By Todd Pitman Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) – The question to Thailand’s army chief was a basic one. After he declared martial law this week, would he be consulting the government? His response encapsulated the increasingly surreal nature of this Southeast Asian country’s political crisis.
By Ivy Wong If you asked someone what you should spend $50 on this summer, they might suggest buying that new video game that recently came out or a cute pair of shoes. They might recommend buying tickets for a concert or movie. Or they might joke about buying as much candy as you can. […]
By Associated Press Seattle lawyer Danford Grant, who pleaded guilty on May 7 to reduced charges of raping masseuses, was sentenced on May 19 to 25 years in prison. The plea helped Grant avoid a trial that could have earned him up to life in prison. Grant’s victims were all Asian immigrant women who worked […]
To commemorate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, University of Washington students, staff, and faculty are sharing their personal stories of identity in a project titled “No Longer Invisible: In Their Own Words.”
The deadline for filing to run for elected office in King County has closed, and the following API candidates will appear on the ballot in the Aug. 5 primary election: Legislative District 1, State Representative Position 2: Sarah Sanoy-Wright Legislative District 30, State Senate: Shari Song Legislative District 32, State Representative Position 1: Cindy Ryu […]
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly The Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF), running from May 15 through June 8, always brings fascinating Asian films to our town, many of them not available for viewing elsewhere. Here are three preview picks for the following week at SIFF.
By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Northwest Folklife Festival, Seattle’s cultural festival that takes place over Memorial Day weekend at Seattle Center, will feature talented performances and activities from all cultures. Folklife Festival is one of Seattle’s biggest public events and draws in diverse spectators and performers annually.<!–more–> For Melody Xie, a Chinese dance, culture, […]
By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Can you believe that it’s May already? April zipped by so quickly, and with it, a few notable stories that include prom and a significant addition to American primetime television. Read on to find out more!<!–more–> Fight for your right to prom It’s prom season! High school ended years […]
By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Speed dating brings total strangers together to meet each other and talk about themselves, all within one five-minute round after another with new partners.<!–more–> A similar kind of timed — but longer — interaction took place between Asian American student activists and their predecessors from generations past at the […]
On May 15, more than 150 Franklin High School alumni, family, staff, students, and former U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke gathered at the Mount Baker Community Club to induct five alumni into the Franklin Hall of Fame.