a table— they were installed in celebration of Lunar New Year. This is also part of the ongoing renovation by the Seattle Parks Department. Park goers are encouraged to take photos enjoying the new installation and send it to Pamela.Kliment@seattle.gov— the photos will be used in a […]
“Do your french fries fight climate change?” the ad asks. What about pork katsu or egg rolls? Yes! It’s a thing—fryer grease can become low carbon clean fuel. Affordable, sustainable, and healthy?
The new Community Vaccination Site at the Lumen Field Event Center will open on March 13. The site will initially vaccinate around 5,000 people each week, but could vaccinate 150,000 people each week—or 22,000 per day—at full capacity, if supply is available. Vaccination appointments will be prioritized for community-based organizations serving Black, Indigenous, and People […]
The former Immigration & Naturalization Service (INS) building in Seattle’s Chinatown-International District will soon be offered for sale, The Seattle Times reported. The building, on 815 Seattle Boulevard South, is now known as Inscape Art. The investors who bought it plan to list it for sale this year, according to Brian Mayer, vice president of […]