On Jan. 21, Washington state Sen. Pramila Jayapal announced her congressional bid in Washington state’s 7th district, in hopes of succeeding U.S. Rep. Jim McDermott, who is retiring and vacating his seat after 14 terms.
By Don Thompson Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s attorney general stepped into the national debate over the recent slayings of unarmed civilians by police on Monday, calling for a review by her agency and promising to lead a public dialogue. Kamala Harris, the first minority to hold the state’s highest law enforcement office, […]
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Chinese e-commerce company, Alibaba, has settled into offices in downtown Seattle near one of its
By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly In the Shadow of the Buddha, One Man’s Journey of Discovery in Tibet By Matteo Pistono Plume, 2012 When Matteo Pistono first traveled to Tibet, he went as a Buddhist pilgrim. But after living among Tibetans and hearing their stories, he spent nearly 10 years smuggling out photos of […]
By Ninette Cheng Northwest Asian Weekly Nov. 6 marked a special day for Bob Hasegawa: the lifelong labor rights champion was elected to his first term in Washington State Senate. But Hasegawa is hardly new to politics. He has served six years as State Representative of Washington’s 11th District, representing Tukwila, the southern part of […]
By Karl Ege For Northwest Asian Weekly Recently, the political issue du jour was the revelation that the uniforms of the U.S. Olympic team were made in China. I have three words for our political leaders, the media, and the pundits: GET OVER IT!
The other day, my friend was steaming over his supposed rotten life. The first place prize in his blame game went to President Obama.
The U.S. Census Bureau’s 2008 American Community Survey (ACS) indicates that a gender wage gap still exists. The median income of women is still 77.9 percent that of men.
Born in Seoul, acclaimed novelist Chang-rae Lee immigrated to the United States at age 3. Lee knew from a young age that he wanted to be a writer.
BEIJING (AP) — When the best job Mikala Reasbeck could find after college in Boston was counting pills part-time in a drugstore for $7 an hour, she took the drastic step of jumping on a plane to Beijing in February to look for work.