SEATTLE – Rep. Pramila Jayapal announced the introduction of the South Asian Heart Health Awareness and Research Act on Aug. 3. The bipartisan bill, co-sponsored by Republican Rep. Joe Wilson, will raise awareness of the alarming rate at which the South Asian community is developing heart disease and will invest in ways to reverse this […]
Public Health – Seattle & King County has taken steps to strengthen the protections for all clients at its health clinics. This comes as recent federal immigration proposals have made people in immigrant communities feel more fear and stress. Some families feel they must choose between avoiding a clinic and possibly risk their health, or […]
By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly Chef Kevin Chung is passionate about many aspects of cooking, including ramen and bread making for example, but Chung is more than just a craftsman in his trade. Upon opening 8 Oz Burger in Capitol Hill, Chung turned what was thought at the time to be a humble location […]
By Kim Eckart UW News REPRINTED WITH PERMISSION The way they dress? Maybe their hairstyle, or mannerisms? How much they weigh? A University of Washington (UW)-led study has found that for Asian Americans, those who appear heavier not only are perceived to be more “American,” but also may be subject to less prejudice directed at […]
By Tim Gruver NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Ambreen Tariq was just 8 years old when she traveled halfway across the world to the United States from India. The daughter of immigrant parents who both worked two jobs to make ends meet, Tariq grew up all across the country as a part of what she calls a […]
By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly It’s never too early to introduce food literacy to children and families. At least that is the unofficial motto behind the Bellevue-based publisher and pop-up bookstore Readers to Eaters, founded in 2009 by husband and wife team Philip and June Jo Lee to help families explore food culture through […]
By Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA) reintroduced legislation on May 25 to curb mental health stigma in the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. The Stop Mental Health Stigma in Our Communities Act instructs the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to provide outreach and education strategies for the […]
Suriya Yunosov and her family have long enjoyed samsa, filled puff pastry hand pies that can be savory or sweet, which Yunosov makes based on a family recipe.
By Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY A study published earlier this month reveals that Asian American women have seen an increase in breast cancer diagnosis over the past 15 years — although Japanese women were exempt from this. The study focused on the seven major Asian populations that migrated to the United States — Chinese, Japanese, […]
At the 38th Annual Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival held on April 21-23, people of all cultures flooded the Seattle Center Armory to learn about Japanese culture and to watch a reenactment of the 1997 attempt to break the world record for the longest sushi roll.