Tek Hong Wong, a quiet pioneer in the local Asian Community, passed away on Feb. 5. A dedicated family man, decorated World War II veteran, and Seattle businessman, his legacy is evident in our community and through the many different people’s lives he touched. He is survived by his children Rick Wong Andy Wong, Phillip […]
Van Dinh-Kuno — Hands-on activist
By Elisabeth Sherman Northwest Asian Weekly A young Vietnamese girl fleeing her war torn homeland for a better life in America: the story might seem common enough—until you realize that girl grew up be one of Washington state’s most powerful advocates for immigrants. Van Dinh-Kuno, who will be honored at this year’s Northwest Asian Weekly […]
Asian Community airs concerns with new Seattle Police Chief
By Mark Okazaki Special for Northwest Asian Weekly “We were totally left out.” That is how long-time community activist Alan Sugiyama characterized the recent appointment of four Assistant Police Chiefs, none of whom were Asian Pacific Islanders, under the relatively new command of Seattle’s top cop, Kathleen O’Toole. Sugiyama went on to say that there […]
COMMENTARY: My wish for the Japanese American community
By Louise Kashino Takisaki Northwest Asian Weekly My dedication to support the Nisei Veterans Committee is because of the importance of preserving our history, especially during WWII. Our mission at NVC is to “Honor the Past; Educate the Future.” The history books have included very little on the Japanese incarceration during WWII, so it is […]
Top Contributors honored
By Minal Singh Northwest Asian Weekly Every year, the Northwest Asian Weekly and Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation hold a banquet in honor of the Top Contributors to the Asian Community in the past year. These honorees are passionate about improving their communities in such areas as education, health, activism, and politics.
Top Contributor: Celebrating a lifetime of community service — Fred Yee
By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Fred Yee was a Chinese American student who wanted to please his family by studying science. So he chose geology, but he quickly realized that community service was his real passion. When he was 18, Yee arrived at Seattle from Hong Kong in August 1969. The original plan was […]
Top Contributor: Modesty, even after 88 years — Louise Kashino still quietly contributes to our community
By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly Behind every good man, there is a good woman. And perhaps there is no truer case of that than Louise Kashino. While her husband Shiro Kashino was used to the spotlight, having been a high school football star and a war hero, she was used to making things work […]
Diverse group of APA community contributors honored
By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly The freezing outdoor temperature did not dampen the warm atmosphere of handshaking and extended congratulations inside the House of Hong Restaurant.
Northwest Area Foundation elects Hyeok Kim to board
Hyeok Kim, of Seattle, has been elected to the Northwest Area Foundation Board of Directors. She will begin her three-year term at the regularly scheduled board meeting in February 2014. Kim, a native of Seoul, Korea, is the executive director of Interim Community Development Association, a nonprofit affordable housing and community development organization serving Asian, […]
Snoqualmie Casino heading into their fifth year
By Eric Booker For the Northwest Asian Weekly Set amidst the majestic backdrop of the Snoqualmie Valley is what has become an unexpected gem, the Snoqualmie Casino. Snoqualmie is heading into its fifth year of operation and is the premier casino in the Northwest.
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