EDMONDS, WA — Nathaniel Cook, 26, of Edmonds, was awarded the bronze medal for his hand-crafted jade sculptures at Zi Gang Bei, an annual international jade carving exhibition held in Suzhou, China from Nov. 18–20. All of the nephrite jade Cook used in his sculptures was harvested from Washington state’s Cascade Mountains by local jade […]
Denzel Washington, Matt Damon, and Melissa McCarthy have all trained in Filipino martial arts (FMA) for action roles in movies. It’s an art that is known for self-defense techniques and the bluntness of its attacks.
When small business owners need expert repair, be it plumbing or electrical work, if they’re skilled, they DIY, or they call in the experts — the plumber or electrician.
By Tim Gruver Northwest Asian Weekly Having served Washington’s district 37 for nearly 18 years, Rep. Sharon Tomiko Santos will be one of eight people to receive a lifetime achievement award as one of the Northwest Asian Weekly’s top contributors to the Asian community. Cindy Domingo, Chief of Staff to King County Councilmember Larry Gossett, […]
By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly We’ve known him as Ambassador Gary Locke. We’ve known him as the governor of Washington state. Now, Locke has quietly been pursuing his latest role as private citizen. Inspired by President John F. Kennedy’s inaugural address asking what citizens could do for their country, Locke’s altruistic aspirations began at […]
At a young age, Sili Savusa was exposed to community work through her parents. As a result of a hurricane in Samoa in the 1970s, her parents did a lot of organizing to help with the relief of those affected. Through that work and the ability to help the community, her parents started the first Samoa nonprofit agency.
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly It was 1986, and Kim Pham was a new University of Washington grad, though not a typical one. He was 36 years old, a husband, the father to three young children, and a Vietnamese refugee. To support his family post-graduation, he worked at Tacoma Boatbuilding Co., a now-defunct shipyard […]
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly When asked about a pivotal memory from growing up, Chung-hyung Lee, an honoree of this year’s Top Contributors to the Asian Community Awards, reached back to her childhood in Seoul, where she lived until age 36, when she immigrated to Moscow, Idaho with her husband and three children. “In […]
By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Jessica Louie and her fiancé Alex Vo bought what they call the Hudson House in the winter of 2015, and that’s when their home restoration journey began. Their home in Columbia City is almost 100 years old, and there was a lot of work to do, as it had […]
Saleem Juma walks into the disability office on campus and hands the girl at the counter a set of forms.