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State Senate candidate would be first person of color representing 34th district

  Some know Joe Nguyen as a familiar face because he’s operated in the background of Seattle’s community and politics for so long. Now, he’s deciding to emerge out front, running for a seat in...

After Tommy Le shooting, King County Sheriff introduces new, less lethal weapons and policies

A number of Asian Pacific Islander (API) community members feel optimistic while others feel hesitant about upcoming changes under the newly elected sheriff, Mitzi Johanknecht

Local Muslim advocacy organization offers bystander intervention training

Bystander training is a nonviolent mechanism for community members to go out into the real world and prevent confrontations from escalating, prevent harassment or hate crimes, and act as better allies

Memorial honors Seattle-raised Ed Lee, first Asian American mayor of San Francisco

The streets by Franklin High School (FHS) were full of parked cars as many showed up to pay their respects Saturday for the recently deceased San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee. Edwin Mah Lee was born...

Racial disparities, poverty the focus of state budget and policy summit

At a $70-per-ticket summit on December 7, attendees discussed Washington state’s budget and how to change it to best benefit marginalized people and close wealth gaps

Community feels left in the dark about Donnie Chin murder investigation

Donnie Chin was perhaps one of the International District’s most beloved community members. He was a watchdog, a friend, and a family man. Since his death on July 23, 2015, when 59-year-old Chin was caught in the crossfire of what police say was gang violence, the Chinatown International District community and many others are still looking for answers. Last week marked month 25 since Chin’s death, and the fourth meeting the community held with the Seattle Police Department (SPD) at Nagomi Tea House.

Jayapal leads Seattle town hall rally against Trumpcare

Town Hall Seattle filled with mostly seniors July 6, gathered together for Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D–Wash) as she talked about politicians’ strategies and proposals for America’s new healthcare. The Republican base vowed to rail against...

Justice4TommyLe hears answers, commitments from officials at community-led forum

Tommy Le was a 20-year-old high schooler shot and killed by King County deputies on June 13 after responding to a disturbance call in Burien. Le was to graduate the next day. Le recently bought a tuxedo for his brother’s wedding, but it had to instead be used for his funeral. The family, due to legal concerns and religious practice, will not be available for interviews for 49 days after his death.

The ACA: Where it stands and how it affects the API community

Since January, President Donald Trump’s administration has been the focus of protests and rallies, speeches and movements across the nation. It can get a little difficult keeping track of every topic that’s bound to...

Post election: API millennials find silver lining in a Trump presidency

It’s been two months since the polls flew in for our president-elect. Monday, the electoral college gathered to cast votes for their state, which finalizes the presidency. For many Asian Pacific Islander millennials who,...