On Feb. 28, Washington State Senate released its proposed supplemental budget, which aims to protect, maintain, and even restore some lost funding to essential services for low-income children, families, immigrants, seniors, and people with disabilities.
By Cindy Luc For Northwest Asian Weekly When I first tell people that I am Chinese, I get an instantaneous assumption and the question “Do you speak Cantonese or Mandarin?” I kindly respond with, “No. I speak the Teochew dialect.”
By Jeffrey Osborn Northwest Asian Weekly On Nov. 4, the residents of Pacific, a small town just outside of Auburn, voted in a new mayor, Cy Sun, an Asian American. While it’s not unusual to vote a new mayor into office, the circumstances surrounding his election are rare. Not only that, months into his term, […]
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Col. Janice Mano Lehman passed away on the morning of March 11 after a nine-year battle with lung cancer. She was 48. Mano Lehman grew up in Seattle and attended Renton High School, graduating in 1982. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Washington State University, where she […]
By Viji Sundaram New America Media When the breadwinner of a Hmong family in Merced, Calif., lost his employer-sponsored health insurance coverage when he got laid off from his job last year, he didn’t think to find a public insurance program for his 5-year-old son. So when his son got sick a few months later […]
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly On March 19, the Seattle Mariners announced that it was releasing Kuo Hong-Chih, 30, a left-handed Taiwanese relief pitcher. The reason cited was poor performance during spring training and also to make room for others on the 40-man roster, according to the Mariners’ website. “I think he just needs more […]
It’s an underdog story. It’s an American story. It’s a story that illustrates to us that if we work hard, dreams can come true. Unfortunately, the story has an unfortunate footnote. Cy Sun, 81, is an Asian American veteran with a Purple Heart and a Croix de Guerre. He served during the Korean War before […]