Media Archive

All the most recent published media about or involving the Pacific Islander Community Association of Washington.

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Mayoral veto stalls removal of racist statue in downtown Spokane

KXLY Spokane & Couer D'Alene

Spokane mayor vetoes law that would have removed racist statue


Racist statue removal stalled: ‘Who is this wait worth it for?’


New commissioners at Washington State CAPAA

Northwest Asian Weekly

Somewhere In the Middle of Rotuma

Montana State Goverment

Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs Releases 2020 Community Demography Report

South Seattle Emerald

In 'Pasifika,' Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander communities seek both identity and independence

USA Today

Visit to Spokane proves fruitful for OII team

The Washington State Office of Independent Investigations

Historical Society of Federal Way honors local people who made a difference

Federal Way Mirror

Opinion: Why we must dismantle the term "API"

International Examiner

War hero or criminal? Monaghan statue continues to draw debate at Spokane Human Rights Commission meeting

The Spokesman-Review

Diversity in Asian, Native Hawaiian and Pacific American Experiences

The Huddle (UW Medicine)

Letter to remove Monaghan statue expected to be delivered to Spokane City Council soon

The Spokesman-Review

RJS Sporlight: Pacific Islander Community Association

YWCA Spokane

A SAAFF apology & learn with us: Why we no longer use the term AAPI

Seattle Asian American Film Festival

Tongans wait for a word from home

Seattle Now: News Podcast by KUOW

Local Tongan community working to get updates on situation after volcanic eruption near Tonga

Seattle Asian American Film Festival

Pacific Islanders Gain Advocate

The Fig Tree

News Reporting Circle, Episode 10

KVRU 105.7 FM Community Radio

Food Sovereignty: Bringing Equitable Food Practices to the Table

SWEC - Southwest Washington Equity Coalition

Institutional Whiteness w/Joseph Seia

Not Quite Compassion Podcast

Survival and Sustainability: Climate Justice for Pacific Islanders

Humanities Washington

A 'Dreamathon,' a zombie walk, and other fun things to do this week

Seattle Times

For Pacific Islanders, a statue in Washington state recalls a dark chapter in history


Rally demands removal of Monaghan statue in downtown Spokane

The Gonzaga Bulletin

'There is no honor in genocide': Rally at Riverfront Park calls for removal of downtown Spokane monument

The Spokesman Review

Pacific Islander community rallies for Spokane to tear down Monaghan statue

KXLY Spokane & Couer D'Alene

Two communities living different pandemics

Northwest Asian Weekly

My father calls me Tiare. My mother calls me Benjamin.


Spokane City Council Recognition

Spokane City Council

Washington Department of Health COVID Briefing

TV Washington

For Pacific Islanders, 'AAPI' can render them invisible. How communities demand power by combatting erasure.


COVID-19 and the 'silent storm' that hit one of Washington's most at-risk groups

Paul G. Allen Family Foundation

How Native Hawaiians And Pacific Islanders Are Fighting To Be Seen During The Pandemic


VIDEO: Paul G. Allen Family Foundation puts $1 million into vaccine clinic, education campaign

Kiro 7 News

Allen Foundation grant boosts COVID-19 vaccination in vulnerable Seattle-area communities

Seattle Times

Vancouver clinic inoculates nearly 700 Black, Latino/Hispanic, Pacific Islander community members

The Columbian

Over 100 Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander elders vaccinated at 2nd dose popup clinic in Federal Way

King 5 News

Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders fight for COVID-19 vaccine access in Washington

King 5 News

To fight COVID-19 with vaccines, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in Washington first need to be seen

Seattle Times

'It's an access thing': Pacific Islanders get COVID-19 shots at community clinic in Spokane

The Spokesman Review

'We're trying to bridge a gap': Community organizations help vaccinate minority groups

KXLY Spokane & Couer D'Alene

2020 Spokane Human Rights Award Winner: Doresty Daniel

Spokane Human Rights Award

Pacific: Undocumented migrants hope for pathway to US citizenship

ABC Radio Australia

Why it's time to retire the term 'Asian Pacific Islander'

Seattle Times

Creating community connections during a time of unprecedented separation

Seattle Times

'You don't expect to be so vilified': The strange turn the pandemic took for public health workers

Seattle Times

How much information does a food bank need to give you groceries?

Kiro 7 News

Hit hardest by COVID-19, Alaska's Pacific Islanders face death and severe illness at an alarming rate

Alaska Public Media

Washington's Pacific Islanders hit hardest by COVID-19

International Examiner

Free COVID-19 testing at Federal Way High School today

Federal Way Mirror

Pacific Islanders in US hospitalized with Covid-19 at up to 10 times the rate of other groups

The Guardian

COVID-19: Ole lamatiaga e lei alu ese

King County TV

Coronavirus testing is daunting if you can't get time off to quarantine. These folks have solutions


National outcry about racist statues sparks decades' old debate over Spokane's own

The Spokesman Review

PICA-WA Food Distribution


New COVID-19 reports show concerning patterns of inequity, rise in cases among younger people

Washington State Coronavirus Response

Marshallese people represent 1% of Spokane County's population and nearly a third of its COVID-19 cases

The Spokesman Review

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