Washington state’s first Indian American legislator, Sen. Pramila Jayapal, (D–Seattle), offered a resolution in the Senate on Jan. 26 to celebrate Republic Day of India. Although India achieved its independence from British control in 1947, Republic Day marks the adoption of the country’s democratic constitution and is celebrated annually on Jan. 26. This year marks […]
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. Even though it’s the summer, we have a lot of hoops news. Your new favorite team for Asian Americans and Indian Americans? The Dallas Mavericks. The Mark Cuban-owned franchise drafted 7-foot-2 Satnam Singh as the 52nd player chosen overall during June’s […]
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly “Nunatak.” Any guess as to what the word means? More importantly, how do you spell it? For 14-year-old Gokul Venkatachalam of Chesterfield, Missouri it meant either sharing the glory of being the champion of the Scripps National Spelling Bee with 13-year -old Vanya Shivashankar of Olathe, Kansas or the […]
Diwali, the festival of lights, was celebrated for the first time at the State Department on Thursday Oct. 23. The Co-Chair of WASITRAC, Debadutta Dash was among the invited guest among 200 other guests, including a large number of eminent Indian Americans, were present to celebrate Diwali for the first time at the State […]
By Assunta Ng Elections are an opportunity for us to speak our mind. Voters certainly spoke on the Nov. 4 election in Washington state.
There has been an ongoing discussion here at the Northwest Asian Weekly about the rules of
Thirteen of the last 17 Scripps National Spelling Bee winners, including eight in the last seven years, have been Indian Americans.
By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly Museums are essential to telling the Asian American story, said Konrad Ng, director of the Asian Pacific
By Assunta Ng The news business is full of conflict. I have lived through a lot of it in the past 30 years. I strive for win-win situations. But, no matter how hard I try, the result is not always favorable.
This is not the first time that Asian American candidates have competed for the same political seat. Dr. Bobby Virk, an orthodontist, has announced his candidacy for the 11th District state senate seat, a seat that Rep. Bob Hasegawa has also filed for. They are both Democrats. The seat is being vacated by Sen. Margarita […]