Kshama Sawant, the normally outspoken Seattle City Councilmember and proud member of the Socialist Alternative Party, has been silent lately, especially since a lawsuit filed on Aug. 18 against her for defamation.
By Ruth Bayang Northwest Asian Weekly Let me start off by saying, I chose America and I love America. I am American. Naturalized, not natural-born. I have lived in the United States for 26 years. I entered the United States legally on a student visa. I graduated from college and immediately applied and got approved […]
Pramila Jayapal could soon be heading to Washington, D.C. after winning the Democratic primary for Washington’s 7th Congressional District
Edward Chow, Jr., the son of Seattle civic activist and Chinese community pioneer Ruby Chow, died at his home from pancreatic cancer on July 22.
If you’ve never heard of Ruth Woo, you have likely heard of the people she has helped.
By Ruth Bayang Northwest Asian Weekly You’ve probably heard by now of the Pokémon Go phenomenon. Or you’ve seen groups of people gather in one place, their eyes glued to their smartphones. Pokémon Go is a free-to-play mobile app that you can download for iOS or Android. Released earlier this month, the app has quickly […]
I’m not a police officer or policy maker; I am not a mental health expert and I don’t have the silver bullet to eliminate gun violence. I am a woman, a mother, a human being, and I know that my heart aches for humanity and the events involving police shootings in the past two weeks. […]
By Ruth Bayang Northwest Asian Weekly “I firmly believe we’ll have some answers in the next 30 to 60 days.” Jonathan Reinhard of Wallingford said he is “hanging in there.” His wife, Jenny Chen, 26, was last seen leaving the city of Oaxaca, Mexico for Cancun on April 12. The couple was supposed to meet […]
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Amazon.com removed the doormats carrying images of various Hindu deities from its website within 24 hours after Hindus protested last week. #BoycottAmazon soon started trending on social media with outraged people venting out on the company. Images of Hindu gods depicted on the doormats — Shiva, Vishnu, Krishna, Ganesha, Venkateswara, […]
The Seattle City Council voted unanimously on June 6 to rename a park after Donnie Chin. The park, at 700 S. Lane St., will be renamed Donnie Chin International Children’s Park, in honor of the late community leader who was shot and killed last July. His murder remains unsolved. Chin was instrumental in the founding […]