Inspired by her mother’s passion for international travel and global citizenship, Amy Pak started Families of Color Seattle (FOCS), an organization dedicated to building a strong community by supporting families of color through parenting programs, resource sharing, and fostering meaningful connections.
“I’m not a white male comedian.” Ed Hill knows himself. Hill, a Taiwanese Canadian, travels all over the world making people laugh. The CanAsian is embarking on a new venture as he simultaneously plans on recording his second comedy album later this month at the Columbia Center Theater in Seattle.
Retired figure skater Michelle Kwan was on the campaign trail for Hillary Clinton in Seattle. On March 10, she attended fundraisers for the Democratic candidate. One was hosted by Mimi Gan and Everett Billingslea in their Seattle home, alongside former governor and U.S. Ambassador Gary Locke, Virginia Anderson, and Martha Choe. The event was attended […]
By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Dan Shih advocates for justice; he works on such issues as patent infringement, class actions, and contract and warranty disputes. But now, the Seattle attorney is taking a leave of absence from Susman Godfrey to battle five other opponents – at this time – for a seat in the […]
Last month, Sharon Lee, Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) executive director, was invited by Joey Manahan of the Honolulu City Council to explore solutions to the homelessness crisis in Honolulu, including Chinatown and areas around Waikiki. Lee also met with Gov. David Ige who had declared a state of emergency due to the large numbers […]
Religious Program Specialist 3rd Class Aaron Balagtas, from Seattle, received the Sailor of the Day award from Capt. Gregory Huffman, commanding officer of the USS John C. Stennis. Providing a ready force supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific, Stennis is operating as part of the Great Green Fleet on a regularly scheduled 7th fleet […]
Tek Hong Wong, a quiet pioneer in the local Asian Community, passed away on Feb. 5. A dedicated family man, decorated World War II veteran, and Seattle businessman, his legacy is evident in our community and through the many different people’s lives he touched. He is survived by his children Rick Wong Andy Wong, Phillip […]
Dear Northwest Asian Weekly, I read your editorial [last week] regarding the Oscar joke portraying kids as Asian accountants [at PricewaterhouseCoopers]. I did work at PricewaterhouseCoopers. When I started with the firm a while ago, there were only two Asians, including me, in the Seattle office of more than 100 staffs. I was hardly smarter […]
During an hour-long break, five tired-looking Japanese girls logged onto Skype because they had a press interview with Northwest Asian Weekly. …
SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, on March 3, sued the city of Seattle over a new law that allows drivers of ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft to unionize over pay and working conditions.