By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly Small business owner and Seattle Community College trustee Albert Shen filed for the 2013 city council race on
Compiled by Staff Northwest Asian Weekly A community can only be as strong as the bond of its people. If those bonds are weak, the community is easily divided, but the stronger they are, the more the community can work together.
After the passage of Referendum 74, same-sex marriages became legal in Washington state on Thursday, Dec. 6. King County awarded the first same-sex marriage license at 12:01 a.m. to Jane Abbott Lighty (77) and Pete-e Peterson (85) of West Seattle.
While I was enjoying a sunny Sunday afternoon at the Broadway Farmers Market, it occurred to me to follow up on NWAW’s first installment of “Beyond the Plate” with one on farmers markets. Many Asians I’ve spoken with have admitted to feeling removed or uninterested in farmers markets …
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly “Recently, I was hanging out in the library. Somebody came up to be and randomly asked <!–more–>me if I was Korean or Japanese or something like that,” said Michelle Tran. “I said, ‘No, I am half-Chinese, half-Vietnamese.’ They were like, ‘Oh, where were you born?’ And I said, ‘I […]
By Assunta Ng Did you know that Amanda Knox, acquitted of murder in Italy last year, is living in the International District? Folks have seen her dining at World Pizza. Knox, a University of Washington student, has found sanctuary in an Asian neighborhood. Wise move. This is a convenient, diverse, and vibrant community at the […]
Flooding in Thailand since July has resulted in the death of more than 300 people and has caused billions of dollars worth of damage. About 61 of the country’s 77 provinces (including Bangkok) have been affected so far. More than eight million people have been impacted.
By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Despite these tough economic times, Albert Shen maintains a positive attitude. His businesses are doing well, but it’s what he does during his off-hours that really stands out. For him, social entrepreneurship is about using his professional know-how and skills to help various nonprofit organizations and academic institutions reach […]
This year, Renton became the third largest city in Washington state in terms of Asian population, according to the newly released 2010 U.S. Census.
Northwest Asian Weekly’s Diversity Makes a Difference scholarship program celebrates young people who are committed to reaching out across cultural lines.