By Jeffrey Osborn NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY A military funeral consists of a number of ceremonial events including the firing of three
By Jeffrey Osborn Northwest Asian Weekly On Nov. 4, the residents of Pacific, a small town just outside of Auburn, voted in a new mayor, Cy Sun, an Asian American. While it’s not unusual to vote a new mayor into office, the circumstances surrounding his election are rare. Not only that, months into his term, […]
By Jeffrey Osborn Northwest Asian Weekly Many Americans never face the struggles and hardships of immigration. They never leave their nation due to political strife or military uprising.
By Jeffrey Osborn Northwest Asian Weekly Diabetes is a disease that is quickly becoming a global epidemic. In recent history, diabetes has become the focus of numerous medical studies. Alarmingly, those that are Asian American or who live in Asian countries are some of the highest at-risk people in the world.
By Jeffrey Osborn Northwest Asian Weekly Mongolia is often referred to as the land of eternal blue sky. To understand this nickname, one must look back to times long ago, when a religion known as Tengriism was powerful in Central Asia. Though no longer a major religion, there are some who still practice Tengriism.
By Jeffrey Osborn Northwest Asian Weekly The human race has been considered a race of hunter–gatherers. Groups that lived inland hunted wild animals and when the opportunity presented itself, they fished in lakes and rivers. Alternatively, groups that lived by a coast relied far more heavily on fish from the ocean, naturally leading to the […]
By Jeffrey Osborn Northwest Asian Weekly Mayor Ed Lee (Photo by George Liu/NWAW) The date is May 5, 1952, and in a Seattle hospital, a piece of American history was born. Edwin Mah Lee was born to immigrant parents from the Chinese province of Guandong. They had moved to America hoping for a better life. […]
By Jeffrey Osborn Northwest Asian Weekly The American political left is often portrayed as being minority friendly, an advocate of social programs, and staunch supporter of minority communities. The American right, on the other hand, is normally seen as predominantly white, wealthy, and focused on equality through a government that does not have programs that […]
By Jeffrey Osborn Northwest Asian Weekly Rep. David Wu (D-Ore.) announced his resignation on Tuesday, July 26, after facing nearly a week of accusations involving an aggressive sexual encounter with a teenager. Congressman Wu had been under mounting pressure to resign from his constituents in Oregon and fellow democrats in Washington, including an ethics committee […]