By Andrew Kim Northwest Asian Weekly Nearly three decades ago, Chong Dameron was a busy lady working at North Pacific Bank (now Heritage Bank) in Tacoma. In addition to working at the bank, she was raising two daughters and running her own separate property management business. While working at the bank, she couldn’t help but […]
Wise Words: ringing in the new year … with much gratitude
Editor’s note: Wise Words is an ongoing series where members of our community share their words of wisdom on a given topic. “I have a lot to be thankful. Over the years, we have hired many people at our restaurants, who need jobs to survive. Recently, one former employee came to dine at our […]
Memoirs and life stories
By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly Kapoho, Memoir of a Modern Pompeii By Frances H. Kakugawa Watermark Publishing, 2011 Frances Kakugawa was only 5 years old when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941. Despite still being quite young, she quickly learned what that meant for her and her Japanese American family living in the […]
Delayed-deportation immigrants can drive in Oregon
By Jonathan J. Cooper THE Associated Press SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon will issue driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants accepted into a new federal program that delays deportation for some young people brought illegally to the United States as children, officials said Wednesday, Jan. 16.