In the process of opening Dong Thap Noodles, restaurant owner Nick Bui learned about the restrictions applied to storing rice noodles at room temperature. Washington Board of Health regulations prevents rice noodles like those Nick Bui makes fresh from scratch to be stored at room temperature (temperatures ranging between 41 and 135 degrees Fahrenheit) for over four hours, but Bui and other restaurants and rice noodle manufacturers argue that the limited four-hour window is prohibitive and wasteful.
Governor signs educational opportunity gap bill
Gov. Jay Inslee signed House Bill 1541 into law on March 30 at Aki Kurose Middle School in Seattle. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Sharon Tomiko Santos (D–Seattle), would implement strategies to close the educational opportunity gaps, and requires schools to collect and report data by Asian ethnicities so educators will have a better understanding […]
Educational disparities — Data key to closing gap?
University of Washington (UW) sophomore Janilla Augofie takes pride in being the first member in her family to go to college. But despite this accomplishment, Augofie has struggled in silence while navigating the educational system.
COMMENTARY: It’s time to listen — It’s time to close the opportunity gap
One of our core values as a country and state is providing the best opportunity for our next generation to succeed; this means all children regardless of sex, race, ethnicity, or other defining characteristic.
EDITORIAL: We support raising Washington state’s legal smoking age to 21
Have you ever driven down the street or walked through a public area only to spot someone who looks way too young to be smoking? Have you had to move seats on a restaurant patio or change hotel rooms (here or abroad) because of the lingering scent of cigarette smoke? Washington State Attorney General Bob […]
Boundless Steps Ahead — An internship with the Southeast Asian Education Coalition opened doors
By Sam Le Northwest Asian Weekly As a closing of one chapter, an adventurous and thrilling internship with the Southeast Asian Education (SEAeD) Coalition nears its end, I was asked what are my next steps? My name is Sam Le and I am a current student at the University of Washington pursuing a Bachelor’s in […]
Beyond McCleary — Education opportunity: Equal but Unequal? Legislators tackling student-achievement gap
By Alice Day WNPA Olympia News Bureau Advocates for minority and low-income students are urging legislators to take a closer look at the state’s McCleary obligation to ensure that all students are given equal and ample opportunity to achieve in school. One bill would require state agencies to assess the potential negative impacts of education […]
Top Contributor: Bob Hasegawa
By Ninette Cheng Northwest Asian Weekly Nov. 6 marked a special day for Bob Hasegawa: the lifelong labor rights champion was elected to his first term in Washington State Senate. But Hasegawa is hardly new to politics. He has served six years as State Representative of Washington’s 11th District, representing Tukwila, the southern part of […]
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 […]