Welcome to the first Apop! column of 2017! A lot has changed since we were last together. Read on to find out what’s happened in the new year.
By James K. Doane NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY The Board of Governors of the Washington State Bar Association, meeting at Gonzaga University in Spokane on the morning of Jan. 27, unanimously passed a Day of Remembrance resolution to recognize the 75th anniversary of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Executive Order 9066, signed on Feb. 19, 1942. At […]
By Janice Nesamani NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Intro: Maya Lin successfully crosses over from being an architect to an artist and environmentalist, and through all her work, she makes you aware of your surroundings and gain a different perspective. Simplicity is the crowning reward of art. Maya Lin, an artist, architect, and environmentalist, finds her way […]
By MARTHA BELLISLE Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — When war broke out in Syria and the kidnappings began, Reema Duhman used a three-hour curfew to slip out of the country in 2012 and made her way to Seattle. Duhman became a permanent U.S. resident and had almost completed the complicated process of securing a visa […]
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly On Feb. 8, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced in a press release the location of the “Navigation Center” at the Pearl Warren Building, at 606 12th Avenue South in Seattle’s Little Saigon, an area of predominantly Vietnamese businesses and residents. “To best serve those living unsheltered in our […]
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY I grew up in Hong Kong and was fed with yummy food often. This kid was rich, you’d think. If my family was rich, we wouldn’t have had to move seven times before I graduated from high school. My mother always looked for an apartment with cheaper rent. She […]
In partnership with Nickelsville, SHARE, the City of Seattle, and Seattle Mayor Ed Murray’s Bridging the Gap Initiative, Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) will be opening two new sanctioned encampment sites to help alleviate the homelessness problem. The first site will be opening in February and is located at 1000 South Myrtle Street in Georgetown. […]
The Rotary Club of Seattle-International District held its “Broken Ceiling: Honoring Those Who Broke It” event on Jan. 29 at the Northwest African American Museum. Approximately 180 people attended to recognize 45 male members who voted to admit women in 1986, despite opposition from their peers. Among the men honored were past president Lloyd Hara […]
Close to 200 friends and staff of Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS) held a retirement on Jan. 25 for Gary Tang. There were various performances and dances. Many attendees wore their native costumes and took turns giving Tang hugs, bringing tears to his eyes. Tang founded ACRS’ Club Bamboo, which caters […]
Yuna Shin, 17, of Bothell, won a $50,000 scholarship for her work studying and teaching science and math in a contest honoring women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) fields, inspired by the movie “Hidden Figures.” The film tells the story of three female African American mathematicians who were instrumental at NASA in the 1960s.