By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Peter Kwon has taken over 100 meetings since he became an official member of the SeaTac City Council this past January. A newcomer to politics, Kwon is learning the ropes of the political process during his first term. Born in Seoul, South Korea, he moved with his parents to […]
Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. In this month’s edition we take a look at a snowboarding Phenom, a new Mariner, the Sounders lose a key player and Yao Ming moves closer to Hall of Fame.
“I’m not a white male comedian.” Ed Hill knows himself. Hill, a Taiwanese Canadian, travels all over the world making people laugh. The CanAsian is embarking on a new venture as he simultaneously plans on recording his second comedy album later this month at the Columbia Center Theater in Seattle.
Like many ambitious, young University of Washington students anxious about college exams, third-year junior Jarred Ha studied for a test for the upcoming week, writing down everything he recalled from his class. Except Ha did this from the King County jail as a result of an incident in which he defended himself from an attack near the University of Washington (UW) campus.
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly King County District Court Judge Arthur Chapman found probable cause Wednesday to hold 24-year-old Si Phu on investigation of first-degree murder of 14-year-old Christy Nguyen Phu. Judge Chapman order bail be set at $2 million. On the afternoon of Sunday, December 6th, Si Phu allegedly burst into Christy’s room […]
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Jennifer Choi faces an uncertain future in the United States due to an immigration issue that President Obama attempted to cure but now is muddled in a prolonged legal battle. Choi, 30, who was born in South Korea but came to the United States with her parents at a […]
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals denied an effort to revive a lawsuit challenging an Arizona state law banning abortions based on the race or sex of the child. The National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum and the NAACP’s Maricopa County branch sought to oppose the law which is […]
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly A pair of Nike Air Jordans may have been the reason that 24-year-old Si Phu reportedly killed his 14-year-old niece Christy Phu. Si Phu was arrested by the Seattle Police Department on Tuesday after leaving the scene on Sunday. According to Christy Phu’s father, Si Phu’s brother, she texted […]
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Despite an injury, it could not stop Seattle’s Sophia Liu from winning her second straight Seattle Marathon women’s title. She earned the win with a time of 2 hours 58 minutes and 39 seconds. Liu’s time is one minute slower than last year’s win. Of course, she had to […]
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly These were the words of Jamie Vardy, an English Premier League soccer player, to an Asian man at a casino in England: “Yo. Jap. Walk on.” Vardy, a player for the Thai-owned Leicester City of the Premiership, was not severely punished for this racist tirade despite a decree of […]