Police are stepping up their patrols and volunteers are increasing their street presence after several violent attacks on older Asians stoked fear in San Francisco Bay Area Chinatowns and subdued the celebratory mood leading up to Lunar New Year.
A ceremony honoring healthcare providers and organizations opened up new ways of looking at the pandemic.
Donald Trump was acquitted of inciting the horrific attack on the U.S. Capitol, concluding a historic impeachment trial that spared him the first-ever conviction of a current or former U.S. president. Barely a month since the deadly Jan. 6 riot that stunned the world, the Senate convened for a rare weekend session to deliver its […]
I didn’t think much of it at the time. I was on the sidewalk outside of my pharmacy, my hands resting warmly in my hoodie pockets, my earbuds muffling the sound of passing cars, and my gaze upon the ground—just minding my own business.
Chloe Zhao has become the first woman of Asian descent nominated for best director for the 78th Golden Globe Awards. She directed the itinerant drama “Nomadland.” The Globes, delayed about two months due to the coronavirus, announced the nominations on Feb. 3 in a largely virtual awards season. Last year, there were no female nominees […]
Dr. Yilin Sun, who has spent the majority of her 30-plus year career teaching English as a Second Language at South Seattle College and Seattle Central College, has been recognized as a top-30 contributor to the U.S. Department of State’s English Language Specialist Program. The specialist program is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2021. The […]
Chinese American WWII Veterans Recognition Project is accepting applications until Feb. 28 for Congressional Gold Medal replicas to give to veterans or next of kin at no-cost. Applications received after Feb. 28 may still be reviewed for the purpose of having a veteran’s name listed on the website, but the veteran and/or family must make […]
The Washington State Legislature is holding a virtual observance of the Day of Remembrance beginning on Feb. 15 at 8:30 a.m. This annual ceremony marking the anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066, which led to the incarceration of more than 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry, will commence in the House of Representatives on […]
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly International Community Health Services (ICHS) learned of the possibility of COVID-19 prior to the worldwide outbreak, as many patients and employees are from Asia and learned from family and friends or through travel to Asia. Even with forewarning, the organization had to swiftly pivot in protecting themselves and their […]
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. This month, we take a look at Naomi Osaka’s latest venture, the return of a snowboarding star, and a name to know for next year’s Winter Olympics. Osaka invests in women’s soccer team Tennis star Naomi Osaka announced on Instagram that […]