The owner of Vital T Leaf said someone set fire to his shop on Nov. 27. Ben Chen told the Northwest Asian Weekly, “Almost every other night, there were homeless people sleeping in the entrance…I don’t think they set fire on my shop intentionally.” But Chen said the flames spread inside the shop, ruining his […]
South Korean superstars BTS were crowned artist of the year at the American Music Awards on Nov. 21. The band was also named favorite pop duo or group and got the favorite pop song award for “Butter.” “Seven boys from Korea, united by love for music, met the love and support from all the armies […]
Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels was announced as the American League’s Most Valuable Player on Nov. 18. Ohtani is the second Japanese-born player honored. The other was the Seattle Mariners’ Ichiro Suzuki in 2001. Ohtani is the 11th former AL Rookie of the Year Award winner (2018) to go on to win an […]
Newly named Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal has emerged from behind the scenes to take over one of Silicon Valley’s highest-profile and politically volatile jobs.
In a virtual media briefing on Nov. 18, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy spoke about the FDA’s and CDC’s authorization and recommendation for pediatric vaccines for kids ages 5 through 11.
By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Kalena Johnson received a 23andme kit back in 2019 as a Christmas gift, but she sat on it for a while because she thought the man who was her father at the time had passed away. But when she was back at home in Seattle visiting family, her mom […]
By Janice Nesamani Northwest Asian Weekly Ringing in a new term For Mayor of Tacoma Victoria Woodards, being elected to a second term is the opportunity to continue to do the work. And there is a lot of work as the city recovers from Covid—addressing affordability, homelessness, and bringing businesses and jobs to Tacoma are […]
By Ruth Bayang Northwest Asian Weekly One of two tight races involving AAPI candidates is headed for a recount. As of press time, only seven votes separates Newcastle City Council Position No. 6 candidates Frank Irigon from Paul Charbonneau—Charbonneau has the lead. King County Elections (KCE) Communications Officer Halei Watkins told the Northwest Asian Weekly, […]
King County Elections (KCE) mailed ballots on Nov. 17 to over 76,000 registered voters in Seattle City Council District 3 for the Dec. 7 election to recall Kshama Sawant. Only voters registered in Seattle City Council District 3 are eligible to vote. The allegations levied by recall proponents, and Sawant’s response to them, will be […]
State Sen. Steve Hobbs was sworn in on Nov. 22 as Washington’s 16th secretary of state—the first Asian American and person of color to serve in this role. He replaces Kim Wyman, who resigned mid-term to join the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. Hobbs pledged to continue enhancing the integrity of […]