By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly Members of the local Cambodian community are making their voices heard after a series of videos were posted online showing a Buddhist nun being assaulted at a Tacoma temple. “We are tired of being scared,” Savong Lam said during a Zoom call on Oct. 5. While the virtual meeting […]
By GENE JOHNSON Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — President Joe Biden on Sept. 30 announced the nominee for the extremely shorthanded federal bench in Seattle: Washington state Court of Appeals Judge John H. Chun. Biden has stressed the importance of ethnic and professional diversity in his nominations. Chun, a son of Korean immigrants who has […]
OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has begun offering booster doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to certain individuals following recommendations from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Advisory Committee on Immunizations Practices, and Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup. At least six months after completing the primary Pfizer vaccine series, […]
On Sept. 30, King County Elections (KCE) certified the recall petition filed earlier this year against Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant. A total of 10,687 valid signatures from Seattle City Council District 3 registered voters were required to send the recall issue to voters. Petitioners submitted over 16,000 signatures to be verified in early September. […]
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY In a strange world of misfits, Harry Potter found company with Transformers, weird game characters, and dolls near an Ikea store. These were part of a display at BrickCon at the Seattle Center on Oct. 2. BrickCon is an annual LEGO exhibit for fans. You would think that kids […]
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Enter the gates of the Chinatown-International District (CID) and witness the return of Seattle’s vibrant cultures at the night market! Take a look around. You’ll definitely find a small souvenir to take home. Or take a smell around. The aroma of BBQ spring rolls has filled every nose on the street.
By Juliet Fang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Noriko Nasu, a Japanese language high school teacher, was knocked unconscious when an African American man hit her in the face with a rock-filled sock in Seattle’s Chinatown-International District (CID) in February. The man, Sean Holdip, pleaded not guilty to second-degree assault. Nasu’s story of racial violence is one […]
The Edmonds Chamber Foundation is raising money for businesses that were damaged in a fire. The Plum Tree Plaza—a cultural hub for Asian Americans along Highway 99 in Edmonds—burned on Sept. 11. On Sept. 16, the foundation, via its WISH fund, presented a $1,000 check to restaurant owner Bufeng Gao. Her restaurant, Qin Xi’an Noodles, […]
By Mahlon Meyer Northwest Asian Weekly There was really only one moment when the moderator for Africatown relaxed and smiled. In the course of two community engagement meetings, on Sep. 16 and 23, during which the nonprofit laid out its plans to convert the former Keiro nursing home into a homeless shelter, almost all of […]