Jameela Mirza has just been named features editor of her middle school newspaper—quite the honor for a seventh grader.
New Jersey Rep. Andy Kim walked amid the mess shortly after voting to certify Joe Biden’s victory over Trump—and felt the weight of the day wearing on him—when something motivated him to clean up the debris.
By Ruth Bayang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Forgive the idealism of this editorial—but perhaps it’s time for us to hold elected officials to a higher standard. By that I mean, make them promise when they take the Oath of Office, that they will never lie and never spread lies. And that if they do, that would […]
By Mahlon Meyer Northwest Asian Weekly Fatherly, with a zest to spend time with people. But highly efficient in his personal relations. This is how local leaders who know President-elect Joe Biden describe him. “He is incredibly caring and people-oriented, he will sit down with people, strangers, and really focus on what’s happening in their […]
By Ruth Bayang Northwest Asian Weekly Newly elected Congressmember Marilyn Strickland called last week’s incident at the U.S. Capitol “domestic terrorism.” The former mayor of Tacoma told The News Tribune, “Trump and his enablers, who have been sowing seeds of discontent trying to undermine the validity of this election, are responsible for this. So he […]
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly The presidential election this past November and the state of Georgia runoff election for the U.S. Senate were of the utmost importance to both Democrats and Republicans. Vying for Asian American Pacific Islander votes, people from across the country encouraged others to vote in battleground states. This took on […]
Renton City Councilmember Kim-Khanh Van announced last month that she will run for Position 9 on the Metropolitan King County Council in 2021. Van, an attorney and public school mom who came to America as a refugee after leaving her native Vietnam at the age of 6, will challenge incumbent Reagan Dunn. If elected, Van […]
On Dec. 12, 2020, the brother of late community leader Kip Tokuda, Floyd Tokuda, passed away peacefully in his home at age 76. Floyd was the eldest child of George and Tama Tokuda, and the brother of Valerie Chin and actress Marilyn Tokuda. Nephew Daryl Chin told the Northwest Asian Weekly, “It is in great […]
The Chinese American Citizens Alliance-Seattle and community volunteers are planning a regional ceremony in the spring to present Chinese American World War II (CAWW2) Congressional Gold Medal replicas to each registered veteran or next of kin at no-cost. The Virtual Chinese American World War II Veterans Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony was held last month. For […]
Hoan Do, Raj Singh, and Krishna Thiagarajan were among the APIs named in Seattle Magazine’s 25 Most Influential People in Seattle in 2020. Do was one of 30 people across the country chosen to appear on Lay’s potato chips bags. He is a motivational speaker and corporate trainer. Singh is the co-founder of All in […]