By Gayle Gupit-Mayor NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY April is National Minority Health Month (NMHM), and this year’s theme is “Give Your Community a Boost!” NMHM is an initiative promoted by the Office of Minority Health that focuses on the health concerns of Blacks, Hispanics, Asians, Native Americans, and other underserved groups. Through disease prevention and early […]
About a year ago, Kiri Schwiethale found herself at a crossroads, thinking about how she would share her Cambodian culture with her two kids.
SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington state Department of Health has confirmed at least four other Washingtonians died from COVID complications before or on Feb. 28, 2020—the date the first known death in Washington and the U.S. was announced. In a recent review of the state’s earliest COVID-19 deaths, three people who died before the initial […]
By TERRY TANG and MIKE SCHNEIDER Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — Jennifer Chau was astonished last month when the U.S. Census Bureau’s report card on how accurately it counted the U.S. population in 2020 showed that Asian people were overcounted by the highest rate of any race or ethnic group. The director of an Asian […]
By STEVE LeBLANC Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — When she was elected mayor of Boston in November, Michelle Wu transformed the image of the city’s chief executive — up until then the sole domain of white men, many of Irish descent. Now in office, the Chicago-born daughter of Taiwanese immigrants is facing a raft of […]
By AMANDA SEITZ, MIKE CATALINI and ERIC TUCKER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” TV star, a Paralympic swimmer and a self-described “brand king” were among the Instagram and TikTok influencers who were paid by Chinese officials for a discreet campaign that promoted the Beijing Winter Olympics, new Justice Department […]
Japanese director Ryusuke Hamaguchi says he was surprised by the international popularity of his Oscar-winning film “Drive My Car,” but attributes it to the universality of the short story by Haruki Murakami on which it is based.
Pahua Moua is known for being weird. The 11-year-old Hmong American girl can see spirits—including a cat spirit named Miv—and spends her days babysitting her younger brother Matt.
By BARRY WILNER AP Sports Writer Alysa Liu, a 2022 Olympian and world championships bronze medalist, is retiring from competitive figure skating at age 16. Considered the future of U.S. women’s skating and already a two-time national champion, Liu posted her decision on April 9 on Instagram. “I honestly never thought I would’ve accomplished as […]
By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Sunisa Lee needed a respite from the exhausting, all-consuming world of elite gymnastics. She wanted to go to school, and the ability now for college athletes to make money off name, image and likeness deals made it an easy call. The Olympic all-around champion who […]