Dragon Fest was held July 9 and 10 at Hing Hay Park. Treated to a new layout and attractions, families enjoyed food, vendors and a line-up of over 30 cultural performances in the two days. With help from the good weather, an estimated 22,000 attended the festival. ♦ See related article.
The International District Rotary Club awarded scholarships to two graduating high school students. Yemesrach Demissie, who immigrated from Ethiopia to the United States in 2010, is from Franklin High School. She plans to attend the University of Washington to study dentistry.
“Voices of the Second Wave: Chinese Americans in Seattle,” compiled by Dori Jones Yang, is a collection of life stories of 35 people who came to the United States from China between 1934 and 1968. Based on oral interviews, this book captures the voices of a “lost generation” of immigrants, who, although cut off from […]
NAAAP–Seattle awarded Reyna Rollolazo its 2011 NAAAP-Seattle College Scholarship. Rollolazo will receive $3,000 to attend the University of Washington School of Law this fall. Reyna Rollolazo was born and raised in the south end of Seattle in the Rainier Beach area. She attended Franklin High School and graduated cum laude last June from the University of Washington with a […]
The Korean Cultural Room was one of the features of the 21st Annual Shoreline Arts Festival at Shoreline Center. The room was sponsored by 4Culture and was organized by the Korean American Historical Society, Green Shoots, and Zenith Diversity. The arts festival also featured Pacific Islander and Chinese exhibits, as well as the 15th Annual […]
By Chris Duncan THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HOUSTON, Texas (AP) — Houston Rockets All-Star center Yao Ming is retiring after nine NBA seasons, according to a person with direct knowledge of his decision. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because Yao has not announced his plans. Yao has scheduled a July 20 news conference in […]
By Sean Yoong THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian authorities sought Sunday to deflect criticism that the government was suppressing dissent after making mass arrests and unleashing tear gas against at least 20,000 demonstrators who marched for electoral reforms.
Compiled by staff Northwest Asian Weekly At the end of each school year, we run this column, which features some exceptional Asian American students who have made the most of their high school careers, whether it’s through academics, volunteer work, artistic endeavors, or athletics.
Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn opened the new King Street Station’s Jackson Plaza to the public on June 24, helping to connect transit to neighborhoods with an environmentally sustainable plaza.
On June 23, Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Rep. Jay Inslee (WA-01) toured the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial. They advocated for funding of the educational installation at the site.