The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) created new draft standards to improve the monitoring of health data by race, ethnicity, sex, primary language, and disability status.
Radio Hankook has started accepting registrations for “The Second K-Pop Contest for Non-Koreans.” The event will be held at the Pantages Theater in Tacoma on Sept. 24. This contest is open to all non-Korean U.S. residents, ages 12 and older.
On July 7, U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell applauded committee passage of a comprehensive trade package, including free trade agreements with South Korea, Panama, and Colombia, as well as an extension of Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) through 2013.
Many refugee youth have lost hope because of civil war or persecution in their home countries. Recently, the need has increased for foster homes for refugee teenagers and sibling groups from Congo, Burma, Bhutan, and Somalia.
Host families are needed for this upcoming school year for a number of Aspect Foundation exchange students. Host families should be willing to provide a place to stay, three meals a day, and a great family experience. Students will have their own insurance and spending money.
The Asian Pacific Islander American Association of Colleges and Universities (APIACU) launched on June 27 to help address the complex set of social realities facing students in the underrepresented and underserved Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community.
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly On Tuesday, July 26, Goodwin Liu was nominated to the California Supreme Court, replacing Associate Justice Carlos Moreno, the court’s only Latino member, who retired earlier this year. <!–more–> Liu, a University of California, Berkeley law professor, was nominated by California Gov. Jerry Brown. The California Supreme Court is […]
By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Standing on “the bridge” at Pike Place Market — the Desimone bridge suspended over Western Avenue in downtown Seattle and home to the Market’s craft vendors — Carly Calbero sings and strums her guitar as visitors pass by. Sometimes, people will stop to listen, surprised that such a strong […]
UPDATE: Locke will be sworn in on Monday, Aug. 1. By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly On Wednesday, July 27, former U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke, 61, was confirmed as ambassador to China. Locke was nominated by President Barack Obama on March 9. “I can think of nobody who is more qualified than Gary […]
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 […]