Linda Spain is now at the helm of Seattle Neighborhood Group (SNG), as of April 1. Spain has been involved in nonprofit leadership for many years, at both the executive and board level. She has served as associate director of SNG since 2010. The native Seattleite and Filipina will lead the organization while the board […]
By Kevin McGill Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Another Republican is joining the U.S. Senate race in Louisiana. Former U.S. Rep. Joseph Cao announced his candidacy March 1 in a news release. Cao became the nation’s first Vietnamese American congressman with his unexpected defeated of a scandal-plagued incumbent Democrat, William Jefferson, in 2008. Two […]
On Feb. 16, the Kent City Council passed an ordinance that would ban the possession, sale or use of consumer fireworks year-round within the city, starting February 2017. Due to the way state law is written, any local ordinance that is stricter than state law has a one-year waiting period before it becomes effective. The […]
By Li Jin For Northwest Asian Weekly New York police officer Peter Liang was patrolling a dark staircase in a Brooklyn housing complex when his gun discharged accidentally, and the bullet struck and killed a man walking down the stairs with his girlfriend. This was terrible enough, but what made it worse was that it […]
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A Buddhist monk faces trial in March on charges he embezzled more than $200,000 from his Lafayette temple to feed a casino gambling habit. Khang Nguyen Le was scheduled to plead guilty on Wednesday to wire fraud charges. But The Advocate reports that the plea agreement fell apart when Le told […]
Adrian Alarilla, filmmaker liaison at this year’s Seattle Asian American Film Festival (SAAFF), grew up in Manila and spent some time on the Philippine island, Cebu, and Chicago, before moving to Seattle in 2010.
MONROE, Wash. (AP) — A man who was 14 years old when he was sentenced to life without parole for a 1987 murder has been released from a Washington state prison.
Rat: 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008 Ox: 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009 Tiger: 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010 Rabbit: 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011 Dragon: 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012 Snake: 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013 Horse: […]
By Emiri Aoki and Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Yu-Ling Wong, the majority owner of Taiwanese restaurant Facing East, was charged with first-degree theft and tax fraud by Bob Ferguson, Washington state’s attorney general on Feb. 5. She was charged for avoiding the payment of $394,835 in state sales tax through the use of an […]
By John Liu Northwest Asian Weekly I recently took a long overdue vacation to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, and it was a really exciting experience, one that I gleaned many lessons from. Here are my 7 tips for surviving Vietnam when you’re not Vietnamese! (The exchange rate on my trip was ₫22,500 Viet […]