Lam’s Seafood Market held the grand opening of its second store location in Tukwila on May 30. Located at 243 Minkler Boulevard, the 30,000-square-foot facility features live seafood tanks with fish, crab, and other seafood. There is also a food court featuring Golden Daisy of Beacon Hill, Go Poke and Dochi of Chinatown, Vietnam House […]
Harry Shum was appointed on May 27 to Chairman of the Board at News Break. Jeff Zheng, founder and CEO at News Break, and an ex-Yahoo executive, said, “As one of the brightest minds in the technology industry, Harry brings a wealth of technical leadership and business savvy to the company that we will leverage […]
Cynthia Thurmond took first place in the May 30 Quarantine Karaoke Contest—a virtual event. Donna Cunningham came in second place and Laura Beard, third. The three won $75, $50, and $25 respectively, crooning their coronavirus blues away. The contest was part of Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration, and sponsored by 4Culture.
Madison Chan, a junior at Woodinville High School, launched a clothing line on May 19 meant to inspire community members during COVID-19 and raise funds for people who are at risk of going hungry. The line features hoodies, T-shirts, and face masks, and it generated more than $1,000 in sales in its first day. All […]
By Kai Curry Northwest Asian Weekly “They talk about COVID being the great equalizer. But in many ways, it’s not.” Gloria Shin, ACRS board member, spoke on May 28 in “Pivot and Perspective: Asian Americans Pacific Islanders in the time of COVID.” “There are a lot of people that have different access to health care, […]
By BEN NUCKOLS Associated Press The upstart ex-spellers who launched an online spelling bee to fill the void left by the canceled Scripps National Spelling Bee had little trouble running an efficient, and sufficiently challenging, competition. Replicating the drama of the ESPN-televised national finals wasn’t quite as easy. The winner on May 28, Navneeth Murali, […]
It has been difficult to find the words that truly express my sentiments following the death of George Floyd and my growing distaste for my passive support for the Black Lives Matter movement. I am not extremely active on social media, but find myself looking at other avenues to support: donating $20 here, signing a […]
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Hey, everyone. I know that it feels a little bit weird to consume pop culture news this week when most of our news focus should be on the George Floyd protests and furthering the conversation about why, above all, Black Lives Matter —as well as the hard work that […]
On Memorial Day at noon, Cathay Post 186 and community members placed flowers at headstones of fallen veterans, while wearing masks and social distancing.
By Ruth Bayang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY SEATTLE — Property and business owners in the Chinatown-International District (ID) are still assessing the damage from recent sprees of vandalism, destruction, and looting. Broken glass windows and doors are now boarded up. A surge of volunteers over the weekend donated time and materials to help cover up the […]