The Northwest Asian Weekly’s annual children costume contest was a huge success. According to the Seattle Police Department, there were approximately 15,000 people in attendance for the Lunar New Year festivities. There were many diverse races of children in the contest, and for the first time, there were children of Indian descent participating. The variety of […]
By Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly The Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation will be honoring 14 women who have contributed to our community and have made an impact in their male-dominated careers. They will be honored at the China Harbor restaurant, Feb. 6.<!–more–> The honorees: Chief Kathleen O’Toole was sworn in as Chief of the Seattle […]
By Laura Ohata Northwest Asian Weekly Lan Pham was only nine-years-old when she left Vietnam. “The refugee <!–more–>experience really defined my passion and what I would like to do as a kid and as an adult,” says Pham. “I witnessed violence, not only experienced through war, but the violence women refugees experience as part of […]
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Heng Hey and Chea Pol, owners of King Donut, a Rainier Valley mainstay for almost 30 years were the victims of a brutal attack on January 2nd. The suspect remains at large.
By Frank Irigon OCA-GREATER SEATTLE CHAPTER On behalf of OCA-Greater Seattle Chapter, I want to expressed our extreme disappointment and outrage that it’s almost been a month since this hate crime was perpetrated upon defenseless Asian female students in the University District. We were hoping that your office and the SPD would have shared this […]
By Laura Ohata Northwest Asian Weekly All over the world, refugees flee their countries in fear of torture and death, often at the hands
By Friends of Little Saigon For Northwest Asian Weekly The Chinatown/International District is taking back their neighborhood and educating the community about the impacts of food stamp fraud.
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly A 12-person jury which included one Asian American determined that former Medina police Chief Jeffrey Chen was not a victim of racial discrimination which forced him out of his job. The U.S. District Court of Western Washington verdict contrasts the original jury decision which awarded Chen $2 million. Although […]
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly (Read part one.) Rithy Yin, 33, was born in Cambodia in 1980. His memories of the country are foggy at best, though over time, the sequence of events have been repeatedly recounted to him by his family members, so much that he has adopted their memories as his own.<!–more–> […]
SEATTLE (AP) – A federal judge has approved new Seattle Police Department policies designed to eliminate concerns over biased policing and unjustified stops.