Assembly Bill (AB) 1088 requires two key state agencies to include the full spectrum of Asian American (AA) ethnicities, as well as Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander (NHOPI) ethnicities, in their data collection, consistent with the groups reported by the U.S. Census.
Flooding in Thailand since July has resulted in the death of more than 300 people and has caused billions of dollars worth of damage. About 61 of the country’s 77 provinces (including Bangkok) have been affected so far. More than eight million people have been impacted.
By Assunta Ng Last Saturday, after attending the White House dinner in Washington, D.C., to honor President of the Republic of South Korea Lee Myung-Bak, Sen. Paull Shin rushed back to Seattle to attend Northwest Asian Weekly’s Pioneer Awards gala at the China Harbor Restaurant. What the emcee didn’t say and what the audience didn’t […]
By Assunta Ng “You probably won’t vote for me,” said a Seattle City Council candidate at Sea Beez’s ethnic media candidates forum on Oct. 6 at the Life Enrichment Bookstore.
Being a school board member is not only daunting, but low-paying and thankless. What I don’t understand is why so many want the job. All four Seattle incumbents are facing passionate opponents.
By Assunta Ng The incumbents have the right goals, despite an early controversy involving the mismanagement of a contract program, resulting in the firing of a superintendent. The program began many years before the incumbents’ terms.
By Assunta Ng Ambassador Gary Locke returned to Seattle from Beijing to attend former Gov. Albert D. Rosellini’s funeral mass at St. James Cathedral last Monday. Rosellini died at the age of 101.
On Oct. 12, the U.S. Senate passed a comprehensive trade package that includes Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with South Korea, Panama, and Colombia. The American Farm Bureau estimates that the increased market opportunities for Washington state under these trade agreements could increase direct exports by $52.8 million per year and add hundreds of jobs to […]
Kin On’s Story Circle provides opportunities for older Asian adults and seniors to socialize, make new friends, and connect outside of their homes. It includes conversation and activity gatherings, educational workshops, and community events.