By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — On Feb. 21, a federal judge refused to dismiss a lawsuit that accuses Louisiana state regulators of racially discriminating against a group of Vietnamese-American nail salon owners. U.S. District Judge Brian Jackson’s ruling clears the way for a jury trial next month in Baton Rouge […]
BOSTON (AP) — The former owner of a Boston-area chain of high-end jewelry stores is facing wire fraud charges after authorities say he created bogus inventory reports for lenders to receive larger loans. Raman Handa, formerly of Lexington, owned now-closed Alpha Omega Jewelers. Federal prosecutors say in 2007 when the chain had trouble keeping up […]
By Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Immigrants paid $6.5 billion in state and local taxes and held $16.9 billion in spending power in 2014. That’s according to data released on Feb. 22 on the contributions of immigrants in the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue Metropolitan Area. The research dubbed Map the Impact, by the City of Seattle and the bipartisan […]
Enzo Zhao is only 7 years old and he’s about to play at Carnegie Hall this April for the second time in his life.
Back in the early internet days when people were paying attention to domain names, the market was more like a pioneer days gold rush.
The 2018 Winter Olympics are less than a year away and while there’s time to get ready for Pyeongchang, South Korea, Team USA is already preparing. We take a look at four Asian Americans who are ramping up.
By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly Keiko’s Journey By Kay Hirai Chin Music Press, 2015 Kay Hirai was still a young child when World War II broke out in Japan. Her mother, an American citizen, had traveled back to Japan to care for her aging uncle, but they became trapped and struggled under the harsh […]
William Satake Blauvelt, musician, composer, and professor at Seattle University, admits, not quite believing himself, that the Aono Jikken Ensemble (AJE), over which he presides, started 20 years ago.
By Frederick Su NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY State Attorney General Bob Ferguson, Governor Jay Inslee, and former Attorney General Rob McKenna wish to ban capital punishment in Washington. I say, “No!” Will evil take a vacation if we ban the death penalty? Not likely. An evildoer may pop up and shoot and kill little grade schoolers […]
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly “People think this is just Little Saigon, and it’s just a block,” said Elaine Ishihara on Feb. 28 at a community meeting comprising International District and Little Saigon community members, City of Seattle employees, and others involved in the incoming Navigation Center. “But it’s much more than that,” […]