Suicide. A chilling word, yet meaningless until it affects you directly. Suicide became meaningful for me when a close friend and fraternity brother, Jesse, could no longer cope with his depression, and ended his life.
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By MANUEL VALDES Associated Press SEATTLE — Vice President Joe Biden met with researchers at Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center during his visit to Seattle on March 21. The center describes the vice president’s visit as part of a listening tour to promote cancer research. Cancer is the leading cause of death among Asian […]
By Arlene Kiyomi Dennistoun Northwest Asian Weekly “Washington is quickly in a race to the bottom when it comes to ensuring our low-income students have the food they need to start the school day fueled and ready to learn,” said Carrie Glover, senior policy manager at Within Reach. Glover was one of several advocates supporting […]
When you walk through the touristy Pike-Pine corridor in downtown Seattle, it’s hard to miss the smoke shops that pervade the area. On the ground level window display of Smoke Plus, on the busy intersection of Pike and First Ave., there are boxes of cigars, glass pipes of various colors and sizes, and a lineup of grandiose hookah pipes with long coils shoved against each other. A sweet scent permeates the shop’s perimeter that leads down to the basement.
She had her baby five months ago. But a medical condition that can be life-altering makes Jennifer* appear as if she is still six months pregnant. Now, a new procedure is giving new hope to Jennifer and others like her.
Inspired by her mother’s passion for international travel and global citizenship, Amy Pak started Families of Color Seattle (FOCS), an organization dedicated to building a strong community by supporting families of color through parenting programs, resource sharing, and fostering meaningful connections.
National Council on Aging (NCOA) Many people think falls are a normal part of aging. The truth is they are not – most falls can be prevented by learning a few steps to stay safe. Each year, on the first day of fall, the National Council on Aging (NCOA) Falls Free® Initiative celebrates National Falls […]
Financial scams targeting seniors have become so prevalent that they’re now considered “the crime of the 21st century.” Why? Because seniors are thought to have a significant amount of money sitting in their accounts. Financial scams also often go unreported or can be difficult to prosecute, so they’re considered a “low-risk” crime. However, they’re devastating to […]
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Unexpected history was revealed July 30 at the groundbreaking ceremony for Aegis Gardens, which will be the first Chinese retirement home in Washington state. Why was the city of Newcastle picked? Some factors might be that it is one of the highest-income areas in our state, ranked one of […]