December has been a great month for Asian Americans in Seattle. First, Mayor-elect Ed Murray selected three Asian Americans for leadership positions. Then, in a surprising twist of fate, Mia Su-Ling Gregerson was appointed to the state House of Representatives. No one expected that. Murray’s addition of Aaliyah Gupta, Mike Fong, and Hyeok Kim to his […]
By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly Seattle Mayor-elect Ed Murray has announced key staff roles and hires within the Office of the Mayor and named several new City department head appointments.
By Colleen Long and Jennifer Peltz The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s police commissioner on June 27 called the City Council’s move to impose new oversight on the department misguided. The mayor joined in, vowing to fight the council measure.
By Matthew Pennington The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — President Barack Obama announced June 27 the suspension of U.S. trade privileges for Bangladesh because of concerns over labor rights and worker safety that intensified after hundreds died there in the global garment industry’s worst accident earlier this year.
By Monica Luhar India-West Staff Reporter He’s got plenty of tween energy, even after he gorges down on spicy chicken wings at the local
By Eunbi Cho UW News Lab Dance is a language that can pass cultural barriers and unite people despite differences. At least, that was the theory behind sending Seattle-based dance troupe Spectrum Dance Theater to South Asia in February and March to serve as cultural ambassadors.
By Samantha Test Northwest Asian Weekly Starting this month and running through Dec. 2, the Seattle Asian Art Museum
By Sebastian Abbot The Associated Press ISLAMABAD (AP) — Iran, Pakistan, and other South Asian countries are a fast-rising force in the global methamphetamine market, with drug cartels thriving off the weak governance and law enforcement that have long fueled the region’s heroin trade.
By Nirmala George The Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) — The leaders of India and Pakistan said they agreed in talks that strained relations between their rival South Asian nations should be normalized. Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and visiting Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari said their meeting was friendly and constructive.
By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly “Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)” By Mindy Kaling Crown Archetype, 2011 Before she became known as the self-involved, boy-crazy Kelly Kapoor on “The Office,” she was Mindy Kaling, a girl from Cambridge, Mass., with a love for comedy. Growing up, she was a bit on […]