NEW YORK—The New York Police Department (NYPD) announced the formation of a new, 25-member Asian American Hate Crime Task Force. Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison introduced the new task force and its commander, Deputy Inspector Hisao “Stewart” Loo from Manhattan South Detectives, at a news conference on Aug. 18. The NYPD tallied no fewer than […]
By MICHAEL BALSAMO WASHINGTON (AP) — A Justice Department investigation has found Yale University is illegally discriminating against Asian American and white applicants, in violation of federal civil rights law, officials said on Aug. 13. Yale denied the allegation, calling it “meritless” and “hasty.” The findings detailed in a letter to the college’s attorneys mark […]
Officials with Public Health—Seattle & King County are investigating an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness with diarrhea, vomiting, body aches, headaches, and fevers associated with a takeout meal from Saigon Vietnam Deli on July 25. In all, eight people have gotten sick. A specific food or drink item that might have caused the illnesses has not […]
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Serving the elderly members of the Asian community during the COVID-19 pandemic has proven to be a challenge for Kin On. In caring for a population that is susceptible to the coronavirus, the organization has made strides to persevere through this difficult time. “It is disheartening to see our […]
No one has said, “I look younger recently.” In fact, many have discovered more wrinkles erupting on their faces, their skin looks terrible, and they feel much older in the last six months than in 2019 and other years. But the more serious concern is, the pandemic can age our brain.
By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly Haunted Heroine By Sarah Kuhn DAW, 2020 Team Tanaka/Jupiter is back and their membership is growing. Evie, the Tanaka half of the superheroine duo, has just found out she’s pregnant and everyone is thrilled about the group’s newest addition. And Evie is too. Really. But she also can’t help […]
By MARK KENNEDY Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Newsweek has apologized for an op-ed that questioned Sen. Kamala Harris’ U.S. citizenship and her eligibility to be Joe Biden’s running mate, a false and racist conspiracy theory which President Donald Trump has not dismissed. “This op-ed is being used by some as a tool to […]
By ISAAC SCHARF Associated Press MOTZA, Israel (AP) — An Israeli jewelry company is working on what it says will be the world’s most expensive coronavirus mask, a gold, diamond-encrusted face covering with a price tag of $1.5 million. The 18-karat white gold mask will be decorated with 3,600 white and black diamonds and fitted […]