By Nodyia Fedrick Northwest Asian Weekly If you check out the OCA-Greater Seattle’s website you’ll read a standard description of what the 20-year-old nonprofit is about: social justice and civil rights for its Asian community. But speak to its members and you’re sure to hear the message come alive. “When there’s injustice being done, we’re […]
By Marissa Vichayapai Special to Northwest Asian Weekly Three years after the start of Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA), a federal program which provides certain undocumented immigrants protection from deportation, a social security number, a work permit, and other benefits, enrollment of eligible Asians and Pacific Islanders continue to be disproportionally low, while gaps […]
The Seattle Board of Park Commissioners has endorsed Mayor Ed Murray’s proposal to ban smoking in city parks. The change was adopted May 21 and will simplify the no-smoking rule, which has been in place at beaches and playgrounds and within 25 feet of other people since 2010. Murray says the outright ban will be […]
By Lauren Pongan Northwest Asian Weekly Note: This article uses the name “Burma,” rather than its recognized name of “Myanmar,” in order to reflect the preferences of panelists and presenters from the event. “Before we start, can everyone please move down to the front?” Sumyat Thu asked the audience at last week’s event, April 22, […]
By Suzanne DuRard Northwest Asian Weekly Residential solar energy (also called photovoltaic) systems cost a lot. An average system in Seattle costs $15,000 or more. In exchange for that big investment though, a customer who installs solar will see a significant decrease in their electric bills over time. With the generous incentives for solar energy […]
By Sam Le Northwest Asian Weekly As a closing of one chapter, an adventurous and thrilling internship with the Southeast Asian Education (SEAeD) Coalition nears its end, I was asked what are my next steps? My name is Sam Le and I am a current student at the University of Washington pursuing a Bachelor’s in […]
U.S. Department of Labor SEATTLE – Although a Bellingham restaurant and a spa have closed, 101 workers once employed by the businesses will receive more than $1.3 million in back wages and damages, thanks to a Washington State jury. The decision is the result of a U.S. Department of Labor investigation that revealed numerous violations […]
The Washington State and India Trade Relations Action Committee took part in a luncheon
By Assunta Ng My words were blunt and shocking even to myself when I asked community leaders to contribute to the Asian Weekly’s social justice issue.
By Minal Singh Northwest Asian Weekly Since this is the time of the New Year, people may want to set their affairs in order.