By Erika Berg For Northwest Asian Weekly In September 2007, the world’s attention was riveted by video footage of never-ending columns of saffron-robed monks streaming through the streets of Burma. Overnight, the government had removed all fuel subsidies, spiking food prices. Moved by the people’s despair, tens of thousands of Buddhist monks took to the […]
Sen. Paull Shin is supporting Gov. Chris Gregoire’s proposal to ask the voters to increase the state sales tax in order to offset the drastic cuts that would be necessary to balance the state budget. But he is concerned that the increase doesn’t go far enough. Shin, D-Edmonds, said that in the 43 years he […]
By Susan L. Cassidy For Northwest Asian Weekly Where has my country gone? I am one of the millions of Americans who has no interest in my neighbor’s religion. I care that they obey the law and rake their leaves. I am grateful that they welcomed me into the neighborhood with brownies. I have no […]
By Colgan Chan For Northwest Asian Weekly Editor’s note: Being fans of his blog, “The ABCs of China,” which details the adventures and cultural differences he experiences in Asia, we asked Colgan Chan if he’d write something special for the newspaper. Chan is an American student studying in China. When I was asked to write […]
By Gideon Sanoy For Northwest Asian Weekly The phone rang. Being a new desk clerk at the Bush Hotel, which is owned and managed by SCIDpda (Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation Authority), I was excited to answer, “This is the Bush Hotel. May I help you?” He asked me in what area the hotel is […]
By Janice Deguchi and Kristina Johnson For Northwest Asian Weekly By 2018, 67 percent of jobs in Washington will require post-secondary education. Today, only 25 percent of King County residents who have a bachelor’s degree or higher were born in Washington state. The City of Seattle elections are quickly approaching, and on the ballot this […]
By Sharon Sakamoto For Northwest Asian Weekly For some time now, our state’s highest court has lacked a justice who can represent the many, many communities of color throughout Washington. As noted in several recent articles and in ongoing community conversations, Gov. Chris Gregoire has a record short on the appointment of qualified persons of […]
By Bruce Harrell For Northwest Asian Weekly As the [City of Seattle’s Energy, Technology, and Civil Rights Committee] chair, I am pleased to announce that $320,000 in grants have been given by the City’s Technology Matching Fund (TMF).
By Dickie Lau For Northwest Asian Weekly As a graduate, you must be looking forward to college life and beyond. But if you stop a while, look back to your past, you will have an unexpected discovery. Harbour Pointe Middle School (HPMS) National Junior Honor Society hosted its Recognition Banquet in June. The HPMS recognition banquet was organized […]
By Teresita Batayola, Maiko Winkler-Chin, and Janice Deguchi For Northwest Asian Weekly Approaching International District/Chinatown from the southeast, you are quickly in the midst of vibrant activity centered on 8th Avenue South, with South Dearborn and South Lane Streets as its borders.