ArtsFund announced on Nov. 20 that long-term board member Sung Yang has stepped into the role of board chair. Yang is a partner and principal of the public relations firm, Pacific Public Affairs. He established the first voter approved cultural access program in Washington state, developed cultural facility capital funding programs in King County, and […]
Chinese Information and Service Center (CISC) held its first ever “2020 Giving Thanks Virtual Charity Concert” on Nov. 21. CISC has raised more than $40,000 toward its goal of $45,000. The proceeds will benefit CISC programs such as youth development, family support services, healthcare access, and senior services to help immigrant families and elders. To […]
Helping Link is still accepting donations for its annual fundraiser. A Nov. 12 virtual gala raised more than $43,000 of the organization’s $50,000 goal, including $5,000 from Viet Wah owner Duc Tran. Proceeds will support Helping Link in its mission to empower Vietnamese Americans’ social adjustment, family stability, and self-sufficiency. Trinh Nguyen, chef of Ba […]
EASTON, Pa. (AP) — A former Lehigh University student admitted on Nov. 30 to poisoning his roommate’s food and drink with a heavy metal substance. Yukai Yang, 24, pleaded guilty to attempted murder. Under the terms of a plea agreement, the Northampton County District Attorney’s Office will withdraw other charges in two separate cases against […]
NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY RENTON — The man charged with stabbing and killing his younger brother had been under psychiatric care and spoke of “demons” before the attack, his mother said. Bobby Hun, 22, stabbed Murphy, 11, on Nov. 21 near Monroe Avenue Northeast and Northeast 8th Place in Renton. Shanty Hak, the boys’ mother, told […]
NEW YORK — Former presidential hopeful Andrew Yang, who advocated for a “universal basic income” during the Democratic primary, is now the subject of a poll that tests New York City voters’ appetites for a third-party candidate in the upcoming mayoral race. Yang was also among 11 people listed in a question assessing responders’ top […]
Every dancer takes a slightly different path to the stage. For Bennyroyce Royon, artistic director of Seattle’s Evergreen City Ballet (ECB) and prime mover behind the Ballet’s “Nutcracker Suites” for the holidays, the path includes figure skating, and a jury-rigged audition outfit.
The two stars of the new movie “I Hate New Year’s” grew up in America at the same time. Some of their experiences dovetailed. But others could not seem more different.
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Do you let the virus win or do you win? I have decided not to let the virus control me. Even though much of the world ceases to function during the pandemic, and my calendar shows no excitement in weeks, I decide to reinvent my days. What I have […]
By Mahlon Meyer Northwest Asian Weekly Amazon Fresh uses bins that would have been marked up 25% because of tariffs imposed by the Trump administration. But Ben Zhang, whose company Greater Pacific Industries imports them, last year shifted operations to Cambodia, where he could obtain them duty-free. He also found new supply chains in Vietnam, […]