Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.) received a Democracy Award on Oct. 6, the Congressional Management Foundation’s distinctive honors program recognizing non-legislative achievement in operations and constituent service by congressional offices and members of Congress. Takano was selected for his accomplishments in Innovation and Modernization, a category that recognizes offices employing unique or innovative methods in their […]
By Mahlon Meyer Northwest Asian Weekly It started with the Bruce Springsteen song, “We Take Care of Our Own,” playing in the background. Then, one after another, Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Democratic leaders from Washington state appeared on the screen in a “virtual bus tour” in support of the Biden-Harris presidential campaign. They […]
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 […]
By Janice Nesamani NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY On July 23, 2020, a GoFundMe page seeking support for the historic Japanese restaurant Maneki went live. The simple message read, “Our beloved Maneki Restaurant in the heart of Japan Town has been an anchor of the community for generations. During this unprecedented Seattle chapter, we are extending an […]
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.
The Southeast Asia Center at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies and the Libraries at the University of Washington (UW) will spearhead a new initiative of innovative collaborations to explore the effects and consequences of authoritarianism in Southeast Asia and on Southeast Asian American communities in the United States.
The South Asian Heart Health Awareness and Research Act passed the House of Representatives on Sept. 29.
When the world was stopped in its tracks by a virus, John Chen, who claims not to own a crystal ball, guessed things weren’t going to get back to normal soon.
Aaliyah Mae Lewis of Tacoma is among the inaugural class of McDonald’s/APIA Scholars.
International Community Health Services (ICHS) has been recognized for its success protecting children through vaccination.