By ARIEL SCHALIT Associated Press EILAT, Israel (AP) — Harnaaz Sandhu of India was crowned the 70th Miss Universe on Dec. 12, topping a field of some 80 contestants in a pageant that was touched by politics and the pandemic. The previously reigning Miss Universe, Andrea Meza of Mexico, crowned her successor, a Bollywood actress, […]
By JIM GOMEZ Associated Press MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A gunman shot and killed a journalist who was watching TV at a store in a central Philippine city, in a brazen attack in what has long been regarded as one of the world’s most dangerous countries for journalists. Jesus Malabanan, a 58-year-old provincial correspondent for […]
By AUDREY McAVOY and MARK THIESSEN Associated Press PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — The U.S. Navy on Dec. 8 commissioned the USS Daniel Inouye, named after the long-serving U.S. senator from Hawaii and decorated World War II veteran. Inouye and other Japanese Americans were initially prevented from enlisting for service after Japan attacked Pearl Harbor. […]
Asian American organizations are celebrating the Dec. 9 re-launch of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (WHIAANHPI) and the appointment of U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai as its co-chair. “As the first Asian American and woman of color to serve as U.S. Trade Representative, Katherine Tai has a record […]
DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — The University of California, Davis, has added caste to its anti-discrimination policy after students said they have seen discrimination take place at the university based on the South Asian practice of assigning people their social status at birth. Under UC Davis’ policy, which was amended in September, students or staff who […]
By Mahlon Meyer Northwest Asian Weekly It almost seemed like a going away party. At a Dec. 10 celebration of Bruce Harrell’s election as mayor, nearly every speaker seemed to want to remind him of his connection with the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community that helped elect him. “We all did it,” said James […]
Looking for the perfect gift for the people in your life this holiday season? Here’s the Northwest Asian Weekly gift guide to help you shop for even the pickiest people.
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“In the military, there’s a saying that, for every pilot, there always was a child with a dream. That really rings true for me. When I moved to the United States from Vietnam at the age of 14, I knew that I wanted to be in aviation,” says Daniel Tran, a Seattle native and recent graduate from Officer Candidate School (OCS) of the United States Navy in Newport, Rhode Island.