By Janice Nesamani NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY This year has been tough, and if you identify as an Asian or Asian Pacific Islander (AAPI), then it has been like a crescendo of rising hate gradually built up over the years. As we celebrate AAPI Heritage Month, we talked to some members of the AAPI community who […]
By Mahlon Meyer Northwest Asian Weekly Adrian Diaz was chasing a suspect down Jackson Street. When he caught him, Diaz, then a 28-year-old police officer, employed a wrestling move and lifted the man off the ground, simultaneously apprehending the suspect and throwing out his back for the next two decades. Now at the helm of […]
About 150 people marched through the Chinatown-International District and downtown Seattle on May 1—as part of an annual May Day March organized by El Comité. The crowd started at St. Mary’s Church, and stopped along south King Street for speeches by state Rep. Sharon Tomiko Santos and JM Wong of Massage Parlor Outreach Project. Wong […]
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly A senate bill protecting victims of domestic violence via strangulation was signed into law this past April. The bill covers costs of a forensic nurse examination related to nonfatal strangulation when it is part of a sexual assault or if a victim applies for program benefits. Washington becomes the […]
You can now obtain a new grant for your restaurant from the federal government. If you are a woman, veteran or come from a socially or economically disadvantaged background, the federal government is offering a special three-week period during which you will be given priority for grants. After this period, anyone can apply and the government will distribute grants on a first-come-first-served basis.
Dr. Brinda Sarathy, professor of environmental analysis at Pitzer College in Claremont, California, has been named dean of the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (IAS) at the University of Washington Bothell, effective July 1. Sarathy said she was struck by how closely the mission of IAS resonated with her own work at Pitzer, a […]
Steve Fortney, a former Department of Justice lawyer, current lawyer at Microsoft, and progressive Democrat, announced in April that he is running for Seattle City Attorney. “More than 15 years ago, Seattle committed to end homelessness in 10 years. It’s even worse today than it was then, despite us spending three times the amount of […]
Consul General Won-Jik Kwon, of the Republic of Korea in Seattle, presented 20,000 KF 94 Face Masks to the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) on behalf of the Republic of Korea Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs on April 16. “We are grateful to the more than 120,000 Washingtonians who served in the […]
Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) released her book, “Heart of Fire: An Immigrant Daughter’s Story,” on April 20. In the memoir, Hirono traces her life from her earliest days in Hawaii to her emergence as a legislator, and it chronicles her recent transformation from dogged yet soft-spoken public servant, into a fiery advocate.
Three-time James Beard Award semi-finalist, Chef Shota Nakajima, will reopen his casual Capitol Hill restaurant, Taku, on May 5—nearly one year after closing it due to the pandemic. Nakajima has simplified and recreated Taku’s menu to feature his favorite childhood food—karaage, also known as Japanese fried chicken. “My favorite lunch growing up was my mom’s […]