By Ruth Bayang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY When Dr. Andy Chiem first set foot in the United States 35 years ago, he never dreamed that he would be a doctor. “I did not know a word of English,” Chiem said in a speech April 26 at the Rainier Valley Community Development Fund (RVCDF) annual meeting, when […]
Linda Spain is now at the helm of Seattle Neighborhood Group (SNG), as of April 1. Spain has been involved in nonprofit leadership for many years, at both the executive and board level. She has served as associate director of SNG since 2010. The native Seattleite and Filipina will lead the organization while the board […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Lindy Li has withdrawn from the race to represent a southeastern Pennsylvania congressional district. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Li’s decision leaves Malvern businessman Mike Parrish as the only Democratic candidate in the 6th District race. Parrish had challenged the validity of Li’s nominating petition, saying they had signatures from unregistered […]
Police brutality, misconduct, and shootings have dominated news headlines in the past few years and Seattle has been no exception.
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 […]
CLICK TO DOWNLOAD APPLICATION Deadline to submit is June 4, 2016. APPLICATION DURATION: June 27—July 14, 2016 PLACE: Massive Monkees Studio 664 South King St., Seattle TIME: Monday – Friday: 9 a.m.—3 p.m. CREATING LEADERS FOR THE FUTURE The Summer Youth Leadership Program is an all expenses-paid program designed for high school youths and […]
FROM JACL PRESIDENT: To the Honorable Mayor Ed Murray, the Honorable Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole, and the Honorable Seattle City Councilmembers: The Seattle Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), the nation’s oldest and largest Asian American civil rights organization, is deeply alarmed by the lack of Asian Pacific Islander (API) representation in the […]
By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly For generations, shoppers visited Asian Plaza at the easternmost part of Seattle’s International District for authentic Southeast Asian food and the rarest of all downtown amenities: free parking. They will soon find a modern mixed-use commercial center built at an undisclosed price. The first phase of construction is targeted […]
On March 20, members of the National Association for Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) spent approximately two hours picking up litter along King St. and Jackson St., between 5th Ave. and 12th Ave. This is part of the City of Seattle’s Adopt-a-Street program. There has been more trash under the I-5 overpass due to the homeless […]
When you walk through the touristy Pike-Pine corridor in downtown Seattle, it’s hard to miss the smoke shops that pervade the area. On the ground level window display of Smoke Plus, on the busy intersection of Pike and First Ave., there are boxes of cigars, glass pipes of various colors and sizes, and a lineup of grandiose hookah pipes with long coils shoved against each other. A sweet scent permeates the shop’s perimeter that leads down to the basement.