The mayor of Chongqing, Seattle’s sister city in China, resigned on Dec. 30, during the last session of 2016 of the Chongqing Municipal People’s Congress Standing Committee. According to People’s Daily report, Huang Qifan’s resignation was accepted. No reason was given. Huang, 64, was part of President Xi Jinping’s official delegation when visiting Seattle in […]
Walter Chen, an Asian American educator who grew up in the Seattle area, is now the founding principal of Green Dot Public Schools’ second middle school in Washington state. The school is located in Seattle’s south end and will open to a founding class of 6th graders in 2017. Chen’s parents immigrated to the United […]
A poem written by Seattle attorney Dennis Lam has been selected by the Poetry on Buses project to be shared on public buses and online. A partnership between 4Culture, the City of Seattle Office of Arts and Culture, Sound Transit, King County Metro, King County Wastewater Treatment Division, King County Water and Land Resources Division, […]
On Dec. 20, 20 young people, ranging in age from 14 to 18, received certificates of citizenship, designating them as U.S. citizens. Each had a parent naturalize, and received their citizenship through that act. When a parent naturalizes, each of his or her children below age 18 automatically becomes a citizen, too. This event was […]
Crews finished installing street art work created by Seattle artist Naoko Morisawa on Dec. 22, at Aurora Avenue North and 205th Street Southwest in the city of Shoreline. Traffic control boxes are the large metal boxes that control traffic signals — they are also prime targets for graffiti. Adding art to these boxes beautifies the […]
By Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Tyrus Wong, the artist whose works inspired the Disney film Bambi, died at the age of 106 on Dec. 30. Wong’s death was announced on his Facebook page, saying, “With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Tyrus Wong. Tyrus died peacefully at his home, surrounded by his loving daughters […]
It seems like South Seattle’s Asian community can’t rest easy with criminals targeting them both on the streets and in their homes.
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By Arlene Kiyomi Dennistoun NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY The Joint Legislative Task Force on the Use of Deadly Force in Community Policing wrapped up its final meeting in a grueling 11-hour session in Olympia, and recommended changing the law applying to police use of deadly force. Suspense grew as each member cast their vote out loud. […]
A white bus with green decals cut in front of me — it was this pretty big and sleek-looking tour bus that carried Korean-looking people.