Clean City funds have enabled business associations and business districts to increase their efforts to clean up trash, address graffiti, and clean streets and sidewalks since February. The Clean City Initiative provided additional funding for Chinatown-International District Business Improvement Area (CIDBIA) and other BIA’s in the city. Through Clean City, CIDBIA got a boost of […]
Mukai Farm & Garden on Vashon Island is sponsoring its second annual Haiku Festival through April 24. This juried competition is open to people of all ages. Each person may submit up to three haiku poems at mukaifarmandgarden.org/events to compete in the following categories: Heritage Award: Most eloquent portrayal of the history or some other […]
The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce is helping to advocate for Community Project Funding requests—also known as appropriations or “earmarks”—that benefit communities, small businesses, and workers. Reach out to the Congress member who represents the district where the community project is located. Prepare to provide the following information: Will the project have a direct impact […]
By HALELUYA HADERO AP Business Writer Donations and contribution pledges to Asian American and Pacific Islander groups have spiked since the March 16 shooting in Atlanta that killed eight people, including six women of Asian descent, and brought renewed attention to violence against Asian Americans. About $25.8 million has been pledged for such groups or […]
By KEN MORITSUGU and JAMEY KEATEN The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — A joint World Health Organization-China study on the origins of COVID-19 says that transmission of the virus from bats to humans through another animal is the most likely scenario and that a lab leak is “extremely unlikely,’’ according to a draft copy obtained […]
By Wayne Chan NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY “…they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” —Martin Luther King Jr. With the current rise of violence against Asian Americans, I keep going back to this famous quote by Dr. King. The first time I heard that famous […]
Northwest Asian Weekly award
First — Heidi Luu
Second — Ella H. Nguyen
Third — Kristen Xu
By TERRY TANG Associated Press Like many famous comics, Jo Koy had early struggles at comedy clubs. But, unlike them, the half white and half Filipino comedian could only seem to book spots on ethnic theme nights like “Wonton Wednesdays’’ and “Asian Invasion.’’ “There’s a lot of comics that had to do it. I’m not […]
As the world confronts the current pandemic, our society finds itself dealing with another alarming issue: COVID-19-related biases that are leading to attacks on the Asian community.
My mother, Rose Kobata, was 9 years old in 1942 when U.S. government agents seized the thriving Seattle flower shop that sustained my grandparents and their eight children.