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 […]
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 […]
Next Tuesday, March 15, there will be a public meeting at 5:30 at Seattle City Hall for citizens to chime in on how they feel about the proposed SoDo Arena, a stadium from San Francisco developer (but Rainier Valley-raised) Chris Hansen. The much-delayed stadium project, sometimes dubbed the “Sonics Arena” has been in the works […]
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 Phuong Le Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — As homeless deaths mounted last fall in Seattle, elected officials declared an emergency, resorting to a tool often reserved for natural disasters to confront the burgeoning population of people living on the streets. The mayor opened a new city-sanctioned homeless encampment and committed millions more dollars to […]
By Sara Jean Green Seattle Times SEATTLE (AP) — In the weeks before Christmas, Jarred Ha agonized over his decision, filling three pages with charts outlining the pros and cons of accepting a plea deal or taking his chances at trial. If he took the deal, Ha would still have a felony conviction on his […]
A deadly shooting occurred at a homeless encampment at Airport Way and South Atlantic Street in a greenbelt adjacent to the I-5 freeway, known as The Jungle, on Tuesday night, Jan. 26, around 7:15 p.m., according to the Seattle Police Department (SPD).
The Seattle Public Library will offer a workshop supporting high school students and their families as they navigate the college financial aid process from 12 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23 at the Douglass-Truth Branch (2300 E. Yesler Way, 206-684-4704). Library events and programs are free. Registration is not required. Free street parking is available […]
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly If case you don’t know, the friendly and personable parking enforcement officer Aaron Paston who has worked in the Chinatown/International District ID for 10 years, has now been assigned to a new neighborhood. The Seattle Police Department transfers their officers all the time. So what’s so special about the […]
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly A man is recovering at Harborview Medical Center after he was shot multiple times in the backseat of a car in the parking lot of a hookah lounge in the International District on August 23rd. Galma Adam Waqo, 21, is being charged with First Degree Attempted Murder for his […]