What is cool about being bicultural? I have the best of both Chinese and Western worlds, especially healthy foods.
By Ruth Bayang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY He retired from corporate life in 2015. But Jim Ko isn’t slowing down. Ko is the AARP Washington State president. In the volunteer role, Ko directs the organization’s activities on behalf of nearly 940,000 Washington state members. “I’d like to help people as they get older to have a […]
By Mahlon Meyer Northwest Asian Weekly As concern over a possible deal between Keiro and Transforming Age roils the Japanese American community, a family member of a resident in Nikkei Manor has filed a complaint with the Attorney General about mismanagement. Terry Yoshikawa, whose 97-year-old mother lives in Nikkei Manor, sent a complaint to the […]
By Mahlon Meyer Northwest Asian Weekly A rally in support of an affirmative action bill descended into a melee as audience members hurled shouts and a man claiming to be owed $750,000 by the campaign berated former Gov. Gary Locke. “Our test scores are higher than yours!” yelled one Chinese woman from the middle of […]
By COLLIN BINKLEY BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge cleared Harvard University on Oct. 1 of discriminating against Asian American applicants in a ruling that was seen as a major victory for supporters of affirmative action in college admissions across the U.S. In a closely watched lawsuit that had raised fears about the future of […]
The Mercer Island Police Marine Patrol found and recovered two bodies from Lake Washington on Sept. 30. Both bodies were recovered from 110 feet of water, approximately one mile from the Mercer Island shore, in the 7800 block area of West Mercer Way. These bodies are presumed to be the missing boaters—James Le and Vanna […]
The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) held a public meeting on Sept. 18 to review designs for Congressional Gold Medals honoring Chinese American Veterans of World War II. The proposed design on one side depicts several Chinese American servicemen and a nurse, representing all U.S. service branches in WWII and highlighting that they fought in […]
Cindy Runger recently won second place in the Pacific Northwest Writers’ Association 2019 Literary Contest for her novel, “Clarissa Seng & the Council of Spirits.” She claimed her prize in a ceremony on Sept. 14 at SeaTac DoubleTree Hotel. “I’m so excited because my hard work is being recognized,” Runger told the Northwest Asian Weekly.
The Chinese Institute of Engineers/USA-Seattle held its annual convention at the Westin Bellevue on Sept. 15. An education seminar and workshops preceded the awards banquet. Eight awards were given to individuals for displaying leadership, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Eleven high school students were given scholarships for their passion in STEM and community work.
The Tacoma Arts Commission has announced this year’s AMOCAT Arts Award winners, and Aya Hashiguchi Clark and Randy Clark won the Community Outreach by an Individual Award. The Clarks founded Dukesbay Productions in 2011 with the goal of producing more culturally and racially diverse theater in Tacoma. Presenting plays that are a mixture of original […]