By Mari Yamaguchi Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese lawmaker is being criticized for saying President Barack Obama was a descendant of Black slaves and so would have been an unthinkable presidential choice in America’s early history. Kazuya Maruyama, a lawyer-turned-lawmaker in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling party, apologized hours after making the remark […]
A very early start — 15-year-old tech entrepreneur wins 1st place in start-up competition, develops products that make contributions
By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Christopher Lee is a Lakeside High sophomore. He has always had a weak stomach and has actually contracted campylobacteriosis, an infection from drinking bad water before. He had been in many situations where he questioned the purity of drinking water, so he decided to do something about it for […]
Watch out — App cofounder speaks of women’s safety
By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly Do women feel safe in public spaces? Kalpana Viswanath, cofounder of Safetipin, addressed the safety of women in her presentation “Building Gender Inclusive Cities” on Mon, Oct. 12 at University of Washington to an all-female audience. Viswanath, a researcher of women’s safety in cities for over 20 years, began […]
Inslee signs bill expanding college aid to students without legal status
By Associated Press OLYMPIA, Wash. – Gov. Jay Inslee signed a measure on Feb. 26 that expands state college financial aid to students who don’t have legal status in the United States.
U.S. importers of research monkeys facing cruelty charges
By Linda Deutsch The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — A U.S. importer of research monkeys was set to stand trial March 26 on cruelty charges after 15 primates died during an international flight.
Stella Chao and City of Seattle part ways — why, and what’s next?
Last Friday, Mayor Mike McGinn released a statement saying he and Stella Chao, director of the City of Seattle’s Department of Neighborhoods
Blog: The next wave of Asian American journalists
The print industries are in such bad shape that I thought young people would be scared to go into journalism.
World’s refugee orphans seeking homes in the U.S.
HOLLISTON, Mass. (AP) — Hiding from merciless militiamen and trekking through unforgiving mountainous terrain, Madhel Majok escaped the mass slayings and genocide of the Sudan that killed his parents. The 9-year-old orphan fled to neighboring Kenya, where he then survived vigilante shellings on his crowded refugee camp.
Obama’s half brother recalls abusive father
GUANGZHOU, China (AP) — President Barack Obama’s half brother has broken his silence to discuss his new novel — the semi-autobiographical story of an abusive parent patterned on their late father, the mostly absent figure Obama wrote about in his own memoir.
Somalia’s president to quit after 4 years in power
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia’s president said on Monday, Dec. 29, that he is resigning as the head of his country’s