On Feb. 16, the Kent City Council passed an ordinance that would ban the possession, sale or use of consumer fireworks year-round within the city, starting February 2017. Due to the way state law is written, any local ordinance that is stricter than state law has a one-year waiting period before it becomes effective. The […]
The annual Independence Day naturalization ceremonies in cities across the United States, including here in Seattle, are inspirational and moving. According to U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services, 9,000 people became U.S. citizens during more than 100 ceremonies in the week up to and including July 4.
Four-hundred eighty-seven new citizens of the United States took their oaths of allegiance on July 4 at the Seattle Center as part of the Ethnic Heritage Council’s 29th Annual Naturalization Ceremony.
By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly The Vietnamese in the United States can easily identify with the Thanksgiving story.
By Keni Lesa The Associated Press APIA, Samoa (AP) — Sirens wailed and fireworks exploded in the skies over Samoa, as the tiny South Pacific nation jumped forward in time, crossing westward over the international date line and effectively erasing Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, from the country’s calendar.
By Assunta Ng On Aug. 15, a group of Indian Americans were celebrating India’s 64th Independence Day at Il Terrazzo Carmine.
Lately, we’ve noticed something that is rather disconcerting. When we’re out and about, walking down the streets of Seattle to buy groceries or run errands
For our Fourth of July issue, we want to look beyond the fireworks and picnics to offer a more poignant look at the thoughts and worries that international students and immigrants
A favorite American traditional is to light fireworks on Independence Day. Many of us find joy in hearing the zip of hissing smoke as a bottle rocket takes to the sky before crackling loudly in an echo.
“I owe my life to two strokes of incredible luck,” writes Sarfraz Manzoor in his memoir. “I was not born female, and I was not the oldest son.” Manzoor discusses his life in a Pakistani immigrant family living in Luton, England. In his father’s rigid household, the first son would follow into the father’s work. The daughter would remain on her best behavior until she found a man to marry.