By Mahlon Meyer Northwest Asian Weekly When is defeat not defeat? Jesse Wineberry, one of the architects of Initiative 1000 (I-1000), which was aimed at restoring affirmative action in Washington state, was at the downtown Bellevue FedEx shortly after the initiative was overturned by 1% of the vote in November 2019. In walked John Carlson, […]
Concerns over the growing cases of the omicron variant of COVID-19 has prompted Chinatown-International District Business Improvement Area (CIDBIA) to postpone its Lunar New Year (LNY) celebration—which was originally slated for Feb. 5. “These past few years of adjusting and navigating the event landscape have been challenging,” CIDBIA posted on Instagram. “Ultimately, our unwavering priority […]
Starbucks is carrying out a limited test of two beverages “made with coffee pearls” at two stores this winter, including one in Bellevue, Business Insider reported. A spokesperson declined to share further details, but a viral TikTok video posted by @kirbyssister shows a sign at a Starbucks store telling customers to “try our new coffee […]
SeaTac City Councilmember Peter Kwon has been selected to lead Asian Pacific American Municipal Officials (APAMO) as its president for 2022. Kwon is starting his seventh year on the SeaTac City Council and previously served as APAMO’s treasurer for the past five years. Kwon stated he would like to “build a more sustainable, equitable, and […]
On Jan. 4, Sam Cho was elected as vice president of the Port of Seattle Commission, and the newly elected commissioner Toshiko Hasegawa will serve as secretary. The commission has its first people of color majority in its history. Hamdi Mohamed also took office last week.
Korey Watari has teamed up with her husband, Pixar artist and creator of the Ellie series, Mike Wu, to create “I Am Able to Shine”—a picture book to be published in May. It is the story of Keiko, a young Japanese American girl with big dreams, and about embracing your identity and being true to […]
For the first time in its 130-year history, Jung Ho-yeon is the first East Asian to grace the cover as a solo feature for Vogue magazine. The South Korean model received international recognition after the global success of the Netflix series, “Squid Game,” in which she played Kan Sae-byeok, aka player 067. In 2019, Priyanka […]
Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. In this edition, we take a look at a great start to 2022 for figure skater Nathan Chen, one of the best hockey players in the Northwest, Tiger Woods returning to the golf course, and the best move of 2021.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Michelle Li, who formerly anchored mornings on KING 5 in Seattle, received an outpouring of support from around the world after a viewer criticized her for “being very Asian” and told her to “keep her Korean to herself.” Michelle Li, now an anchor at KSDK-TV in St. Louis, Missouri did a […]
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