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 […]
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Australian-born golfer Jason Day led from start to finish to win his first PGA Championship of his career this past Sunday at Whistling Straits in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. The 27-year old Day, who is part Filipino, was the first player to finish 20 under par in a major event. Notably, […]
By Andrew Kim Northwest Asian Weekly Thongchai Jaidee Thongchai Jaidee is a professional Thai golfer who holds the record for most career earnings on the Asian Tour. He did not turn professional until he was 30 years old, which is unusual (the current number one ranked golfer, Rory McIlroy, is 26 years old and the […]
By Aye Aye Win The Associated Press YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar’s president pardoned at least 20 political prisoners on May 17, just ahead of a historic state visit to the United States that will highlight the two sides’ improved relations brought about by the former pariah nation’s democratic reforms.
By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Each year, certain people are recognized for the extraordinary things that they have accomplished in the Asian American communities. Here are 10 of those people from 2012.
By Assunta Ng My heart sank when I saw the news that the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, had been killed in an attack on the Libyan U.S. consulate Tuesday, Sept. 11. I have to confess that I never cared to learn about ambassadors. Last year, Gary Locke and Sung Kim were appointed as […]