Ginamarie Emanuel, 52, is the co-Chair of the King County Democrats Committee on disabilities in Seattle, which has not yet voted on these…
“I found out about the [methanol] plant on Facebook,” says resigning member of Sustainable Tacoma Commission
“In fact, methanol was never brought to STC’s attention: as a commissioner I and others found out about the plant on FACEBOOK, which is troubling given that we were created by the City of Tacoma to advise it on matters of sustainability.”
C. Rosalind Bell: “Standing in the Middle of a Secret”
A story about coming out of the adoption closet. Tamiko Nimura talks with C. Rosalind Bell about researching her personal narrative and intertwining land ownership, emancipation, and food.
An Interview with Jaimee Garbacik, Curator of Ghosts of Seattle Past Project
Tamiko Nimura sits down for a talk with Jaimee Garbacik about her current project, an attempt to preserve memories of Seattle before, you know, everything…
Uncovering Tacoma’s Nikkei Past: The Japanese Language School Memorial
We are gathering to celebrate the installation of a community memorial to Tacoma’s Nihongo gakko, the Japanese Language School. But some of us may also be grieving the Tacoma with a thriving Nihonmachi. Some of us may grieve the loss of the Tacoma that once was, and even the Tacoma that could have been.
It’s Not Just About History: Visiting the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial
It’s hard to describe the shock of recognition when sepia history meets full-color present, when they can align so precisely. That’s one of the many gifts that the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial gives to its visitors.
The Circles of Bon Odori
Tamiko Nimura introduces her daughters to Bon Odori, the Japanese tradition of dance where the past co-mingles with the present and future.
“Infinity and Chashu Ramen”: An Interview with Filmmaker Kerwin Berk
“I love being Asian American. I love being Japanese American. Our history, our culture, our world perspective … our food … everything that it entails, I love. And it is this kind of love and joy we take in being ourselves that we tried to capture in “Infinity & Chashu Ramen.””
Yelp and Yellowface: Nikkei Protests and The Mikado in 2014
Tamiko Nimura violates some terms of service in this piece about the latest Mikado kerfuffle, courtesy of the dolts at the Seattle G&S Society.
Kickstarting Seattle’s Parks: The Star Interviews Omar Willey about “Natural Advantages”
Parks remain one of those things that tie us together, though we rarely think about them that way. A park—public land—serves the communities around it. Any real document of that land must serve the public, too, the best way possible.
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