By Assunta Ng When you read that headline, you probably thought, “Is she crazy? What is she thinking?”
US senator hopeful Vietnam adoptions to begin again
By Chris Brummitt The Associated Press HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam and the United States are close to an agreement allowing Americans to adopt Vietnamese children again, five years after a ban was imposed amid allegations of baby-selling and babies offered without parents’ consent, a visiting U.S. senator said. Vietnam was a popular destination for […]
Jiji Jally speaks out for local Marshallese
By Jeffrey Osborn Northwest Asian Weekly In 2007, Jiji Jally spoke in front of thousands at a climate change rally in Seattle about her
Spiritual leader Amma starts North American tour in the Pacific Northwest
On May 31, spiritual leader Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, also known as “Amma,” will begin her North American tour at Bellevue’s Hyatt Regency. Millions have received Amma’s “darshan,” a spiritual blessing that involves a long, motherly embrace. Amma’s fame as a spiritual leader started at a young age; she began meditating and composing devotional songs at the […]
EDITORIAL: Don’t forget Japan, many still in need
This week saw the one-year anniversary of the 9.0 Tohoku earthquake that unleashed a tsunami and terrible devastation onto the Japan prefectures Fukushima, Iwate, and Miyagi. It was one of the top five most powerful earthquakes since modern record-keeping began in 1900. It is the most powerful, that we know of, to have ever hit […]
Rep. Cindy Ryu’s bill to save traveler-rescue services passes House
When travelers are stricken by serious injuries, earthquakes or threats to their safety from volatile political situations overseas, they often turn to companies like Global Rescue for help that can rescue them from harm. But when Global Rescue needed regulatory relief to continue operating affordably in Washington State, they turned to Rep. Cindy Ryu for […]
Editorial: Before criticizing, take a second look at Japan
Japan’s death toll is projected to exceed 10,000, and a half-million people could be left homeless as a result of the devastating earthquakes and tsunami
Diversity makes a difference — Part 3
Northwest Asian Weekly’s Diversity Makes a Difference scholarship program celebrates young people who are committed to reaching out across cultural lines.
Christine Umayam leaves lucrative job to help children, creates relief organization
In January 2006, Christine Umayam made a life-changing visit to the Philippines. The trip was her first and the children living in poverty shocked her.
SYLP: How the Haiti tragedy helped the world come together
The Haiti earthquake helped people around the world realize that they need to come together in order to help Haiti get through this tragedy. It made millions of families come together to donate things that can help Haiti recover.