Gov. Jay Inslee announced that he would not veto the public charter school bill, and he let it become law April 2. The new public charter school law ensures Summit Public Schools’ students in Seattle’s International District and Tacoma will continue to thrive. In a letter explaining his decision, Inslee said he remains concerned about […]
Doug Baldwin now has a new title: engaged. The Seattle Seahawks wide receiver proposed to his longtime girlfriend on March 3, and it didn’t come without its buildup.
By Teresa Cerojano Associated Press MANILA, Philippines (AP) — World boxing star Manny Pacquiao’s April 9 bout with Timothy Bradley came under a cloud Feb. 22 when the Philippine elections commission was asked to stop the Las Vegas match because it would give the Filipino slugger and senatorial candidate massive publicity. Former Rep. Walden Bello, […]
Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to a new edition of The Layup Drill! This month, we revisit the great year by Doug Baldwin, a return home for a new Seattle Mariner — and is this the last fight for Manny Pacquiao? Despite coming up short, Seahawks’ Baldwin has a career year The feeling is […]
If Shakespeare’s Prince Hamlet were played by a female Korean American protagonist, what would that play be like?
“Do It For Umma,” a tragi-comedy written by local playwright Seayoung Yim, explores this very idea.
SAN GABRIEL, Calif. (AP) — On Jan. 7, Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton courted Asian American voters, telling members of the nation’s fastest growing racial minority that she disagrees with the “hateful rhetoric” of her Republican challengers.
By Yuxuan Liu Northwest Asian Weekly U.S. Supreme Court justices are in the midst of hearing a case that sprouted from a controversial affirmative action plan of the University of Texas in 2013. New updates from the Court signal a majority opinion shift against the plan’s legality. If this consensus extends to the final ruling, […]
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Rick Polintan has had over 35 years of community and union organizing experience since his migration to the United States in 1980 from the Philippines. He was a member of the Union of Democratic Filipinos, doing community organizing against the Marcos dictatorship and helping Filipinos in their struggle for immigrant […]
By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Daylight savings is officially underway which means shorter days and more reasons to stay inside. Fortunately, there are some great movies and television shows out to help you survive the next few months. Read on to see what’s playing and streaming near you. Asian Americans take on action films […]
By Oliver Teves Associated Press MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Gunmen abducted two Canadians, including a former mining company executive, a Filipino woman and the Norwegian marina manager at an upscale resort complex on a southern Philippine island, sparking an air and sea search by authorities, officials said Tuesday. At least 11 men armed with pistols […]