By Eileen Ng The Associated Press SHAH ALAM, Malaysia — An Indonesian woman held for two years on suspicion of killing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s half brother was freed from custody on March 11 after Malaysian prosecutors unexpectedly dropped the murder charge against her. Siti Aisyah cried and hugged her Vietnamese co-defendant, Doan […]
By Gayle Gupit Mayor NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Those familiar with the plight of the aging Filipino farm workers in the 1960s, as well as their importance in the American farm labor movement, agree that Larry Dulay Itliong played a pivotal role. “We do have to remember Larry because the United Farm Workers union has systematically […]
By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly Empire of Sand By Tasha Suri Orbit, 2018 As the daughter of a nobleman, Mehr lives a privileged life. But with an Amrithi mother, that privilege is limited. In an empire built on the dreams of enslaved gods, the Amrithi people are both shunned by society and coveted for […]
The fragile, yellowed, woodblock manuscript is in relatively good condition, remarkable considering its age and the location where it was found: in a dark, dank storage closet in the Beaver Falls Historical Museum in the bowels of the Carnegie Free Library on Seventh Avenue.
Sound Transit held a community workshop on March 13 to discuss the Chinatown-International District (ID) Station.
Turning over a long history of coming in second behind Spanish in terms of number of students enrolled, Japanese recently took the top spot in foreign language studies at the University of Washington (UW).
The University of Washington (UW)’s vice provost of innovation and the first Indian American to hold that position has died.
A Seattle police officer is recovering after being stabbed by a blind man, who was reportedly harassing numerous tenants at a Chinatown-International District apartment building on March 19.
By Maya Leshikar Northwest Asian Weekly Census Day is not until April of next year, yet outreach and education has already begun around Seattle. On March 13, the Seattle Area Census Office held a hiring event where job-seekers could learn about census positions and talk to recruiters. Getting an accurate headcount is crucial for federal […]
When the Northwest Asian Weekly honored Dr. Vikram Jandhyala in 2014 for breaking the glass ceiling, University of Washington (UW) President Ana Mari Cauce said, “[He’s] someone that you will be hearing a lot about in the next five, 10, 15 years.”