For her entire school career, Jasmine de los Santos has worked hard to get good grades with the hopes of getting scholarships to help pay for college.
Matt Damon criticized “outrageous” stories in the era of fake news as he responded on Dec. 6 to accusations that his role in the new China-Hollywood co-production “The Great Wall” should have gone to an Asian actor.
From the Oscars debacle to the presidential election, 2016 was a crazy year in Hollywood and beyond. With 2016 coming to a close, let’s look back on some of the year’s biggest stories and controversies.
It’s not too often that the many achievements of Asian Pacific Americans (APA) are highlighted in the media.
King County Metro Transit is launching the region’s first-ever mobile ticket app — Transit GO Ticket — allowing riders to buy and redeem transit tickets on their mobile device without needing cash to ride. Tickets can be purchased for use on King County Metro buses, King County Water Taxi, Seattle Streetcar, and Sound Transit’s Link […]
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly SEATTLE — Over 700 people flooded into the College Center building of North Seattle College on Dec. 4, for the City of Seattle’s second-ever Citizenship Workshop. There were 375 volunteers that assisted the over 325 attendees with each of their naturalization applications. The workshops, organized by the Office of Immigrant […]
SEATTLE — On Dec. 1, the Human Services Department announced the siting of three new temporary sanctioned encampments for individuals living unsheltered in Seattle. This action is part of the Bridging the Gap plan, announced in October, to better address the immediate needs of people experiencing homelessness, while the City fully implements its long-term plan, […]
SEATTLE — Mayor Ed Murray announced the creation of an interdepartmental project team (IDT) on Dec. 7, to guide the development of a new Community Service Officer (CSO) program. The CSO program will be designed to ensure that the Seattle Police Department (SPD) is better able to provide non-emergency services and support to Seattle’s communities. […]
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly It was the deadliest structure fire in the United States in 13 years. On Dec. 2, up to 100 people were at a dance party at an Oakland, Calif. warehouse — known as the “Ghost Ship” — when the fire broke out, killing 36 people. The warehouse had been turned […]
By Thomas Beaumont and Matthew Pennington Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — It may seem odd for the governor of a lightly populated agricultural state to be chosen as U.S. ambassador to China, especially amid escalating talk of a trade war with the major U.S. trading partner. But Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad boasts a […]