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New KVRU station manager Sharon Maeda shares her vision for Rainier Valley Radio

New KVRU station manager Sharon Maeda shares her vision for Rainier Valley Radio

Kamna Shastri September 22, 2017 0

KVRU 105.7 FM just finished testing its signal on September 16. The community radio station off of Rainier Ave is all set to start providing diverse programming by and for Rainier Valley residents. Sharon

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As King County elderly population increases, API elders face unique challenges

As King County elderly population increases, API elders face unique challenges

Kamna Shastri August 28, 2017 0

Within the next 20 years, the percentage of King County residents who are elderly will grow from 18 percent to 25 percent. Asian Pacific Islander elders will be one of the fastest-growing subgroups. The

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Preventative healthcare programs increase wellbeing of participants

Preventative healthcare programs increase wellbeing of participants

Kamna Shastri August 23, 2017 0

As adults age, they are likely to face chronic health problems. Eighty percent of aging adults have at least one chronic health condition, for example diabetes, arthritis, or heart problems. According to a fact

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Multimedia collaboration between community organizations to add voice in support of continued health care funding

Multimedia collaboration between community organizations to add voice in support of continued health care funding

Kamna Shastri August 3, 2017 0

A new video featuring staff, patients, and providers from International Community Health Services (ICHS) will advocate for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in the face of a new political agenda threatening vital health care

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Community seeks to honor Alan Sugiyama legacy with commemorative plaque

Community seeks to honor Alan Sugiyama legacy with commemorative plaque

Kamna Shastri July 21, 2017 0

The fruit-laden trees of the Danny Woo Community Garden, the colorful play equipment at Donnie Chin International Children’s Park. Walking through the Chinatown International District neighborhood, you can see reminder after reminder of inspiring

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Candidates reach out to API community at Mayoral Candidate Forum

Candidates reach out to API community at Mayoral Candidate Forum

Kamna Shastri July 5, 2017 0

Out of 21 mayoral candidates in the field, 10 attended the event, including James Norton, Gary Brose, Mike McGinn, Jessyn Farrell, Cary Moon, Tiniell Cato, Jenny Durkan, Bob Hasegawa, Larry Oberto, and Nikkita Oliver.

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CIDBIA has plans for renewal, seven-day sanitation, public safety improvements

CIDBIA has plans for renewal, seven-day sanitation, public safety improvements

Kamna Shastri June 7, 2017 0

This summer, the Chinatown International District Business Improvement Area (CIDBIA) will submit a renewed budget proposal that will help shape the neighborhood as it works towards a more vibrant future. The renewed plan for

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PSCAA collects community input on Volkswagen settlement funds

PSCAA collects community input on Volkswagen settlement funds

Kamna Shastri April 20, 2017 0

A lawsuit filed against vehicle manufacturer Volkswagen for programming diesel vehicles to cheat emissions tests between 2009 and 2016 resulted in a settlement of close to $15 billion in October of last year. Volkswagen

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EPA Grant funds long awaited Air Toxics Study in the CID

EPA Grant funds long awaited Air Toxics Study in the CID

Kamna Shastri April 20, 2017 0

A highly-anticipated EPA grant awarded to Puget Sound Clean Air Agency (PSCAA) will fund the use of various air quality monitoring technology to inform a larger study documenting air quality in the region. The

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Hate crimes bring anxiety, action for South Asians

Hate crimes bring anxiety, action for South Asians

Kamna Shastri April 19, 2017 0

“Go back to where you came from,” “Go home”—these were the words uttered by perpetrators just before they pulled their triggers in hate crimes targeting South Asians over the past two months. In February,

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