SEATTLE (AP) — A photo of the new U.S. ambassador to China carrying his own backpack and ordering his own coffee at an airport has charmed Chinese citizens not used to such frugality from their officials. ZhaoHui Tang, a businessman from Bellevue snapped the photo Friday on his iPhone when he spotted Gary Locke at […]
International Community Health Services (ICHS), which operates medical-dental clinics in the International District and at Holly Park, will close its clinics one day a month because of significant cuts in state funding.
By Sarah Gerdes For Northwest Asian Weekly Before Tiger Woods, Margaret Cho, and Michelle Wie, there were the Kim Sisters. Few Americans know the Kim Sisters, arguably one of the most talented and internationally recognized musical acts for generations, were the preeminent female act of the 1960s. Their sold-out shows rivaled those of Sammy Davis […]
By Assunta Ng The guest list of Ruthann Kurose’s surprise 60th birthday party was a Who’s Who in politics. The party was held at the house of former Mayor Norm Rice and his wife, Constance.
By Assunta Ng On Aug. 15, a group of Indian Americans were celebrating India’s 64th Independence Day at Il Terrazzo Carmine.
By Assunta Ng When I switched on the television news this Saturday morning, it was great to see two former Seattleites so visible in China. Robert Wang, a 1972 University of Washington alum, was among the U.S. embassy delegation welcoming Ambassador Locke and his family at the Beijing airport. Wang, who is number two at […]
By Assunta Ng Talking to U.S. Ambassador Gary Locke before he left Seattle for China was exhilarating and absolutely frustrating. You might think that he shies away from talking about juicy details. But he doesn’t.
By Assunta Ng The Locke family left Seattle with 10 pieces of luggage, a cat, and a dog on Aug. 11, flying Delta Airlines to Beijing. Immediately, a reader who saw him at the SeaTac International Airport called me and asked me why he took Delta instead of Hainan Airlines.
This past week, many of us filled out our primary ballots. Depending on which county you live in, there may have been an Asian American or Pacific Islander American (APIA) candidate on the ballot. If you live in King County, there were four, maybe five candidates. In Pierce County, there were two.
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly High pay and elite status. That’s why some choose to practice law. While some flourish in the practice, others do not. The economy and the realities of the practice have given Asian Americans reasons to rethink law as a career. The numbers According to the most recent Bureau of […]