Jin, the oldest member of K-pop supergroup BTS, began his 18 months of mandatory military service at a front-line South Korean boot camp on Dec. 13 as fans gathered near the base to say goodbye to their star.
Faculty: Purdue Northwest CEO must resign for racist remarks
The faculty senate of Purdue University Northwest is demanding the resignation of CEO and Chancellor Thomas Keon after he mocked Asian languages during commencement.
Hong Kong emigres seek milk tea in craving for taste of home
In London, Wong Wai-yi misses the taste of home. A year ago, the 31-year-old musician was in Hong Kong, earning a good living composing for TV and movies and teaching piano.
Ready to start a business?
Asian business ownership is surging, fueled by women as one of the nation’s fastest growing demographic of entrepreneurs. In fact, over one million new businesses started over the last decade are owned by entrepreneurs of color. It’s a promising trend, as local Asian-owned businesses play a significant role in building wealth, creating job opportunities, and celebrating diverse cultures.
Top 10 local stories of 2022
What a year it’s been for the Chinatown-International District (CID). We’ve covered many issues this year—some that keep coming up over and over, with no resolution in sight.
Here are the top 10 local stories of 2022.
2022 holiday gift guide by Asian-owned businesses
As we head into gift-giving season, here are some ideas from local Asian-owned businesses to help you kickstart your holiday shopping.
Remembering Al Young
In April, Al Young took Harry Chan to visit Angel Island. The two friends were visiting San Francisco for a Bruce Lee convention. But Young, a champion race car driver who shattered racial barriers through his daredevil and consistent winning, could not shed his role as an educator.
Jo Koy gets Key to City of Tacoma
Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards presented comedian Jo Koy with the Key to the City during a presentation that also made “Jo Koy Day” official in Tacoma. The key recognized Koy’s sold-out Dec. 10 show at the Tacoma Dome.
Chin elected as Seattle Municipal Court Assistant Presiding Judge
On Dec. 2, a majority of the Seattle Municipal Court judges elected Honorable Andrea Chin to serve as Assistant Presiding Judge for a two-year term, effective Jan. 1, 2023.
Secretary of State Steve Hobbs was sworn-in on Dec. 8 in Olympia.