By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly The global pandemic has brought increased awareness to physical wellbeing and mental health. This Father’s Day, two fathers and a medical professional share their perspective on the importance of taking health more seriously. Samuel Sim, executive director of Puget Sound Labor Agency, turned 40 this year and is a […]
By Theo Bickel ICHS International Community Health Services (ICHS) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 28, to celebrate the expansion of ICHS’ Bellevue Medical and Dental Clinic. The new space will be used to provide behavioral health and substance use disorder services to ICHS patients living on the Eastside. The expansion increases ICHS’ ability to […]
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly These days, Christine Wu primarily spends her workday with infants, in her daycare job. She is a single mom and has two kids of her own, and while she enjoys what she currently does, her real passion in life is food. For years, Wu worked as a restaurant cook, […]
On June 10, the U.S. Senate confirmed Zahid Quraishi to the District Court of New Jersey—making him the first Muslim American federal judge in U.S. history. The son of Pakistani immigrants, Quraishi was born in New York City and raised in Fanwood, N.J. After earning his law degree from Rutgers Law School, Quraishi joined the […]
Roxana Norouzi is now the executive director of OneAmerica. In her role as deputy director, Norouzi grew the organization’s team, infrastructure, and impact while also winning key reforms in education. The child of Jewish Iranian immigrants, Norouzi has a lived experience that informs her activism and place in the movement. Former executive director Rich Stolz […]
Sae Eun Park, South Korean ballet dancer, was named the Paris Opera Ballet’s first Asian principal dancer on June 10. Park started performing with the Paris Opera Ballet in 2011 and joined the company full-time the following year, becoming the company’s first Korean female full-time member. Aurelie Dupont, dance director of Ballet Opera Paris, and […]
Mahnaz Eshetu and Christina Wong are on the task force for Seattle’s Equitable Communities Initiative—which commits $100 million in new investments annually starting with Mayor Jenny Durkan’s 2021 budget proposal to both scale some of the City’s current programs and examine additional priority areas for new investments. These investments focused on the Black, Indigenous, and […]
Pacific Northwest artist Naoko Morisawa was one of the artists chosen for the City of Kent Arts Commission’s Traffic Signal Controller Box project. Her designs will be featured on three boxes at the busy intersection of Pacific Highway South and South 240th Street on Kent’s West Hill.
How do we know the vaccines are safe?
Researchers collected safety and efficacy data as part of the Phase III clinical trials in the U.S. and other countries. A combined total of over 115,000 volunteers participated in the clinical trials for the Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson – Janssen COVID-19 vaccines.
The City of Seattle is stepping up efforts to keep the Chinatown-International District clean. Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) has extended its litter abatement service to cover 5th Avenue to 8th Avenue from Jackson to Weller Streets (both block side faces, except 5th Ave Bus Station side), and includes King Street. The route will occur one […]