Seattle City Council President Bruce Harrell has been selected to be the 2019 University of Washington (UW) Bothell commencement speaker. The UW graduate and former Husky football player will address graduates and their families on June 16 at T-Mobile Park (formerly Safeco Field) in Seattle. Like almost half of all UW Bothell’s graduating students, Harrell […]
The Robert Chinn Foundation welcomed four people to the Class of 2019 Asian Hall of Fame. The annual event, held on May 11 at Seattle’s Fairmont Olympic Hotel, honored Filipino American J.R. Celski of Federal Way, Wash., a three-time Olympic medalist; fashion designer and Taiwanese American Luly Yang, who has a showroom in Seattle; Chinese […]
A sculpture created by Asian American artists Louis Chinn (Jyun Jyun) and Huangmeng Yu (MissTANGQ) has been selected as the permanent public art project at Plymouth Housing’s new building in the International District (ID). “Returning Home” is a kinetic wind powered sculpture comprised of a flock of cranes ascending upwards toward the sky and returning […]
Marchesa is donating the iconic blue dress that Constance Wu wore in the film “Crazy Rich Asians” to the National Museum of American History. The dress was presented on May 18 at a Los Angeles event hosted by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center. The event celebrated and recognized the contributions of Asian Pacific Americans […]
By JANIE HAR Associated Press The Smithsonian’s initiative on documenting Asians in America started humbly enough two decades ago, with a borrowed exhibit in a borrowed museum wing and a tiny staff. There was a National Museum of the American Indian attached to the Smithsonian, and progress was being made toward a museum on the […]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Two former Cambodian refugees facing deportation for crimes committed as young adults were among seven people granted clemency on May 13 by California Gov. Gavin Newsom in his first pardons since taking office in January. Newsom pardoned Kang Hen, of San Jose, who pleaded guilty to being the getaway driver during […]
By Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Seattle police arrested 10 people on May 15 — associated with predatory drug dealing and behavior at encampments located in Seattle’s Chinatown-International District and Pioneer Square neighborhoods. According to department spokesman Sgt. Sean Whitcomb, officers seized real and fake firearms, knives, machetes and a sword, stolen purses, tablets, cell phones, […]
By Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY SEATTLE — Historic South Downtown (HSD) announced grants on May 13 totaling nearly $1 million to 19 community-based organizations in the Chinatown-International District and Pioneer Square neighborhoods. The grants will fund projects that support small businesses and local nonprofits, improve public spaces, and protect and develop historic and cultural programs. […]
“I think of myself as a human first, rather than as an Asian American.” The 15-year-old helps his parents at their Chinese tea shop in the International District. He was born in Seattle and is a second generation Chinese American.
“The Sun Is Also a Star” is the film adaptation of Nicola Yoon’s 2016 young adult novel of the same name, about two young strangers who fall in love in the course of a day — the hitch being that one of them is set to be deported at the end of the day.