Helping Link is looking for local volunteers. It has been serving the Vietnamese American community for the past 18 years. It provides English language, citizenship, and computer education classes to adults and seniors, as well as after-school tutoring and summer classes for youth.
From June to October this year, the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF)’s training squadron is visiting multiple ports in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Peru, and Chile. Training Ship Kashima visited Seattle and held an open house for the public on June 17 at Pier 66. Kashima was commissioned on Jan. 26, 1995, and […]
At an awards banquet at Safeco Field, the Western Washington chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists presented its Excellence in Journalism Awards. Northwest Asian Weekly earned four in its alternative weeklies division. — Mark Lee got first place for his column, “You talkin’ to me?” in the editorial and commentary category. — Vivian Luu […]
More than 350 guests and supporters attended Chinese Information and Service Center (CISC)’s 39th Annual Friendship Dinner and Auction, which was held at the Hyatt Regency in Bellevue. CISC honored Bellevue City Councilmember John Chelminiak with the 2011 Bridge to Success Award by Cathay Bank. Guests participated in live and silent auctions throughout the night. […]
Stephanie Velasco, a senior at Wapato High, was awarded the $5,500 Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes Scholarship in Labor Studies to fund her first year at the University of Washington. This is the first year this scholarship has been awarded.
By Mark Niesse The Associated Press HONOLULU (AP) — The population of Native Hawaiians in Hawaii jumped by more than one-fifth over the last decade, continuing a resurgence in the once-dwindling numbers of indigenous people in the state, according to new U.S. Census information.
By Jocelyn Noveck The Associated Press WACCABUC, N.Y. (AP) — “Try it. Go ahead, stick your finger in!”
By Nahal Toosi The Associated Press KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A day after her father was gunned down by an Islamist extremist, a grieving Shehrbano Taseer wrote on Twitter, “A light has gone out in our home today.” It wasn’t long before the 22-year-old realized something else. Her father’s death had lit a fire in […]
By Jonah Most New America Media There is little chance that the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution will be repealed — but that’s not the point, according to law experts.
Last Sunday, June 19, members of Seattle’s Vietnamese community protested against China, demanding that China stay out of Vietnam’s territory.