By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Sharon Maeda submitted her application for the Council position vacated by Sally Clark (as of April 13). According to Maeda, “After 47 years of professional life, I have just retired. At the same time, there was never any question that I would continue to work for social justice. And, despite […]
Meeting Tommy Chong — Counterculture legend visits Seattle to promote marijuana brand
By Reid Mukai Northwest Asian Weekly Before “Harold and Kumar” there was “Cheech and Chong” a counterculture comedy duo which became hugely successful in the 70s and continue to be discovered by new generations of fans.
Mayor announces $2 million in investments for neighborhood business districts
The Chinatown-International District will receive a lion’s share of a $2 million investment in 18 neighborhood business districts, announced Mayor Ed Murray on April 1, as part of the Only in Seattle Initiative.
Top Contributor: Chinese Information and Service Center helps families start new lives
By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly “Families” and “family” are more than just words at one South Seattle agency.
BLOG: Could a UW branch stack up to its main campus?
By Assunta Ng A few years ago, I received a troublesome e-mail. A young Asian female was rejected by the University of Washington’s main campus. So she sought admission at the UW Bothell campus instead. Her family was furious for fear of losing face in front of friends and relatives. They used harmful words to scold their […]
Vietnamese salon goes green through SPU’s Get on the Map program
Going green pays off for Fancy Nails and Spa, a popular beauty salon frequented by the residents of Lake City. Since enrolling in Seattle Public Utilities’ (SPU) newly launched Get on the Map program, the salon has received a variety of free marketing tools and cost-saving tips that have resulted in a surge of new […]
Dec. 12: LIHI opens building named after Jim McDermott
The Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) opened a 75-unit building called McDermott Place. The building is located in Seattle’s Lake City neighborhood and is dedicated to Congressman Jim McDermott. It will provide permanent supportive housing for 75 homeless men and women, with half of the units reserved for homeless veterans.