On Sunday, Nov. 24, President Obama flew into Seattle, and the big news focused on the traffic disruptions and the amazing cost of tickets to his private fundraising events in North
By Assunta Ng Would you like to travel to new countries at a cost of $100 a day, including room, multiple meals, and transportation?
Beth Takekawa, executive director of the Wing Luke Asian Museum, was one of 200 guests on May 28, 2013, invited to meet President Barack Obama at the White house for a celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Also at the event were author Helen Zia, Asst. Secretary of the Interior Rhea Suh, […]
By Wen Liu contextChina Washington state exports to China have grown faster than the rest of the country, totaling
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Twenty-one new United States citizens, 19 of them women, were naturalized on Aug. 26 at a ceremony hosted by the Refugee Women’s Alliance (ReWA) in celebration of Women’s Equality Day. Seven of the new citizens came to the United States as refugees.
President Barack Obama named the late Sen. Daniel Inouye one of sixteen recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Aug. 8. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the Nation’s highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, […]
AARP has appointed Daphne Kwok as the new Vice President, Multicultural Markets and Engagement effective July 8. Daphne will lead AARP’s outreach efforts toward Asian Americans. “Daphne brings with her an extensive history of community activism and leadership in the Asian American and Pacific Islander American communities,” said Lorraine Cortés-Vázquez, AARP’s Executive Vice President, Multicultural […]
By George Koo New America Media When Shuanghui, China’s largest pork producer, made an offer to buy Smithfield, it should have been a straightforward business transaction. Smithfield is America’s largest pork producer. By acquiring Smithfield, Shuanghui would be positioned to fill China’s rising demand for more pork.
By Philip Elliott The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — The immigration debate is shifting to the Republican-led House, where lawmakers have shown little appetite for the large-scale, comprehensive approach their Senate colleagues embraced last week.
By Philip Elliott The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Republicans’ hopes to reclaim the White House in the 2016 elections hinge on whether they support — or sabotage — the immigration overhaul being debated in the Senate, two lawmakers who helped write the proposal warn.