By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY When you wake up after a dream, the dream fades away because it wasn’t real. I dreamt of starting the first Chinese newspaper in the Pacific Northwest in October 1981. I woke up after 40 years, and it still exists because it wasn’t a fantasy. (Our 40th anniversary is […]
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly The evil award Never in the last four decades have I seen the most destructive city council member in my publishing career. Kshama Sawant led protests against the city and former Mayor Jenny Durkan in front of her home. She encouraged protests of all kinds. She told people to […]
Looking for the perfect gift for the people in your life this holiday season? Here’s the Northwest Asian Weekly gift guide to help you shop for even the pickiest people.
November has been a phenomenal month for Asian Americans. The election results were totally unexpected for several local Asian American candidates. In tough races, no one knew the results until the very last vote was counted. How did they turn the tide even though some were in second place after the primary election?
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY COVID-19 slammed us with two different Thanksgivings, one deadlier than the other. Even with the delta and other variants in 2021, I feel relieved after getting the vaccine. And lately, with the booster shot, I am even more hopeful about this year than the last. What a difference a […]
Most Asian immigrants call Thanksgiving the Turkey Festival, and they would tell you they hate turkey. I was one of them while raising my American-born children.
Justice Mary Yu’s portrait speaks a thousand words.
It illustrates that the Washington State Supreme Court system had been dominated by whites and males for close to a century. That’s changing.
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Last Tuesday’s election reflected division between young and old, businesses and workers, progressives and moderates. The results were dramatic, showing the moderates’ winning and progressives’ miscalculation. Polls revealed the three business-backed candidates would win: Bruce Harrell for mayor, Ann Davison for city attorney, and Sara Nelson for City Council. […]
A nurse delivered me a surprise recently. It was about my heart, the last thing I expected.
Don’t vote for candidates who don’t give a damn about the CID
The Chinatown-International District (CID) needs a lot of help and resources, especially since the pandemic. Crime, including robbery, theft, assault, and gun violence, is high in the area. Mayoral candidate Lorena Gonzalez has never visited CID nor met with community leaders to see first-hand how the pandemic has affected our community. She ignores our community, while Harrell has constantly said how he could and would help change the narrative of the CID if he gets elected as mayor of Seattle.