By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. As sports returns, we take a look at an NHL player speaking out for racial injustice, an NBA hopeful, a triathlete setting a record, and the passing of a surfing legend. Matt Dumba makes stand by taking knee The Minnesota Wild’s […]
This week, the U.S. Census Bureau announced it would end its efforts to count the number of people living in the country on Sept. 30, a month earlier than anticipated. The Washington Census Alliance, a coalition of more than 90 Black and Brown-led community organizations across Washington state, condemned the decision—saying the rushed timeline will […]
The voting phase of Washington state’s 2020 Top Two Primary election has ended and the first results show that Gov. Jay Inslee advanced—he’s ahead of Republican Loren Culp with 52% of the vote to Culp’s 17%. Inslee is expected to be a heavy favorite in November. Culp is the police chief of the tiny town […]
The ex-wife of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, MacKenzie Scott, announced on July 28 a donation of $1.7 billion to 116 charities, including Asian Americans Advancing Justice – AAJC. All the organizations that received donations are established nonprofits, selected for working in areas of interest to Scott, from racial justice and LGBTQ equality to climate change […]
By Mahlon Meyer Northwest Asian Weekly After a harrowing process of testing, trial, and innovation, the Bellevue School District (BSD) Special Education Department has accepted a large order of see-through masks and other specialized equipment from local Chinese volunteers and other community groups. See-through masks have multiple purposes. The BSD needed them for educators teaching […]
The Jian He Hang store on 653 South Jackson Street suffered from heavy smoke damage after a small fire broke out between 2 and 3 a.m. on Aug. 5. Residents who live in the apartments upstairs reported smelling smoke and someone called 911. The owner of the store said he doesn’t have insurance and stated […]
A talented photographer, fierce advocate, and incredible soul. Those are among the words used to describe Jin-Ah Kim, 30 as condolences and heartfelt messages pour in.