A 1995 photo of a Filipino youth group in Seattle (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)], via Wikimedia Commons
(Editor’s Note: AsAmNews begins its countdown of the top 5 stories of 2017. Story number 5 is the controversy over whether Manilatown should be included in Seattle’s International District)
City leaders in Seattle have quietly overturned a resolution removing historic Manilatown … Read more
A resolution supporting the economic development and cultural vitality of Seattle’s International District is causing concern in the Filipino American community.
The resolution unanimously passed the Seattle City Council on August 2. So did a resolution removing a reference to Manilatown, reported the International Examiner.
The amendment read “WHEREAS, the area … Read more
A Filipino American who forged friendships with Black, Latino and Native American leaders in the 60’s and 70’s and is credited with saving Seattle’s Chinatown International District died Saturday at the age of 82.
Bob Santos was known as everybody’s uncle, said Seattle’s Mayor Ed Murray to the Seattle Times.
“Bob Santos … Read more
Police in Seattle say Chinatown leader Donnie Chin was not targeted when he was shot dead last month, reports the Seattle Times.
Some in the International District had speculated his shooting was connected to Chin’s opposition to hookah lounges or other issues he had supported.
Authorities say it was more likely he was caught in … Read more
The murder of Seattle Chinatown leader Donnie Chin near the King’s Hookah Lounge is drawing increased scrutiny on the business, reports KING.
Chin had been vocal about his concerns that hookah bars brought undesirable elements into the community.
He had been patrolling the area for that very reason the night he was found shot … Read more
The man who founded an emergency response team in Seattle’s International District has been shot dead while responding to an emergency, reports KING.
Police found Donnie Chin shot in his vehicle at 3 a.m. Thursday, but do not think he was the intended target.
“He gave his life for this community, literally now,” Leslie … Read more
The latest count in Seattle shows homelessness is up 21 percent in the city of Seattle, but those who work with the Asian American and Pacific Islander homeless population suspect the actual numbers are much higher.
According to NW Asian Weekly, the festival highlighted the three regional cultures of Vietnam.
The community has undergone a number of changes over the years. Little Saigon is located in the easternmost part of the International District.
Before … Read more
Neighborhood community leaders have launched a Kickstarter fundraising campaign to build the public parklet which will be located on 6th Avenue South at South Weller Street.
“This is a perfect opportunity to take completely … Read more
Fire tore through a building in Seattle’s International district Christmas Eve that was the scene of the state’s bloodiest massacre in 1983, reports the Seattle Times
The fire caused chaos in the neighborhood, but fortunately no one was injured in the building which houses a bakery, a gift shop and the Chinese Chamber of … Read more