By Amanda Lee Myers Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) – A Chinese businessman has pleaded guilty to conspiring to hack into the computer systems of U.S. defense contractors, including Boeing, to steal data on military projects, according to court records released March 23. Su Bin, 50, admitted to conspiring with two unnamed hackers in China […]
By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Bellevue is the fifth-largest city in Washington and, just a few weeks after this month’s election, its city council continues to reflect the 28 percent of citizens who are Asian, the highest share of any city in the state. Vandana Slatter, a biotechnology professional and community leader, won Position […]
By Capt, Hobbes Buchanan, San Juan Island Whale & Wildlife Tours, and Michael Harris, Puget Sound Express Whale Watching Seattle/Edmonds To whale watchers in Washington State and British Columbia, the recent oil spill in Vancouver’s English Bay was a wake-up call. While a container ship bled bunker fuel into the bay, three hours passed before Canadian […]
By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Following SeaTac’s approval of a minimum wage at $15 an hour in November 2013, Seattle’s version of the law took effect on April 1, along with a law on administrative wage theft. According to the Seattle Office for Civil Rights (SOCR), forty-one percent of low-wage workers in Seattle are […]
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Ed Hill’s start in comedy was a prerequisite. <!–more–> Then again, it was probably an elective. “I took a class when I was in graduate school,” explained the 30-year-old Taiwanese Canadian. While in graduate school at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, B.C., Hill decided to take a comedy writing […]
By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly When renowned comedian and actor Robin Williams committed suicide from asphyxiation, daughter and half Filipina Zelda Williams discovered a hard truth about social media. It has two sides. There’s a nice, caring side and a downright ugly side. Zelda is the daughter from Williams’ second marriage to Filipino American […]
The Asian Hall of Fame honored four Asian Americans at its annual event at the Fairmont Olympic in Seattle on May 31.
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to another edition of the Layup Drill. This month, we take a look at the return of Manny Pacquiao to the ring and a look at golf happenings as spring comes into full bloom.
Two suspects arrested by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement made their initial appearance March 27 in Seattle federal court on charges they conspired to distribute more than 60 pounds of cocaine.
By Lee Kyungro In most countries, coal-fired power plants are the main source of electricity due to their safety, reliability, and cheaper operating cost. My home country of South Korea is no exception.