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As King County elderly population increases, API elders face unique challenges

Within the next 20 years, the percentage of King County residents who are elderly will grow from 18 percent to 25 percent. Asian Pacific Islander elders will be one of the fastest-growing subgroups. The...

Community seeks to honor Alan Sugiyama legacy with commemorative plaque

The fruit-laden trees of the Danny Woo Community Garden, the colorful play equipment at Donnie Chin International Children’s Park. Walking through the Chinatown International District neighborhood, you can see reminder after reminder of inspiring...

Candidates reach out to API community at Mayoral Candidate Forum

Out of 21 mayoral candidates in the field, 10 attended the event, including James Norton, Gary Brose, Mike McGinn, Jessyn Farrell, Cary Moon, Tiniell Cato, Jenny Durkan, Bob Hasegawa, Larry Oberto, and Nikkita Oliver.

CIDBIA has plans for renewal, seven-day sanitation, public safety improvements

This summer, the Chinatown International District Business Improvement Area (CIDBIA) will submit a renewed budget proposal that will help shape the neighborhood as it works towards a more vibrant future. The renewed plan for...

PSCAA collects community input on Volkswagen settlement funds

A lawsuit filed against vehicle manufacturer Volkswagen for programming diesel vehicles to cheat emissions tests between 2009 and 2016 resulted in a settlement of close to $15 billion in October of last year. Volkswagen...

EPA Grant funds long awaited Air Toxics Study in the CID

A highly-anticipated EPA grant awarded to Puget Sound Clean Air Agency (PSCAA) will fund the use of various air quality monitoring technology to inform a larger study documenting air quality in the region. The...

Hate crimes bring anxiety, action for South Asians

“Go back to where you came from,” “Go home”—these were the words uttered by perpetrators just before they pulled their triggers in hate crimes targeting South Asians over the past two months. In February,...

King County funding supports API community programs

Correction (2/23/17 at 2:08 p.m.): A previous version of this story incorrectly listed ACLF Northwest and ICHS as organizations who benefited from the Youth Sports Facilities Grants Program. The story has been updated to...

Sound and story, music and memory coalesce in ‘Panama Hotel Jazz’

Each note gently rose from Susan Pascal’s vibraphone formed like a droplet and then fell, delicately merging into air. The piece, titled “Poem,” was performed as part of the show “Panama Hotel Jazz” by...

Year of the Rooster stamp is unveiled, released in first issue at the Wing...

The United States Postal Service unveiled its first commemorative stamp of the year with a first-day-of-issue ceremony at the Wing Luke Museum on January 5. The stamp unveiling brought in a full audience to...