Another year is coming to a close and that means another year of a whole lot of books. Here are 10 of my top reads—in no particular order—for 2019.
A-pop! Hall of Fame/Shame: Who made it big in 2019, and who fell flat on their faces!
2019 saw Asians get more visibility in popular culture than ever before — some of it good, some of it not so good.
Former UW student Xiyue Wang freed after 3 years in Iran jail
A University of Washington alumnus, held for three years in Iran on widely criticized espionage charges, was freed on Dec. 7 as part of a prisoner exchange that saw America release a detained Iranian scientist, a rare diplomatic breakthrough between Tehran and Washington after months of tensions.
SCIDpda project gets city funding
The City of Seattle Office of Housing awarded SCIDpda $11 million in funding for the first phase of its North Lot campus project by Pacific Tower.
Marilyn Strickland running for Congress
Marilyn Strickland announced on Dec. 19 that she wants Washington’s open 10th Congressional District seat.
Sixth Democratic presidential debate — Andrew Yang highlights
Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang said it was an “honor and a disappointment” to be the only non-white candidate on the debate stage on Dec. 19.
New ISRD board to be seated in January — City rejects election challenge
By Ruth Bayang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY “I am happy that the Department of Neighborhoods finally made the right decision,” said Faye Hong, about the announcement last week to reject the challenge to November’s International Special Review District (ISRD) election. InterIm brought on the challenge, alleging, “The will of many voters was unfairly compromised.” Hong, who […]
Top 10 Asian and Asian American achievements of 2019
Every year, we celebrate the many achievements of Asians around the world. From the local food scene, to historic political achievements, to representation wins in the media, this list highlights 10 of those amazing accomplishments.
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