The Northwest Nikkei Museum (NNM), part of the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington, on July 16 hosted local fourth-generation Japanese American artist activist Erin Shigaki, as part of its Speaker Series.
King County Elections (KCE) has mailed out over 1.4 million ballots to registered voters across King County for the 2021 primary election. KCE is projecting 40% turnout for this election. If you still haven’t received your ballot yet, call KCE at 206-296-VOTE (8683). This year’s primary election will feature 214 candidates and seven ballot measures. […]
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Businesses affected by theft are common. But “malicious and destructive beyond just stealing” occurred at the recently-opened Jardin Tea inside Uwaijiaya’s food hall, said owner Anh Pham. In addition to water flooding the venue, thieves stole over six pieces of commercial equipment and syrups needed to operate the business, […]
Running for seats on the Bellevue and Seattle school district boards, four Asian women hope to use their unique immigrant perspectives to mold the children of today into more equitable and accepting citizens of tomorrow. This week, we introduce you to the Seattle School Board candidate. Vivian Song Maritz, Seattle School Board District, Position #4 […]
By Andrew Hamlin NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Of all the methods used by dissidents to escape mainland China and enter Hong Kong, swimming the distance is quite possibly the most dangerous. But Kent Wong, a retired anesthesiologist living near Seattle, attempted that swim twice, sharing his life, and his hope, with a group of such brave […]
By Mahlon Meyer Northwest Asian Weekly Adrian Diaz was chasing a suspect down Jackson Street. When he caught him, Diaz, then a 28-year-old police officer, employed a wrestling move and lifted the man off the ground, simultaneously apprehending the suspect and throwing out his back for the next two decades. Now at the helm of […]
About 150 people marched through the Chinatown-International District and downtown Seattle on May 1—as part of an annual May Day March organized by El Comité. The crowd started at St. Mary’s Church, and stopped along south King Street for speeches by state Rep. Sharon Tomiko Santos and JM Wong of Massage Parlor Outreach Project. Wong […]
Taiwanese-Canadian comedian Ed Hill released his first comedy special, which is now available on Amazon Prime and Apple TV+. The special, which was originally scheduled for a live audience last spring, was changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
By Ronnie Estoque *This article was originally published by the Seattle Emerald. Republished with permission. The love that the Seattle community had for legendary civil-rights activist Robert “Uncle Bob” Santos was in full bloom for the Feb. 25 virtual groundbreaking of a new affordable housing development named after him. An additional Zoom overflow room had […]
The University of Washington (UW) is seeing fewer applications from international students, especially from China, for the 2021 freshman class.