By John Pye AP Sports Writer BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Keisuke Honda and Shinji Kagawa helped engineer
Three 8th grade students from Open Window School in Bellevue will be honored Thursday at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle for their winning submissions to the King County Civil Rights Commission’s 16th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Writing Contest. The students were invited to reflect on Dr. King’s pioneering civil rights work, especially […]
The Associated Press KING-TV reports an estimated 1,500 total workers saw their minimum wage increase under the new law, including 400 who live in the city limits. City manager Todd Cutts says there has been no impact on sales tax or property tax, and no change in the number of business licenses issued.
By Reid Mukai For Northwest Asian Weekly On Friday January 9, Jaycee Chan, son of legendary martial artist Jackie Chan, was sentenced to six months in prison and fined $320 for pot possession. Jaycee was arrested in August at his Beijing apartment along with fellow celebrity Ko Chen-tung and others. Jaycee and Ko admitted smoking […]
By Alma Kern For Northwest Asian Weekly We are at a pivotal juncture in the history of our beloved Filipino Community of Seattle. Whatever happens this year will determine the future of the organization. Our manongs and manangs, and all the past leaders
By Laura Ohata Northwest Asian Weekly Lan Pham was only nine-years-old when she left Vietnam. “The refugee <!–more–>experience really defined my passion and what I would like to do as a kid and as an adult,” says Pham. “I witnessed violence, not only experienced through war, but the violence women refugees experience as part of […]
Intellectual Ventures has hired Mona Locke, a former journalist best known as Washington State’s former first lady, as its new senior vice president of corporate communications and marketing.<!–more–> The hire was announced by the controversial patent holding and technology firm, based in Bellevue, Wash., and led by former Microsoft chief technology officer Nathan Myhrvold. Locke’s appointment promises to improve the […]
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly A Bellevue man has been arrested in the murder of a woman at a hotel <!–more–>in Portland, Oregon. Tae Bum (“Chris”) Yoon, 27, is accused of killing 24-year-old Ashley Benson on December 26th at a hotel in Portland. Detectives from Portland’s homicide unit arrested Yoon on Wednesday, January 7th […]
By Thanyarat Doksone Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra defended her role in a money-losing rice subsidy scheme Friday at the start of an impeachment hearing that analysts say is aimed at ensuring the ousted leader stays out of politics for the foreseeable future.<!–more–> The charges against Yingluck have been […]
By Assunta Ng Next week will be Northwest Asian Weekly’s 33rd anniversary. So how did 2014 fare for the newspaper?