By GENE JOHNSON Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington Legislature has approved a bill aimed at shutting down one of the country’s largest for-profit, privately run immigration jails. Led by majority Democrats, the state Senate voted 28-21 on March 30 in favor of a measure that would ban for-profit detention centers in the state. […]
Seattle Rice Society.
The group has more to do with strengthening Asian American voices than with food. It organized the “Stop Asian Hate” rally on April 3 in the Chinatown-International District, in response to the Georgia killing of eight people, including six Asian women last month.
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Kim Phạm, the publisher of Người Việt Tây Bắc (Northwest Vietnamese News), died in his sleep on March 30, at the age of 71. He passed four months beyond what was predicted for him, after he suffered a mild heart attack, after his doctors discovered and alerted him that […]
By Ruth Bayang Northwest Asian Weekly A teenage boy was arrested on April 2 in connection with a filmed attack on an Asian couple that Tacoma police have been investigating as a hate crime. The investigation began after a video of the attack—which was forwarded to the Northwest Asian Weekly—surfaced on social media. Police tweeted […]
The Wing Luke Museum—which closed over a year ago, then reopened and closed in the fall—is excited about its upcoming exhibit, “Community Spread: How We Faced a Pandemic.” The exhibit, set to open in May, features community stories of loss, hardship, and resilience—including a video of the same theme produced by the Northwest Asian Weekly. […]
The Washington state Supreme Court ruled on April 1 that a recall effort against Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant can go forward. In September, a King County Superior Court judge had allowed the recall to proceed. Sawant appealed that decision to the state Supreme Court. The Seattle Times reports the recall petition charges Sawant with […]
For the first time in the history of Pageants Northwest, the two state queens crowned recently are of Asian descent. Novalee Lewis, who’s Japanese American, and Christine Brodie, who is Filipino American, will represent Washington at Miss Teen USA and Miss USA, respectively. Lewis is a junior at Life Christian Academy. She is on the […]
The Senate confirmed Katherine Tai to serve as U.S. trade representative on March 17, giving her a key role to smooth supply chains shaken by the pandemic, implement a new trade deal with Mexico and Canada, and address a multitude of challenges with China. Tai, 47, is the first Asian American and the first woman […]
Former chairman and CEO of Uwajimaya Tomio Moriguchi and his family were named as Seattle-King County First Citizen Award recipients. Outside of Uwajimaya, Moriguchi, 84, is revered for his volunteerism, generosity, advocacy, and dedication, and he is quick to credit his family. The March 25 event included video tributes from Yuka Shimizu, […]
Alicia Yan is the outreach care coordinator for the REACH, which is a program of Evergreen Treatment Services In the past month, Yan engaged with 73 people in Chinatown-International District experiencing homelessness and helped them connect to services, which include: getting ID cards and other documents, providing tents, clothing, and food, applying for stimulus checks, […]