Volunteers with Chong Wa Benevolent Association, UPS, and One World Now! gathered on July 11 to help paint and restore a three-decade-old Chinatown-community mural and playground that has been vandalized and damaged. The mural and playground sit behind the Chong Wa School, behind the Wing Luke Museum, adjacent to Canton Alley.
Edifecs, Inc., a global health information technology solutions company based in Bellevue, announced on July 8 that Sunny Singh will transition to the role of Chairman of the Board of Directors, and Venkat Kavarthapu will become Chief Executive Officer. Singh, who founded Edifecs, called Kavarthapu “the perfect leader to take the helm at Edifecs…Venkat is […]
Hsieh Su-wei of Taiwan won her third Wimbledon title in women’s doubles last weekend after partnering with Elise Mertens of Belgium to beat Russian duo Veronika Kudermetova and Elena Vesnina. Hsieh and Mertens saved two match points in the second set and won 3-6, 7-5, 9-7. They clinched a back-and-forth third set when Hsieh hit […]
Marci Nakano announced on June 30 that it was her last day as executive director of the Executive Development Institute (EDI). “It’s time for a new leader to take EDI into its next chapter,” she wrote on Facebook. “It’s been incredible to watch our growth over the years, adding new programs, expanding to Portland, transforming […]
OCA-Greater Seattle presented a free screening of “Writing on the Wall” on July 10. The film examines anti-Asian hate, Black Lives Matter, and the creation of Chinatown International District (CID) murals from the perspective of Doan Diane Dy Hoang, an AES graduate, CID resident, and the senior coordinator of Exhibits at the Wing Luke Museum. […]
You should soon receive ballots for the upcoming Primary Election. Ballots include a prepaid-postage return envelope, so you can return your ballot via U.S. mail. You do not have to pay for a stamp. Secretary of State Kim Wyman encourages voters to mail their completed ballots well before election day, Aug. 3, to ensure their […]
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SKOKIE, Ill. (AP) — Illinois public school students will be taught Asian American history under a law signed on July 9 by Gov. J.B. Pritzker. The topics will include the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II; the military service of Asian Americans; Illinois and Midwest history of Asian Americans; and the role of […]
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Recently, I asked a supermarket cashier if she had made a mistake on a lemon I bought. “No, it’s 59 cents,” she said. A few months ago, I bought three small lemons for $1. Now, one small lemon costs 59 cents. That’s a 78% increase! I don’t usually look […]
When Grace Park was 10 years old, she realized that art can bridge distances between different races. Park was born in South Korea and immigrated to the United States in the fifth grade. She wasn’t fluent in English and felt like she didn’t belong at her new school.