On July 8, the American Bar Association (ABA) announced it would award its inaugural International Human Rights Award to prominent lawyer Wang Yu. Wang was jailed a year ago when Chinese authorities cracked down hundreds of lawyers and human rights advocates. She is still in jail awaiting trial on charges of anti-state activity and will […]
Tucked in the middle of Chinatown is a new Vietnamese dessert establishment — the very first of its kind in Seattle.
On June 13, at its E3 press conference this year, Microsoft announced the launch of new Xbox hardware, a litany of news on a handful of exclusive franchises and sequels — Gears of War 4, ReCore, Forza Horizon 3 — and more, amid a fever pitch of buzz leading up to announcement.
On Jan. 12, 2010, a 7.0 moment magnitude earthquake struck approximately 16 miles west of Port-au-Prince.
“These are called URMs,” said Bernie Kay, a mechanical engineer and a shareholder of the West Kong Yick building, a URM. “Unreinforced masonry buildings. You cannot even build buildings like this anymore.”
“In 1994, my dad got really sick,” said Bernie Kay. “We were going through a federal raid. It caused a lot of the old guys — my dad included — to have heart attacks from stress.
As President Barack Obama gets closer to the end of his second term in office, more Americans appreciate the job he has done. A Gallup poll earlier this month shows his favorability is on the rise and he is now the most popular American politician. In fact, Obama is more popular than President Ronald Reagan […]
By Sejal Parikh Special to Northwest Asian Weekly Imagine getting a text at 5:11 a.m. instructing you that you had just been added to the work schedule and were expected to be on the job at 6:30 a.m. Imagine trying to raise a child when both you and your spouse don’t find out until Thursday […]
The first transgender politician elected in the Philippines said she hopes her win in a congressional race shows that people like her can contribute to nation-building in a country where LGBT people are still sometimes publicly ridiculed.
On April 23, patrons of a local Chinese restaurant known for being vegan-friendly were shocked to learn that their beloved eatery may have been using animal-derived products.