SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A judge has tossed a November ballot measure aimed at reversing a Spokane law that restricts police and city employees from asking about a person’s immigration status. Spokane County Superior Court Judge Julie McKay on Aug. 25 removed Proposition 1 from the November ballot. The initiative sought to change or remove […]
Archives for August 2017
By Neal Morton Seattle Times SEATTLE (AP) — In Highline Public Schools, district officials have set an ambitious goal of graduating all students as bilingual by 2026. There’s at least one big hurdle to making that happen: Where do you find enough bilingual educators to teach those students in multiple languages? Recruiters already travel to […]
By Irfan Shariff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY “Justice for Donnie is justice for the whole community,” said Seattle Police Department (SPD) Deputy Chief Carmen Best, at the fourth community update on Donnie Chin’s murder investigation held on Aug. 23. More than two years after Chin’s murder on July 23, 2015, there is still no resolution for […]
By CID Coalition For Northwest Asian Weekly The Chinatown-International District (CID) Coalition was dismayed by the Aug. 5 article “Chinatown-ID housing affordability measures,” which inaccurately represented community opposition against the proposed 14-story Marriott hotel on 8th and Lane, as well as new city legislation affecting the neighborhood. Over the past several months, the CID Coalition […]
ESPN is being blasted for political correctness after pulling announcer Robert Lee from play-by-play duties for the Sept. 2 University of Virginia (UVa) football game, in case some people might be offended by his name. Robert Lee is Asian. And UVa is in Charlottesville. The same Charlottesville where on Aug. 14, a group of white […]
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Malala Yousafzai, the girl who was shot in the head and survived, and the youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate, is going to England’s Oxford University! Coincidentally, I was there two weeks ago, touring the world’s best college. Depending on the report, the No. 1 college in the world honor sometimes […]
Each year, Bloodworks Northwest helps over 55,000 patients receive life-saving blood transfusions. And the organization needs donations from people of diverse ethnic backgrounds. Last month, it met with Chinese community leaders from the greater Seattle area to discuss ways to boost community engagement.
Let’s face it — most of us are creatures of habit. So when my husband suggested we stay at an Airbnb for a recent and unexpected trip to Asia, I was more than a little hesitant. Who would want to give up fresh towels, concierge services, and those free little bottles of …
“For us to make a change for own Asian American community and for our artists and filmmakers, we have to get up from behind the desk or couch, and go out and support art and film that represents you. …
Wolf Warriors 2 (WW2) has currently made over $768.5 million (including online ticketing fees) at the box office and has taken the crown from The Mermaid as China’s highest grossing movie and surpassed Avatar’s $760.5 million (U.S. domestic gross) in only 24 days.