By Katy Daigle and Binaj Gurubacharya Associated Press KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — As the death toll from Nepal’s devastating earthquake climbed past 4,000, aid workers and officials in remote, shattered villages near the epicenter pleaded Monday for food, shelter and medicine. Help poured in after Saturday’s magnitude-7.8 quake, with countries large and small sending medical […]
By Minal Singh Northwest Asian Weekly In light of current debates surrounding the Ferguson trial and Obama’s recent address on immigration, local Seattle officials and government leaders understand the need for better communication between the police and the community they protect. Senator Pramila Jayapal of Seattle’s 37th district told Seattle Weekly she is looking into […]
Sri Lankan filmmaker Prasanna Vithana was awarded at the 9th annual Seattle South Asian Film Festival Sunday evening with a screening of his film, “With You, Without You.”
By Laura Ohata Northwest Asian Weekly All over the world, refugees flee their countries in fear of torture and death, often at the hands
By Suzanne Gamboa The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — On paper, Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders appear to be a high-achieving bunch with few of the challenges faced by other racial and ethnic minorities in U.S. schools.
By Travis Quezon Northwest Asian Weekly For the thousands of new immigrants and refugees who make Washington state their home each year, there are immediate
By Yuri Kageyama The Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — A Cabinet reshuffle in Japan is coming. It is likely to include the removal of a defense minister who outraged the public with gaffes about a rape by U.S. servicemen.
On Nov. 16 at the Bellevue Art Museum, Humanities Washington’s Beyond Talking Points series wrapped up its multifaceted look at immigration with a program featuring refugees from around the world who now call Washington home.
Many refugee youth have lost hope because of civil war or persecution in their home countries. Recently, the need has increased for foster homes for refugee teenagers and sibling groups from Congo, Burma, Bhutan, and Somalia.
Reaching the summit of the world’s tallest mountain in Nepal is certainly not easy. Since 1922, only 800 people have successfully scaled Mount Everest’s