Archive | Briefs

Keeping the name but changing the meaning — How King County changed its own history and honored MLK

When researching the history of King County, it gave our staff the shivers. The historical documents reveal a beautiful tribute to a beautiful man.

Read the full story

Posted in Briefs, Community News, Vol 34 No 5 | 1/24-1/300 Comments

Arrests, officer injured in Seattle police protests

Arrests, officer injured in Seattle police protests

AP Wire Service SEATTLE (AP) — At least six people have been arrested and a Seattle police officer suffered a leg injury as protesters chanting “black lives matter” disrupted traffic in Seattle, blocking part of a state highway and interstate off ramps.

Read the full story

Posted in Briefs, Vol 34 No 5 | 1/24-1/300 Comments

Conquering loneliness in old age

Conquering loneliness in old age

  If loneliness is the fear for old age, what can a community do to fight back?

Read the full story

Posted in Briefs, Community News, Vol 34 No 5 | 1/24-1/300 Comments

King County Civil Rights Commission to honor student essay contest winners — Three students from Open Window School take top marks in 16th annual contest

Three 8th grade students from Open Window School in Bellevue will be honored Thursday at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle for their winning submissions to the King County Civil Rights Commission’s 16th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Writing Contest. The students were invited to reflect on Dr. King’s pioneering civil rights work, especially […]

Read the full story

Posted in Briefs, Community News, Education, Features, Vol 34 No 4 | 1/17-1/230 Comments

Mona Locke’s new appointment

Mona Locke’s new appointment

Intellectual Ventures has hired Mona Locke, a former journalist best known as Washington State’s former first lady, as its new senior vice president of corporate communications and marketing.

Read the full story

Posted in Briefs, Community News, Features, Features 04, Names in the News, Profiles, Vol 34 No 4 | 1/17-1/230 Comments

Neighborhood matching fund opportunities

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods’ popular Neighborhood Matching Fund (NMF) announces its funding opportunities for 2015. All three of its funds – Small Sparks, Small and Simple Projects Fund, and the Large Projects Fund – support the efforts of community members as they work on projects to build stronger neighborhoods and communities. More than 5000 projects […]

Read the full story

Posted in Briefs, Vol 34 No 3 | 1/10-1/160 Comments

Preparing for US citizenship, Highline College will offer free 9-week course during winter quarter

Highline College will be offering a free nine-week course for community members who are preparing to take the U.S. Citizenship Test. Dates: Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, January 20–March 18, 2015, 1–2:35 p.m. Students will be taught by an instructor who is trained in the content and who has significant teaching experience with English language learners. […]

Read the full story

Posted in Briefs, Vol 34 No 02 | 1/3-1/90 Comments

Asian Resource Center closes on New Year’s Eve for good

Asian Resource Center closes on New Year’s Eve for good

The Asian Resource Center (ARC) closed its doors on Dec. 31, 2014 after more than 20 years in operation. The Center was operated by the Robert Chinn Foundation and provided a venue for Asian arts, culture, education and community exhibits, events, and activities. It was located in the Seattle Chinatown / International District, and was […]

Read the full story

Posted in Briefs, Community News, Vol 34 No 02 | 1/3-1/90 Comments

Professional development opportunities

Education Development Institute (EDI) has filled 50 percent of the spots in their 2015 Discovery and Navigation classes in the Greater Seattle area and Portland. The goal is to have 83 total participants across the Puget Sound API Discovery, Hispanic Discovery, and Navigation program, along with Portland Discovery. EDI will continue to accept applications until all classes are […]

Read the full story

Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 52 | 12/20-12/260 Comments

Smithsonian completes digitization of Asian art

By Brett Zongker Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Smithsonian Institution’s Asian art museums have completed an effort to digitize their entire collections and plan to release the images online in 2015.

Read the full story

Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 52 | 12/20-12/260 Comments

Fellowships for artists

Washington State artists working  in emerging fields/cross-disciplinary, performing, traditional/folk, and visual arts are invited to apply for Artist Trust’s  annual 2015 Fellowship.  

Read the full story

Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 52 | 12/20-12/260 Comments

New senior housing community accepting applications

New senior housing community accepting applications

The Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) announces the availability of 50 brand new Senior HUD-subsidized affordable apartments located in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle, close to the Seattle Public Library, Ballard Commons Park, NW Market Street and the Majestic Bay movie theater. Occupancy begins January 2015.

Read the full story

Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 52 | 12/20-12/260 Comments

Control (and compost) your garbage — New regulations take effect in 2015

Starting January 1, 2015, the City of Seattle will no longer allow food or compostable paper, including pizza boxes, paper napkins and paper towels, in the garbage.

Read the full story

Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 52 | 12/20-12/260 Comments

A fusion of tradition and culture for the holidays

A fusion of tradition and culture for the holidays

On Nov. 27th, Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS) hosted a Thanksgiving Luncheon for youth, families and seniors at ACRS’ main office. Over 250 individuals attended, including many who had no other place to celebrate the holiday. A full Thanksgiving meal, as well as a range of Asian foods, was served by fifteen volunteers and staff.

Read the full story

Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 50 | 12/6-12/120 Comments

Scholarships for leadership and request for community projects

The Executive Development Institute (EDI) offers the Atsuhiko Tateuchi Memorial Scholarship to potential participants applying to EDI’s leadership programs. Interested candidates should be an Asian Pacific Islander leader, currently working for a community nonprofit organization. The scholarship of $3,850 covers the full tuition of EDI’s Leadership Discovery program, but can also be used to cover […]

Read the full story

Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 49 | 11/29-12/50 Comments

Reverend Jesse Jackson visits Seattle

The Reverend Jesse L. Jackson will visit Seattle for a series of meetings with community, business and religious leaders November 30 – December 2.  A free community event will kick off his multi-day visit at Mt. Zion Baptist Church 1634 19th Ave, in Seattle on Sunday November 30.  A reception for Rev. Jackson will be […]

Read the full story

Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 49 | 11/29-12/50 Comments

Memorial for Henry Miyatake

Memorial for Henry Miyatake

There will be a community memorial event for redress activist Henry Miyatake on Saturday, December 6, 2014, at NVC Memorial Hall, 1212 S King Street, Seattle, WA 98144. A pre-event social, with light refreshments, will begin at 1:00 PM. The memorial program will be from 2:00-3:00 PM.

Read the full story

Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 48 | 11/22-11/280 Comments

NAAAP scholarship gala

NAAAP scholarship gala

By John Liu Northwest Asian Weekly The National Association of Asian American Professionals Seattle Chapter (NAAAP–Seattle) held its 35th annual scholarship

Read the full story

Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 47 | 11/15-11/210 Comments

AAPIs more likely to be caregivers

A  new report released by AARP, “Caregiving Among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders,” reveals that Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) are more likely to provide caregiving for older family members at home. The data shows: -More than any other racial or ethnic group, the vast majority of AAPIs believe that caring for parents is […]

Read the full story

Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 47 | 11/15-11/210 Comments

Free job preparation classes

Bellevue College is offering free Job Preparation classes for immigrants, refugees, permanent residents and U.S. citizens living in Bellevue. These classes are funded by the City of Bellevue and begin every quarter in January, April, June and September.

Read the full story

Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 47 | 11/15-11/210 Comments

Page 112345...102030...Last »

Community Calendar

Weekly E-Newsletter

NWAW’s latest issue

Do you like us?

Photos on flickr