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 […]
A woman in her 60s suffered minor injuries after a black Nissan Maxima hit her at around 5:45 p.m. on May 30, at the intersection of King Street and Maynard Avenue.
Local organizations find solutions By Ruth Bayang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Incomes for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) have failed to keep up with the rising cost of rents and home prices, according to a report, “Our Neighborhoods: Asian American and Pacific Islander Anti-Displacement Strategies,” released May 11. The report surveyed 15 AAPI and Native […]
By Ruth Bayang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY When Dr. Andy Chiem first set foot in the United States 35 years ago, he never dreamed that he would be a doctor. “I did not know a word of English,” Chiem said in a speech April 26 at the Rainier Valley Community Development Fund (RVCDF) annual meeting, when […]
“Our legal system failed me.”
Elisha Edwin, 40, is living a nightmare.
His only child, 3-year-old Rachel, was taken out of the country to the Philippines by her mother, Katrina Jean Lacdao, for what was supposedly a two-week trip to see Lacdao’s ailing father.
By Ruth Bayang Northwest Asian Weekly A divided U.S. Court of Appeals panel upheld NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s four-game suspension of Tom Brady for his involvement in “Deflategate” on April 25. A three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan ruled 2-to-1 that Goodell did not deprive Brady of “fundamental fairness” […]