By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Sean Li Cheah comes from a family of medical professionals, and for her entire life, she’s been surrounded by the practice of science and medicine. Still, she chose to not get the COVID-19 vaccine. “I believe in science,” said Cheah. “But because our body can produce antibodies, I believe […]
By Mahlon Meyer Northwest Asian Weekly Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) are facing housing emergencies both as renters and as homeowners, according to agencies that provide support. Reasons for the crisis, which has exploded over the last several years, include burgeoning housing prices, the increasing scarcity of affordable housing, cultural barriers, and the continuation […]
By JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer NEW YORK (AP) — On what’s traditionally one of the sleepiest weekends at the movies, the Marvel film “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” smashed the record for Labor Day openings with an estimated $71.4 million in ticket sales, giving a box office reeling from the recent […]
A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Aug. 28 for the first traditional Korean garden in Washington state. Hanwoori Korean Garden at 550 Southwest Campus Drive in Federal Way will be a symbol of unity between Federal Way and the city’s sister city of Donghae in South Korea. Site plans include a pagoda, an open courtyard, […]
President Joe Biden’s appointment of two Native Hawaiians to the U.S. Department of the Interior could influence federal policy for Hawaii’s Indigenous people and other Pacific Islanders. Summer Sylva, who is currently head of the Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation, was appointed on Sept. 1 as senior advisor for Native Hawaiian affairs. Keone Nakoa, the Washington, […]
Friends of Little Saigon hosted the summer street festival, Celebrate Little Saigon, on Aug. 28 and 29. The festival is an annual celebration of Vietnamese food, culture, and community.
Friends of Little Saigon has launched its second art exhibit, Owning It Part II, which explores how artists have owned their perspective, identity, and power in the face of xenophobia, hate, and racism. This exhibit features three local artists of Vietnamese descent, including former Northwest Asian Weekly editor Stacy Nguyen, as well as Anh Nguyen […]
Northwest Asian Weekly publisher Assunta Ng and editor Ruth Bayang were named as recipients of Real Change’s annual Editorial Excellence award. Real Change Managing Editor Lee Nacozy said, “We deeply appreciate the work [Assunta and Ruth] have done recently and have done for years as journalists serving Asian communities.” Real Change’s mission is to provide […]
Police are investigating after a man was shot and injured in the Chinatown-International District (CID) on Labor Day morning.
A federal jury in Seattle convicted Harbans Singh, 38, of Kent, of three federal felonies related to false statements he made on a visa application and during an asylum interview. The jury deliberated for about two hours following the two-day trial before reaching a verdict, according to a Sept. 3 U.S. Department of Justice news […]