By GENE JOHNSON Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington Legislature has approved a bill aimed at shutting down one of the country’s largest for-profit, privately run immigration jails. Led by majority Democrats, the state Senate voted 28-21 on March 30 in favor of a measure that would ban for-profit detention centers in the state. […]
Playing a Chinese mother in America—vivid, domineering, but secretly vulnerable—seems like child’s play to actress Pamelyn Chee. And by this point, it may well be. But to get there, she started acting as an actual child.
Seattle Rice Society.
The group has more to do with strengthening Asian American voices than with food. It organized the “Stop Asian Hate” rally on April 3 in the Chinatown-International District, in response to the Georgia killing of eight people, including six Asian women last month.
By State Sen. Rebecca Saldaña, Sam Cho, Port of Seattle Commissioner, and Rich Stolz, Executive Director of OneAmerica For Northwest Asian Weekly Our country is in the midst of a long overdue reckoning with racial injustices and systemic inequality. While those issues have finally moved to the front of our collective focus, environmental justice and […]
Last summer, a diverse group of Seattleites came together out of deep concerns over the serious issues facing our city. We are long overdue to finding solutions to put us on the right track and to our great city’s full potential. We have endured a full year of the COVID-19 pandemic, complete with home lockdowns, […]
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY A funny thing happened to me recently—the unexpected arrival of a gigantic mushroom. Just one problem, I didn’t know what to do with it. Should I eat it? Should I save it as the darn fungi looks so beautiful. I don’t mean to stereotype, like many Chinese, my mother […]
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Kim Phạm, the publisher of Người Việt Tây Bắc (Northwest Vietnamese News), died in his sleep on March 30, at the age of 71. He passed four months beyond what was predicted for him, after he suffered a mild heart attack, after his doctors discovered and alerted him that […]
By Ruth Bayang Northwest Asian Weekly A teenage boy was arrested on April 2 in connection with a filmed attack on an Asian couple that Tacoma police have been investigating as a hate crime. The investigation began after a video of the attack—which was forwarded to the Northwest Asian Weekly—surfaced on social media. Police tweeted […]
The Wing Luke Museum—which closed over a year ago, then reopened and closed in the fall—is excited about its upcoming exhibit, “Community Spread: How We Faced a Pandemic.” The exhibit, set to open in May, features community stories of loss, hardship, and resilience—including a video of the same theme produced by the Northwest Asian Weekly. […]
The Washington state Supreme Court ruled on April 1 that a recall effort against Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant can go forward. In September, a King County Superior Court judge had allowed the recall to proceed. Sawant appealed that decision to the state Supreme Court. The Seattle Times reports the recall petition charges Sawant with […]