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40 years later, InterIm’s affordable housing initiative still vital

When Robert “Uncle Bob” Santos created Inter*Im (known today as InterIm CDA) in the early 1970s, he met with businesses, activists, and community leaders. One of their first initiatives was to preserve affordable housing...

AAPI Democracy Summit draws over 2,000

On September 15, over 2,000 people representing various backgrounds gathered at the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall for the 2016 Asian American and Pacific Islander Democracy Summit hosted by the statewide Asian Pacific Islander Coalition...

InterIm releases healthy community action plan

After a year of research, InterIm CDA finally released its Seattle Chinatown-International District 2020 Healthy Community Action Plan. It’s holistic and comprehensive approach to health in the neighborhood, as well as its collaboration with...

Members on Task Force on the Use of Deadly Force in Community Policing say...

The third meeting of the Joint Legislative Task Force on the Use of Deadly Force in Community Policing is scheduled for September 13, at the Criminal Justice Training Center in Burien.

CACA to organize against Ride the Ducks’ use of discriminatory law

The Chinese American Citizens Alliance (CACA) is looking to organize against the Ride the Ducks company, which cited a 100-year-old discriminatory law to throw a wrongful death lawsuit resulting from a crash that killed...

CID public safety survey shows flaw in SPD crime data strategy

Unlike previous years, the 2016 public safety survey was conducted online on Survey Monkey and through disseminating paper copies of the survey to residential buildings and businesses in Chinese, Vietnamese, and English.

SPD updates CID community on Donnie Chin murder investigation

At a public meeting organized by Washington State Rep. Sharon Tomiko Santos and International District Emergency Center (IDEC) on June 23, almost a year after the unsolved murder of community leader Donnie Chin, the...

Entrepreneur, outdoor enthusiast Mina Yoo invents products for multifaceted individuals

Almost five years ago on an airplane, Mina Yoo drew a sketch of a carabiner. Then a new mother, she was frustrated that there was not enough space on the plane to store her...

Abid fearless in passion for art

I entered through the front door of Humaira Abid’s Renton residence and saw hundreds of red pacifiers, red little girl’s shoes, and luggages and backpacks immediately. Her family must be home, I thought. I hope they would be OK with a stranger asking invasive questions to Abid while they eat dinner.

Ken Matsudaira: Art is central to understanding life

Whether Matsudaira is monitoring the gallery in weekday mornings or outside chasing ghosts, he believes that art is central to understanding life.