The final exam for the Re-Writing Difficult Dialogues class at the University of Washington is not going to be a multiple-choice test. Rather, the culmination of this Southeast Asian (SEA) studies course is a public performance of a play researched, written, and performed by the students …
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly The Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation decided to throw a dinner to celebrate U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke and wife Mona’s departure to their new life in Washington, D.C.
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Cheers and jeers met Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeoh when he arrived in Seattle on Tuesday, June 2. More than 100 protesters stood outside the Seattle Sheraton Hotel including those from Portland and Vancouver. They shouted, “Ma Ying-jeoh must go. Taiwan doesn’t need you!” Inside the hotel, approximately 200 admirers […]
By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Kiet Ly smiles a lot these days, knowing that the decision he made to leave Vietnam 10 years ago was the right one. With the help of Habitat for Humanity of East King County, he is about to become the owner of a three-bedroom, 1,100 square-foot townhouse in Redmond. […]
By Jane Mee Wong Northwest Asian Weekly Swing-shift custodians at the University of Washington are coming together across ethnic lines and language barriers to keep their work shifts. The predominantly Asian, Latino, and East African workforce consists of 66 custodians who work from 4:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. On June 1, they will be reassigned […]
By Ryan Pangilinan Northwest Asian Weekly This past Saturday, May 23, the Seattle Japanese Community Queen held its 50th annual coronation ceremony at the Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall. Hosted by Jeopardy Clue Crew member Kelly Miyahara and longtime API community leader Terry Nakano, the two-and-a-half hour ceremony was filled with culture, […]
By Thi-Le Vo Northwest Asian Weekly Seattle Port Commissioner Lloyd Hara announced on May 25 that he will be running for King County assessor. According to his Web site, his decision was made a few weeks after the drunk-driving incident involving the current King County assessor, Scott Noble.
By Evangeline Cafe Northwest Asian Weekly Civic activism has changed the course of history many times, from ending segregation to granting women’s suffrage to expanding gay rights. The collective action of passionate people has proven to be a mighty force.
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Taiwan President Ying-jeou Ma plans to visit Central America on May 26. On June 2, he will stop by Seattle on his way home, according to his office’s May 18 press conference.
In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage month, we asked some cool people what their favorite part about being Asian American is, and their responses ran the gamut, from the poignant to the ones made us laugh out loud.