A coalition of South Weller St., Chinatown, and municipal organizations is launching a bilingual block watch sign campaign on the east side of the International District. The signs will feature English-Chinese and English-Japanese versions, the first of its kind in Seattle, according to Thomas O’Kelly, coordinator of East ID Block Watch.
The Center for Lao Studies has launched the first U.S.-based study abroad program in Laos. Organizers of the Summer Study Abroad in Laos (SAIL) program are looking for Lao American students and others interested in visiting the Lao-American College in Vientiane, Laos. They will experience cultural immersion through travel, language lessons, country-specific course offerings, and […]
The field for a prospective appointment as King County Executive was narrowed to four as members of the Metropolitan King County Council submitted the names for evaluation by a Blue-Ribbon Committee, which is has two Asian American members, Sharon Maeda and Ted Choi Tam, on Monday, April 13.
The University of Washington’s China Studies Program and College of Built Environments (former College of Architecture and Urban Planning) is hosting one of the first China–U.S. professional exchanges on the issue of regional sustainable development from May 5 to May 9.
By Denis D. Gray The Associated Press SIEM REAP, Cambodia (AP) — By the walls of ancient temples, survivors of Cambodia’s killing fields and minefields drop their crutches, put aside their artificial limbs, and blindly grope for their instruments — and then play music.
By Michael Casey The Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) — Leaders of demonstrations that plunged the Thai capital into chaos called off their protests on April 14 after rioting killed two and injured more than 120. Police issued warrants for 14 people, including the ousted prime minister at the heart of three years of turmoil.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas lawmaker under fire for saying that Asian American voters should adopt names that are “easier for Americans” has apologized for her remarks. State Rep. Betty Brown, a Republican, issued an apology on April 9 for the comments made during a House Elections Committee hearing on April 7.
By Cain Burdeau The Associated Press CHALMETTE, La. (AP) — Thomas Stone and his wife rebuilt their home after it was flooded by six feet of water during Hurricane Katrina and never dreamed they would face the agony of tearing it apart. They tapped into Lauren Stone’s 401(k) retirement savings and saved $1,000 by installing […]
By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly On Friday, Mar. 27, the Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation presented several scholarship awards to deserving high school students in Washington. The diversity banquet dinner was held at Jumbo Chinese Restaurant in the Columbia City neighborhood, and more than 200 people attended the event. There was a lot of young […]
By Evangeline Cafe Northwest Asian Weekly Lucita Principe knows how lucky she is to have a job these days. She spent most of last year unemployed after two local restaurant chains laid her off. “I was so sad because on Valentine’s Day, I didn’t even have a card for my husband,” said Principe.