By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly The Seattle City Council could face radical change in leadership under a new redristricting plan set in place by voters. Starting in 2015, Seattle will elect a majority of City Council members by district. Seven of the nine councilmembers will be elected by district and two will remain at-large […]
By Assunta Ng Goodwill President Ken Colling is known for his fancy ties. What touches his friends and colleagues aren’t his ties, but his heart. At Ken’s retirement reception on June 6, about 200 people gathered at the Goodwill administration center, on Dearborn Avenue, to thank him for his 10 years of service at Goodwill. […]
By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly The strip of 30 columns under the I-5 overpass on South King Street has undergone a makeover in a bid to transform and revitalize the area. The community project, led by former architects-turned-retirees Dennis Su and Alex Young, had a recent dedication ceremony to commemorate the painting done on […]
By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Sue Taoka is changing the world.
Northwest Asian Weekly was the recipient of three 2013 Better Newspaper Awards at the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association’s 126th annual convention held Oct. 4 in Olympia. Reporter Jason Cruz won first place in the Best News Story–Long category for his story, “Family asks for help to free Tacoma resident imprisoned in Nicaragua,” about prison […]
By Hailey Way UW Newslab At the third annual Celebrate Little Saigon Festival on August 17, the sun shined, beer and Vietnamese coffee flowed, Vietnamese food was plentiful and the entertainment catered to people of all ages.
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Goodwill Seattle now has a new building to match its sophisticated clientele, which includes the mayor and many successful professionals.
Construction of the First Hill Streetcar is well underway in Seattle’s Chinatown-International District and Little Saigon. The new streetcar will be operational by the spring of 2014 and will enable travel between Pioneer Square, the Chinatown-International District, Yesler Terrace, First Hill, and Capitol Hill. The new line will connect with First Hill medical centers, Seattle […]
By Staff The Associated Press WESTMINSTER, Calif. (AP) — The first Vietnamese-American mayor of Westminster will earn just $900 a month, and the authority he holds in this Southern California city is limited. But as the incoming leader of a city in the heart of Little Saigon — the largest Vietnamese district outside Vietnam — Tri Ta’s […]
By Amy Taxin The Associated Press IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — The knock came at night more than 30 years ago. Hugo Van, then a young man, had a chance to flee newly communist Vietnam and walk to freedom.