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Ami Nguyen’s lived experience as the daughter of refugees guides her in City Council...

Ami Nguyen’s parents never wanted her to get involved in politics. They are Vietnamese refugees with family still back in Vietnam. In college, an API group Nguyen was involved with was making plans to...

Catching up with Karen Sakata about Bush Garden’s move to Uncle Bob’s Place

Bush Garden, the legendary Japanese restaurant and karaoke lounge, will be moving from its current location. In what could be called a case of kismet, its new home will be Uncle Bob’s Place, a...

“Black Sheep” play expresses the unvarnished feelings of a Korean transracial adoptee

Heidi Park was adopted from South Korea and was raised by a white family in rural Minnesota. In rural Minnesota, participating in 4H is a rite of passage. When she was seven, she followed...

“Uncle Bob is watching” as InterIm CDA works to protect and preserve the...

In the conference room of InterIm Community Development Association (CDA), a picture of Bob Santos is propped up against the whiteboard. The “unofficial mayor” of Seattle’s Chinatown-International District (CID) wears his characteristic Panama hat,...

Exploring the Asian American adoptee experience with author Nicole Chung

Published in October 2018, All You Can Ever Know is Nicole Chung’s memoir of her experience as a Korean American adoptee. It’s been named a best book of the year by the Washington Post,...

King County grant program helps dry cleaners switch to non-toxic cleaning systems

By about 3:00 PM every day, Hyen Sook Kang would start to feel tired and have trouble breathing. Thirty-three years ago, she and her husband, Tae K Park, started their dry cleaning business, Sun...

Bush Garden, symbol of changes in the CID, looks to the future

On a hot, smoky Wednesday evening, Czech electronica performer Lenkadu takes the stage at Bush Garden. “Have a one-on-one, let’s lose our phones,” she coos into the microphone. Beats play over the speakers, and...