By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Dozens of long-distance fun runs and walks take place throughout the year in the Pacific Northwest, each focused on a different cause or theme, as well as set in different geographical locations. Ethnic diversity in participation has been limited until now, and Seattle-based International Community Health Services (ICHS) is […]
Friends mourn teen’s drowning in Lake Washington
Last month, May 25, a group of friends mourned the loss of 17-year-old Cuong Uong. Uong was swimming in Lake Washington this past weekend and his friends were not able to help the teen who was drowning. His girlfriend Linh Ly said,“He and his friends were yelling for help. I didn`t hear anything.” Friends say […]
Checkmate! – Nakamura wins and Seattle kids learn chess
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Did you know that one of the best chess players in the world is American? Japanese American Hikaru Nakamura is known as a chess grandmaster at only 27 years of age. Nakamura’s success underscores the success and popularity the game of chess has among Asian Americans. Born in Japan, […]
Transforming Renton and the Asian community
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Renton might not be the biggest city in King County, but its recent groundbreaking ceremony for its $180 million, 4-star Southport Hotel would beat many of Seattle’s high-profile development projects in style and fanfare.
Seattle diversity — Cities and neighborhoods you should experience
By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly With minorities soon becoming the majority, diversity is a big topic. If you want to explore it around Seattle, there
BLOG: To mourn or not to mourn at a memorial… — Luther J. Carr Jr. remembered and celebrated
By Assunta Ng This is supposed to be a sad blog. But Luther J. Carr Jr., a renaissance man, and a Seattle community leader and entrepreneur, reinvented the purpose of a traditional memorial.
Kin On offering end-of-life comfort care with Kline Galland Hospice Services
Kin On has established a new partnership with Kline Galland Hospice Services to provide end-of-life comfort
JACL hosts 2012 national convention at Hyatt Regency Bellevue
The Japanese American Citizen League (JACL) is hosting its 2012 national convention in the Hyatt
COMMENTARY: Families and education levy hold key to livable wage jobs for our children
By Janice Deguchi and Kristina Johnson For Northwest Asian Weekly By 2018, 67 percent of jobs in Washington will require post-secondary education. Today, only 25 percent of King County residents who have a bachelor’s degree or higher were born in Washington state. The City of Seattle elections are quickly approaching, and on the ballot this […]
Blog: So many Asians spotted on the trail
I was hiking on Renton’s Cedar River trail on Memorial Day, from the Renton Public Library to the end of the trail, where the river flows into Lake Washington.