The Korean Women’s Association (KWA) Board of Trustees announced on Feb. 25 that Peter Ansara has been named to lead the agency as newly appointed Chief Executive Officer. “Peter Ansara is a well-respected executive in the community with a proven track record with KWA, guiding the agency during its toughest times. I have no doubt […]
Snappy Dragon was named Small Business of the Month for February by Seattle’s Office of Economic Development. Owner Judy Fu came to the United States with children in 1971. Born in Qingdao, China and raised in Taiwan, Fu worked in a couple of north end restaurants before opening Snappy Dragon in 1983. It has been […]
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — The parents of a 21-year-old West Point cadet fatally injured in a skiing accident raced the clock to get a judge’s permission to retrieve his sperm for “the possibility of preserving some piece of our child that might live on.” U.S. Military Academy Cadet Peter Zhu was declared brain dead […]
CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia jury has recommended a 30-year prison sentence for a Chesapeake security guard who killed a man prosecutors say was playing “Pokemon Go.” The Virginian-Pilot reports the jury recommended the sentence for 23-year-old Johnathan Cromwell on March 4, days after jurors found him guilty of second-degree murder in the 2017 […]
By Mahlon Meyer Northwest Asian Weekly When some new immigrant Chinese parents got their hands on a videotape of a school assembly last year, they translated the entire video into Chinese. A school official had apparently implied that the district hoped to admit more kids from marginalized backgrounds (Latino, for instance) into the district’s gifted […]
The Northwest Asian Weekly and Seattle Chinese Post held their annual Lunar New Year Children’s Parade and Costume Contest in Seattle’s International District on March 2. See the bright, colorful costumes and the creations that took home the top prizes.
By GENE JOHNSON Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — The Chinese tech giant Huawei pleaded not guilty on Feb. 28 to U.S. trade-theft charges in a case that has heightened a trade dispute between the world’s two largest economies. The pleas were entered in federal court in Seattle, where a 10-count indictment was unsealed in January […]
SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge has thrown out a defamation lawsuit filed against Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant by two Seattle police officers over public statements she made calling the 2016 police shooting of Che Taylor a racially motivated “brutal murder.’’ The Seattle Times reports U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman threw out defamation claims […]
What began as an illicit sex/prostitution investigation by the Seattle Police Department (SPD) morphed into something more sinister. On Feb. 28, after years of following leads, gathering evidence, and interviewing witnesses, SPD led a multi-agency raid of massage parlors in the Chinatown-International District (ID) and beyond.
A protest was held outside Koda Condominiums’ groundbreaking ceremony in Japantown on Feb. 28, creating a rift between the activists and business community.