Japanese American farmers built multigenerational businesses in Colorado after WWII and decades later, economic hardships make it difficult for them to stay afloat.
Downtown Denver’s Sakura Square has remained a hub of Japanese-American culture throughout the decades, and the annual Cherry Blossom Festival serves as a reminder of that continuity
Relatives of Japanese Americans incarcerated at Amache are finding common threads with descendants of the nearby Sand Creek Massacre.
From the Mar-a-Lago “raid” to furries to Colorado’s blue tsunami to Club Q and beyond, Mike Littwin looks back at 2022, a year that put us through the wringer — again.
The decades-long effort to ensure lasting recognition of Colorado’s Granada War Relocation Center — also known as Camp Amache — finally reached the finish line Friday as President Joe Biden signed legislation making it a national historic site. In a White House ceremony, the president’s signature gave final approval to the bill that will place […]
A bill making Colorado’s Granada War Relocation Center — also known as Camp Amache — a national historic site is awaiting President Joe Biden’s signature after it won final approval from Congress. Biden is expected to sign the bill, which was presented to him last week, into law in the coming days. The legislation will […]
Sometimes, even as a cynical columnist, you find yourself moved to write about something truly good, something extraordinary, something — OK, I don’t want to get carried away here, because this story also has the expected opposition, setbacks and struggle — that shines a light on the fact that, contrary to what you might hear […]
Nearly 80 years after a presidential order created incarceration camps on American soil to hold people of Japanese descent, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed legislation Monday night designating the site of Colorado’s Granada War Relocation Center – also known as Camp Amache – a national historic site. The vote marks the last key step toward […]
By James Anderson and Sam Metz, The Associated Press On the eve of the 80th anniversary of the forced internment of 120,000 Japanese Americans at the onset of World War II, Republican U.S. Sen. Mike Lee of Utah is getting backlash for holding up the creation of a national historic site at a former internment […]
The recently stalled push to bring the Amache incarceration camp into the National Park system got an energy boost Wednesday through a bipartisan bill to designate the square-mile on Colorado’s southeastern plains, where more than 7,000 Japanese Americans were held during World War II, a National Historic Site. The bill, sponsored by U.S. Reps. Joe […]