Formal complaint spearheaded by VFA By Ruth Bayang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY A Seattle school principal will not return for the 2018-19 school year. Oksana Britsova, the principal at Seattle World School (SWS), was the focus of a formal letter of complaint written by James Hong, executive director of the Vietnamese Friendship Association (VFA). He said […]
The Best person for the job
By Ruth Bayang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY The news release about the announcement of the top three finalists for the Seattle police chief job stated that it would happen on a Friday afternoon before the three-day Memorial Day weekend. That meant three days of government offices being closed, and no one to take calls from the […]
Will Sawant continue to stay silent in face of defamation lawsuit?
Kshama Sawant, the normally outspoken Seattle City Councilmember and proud member of the Socialist Alternative Party, has been silent lately, especially since a lawsuit filed on Aug. 18 against her for defamation.
EDITORIAL: The arrogance of Americans
By Ruth Bayang Northwest Asian Weekly Let me start off by saying, I chose America and I love America. I am American. Naturalized, not natural-born. I have lived in the United States for 26 years. I entered the United States legally on a student visa. I graduated from college and immediately applied and got approved […]
How AAPI candidates did in the Aug. 2 primary
Pramila Jayapal could soon be heading to Washington, D.C. after winning the Democratic primary for Washington’s 7th Congressional District
Champion of veterans, Edward Chow, Jr., passes away
Edward Chow, Jr., the son of Seattle civic activist and Chinese community pioneer Ruby Chow, died at his home from pancreatic cancer on July 22.
Ruth Woo, community leader, dies at 89
If you’ve never heard of Ruth Woo, you have likely heard of the people she has helped.
Catch ‘em all and make new friends
By Ruth Bayang Northwest Asian Weekly You’ve probably heard by now of the Pokémon Go phenomenon. Or you’ve seen groups of people gather in one place, their eyes glued to their smartphones. Pokémon Go is a free-to-play mobile app that you can download for iOS or Android. Released earlier this month, the app has quickly […]
EDITORIAL: Beyond black and white
I’m not a police officer or policy maker; I am not a mental health expert and I don’t have the silver bullet to eliminate gun violence. I am a woman, a mother, a human being, and I know that my heart aches for humanity and the events involving police shootings in the past two weeks. […]
Husband of missing woman optimistic — Jenny Chen of Seattle was last seen in April in Oaxaca
By Ruth Bayang Northwest Asian Weekly “I firmly believe we’ll have some answers in the next 30 to 60 days.” Jonathan Reinhard of Wallingford said he is “hanging in there.” His wife, Jenny Chen, 26, was last seen leaving the city of Oaxaca, Mexico for Cancun on April 12. The couple was supposed to meet […]