By Ravi Nessman The Associated Press COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Following three bloody decades of civil war, Sri Lanka faces the daunting task of trying to reconcile and rebuild after its troops routed the last Tamil Tiger separatist rebels on Monday, May 18, and killed their feared leader.
By Kids Without Borders For Northwest Asian Weekly Dubbed the miracle baby, Vietnamese toddler Thien Nhan Phung, who was abandoned at birth and brutally mauled by wild animals, has once again lived up to his name. It was believed that Phung’s testicles had been severed in the attack.
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Taiwan President Ying-jeou Ma plans to visit Central America on May 26. On June 2, he will stop by Seattle on his way home, according to his office’s May 18 press conference.
She opens up about Gary’s new job, the Obamas, and the future of Komen By Evangeline Café Northwest Asian Weekly More than 10 years ago, she left her successful career as a TV news reporter to join her husband on the campaign trail. Now, former Washington state first lady Mona Locke is taking another leap […]
By Jason Alexander FOR THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ALGONAC, Mich. (AP) — Every day for the last four decades, Earl Hicks has thought almost about the children he fathered while serving in Vietnam.
Pioneer in aerospace: Ted Yamamura Ted Yamamura photo by Marian Lockhart For Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May, Boeing News Now recognized Ted Yamamura, a 30-year Boeing veteran, for his contributions to Boeing and the Asian American community. As president of the Boeing Asian American Professional Association chapter in Puget Sound, he was well aware […]
New faces in new places: Arthur L. Cruz Arthur L. Cruz The board of directors of the Asia Pacific Cultural Center is pleased to announce Arthur L. Cruz as the organization’s new executive director. A native of Tacoma, Cruz has had a lifelong passion for connecting and reaching out to diverse communities. Cruz is the current […]
SCAA closes out a successful year An SCAA eighth-grade boys basketball team celebrates its accomplishments in the 2008–2009 season on stage at the Tea Palace Restaurant. The Seattle Chinese Athletic Association (SCAA)celebrated the end of the 2008–2009 basketball season by holding an awards banquet on April 26 at the Tea Palace Restaurant in Renton. The luncheon […]
Megan Lee checks! Last weekend, the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) awarded an Academic Distinction Scholarship for the winner of the 18 & Under section of the All Girls Nationals. A 12-year-old Bellevue resident took home the prestigious grand prize. Megan Lee from Odle Middle School won the section with girls up to six […]
In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage month, we asked some cool people what their favorite part about being Asian American is, and their responses ran the gamut, from the poignant to the ones made us laugh out loud.