Cara Kwon, a junior at Emerald Ridge High School in Puyallup, is the winner of the 2021 Congressional Art Competition for Washington’s 10th Congressional District, Rep. Marilyn Strickland announced on May 24. Kwon was selected by a panel of judges for her acrylic painting depicting her uncle comforting her grandfather in the hospital before he […]
Renae Seam runs for Federal Way City Council
Renae Seam is running for Federal Way City Council to provide “a voice and attention to all of the diverse communities in our city.” Born to immigrants from India, Seam has lived in Federal Way for over 25 years. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science at the University of Washington, and volunteered in […]
Bee Nguyen runs for Georgia secretary of state
Democratic Georgia state Rep. Bee Nguyen announced in May that she’s running for secretary of state in 2022. With Republican incumbent Brad Raffensperger besieged from the right by challengers who say he didn’t do enough to defend Donald Trump as Joe Biden won Georgia’s 16 electoral votes, Nguyen is taking a different tack, appealing to […]
Maynard Alleyway mural
The Slurp mural (images of painted noodles created by Akiro Ohiso) was installed last weekend along Maynard Alleyway and across South King Street. The project is the culmination of engagement with the Chinatown-International District communities and work by the Maynard Alley Partnership (MAP) to reimagine Maynard Alley as a vibrant, community-focused pedestrian space. The Seattle […]
Washington state COVID news, updates, resources and services—Information for you and your families
People over 65 years old and people with underlying health conditions, are at higher risk of complications from COVID-19. The most important step you can take is to protect yourself. Here are some resources to help you during this time.
“Reimagined. Reinstalled. Reopening at last.” That’s what the Seattle Asian Art Museum (SAAM) website states. SAAM is set to reopen to the public on May 28. The restoration of the historic Art Deco building, improvements to critical systems, expanded gallery and education spaces, and a new park lobby that connects the museum to the surrounding […]
Free shuttle to Lumen Field vaccination site
A free shuttle connecting multiple locations to the Lumen Field vaccination site is now available to residents. The shuttle runs every 15 minutes, from 10:45 a.m.–7:15 p.m., on days that the site is open.
Boeing donates to local AAPI organizations
In observance of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, Boeing announced a $1.1 million investment package to help fund AAPI support organizations. In the Puget Sound region, that includes five grants totaling $350,000 to support Neighborhood House ($100,000), Tacoma Community House ($90,000), One America ($75,000), Asian Counseling & Referral Services ($75,000), and Asian […]
VOICES panel asks: What lies ahead for APIs on the screen?
“What is race relations 2.0?” asked Korean American actor and producer Daniel Dae Kim. “What is being ahead of the curve?”
Alexandra Huynh, 18, is the new National Youth Poet Laureate
NEW YORK (AP) — An incoming first-year student at Stanford University has been named the new National Youth Poet Laureate. Alexandra Huynh, 18, is a second-generation Vietnamese American from Sacramento, California, who sees poetry both as a means to self-expression and social justice. “I spend a lot of time in my head, so poetry is […]