By Ruth Bayang Northwest Asian Weekly John Yin of Everett pleaded guilty to wire fraud for selling revenue-suppression software that allowed businesses to cheat on their taxes. The scam cost the U.S. government more than $3.4 million. The U.S. Department of Justice said in a Dec. 2 news release that Yin sold software built by […]
By Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly Wichit Phisaikul emigrated from Thailand to be with family and works as a contract driver with both Uber and Lyft in Seattle. He decided to be a rideshare driver because he feels he has more freedom (“I am the boss”) and likes the money. On a typical Saturday in […]
By Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly There will be a new kid on the block in the Chinatown-International District neighborhood on the corner of 8th Avenue South and South Lane Street beginning summer of 2017. The proposed land use application at 616 8th Avenue South states that there will be a 14-story, 230,060 squarefoot, mixed-use […]
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly It was 1986, and Kim Pham was a new University of Washington grad, though not a typical one. He was 36 years old, a husband, the father to three young children, and a Vietnamese refugee. To support his family post-graduation, he worked at Tacoma Boatbuilding Co., a now-defunct shipyard […]
By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Jessica Louie and her fiancé Alex Vo bought what they call the Hudson House in the winter of 2015, and that’s when their home restoration journey began. Their home in Columbia City is almost 100 years old, and there was a lot of work to do, as it had […]
By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Following in his father’s footsteps, David Matsudaira has made quite the name for himself in the fashion industry. Matsudaira began to understand the difference between style and fashion from working for his father when he was young. “Clothes tell the world a little about you and your personality. Every […]
By TC Zhang Special to the Northwest Asian Weekly I immigrated to Seattle from China eight years ago, and while people here were friendly, I often longed to be surrounded by the familiarities of home. One of the things I was seeking was a network of my peers. High schools in China place a fixed […]
Thach Nguyen has come a long way since arriving in America at age 4 with his parents, four brothers, and sister in 1975.
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Bush Garden Restaurant, once a hangout for the powerful, will close after operating for over 60 years in Chinatown. Owners Karen and Masaharu Sadata confirmed that its last day will be Oct. 29. Bush’s popular karaoke bar will remain open daily in the evening. “It’s a relief,” said Karen […]
Not to be confused with Bill Bryant — the man running for governor of Washington state — Bill Bryant, the entrepreneur and local startup investor, has some impressive feathers in the cap of his own.