Samantha Pak

Medical Teams pivots to help with COVID-19 response in King, Snohomish counties

Medical Teams pivots to help with COVID-19 response in King, Snohomish counties

The organization has converted its dental fleet into a testing command center and emergency dental clinics.

 

Swedish, Microsoft develop CERA to improve hospitals’ response to COVID-19

Swedish, Microsoft develop CERA to improve hospitals’ response to COVID-19

The app is available for any health care provider to use.

 

How using a face mask to cover my Asian face could put me in danger

How using a face mask to cover my Asian face could put me in danger

Since the COVID-19 outbreak began, Asians and Asian Americans have been targeted.

 

Life Care Center (LCC) of Kirkland is facing more than $600,000 in fines for its response to the COVID-19 outbreak in its facility. Samantha Pak/Sound Publishing

Life Care in Kirkland facing more than $600K in fines for COVID-19 response

The facility has until Sept. 16 to pay or address areas of concern or it will be terminated.

Life Care Center (LCC) of Kirkland is facing more than $600,000 in fines for its response to the COVID-19 outbreak in its facility. Samantha Pak/Sound Publishing
Gov. Jay Inslee discusses the COVID-19 pandemic and the state’s response during a press conference on Thursday, March 26. Screenshot

Inslee: Stay-at-home orders must continue to completely eliminate COVID-19

Slight decrease in rate of new coronavirus cases, but residents must continue to hunker down.

Gov. Jay Inslee discusses the COVID-19 pandemic and the state’s response during a press conference on Thursday, March 26. Screenshot
We need to, but how do we talk about race?

We need to, but how do we talk about race?

Racism is still an issue in this country. How can we have constructive conversations to move forward and heal?

We need to, but how do we talk about race?
United Methodist Church: To split or not to split

United Methodist Church: To split or not to split

Local clergy from Eastside United Methodist Churches weigh in on the church’s future regarding LGBTQ+ inclusion.

United Methodist Church: To split or not to split
Professionals in a second language | Windows and Mirrors

Professionals in a second language | Windows and Mirrors

What is it like to pursue a career in a language that is not your first?

Professionals in a second language | Windows and Mirrors
More than the right to vote: What does it mean to become a U.S. citizen?

More than the right to vote: What does it mean to become a U.S. citizen?

Another reason some people may not vote is because they feel like it doesn’t matter.

More than the right to vote: What does it mean to become a U.S. citizen?
Lori Matsukawa’s lasting legacy on Asian American journalists

Lori Matsukawa’s lasting legacy on Asian American journalists

‘If I can do it, they can do it’

Lori Matsukawa’s lasting legacy on Asian American journalists
The difficulty of aging in place | Windows and Mirrors

The difficulty of aging in place | Windows and Mirrors

Living on a fixed income in an increasingly expensive region is not easy.

The difficulty of aging in place | Windows and Mirrors
Lessons from our neighbors | Windows and Mirrors

Lessons from our neighbors | Windows and Mirrors

Traveling abroad is an easy reminder to check your ethnocentrism.

Lessons from our neighbors | Windows and Mirrors
Samantha Pak can be reached at spak@soundpublishing.com.

Southeast Asians Are Paying Twice For Their Mistakes

Many are at greater risk of being deported to countries many haven’t been to since they were young - or have never been to at all.

Samantha Pak can be reached at spak@soundpublishing.com.
Let’s Talk About Race | Windows and Mirrors

Let’s Talk About Race | Windows and Mirrors

The more we talk about it, the more we can prevent incidents from happening.

Let’s Talk About Race | Windows and Mirrors
Tulin Yildiz speaks on the origin and significance of ashure in Turkish culture 
at Turkcha’s event at the Peter Kirk Community Center in Kirkland.                                 Photo courtesy of Dilek Anderson

The sweetness of coming together | Windows and Mirrors

For immigrant women on the Eastside, Turkcha is here to help.

Tulin Yildiz speaks on the origin and significance of ashure in Turkish culture 
at Turkcha’s event at the Peter Kirk Community Center in Kirkland.                                 Photo courtesy of Dilek Anderson
Photo courtesy Skubik

Local Gymnastics Community Calls for an End to Abuse Culture

In the wake of the Larry Nassar trail, what can be done to protect child gymnasts?

Photo courtesy Skubik