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“It was like learning to build an airplane while still trying to fly it”...

Earlier this year in March, youth coalition AAPI Against Hate led hundreds of people in Hing Hay Park in protest after a series of anti-Asian violence spurred across the country during the pandemic. The...

Seattle JACL unveils their latest legacy project to celebrate their 100-year anniversary

Seattle Japanese-American Citizens League (JACL) gathered together on Friday, August 27 for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic to celebrate their 100-year anniversary as the oldest civil rights organization in...

A cafe for creatives: Gift Shop opens on King Street

At the start of this year, father and son Seattle residents Joe and Henry Whinney opened an espresso cafe in the center of the CID. But unlike an average coffee shop and true to...

“I’ve been prepared for this”: Frank Irigon runs for Newcastle city council

After 35 years as a Newcastle resident, longtime community activist Francisco ‘Frank’ Irigon is seeking a seat on the city council to reorder the priorities of the city’s local government. Irigon declared his running in...

Peace, love and milk tea: Soon-to-be boba shop burns down in White Center fire

For years, Sharon Lei dreamt of owning a restaurant. She envisioned a spot to serve familiar faces and create community through her love of food service. Then, just one month before the scheduled grand...

SCIDpda breaks ground on Yesler Family Housing building

Seattle Chinatown-ID Preservation District Authority (SCIDpda) broke ground last May on their latest affordable housing project in the Yesler Terrace neighborhood, launching a series of future community developments from the organization. The project, known as...

“We don’t want to be displaced anymore”: Khmer Community of King County to open...

Like everyone, the Khmer Community of King County (KCSKC) spent most of last year celebrating culture virtually through dance, cooking and storytelling. Today, they have begun organizing efforts to open a community space in...