Shin Lim, a Canadian American magician, earned the first-place trophy on the finale of the 2019 “America’s Got Talent: The Champions” on Feb. 18 Lim was already ecstatic when he won the AGT title back in September 2018. Now, months later, his card tricks have once again led him to victory. Filipino American singer Angelica […]
Marcus Naylor was sworn in last month as a judge for King County’s Northeast District Court in Redmond. Naylor started his public defense work at the Northwest Defenders Association as a licensed legal intern in 1992, before the agency was a part of King County. When he left King County in late December, he capped […]
Sea-Tac Airport got into the Lunar New Year spirit on Feb. 19 with a kickoff celebration. The airport celebrated the forthcoming openings of Caffe D’arte and Bambuza Vietnam Kitchen, both locally and Asian-owned concessionaires at the new North Satellite Modernization Project. It was followed by a performance by the Mak Fai Washington Kung Fu Club […]
A group of 11 Democratic lawmakers aims to address the rights of homeless people and their ability to survive in public. Rep. Mia Gregerson, the primary sponsor of House Bill 1591, said she seeks to create a more permanent solution to the homeless crisis instead of quick-fix laws. HB 1591 would prohibit a homeless person […]
A lawsuit challenging the certification of Initiative 1000 has been filed in Thurston County Superior Court by Kan Qiu, president of American Coalition for Equality (ACE), and two other members of the organization. I-1000 intends to bring back race-based discrimination, which has been banned since 1998 when nearly 59 percent of voters in Washington state […]
A dream took flight as a starry-eyed child sat in front of a television set, reveling in the glow of images flashing on-screen.
By Jessica Kai Curry Northwest Asian Weekly Michael Byun is happy to be home and part of an organization that has been at the forefront of advocacy for Washington’s Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community for 45 years. As the newly installed executive director for Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS), Byun is mindful […]
By Emma EpperlyWNPA Olympia News Bureau Senate legislation would add citizenship or immigration status to the “law against discrimination.” The law against discrimination currently outlaws discrimination against individuals based on race, creed, color, national origin, families with children, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, age, veterans status, or disability. The bill does not differentiate immigration or […]
A proposed bill would establish October as Filipino American History Month in the state of Washington.
The Wing Luke Museum held its annual Lunar New Year Celebration & Fair on Feb. 2.