The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce hosted a socially-distanced grand opening for SeaTac International Mall on May 4 at 20804 International Boulevard in SeaTac. The event was attended by several community leaders and organizers. The mall is a center for a diverse community of small businesses located in downtown SeaTac.
A new United States forever stamp pays tribute to American soldiers of Japanese heritage who served in the U.S. military during World War II. The U.S. Postal Service has titled the stamp “Go For Broke: Japanese American Soldiers of WWII.” It will be issued June 3 in a pane of 20. The Postal Service describes […]
Terrence Cheng, an only child of Taiwanese immigrants who rose in the academic world to become director of the University of Connecticut’s Stamford campus, was appointed on May 7 as the next president of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system. Cheng will oversee 17 schools that serve more than 72,000 students. The 49-year-old, who […]
If the Senate confirms her, Gina Ortiz Jones will become the first woman of color and Filipino American to serve as undersecretary of the U.S. Air Force. President Joe Biden nominated her on April 27. Ortiz Jones, 40, served in the Iraq war from 2003 to 2006 before running as the Democratic nominee for Congressional […]
The University of Washington School of Art + Art History + Design announced that Ron Chew is the 2021 recipient of the Anne Focke Arts Leadership Award. An online celebratory gathering hosted by the School’s Advisory Board will take place on May 14. Chew is a lifelong Seattleite, a graduate of the University of Washington, […]
If you have a child age 18 or younger they can receive free food from the schools. Adults with disabilities who are enrolled in educational programs can also qualify for school meals. In many cases, these meals are being delivered or dropped at off-school locations such as bus stops. Contact your school district to find out if they offer free meals.
For many people, the first step to buying a home is saving up for their down payment. It can feel like a difficult goal when you first start saving, even if you don’t plan on buying for years. But there are a few things you can do to help speed up the process. Here are a few tips to help you start saving for your new home.
By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Platinum-selling performers of part-Asian descent, including R&B singer Jhene Aiko and rapper Saweetie, will perform on a TV special produced by The Asian American Foundation, the newly formed organization launched to improve AAPI advocacy.TAAF announced on May 6 that English icon Sting will also perform at “See […]
By ALEXANDRA JAFFE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — G. Balachandran turned 80 this spring—a milestone of a birthday in India, where he lives. If not for the coronavirus pandemic, he would have been surrounded by family members who gathered to celebrate with him. But with the virus ravaging his homeland, Balachandran, a retired academic, had […]
By JENNIFER PELTZ Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Medical student Natty Jumreornvong has a vaccine and protective gear to shield her from the coronavirus. But she couldn’t avoid exposure to the anti-Asian bigotry that pulsed to the surface after the pathogen was first identified in China. Psychiatry patients have called her by a racist […]