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Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs Releases 2020 Community Demography Report

by Ronnie Estoque


On Jan. 6, the Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (CAPAA) announced the release of its 2020 Community Demography report. The report provides demographic information of Asian, Native Hawaiʻian, and Pacific Islander (ANHPI) racial and ethnic groups based upon the 2020 census data and was disaggregated using microdata from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2020 American Community Survey (ACS).

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NEWS GLEAMS | Impacts of Police Killing of Tyre Nichols Continue; State Bills to Increase Police Accountability; Free Tax Help at Library

A roundup of news and announcements we don’t want to get lost in the fast-churning news cycle!

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PHOTO ESSAY: North Lot Breaks Ground in Beacon Hill, Future Site of 160 Affordable Homes

by Ronnie Estoque


On Jan. 20, Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority (SCIDpda) hosted a ceremony for the groundbreaking of Building A of the North Lot Project, which will provide 160 units of affordable housing to the North Beacon Hill neighborhood.

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Sounders Fans Speak Out Against Jersey Sponsor Providence: ‘What Happened to Our Shared Values?’

by Megan Burbank


When the Sounders announced their partnership with new jersey sponsor Providence Medical Group earlier this month, the team touted it as a win-win for youth mental health. “Today’s announcement is less about the mark that our players will wear across their chests on gameday and more about the deep community investment that Providence and Sounders FC are coming together to fulfill,” said Sounders FC majority owner Adrian Hanauer in a media release posted to the team’s website on Friday, Jan. 20. “Mental health — especially for young people —– is a critical part of a healthy society, and we’re looking forward to employing the resources and reach of our two organizations to focus on these outcomes.”

Many fans don’t see the partnership as a positive. In a swift response, Emerald City Supporters shared an open letter to Sounders management the next day, expressing concern that Providence’s history of denying reproductive and gender-affirming health care made the organization an unfit partner for a team with a professed dedication to equity.

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Health Through Housing Initiative and Chief Seattle Club to Provide Housing With Culturally Competent Social Services

by Lauryn Bray


In December 2022, King County and Chief Seattle Club announced that the Salmonberry Lofts in Pioneer Square became the fifth Health Through Housing building to begin moving tenants in. The Health Through Housing initiative is a “regional approach to address chronic homelessness at a countywide scale.” Introduced by King County Executive Dow Constantine in his 2020 budget speech, the Health Through Housing initiative dedicates one-tenth of a cent of sales tax revenue to the purchase and renovation of motels, hotels, and other buildings to be converted to emergency and permanent housing. 

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Summit Community Center to Open for Local Adults With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

by Ronnie Estoque


On March 6, the Summit Community Center (SCC) — a space for adults ages 18–29 with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) — will be opening its doors in the Capitol Hill neighborhood (1830 Broadway Ave.). Overlooking the north end of Cal Anderson Park, the SCC will offer programming and various classes that focus on four core pillars for its community members: education, recreation, community, and growth. 

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NEWS GLEAMS | Sawant Proposes Legislation Against Caste Discrimination; Spokane Street Low Bridge Reopens but Delays Remain

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Sawant Will Not Run for Reelection

by Ashley Archibald

(This article was originally published on Real Change and has been reprinted under an agreement.)


Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant announced Thursday, Jan. 19, that she will not run for reelection in District 3 and will instead launch a workers’ rights campaign called Workers Strike Back.

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Seattle Chinese Post Ends Operation, Northwest Asian Weekly Goes Solely Online

by Ronnie Estoque


After being in local operations for more than four decades, the Seattle Chinese Post (SCP) ended its operations earlier this month. The newspaper was founded in 1982 by Assunta Ng, who immigrated to Seattle in 1971 from Hong Kong to attend the University of Washington (UW). She wrote for the Daily newspaper while there and earned a bachelor’s degree in international studies and education from the UW in 1974.

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NEWS GLEAMS | Mass Shooting in California on Lunar New Year; Preparation for King Tides in South Park

A roundup of news and announcements we don’t want to get lost in the fast-churning news cycle!

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