About 400 guests enjoyed music, food, and dancing at the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods 25th Anniversary Celebration at MOHAI Museum in Seattle on Oct. 23, including the mayor, city council
Sheila Burrus has been named Executive Director of the Filipino Community of Seattle. Burrus is the immediate past president of the Filipino Chamber of Commerce of the Pacific Northwest, and a 2011 Northwest Asian Weekly Pioneer honoree. She is a State Farm insurance agent in Seattle. (end)
A reception to welcome heritage advocates from Palawan Island, Philippines, was held Oct. 25 at the Burke Museum in Seattle, as part of the museum’s “Ancient Shores, Changing Tides” year-long cultural
Seattle mayor Mike McGinn and the City of Seattle officially declared Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, as “Akira Takeda
InterIm CDA received $20,000 from Bank of America’s grant money to support operations including the Danny Woo Garden in the International District. On Oct. 19, Bank of America volunteers worked in the garden weeding, picking up trash, moving the compost pile, and picking fruit. Each year, the Danny Woo Community Garden and Children’s Garden provides […]
By Norma Love Associated Press CONCORD, N.H. (AP) – Thin paper sky lanterns, lit from inside by candles that send them floating aloft, have been popular for centuries at Asian festivals. But now U.S. fire officials want them banned.
By Ashok Sharma Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) – Millions of Indians were setting off deafening fireworks displays Sunday (Nov. 3) to light up the sky for Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights, which celebrates the triumph of good over evil.
By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Chinese food going viral One of the biggest YouTube viral hits this past month was the profoundly offensive and ridiculous music video for “Chinese Food,” a pop song crooned by (previously) unknown teenager Alison Gold.
Last month, the World Health Organization (WHO) gave a stamp of approval for a Chinese-made vaccine against Japanese encephalitis (JE), a disease that plagues mostly children in poor rural communities in Southeast Asia and the Western Pacific. Seattle’s PATH (Program for Appropriate Technology in Health) had been searching for ways to develop a low-cost vaccine […]
Gov. Jay Inslee has named senior advisor Joby Shimomura as his new chief of staff. Shimomura, 41, is a longtime aide who has served on the governor’s executive team since he took office in January.