On Sept. 14, workers at the Westin Seattle voted 98 percent to authorize a strike against our employer, Marriott International. Within a two-week span, over 8,000 Marriott workers in Boston, Honolulu, Maui, San Francisco, San Diego, San Jose, Oakland, and Detroit voted overwhelmingly to do the same. We are room attendants, bell attendants, house attendants, […]
Hisashi Iwakuma threw the ceremonial first pitch to Ichiro Suzuki at Safeco Field on Sept. 26, before a matchup between the Mariners and Athletics. Iwakuma is leaving the M’s to continue his career in Japan.
SEATTLE (AP) — The owner of a Washington seafood company was sentenced to two years in prison for overharvesting sea cucumbers and must pay $1.5 million in restitution — the second large bust of illegal sea cucumber trade in the U.S. West in just over a year. Hoon Namkoong, 62, was also sentenced on Sept. […]
By Jessica Kai Curry Northwest Asian Weekly Dr. Amit Singh started his post as president of Edmonds Community College (ECC) at the end of June 2018. Originally from northeastern India, he came to the Pacific Northwest via several other successful career stints in Ohio, Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. He had never been to Washington prior […]
By SAMANTHA SWINDLER The Oregonian/OregonLive PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — On the night of March 23, 1984, a little boy was found crying on the steps outside the Yongsan Theatre in Seoul, South Korea. He was scooped up by the manager, a Mr. Hong, and reported to the local police station. The boy was estimated to […]
By Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Delta has ended its only route service from the United States to Hong Kong, effective Oct. 4. The airline previously operated six weekly flights between Seattle and Hong Kong — its only flight to Hong Kong. Delta said this was a “difficult business decision,” and that Delta passengers can continue […]
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY “Grandma, please don‘t make bitter melons for dinner,” I begged my grandmother as a child. “It tastes so bitter, I can’t swallow it.” “Bitter melon is good for you,“ said grandma. “You will cherish them when you get older.” “How do you know?” I wanted to say, but never […]