By Janice Nesamani NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Intro: Maya Lin successfully crosses over from being an architect to an artist and environmentalist, and through all her work, she makes you aware of your surroundings and gain a different perspective. Simplicity is the crowning reward of art. Maya Lin, an artist, architect, and environmentalist, finds her way […]
By Nina Huang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY What do you get when the Seattle CEO who made headlines in 2015 for announcing he will pay his employees a minimum of $70,000, partners with a Thai computer engineer? A successful partnership that helps the Thai restaurant community work more efficiently and profitably. Saksit Udompanit, CEO of SmilePOS, […]
By Janice Nesamani NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Intro: Sergeant Loi Dawkins is a triple minority — a woman born to an Asian mother and Black father, she has spent over 15 years as an officer with the King County Sheriff’s Department. Having lived her whole life in Tacoma’s Hilltop neighborhood, joining the police force was not […]
By Carly Knight NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Hundreds of volunteers showed up to McCaw Hall on Jan. 20 to participate in a day of service to help immigrants and refugees. The workshop, put on by the City of Seattle, was planned on Inauguration Day to show a different message than the one coming from President Donald […]
More than 100,000 people participated in the Womxn’s March on Seattle on Jan. 21, and for some Asian Americans, this protest went beyond representing just women.
As thousands of men and women lined up on South Jackson Street waiting to join Womxn’s March to the Seattle Center on Jan. 20, the Chinatown International District became a vital link of a massive movement.
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 […]
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 […]