All posts by Chetanya Robinson »

Environmental injustice: The air and noise pollution threatening the health of Beacon Hill

Environmental injustice: The air and noise pollution threatening the health of Beacon Hill

Chetanya Robinson November 17, 2017 0

Two invisible forces threaten the health of people living in Beacon Hill: Toxic pollutants in the air and loud noises. One of the largest neighborhoods in Seattle, Beacon Hill is framed by two interstate

Read More »
Ahmed Abdi wants to make the Port of Seattle work for low-income families, people of color

Ahmed Abdi wants to make the Port of Seattle work for low-income families, people of color

Chetanya Robinson October 31, 2017 0

Ahmed Abdi is running for Position 3 on the Port of Seattle Commission, against incumbent Stephanie Bowman. It's his first political race. A refugee from Somalia, Abdi worked on the campaign to bring the

Read More »
King County Council proclamation recognizes WWII Filipino veterans

King County Council proclamation recognizes WWII Filipino veterans

Chetanya Robinson October 16, 2017 0

Today the King County Council released a proclamation recognizing Filipino World War II veterans who will receive the Congressional Gold Medal. Congress will hold a ceremony recognizing these veterans on October 25. A single gold medal

Read More »
National Week of Action on Immigration: API community members stand up for immigrants, DACA recipients

National Week of Action on Immigration: API community members stand up for immigrants, DACA recipients

Chetanya Robinson October 11, 2017 0

Ji Soo Kim came to the United States from South Korea with her parents when she was two years old. Now 21, she recently graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in

Read More »
After vandalism, Olympia historical Chinese marker repaired

After vandalism, Olympia historical Chinese marker repaired

Chetanya Robinson August 29, 2017 0

Since 2004, a historical marker recognizing the Chinese community of Olympia has stood in the city’s Heritage Park. In the past few years the marker has been vandalized, including by a rock and. Most

Read More »
Forever the Foreigner – ‘Disturbing’ Rise in Hate Crimes Targeting Asian Americans

Forever the Foreigner – ‘Disturbing’ Rise in Hate Crimes Targeting Asian Americans

Chetanya Robinson August 8, 2017 0

Marcus Choi was walking his dogs in the Bitter Lake neighborhood in North Seattle when he heard a man shouting behind him. “I turn around and he’s right up in my space with his

Read More »
CID community speaks out against displacement, upzone

CID community speaks out against displacement, upzone

Chetanya Robinson August 2, 2017 0

For more than 20 minutes, there was silence as City officials explained that zoning in parts of the Chinatown International District (CID) needed to change, to allow developers to build higher. “We are asking

Read More »
Two years after his death, community vigil keeps Donnie Chin’s legacy alive

Two years after his death, community vigil keeps Donnie Chin’s legacy alive

Chetanya Robinson August 2, 2017 0

More than 100 people filled Canton Alley on July 23 to remember Donnie Chin on the two-year anniversary of his murder. People folded cranes to hang near his portrait, which sits overlooking the alley

Read More »
CID community forum with City Council members will focus on displacement and gentrification

CID community forum with City Council members will focus on displacement and gentrification

Chetanya Robinson July 15, 2017 0

Community organizations and businesses in the Chinatown International District (CID) are hosting a town-hall style forum to communicate their fears of displacement and gentrification. All nine City Council members have been invited

Read More »
City Council approves new income tax for high earners in Seattle

City Council approves new income tax for high earners in Seattle

Chetanya Robinson July 10, 2017 0

The City Council unanimously approved an income tax for high-earners in Seattle. The tax is expected to raise $140 million per year by imposing a tax of 2.25% on those earning over $250,000 per

Read More »