The only weekly English-edition newspaper serving the Asian community in the state of Washington for 35 years. “Editor, publisher, founder, fundraiser, mother, wife, daughter, mentor and friend. I am truly in awe of the impact [Assunta] and the Northwest Asian Weekly have had on so many lives, including my own. My sincere congratulations on […]
LETTER: 12-year resident bids farewell
Dear Editor, My grandmother used to always say, “Remember the good; forget the bad.” I thought of this in tears on the train coming home to Pittsburgh after 12 years living in Chinatown. Chinatown was more than a neighborhood; it was a dream come true. I will never forget the wonderful people, the newspapers, the […]
LETTER: Keep safety in mind during festivities
To the Editor: [Last month,] there were firecrackers and dragon dances at a ceremony on Maynard. When the firecrackers malfunctioned just a little, a middle-aged man stood too close … and was nearly hurt by the furious finale explosion.
LETTER: Commentary about Korean unification isn’t realistic
To the Editor: Dr. Vernasius T. Tandia’s commentary (Jan. 7, 2012) regarding stereotypes harbored by South Koreans toward North Korean refugees among them, and the way that these stereotypes harm hope for reunification enlists the reader in the call for an idealizing and accommodating vision about North Korea that doesn’t seem at all realistic about […]
Letter: Recognizing Vietnamese Heritage and Freedom Flag is divisive
Mayor Mike McGinn’s decision to recognize the Vietnamese Heritage and Freedom Flag is an act of signal divisiveness masquerading as a public relations overture
Letter: Architectural revivalism is what Chinatown needs
I saw a Chinatown business fail once. First, they moved into an open air structure, exposing their elderly workers to the cold, and then they closed.
Letter: Not criminal to call someone communist
[In the Dec. 26, 2009–Jan. 1, 2010] issue, I read about the man who sued for being called a communist and it bothers me because the communist party is usually a law-abiding political party, and it is not a criminal attack to call someone a communist.
Letter: Dogmatic letter misleads
First of all, his letter holds forth from the vantage point of two illusions: If whites had never colonized invaded, raped, enslaved, and abused Africa, it would be paradise — and the idea that if Blacks were given jobs, fair schools, if the [government] kept crack out of the neighborhoods, American cities would be paradises.
“Hammer Man” surrenders to SWAT team
A man has surrendered to members of the Seattle Police SWAT team after a nine-hour standoff.
LETTER: Is it possible to have genuine empathy?
What moved me to write a letter to your newspaper, as I read about the experience of Thavisouk “Thavi” Phrasavath in Laos (in issue 12), is because I found I couldn’t bear it …