By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Janet Liang, who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at the age of 22, turned her struggle into a national movement by blogging and raising awareness about the need for minority donors. Thousands of supporters joined the “Helping Janet” movement, expanding the bone marrow donation registry in an attempt […]
By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly After Larry Page and Sergey Brin created the precursor to Google in 1996, they paired it with a business plan that’s proven to be successful beyond any measure.
On Nov. 14, Gov. Chris Gregoire appointed Bharat Shyam as the state’s chief information officer. “I am incredibly impressed with Bharat,” Gregoire said. “With nearly 20 years of experience at Microsoft, he brings a deep understanding of software and technology. And his level of enthusiasm for the position is unmatched. I welcome him to this […]
By Jeffrey Osborn Northwest Asian Weekly Rep. David Wu (D-Ore.) announced his resignation on Tuesday, July 26, after facing nearly a week of accusations involving an aggressive sexual encounter with a teenager. Congressman Wu had been under mounting pressure to resign from his constituents in Oregon and fellow democrats in Washington, including an ethics committee […]
In February, newspapers were calling for David Wu, 56, to resign after finding out about his bizarre behavior at the end of his 2010 campaign — which included sending pictures of himself wearing a tiger costume to his staff members. Little did we know that it would get worse for him.
Taiwanese American Goodwin Liu, 40, withdrew from consideration for a judicial seat on the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco on May 25.
Marine Corps Col. Daniel Yoo will be sworn in as the first Korean American general in the U.S. Armed Forces.
Asian American students are often labeled as the model minority because of their high rates of success throughout schools in America.
Jeff Chen recently published a crossword puzzle in the New York Times (NYT) for the first time. Previously, Chen had puzzles in the LA Times. Chen said his puzzles were rejected 26 times before one stuck. He was paid $200 and worked on it for 10 hours. The theme of the puzzle was body parts …
Goodwin Liu, 39, is a liberal legal scholar who, if confirmed, could become a force on the federal appeals court for decades.