For the third year in a row, the Lunar New Year, the ultimate celebration of family, food, and good fortune, is taking place during a global pandemic.
Wantez J. Tulloss has been charged with first-degree assault for attacking a Chinese woman with a baseball bat on Jan. 31 in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood. Surveillance video shows Shengnan Wang walking alone down a sidewalk at 225 Cedar Street just after 6 p.m. It was dark outside and her hood was up. Charging documents state […]
The Seattle Police Department (SPD) released its 2021 Year-End Crime Report on Feb. 4—which showed an alarming increase in violent crime and gun violence compared to 2020. The report showed that in 2021, aggravated assaults were up by 24%, incidents of shots fired reached an all-time high—up 40% since 2020, and overall violent crime increased […]
BEIJING (AP) — U.S. figure skater Nathan Chen wins the gold medal at the Beijing Games, following up his record short program with a near-perfect free skate and finishing a four-year journey of redemption. He is the seventh man to win gold for the United States in men’s singles skating, according to the Olympic website. […]
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson has filed a lawsuit against an Illinois-based COVID-19 testing company, accusing it of improperly handling tests and providing fake results. The lawsuit announced on Jan. 31 and filed in King County Superior Court said the Center for COVID Control “failed to deliver prompt, valid, and […]
By Mahlon Meyer Northwest Asian Weekly The gilt lettering on the window of the restaurant was not enough to save it. It said, “Dine In” and “Take Out” and “Catering” and “Delivery.” And it was written in gold-colored paint that even looked Chinese in style. But when the Northwest Asian Weekly called for an interview, […]
My wish for 2022 is that we get past the pandemic and emerge with a dedication to healthy outcomes and disease prevention for all people.
A Seattle nonprofit says that fear surrounding the pandemic has doubled the demand for midwifery services. Thanks to new funding, the Rainier Valley Midwives (RVM) say it will finally meet the increasing demand this spring.
By Kai Curry Northwest Asian Weekly “Okage sama de (I am who I am because of you).” It is a Japanese phrase that Toshiko Grace Hasegawa wears as a tattooed reminder, and the theme of the Unity of Voices virtual celebration on Jan. 13, organized by Black and Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community […]
By Mahlon Meyer Northwest Asian Weekly Sital Kalantry was a young girl when her parents sent her back to India to stay with her grandmother. During that summer, her grandmother told her that she was going to “marry her off to a rich man” so she’d never have to worry about anything except her household. […]