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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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King County funding supports API community programs

King County funding supports API community programs

Kamna Shastri February 22, 2017 0

Correction (2/23/17 at 2:08 p.m.): A previous version of this story incorrectly listed ACLF Northwest and ICHS as organizations who benefited from the Youth Sports Facilities Grants Program. The story has been updated to

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Sound and story, music and memory coalesce in ‘Panama Hotel Jazz’

Sound and story, music and memory coalesce in ‘Panama Hotel Jazz’

Kamna Shastri February 17, 2017 0

Each note gently rose from Susan Pascal’s vibraphone formed like a droplet and then fell, delicately merging into air. The piece, titled “Poem,” was performed as part of the show “Panama Hotel Jazz” by

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Year of the Rooster stamp is unveiled, released in first issue at the Wing Luke Museum

Year of the Rooster stamp is unveiled, released in first issue at the Wing Luke Museum

Kamna Shastri February 8, 2017 0

The United States Postal Service unveiled its first commemorative stamp of the year with a first-day-of-issue ceremony at the Wing Luke Museum on January 5. The stamp unveiling brought in a full audience to

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Honest Elections Initative: Democracy vouchers in mailboxes this month

Honest Elections Initative: Democracy vouchers in mailboxes this month

Kamna Shastri January 19, 2017 0

Since January 3, the City of Seattle has been sending out democracy vouchers to all eligible city residents. Every envelope has four vouchers, each with a $25 value for a grand total of $100

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Communities rise against the tide of Islamaphobia: Even with worry, there is empowered action

Communities rise against the tide of Islamaphobia: Even with worry, there is empowered action

Kamna Shastri December 23, 2016 0

University of Washington student Nasro Hassan suffered severe bruising and a concussion after a man smashed a glass bottle into her face. The attack happened on November 15 around 5:00 p.m. in a heavily

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