SEATTLE (AP) — A Bellevue developer suspected of bilking more than 250 Chinese investors out of millions of dollars on two real estate projects has pleaded guilty to federal charges. Lobsang Dargey entered the pleas to two fraud-related counts in U.S. District Court on Jan. 4, one day after being charged. The 43-year-old exploited a […]
Washington, D.C. — The office of Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal has 2017 Presidential Inauguration tickets available to the constituents of the Seventh District, which includes Seattle, Vashon Island, and portions of Shoreline, Lake Forest Park, Edmonds, Mountlake Terrace, Burien, and Normandy Park. Constituents interested in acquiring tickets must submit a request to firstname.lastname@example.org with their full […]
SEATTLE — The memorial service for Alan Sugiyama, a longtime Seattle community activist and the first Asian-American elected to the Seattle school board, will be held at Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center on Sunday, Jan. 29 2:00 p.m. Sugiyama died on Jan. 2 at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle after a battle with cancer. He […]
By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly SEATTLE — When the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) holds a “first-day-of-issue” dedication ceremony, it makes sure the event is both a celebration of the diversity of the American people and the introduction of a new commemorative stamp. The national unveiling of the Year of the Rooster Forever stamp took […]
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly “That morning, we didn’t think that anything was going to be different,” Lam Lieu said in Vietnamese, in an interview with Northwest Asian Weekly. “Our family was so happy. But that night, people called me.” On Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016, Lieu’s wife, My-Linh Nguyen, 45, was shot just steps […]
It seems like South Seattle’s Asian community can’t rest easy with criminals targeting them both on the streets and in their homes.
By Arlene Kiyomi Dennistoun NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY The Joint Legislative Task Force on the Use of Deadly Force in Community Policing wrapped up its final meeting in a grueling 11-hour session in Olympia, and recommended changing the law applying to police use of deadly force. Suspense grew as each member cast their vote out loud. […]
Long time community activist Al Sugiyama passed away on Jan. 2 at Swedish Hospital, surrounded by family and an intimate group of friends.
“I have fond memories of going over to the Sugiyama house to play basketball in their backyard while we were kids. The “court” was an uneven dirt area with a rickety hoop attached to the side of the house. Every time you dribbled the ball, it went off in a crazy direction. Every time Al […]
Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS) celebrated the holidays on Dec, 16 with festive entertainment and a game show.