SEATTLE — Woodland Park Zoo is unveiling the region’s first holiday lantern festival starting on Nov. 13. A news release described it as “a fairytale come to life with a larger-than-life, immersive experience that will “wow” anyone—of all ages! There are many memories to be made full of fun, light, and magic with awe- inspiring […]
Before he could read, let alone read sheet music, Seattle Symphony cellist Nathan Chan had already conducted an orchestra through Mozart’s Variations.
Northwest Asian Weekly (NWAW) publisher Assunta Ng called it an “amazing night.” NWAW won 24 awards at the annual Washington Newspaper Publishers Association (WNPA) 2020 Better Newspaper Contest—the winners were announced in a first-ever virtual awards ceremony on Oct. 9. “This is a record-breaking year in the number of awards and first place awards. Five […]
In the weeks following 20-year-old Tommy Le’s death at the hands of King County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Cesar Molina, Xuyen Le still refused to believe her nephew would have attacked the police with anything, much less a knife. She told then-Sheriff John Urquhart as much at a meeting of the Asian Pacific Directors Coalition, which she later described in the process of court proceedings.
Amidst the tropical trees and scrub brush, the trailer with its assortment of electronic gear, plastic tubing, and gigantic plastic tubs doesn’t look like much. But when attached to a pickup truck, it can be hauled all over the island and quickly turned into a portable shower unit for up to four people.
When schools in the state shut down in March, teens across the state filled the vacuum with creativity, social awareness, and raw energy. While some used talents to raise funds, others stitched masks or delivered groceries to high-risk individuals
As many of us know, there is now an unauthorized tent encampment that has once again sprung up along Jackson Street under the freeway next to the InterIm parking lot. The campers are spreading out onto the sidewalk, obstructing pedestrian egress.
When the Denise Louie Education Center closed on March 13 when Gov. Jay Inslee issued the stay-at-home orders, it was uncertain when it would reopen. Certainly, concerns over COVID-19 had many parents worried about returning their children to daycare. But the organization adjusted and while it has helped many kids virtually, it reopened its facilities with the added responsibility of educating the kids on the new rules of staying healthy and safe.
Thirty-five Augusts ago, a 4-year-old girl and her family fled martial law, oppression, and violence in the Philippines and set foot in Seattle to start a new life. That little girl has grown up to be a driving force behind API Chaya, the Seattle-based nonprofit that supports survivors of gender-based violence and human trafficking.
By Ruth Bayang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY SEATTLE — William H. Gates II, a lawyer and philanthropist best known as the father of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, has died at 94. Gates died peacefully on Sept. 14 at his beach home in Washington state from Alzheimer’s disease, surrounded by his family. “My dad’s wisdom, generosity, empathy, […]