By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly A bill that would remove derogatory racial terms, including the word “Oriental,” from federal language has been passed by Congress. The bill will now be sent to President Barack Obama, who is expected to approve the legislation and sign it into law. The U.S. Senate unanimously passed H.R. 4238, introduced […]
Police brutality, misconduct, and shootings have dominated news headlines in the past few years and Seattle has been no exception.
On Feb. 16, the Kent City Council passed an ordinance that would ban the possession, sale or use of consumer fireworks year-round within the city, starting February 2017. Due to the way state law is written, any local ordinance that is stricter than state law has a one-year waiting period before it becomes effective. The […]
One of our core values as a country and state is providing the best opportunity for our next generation to succeed; this means all children regardless of sex, race, ethnicity, or other defining characteristic.
Polling reveals that abolitionist Harriet Tubman would be a favorite if we had a woman on a 20-dollar bill. The vote is unofficial, but an online campaign spearheaded by the group Women on 20s resulted in over 600,000 votes for possibilities if we did have a woman on currency. In the final round of voting, […]
By Assunta Ng The Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) building is located in an auspicious corner of the
We, the undersigned, are Asian American writers and scholars. We are very aware of the ways a story is told. We are also keenly and painfully aware of the ways a story gets untold.
There has been an ongoing discussion here at the Northwest Asian Weekly about the rules of
On June 8, Sen. Bob Hasegawa hosted an interfaith celebration of the passage of SB 5173, a
The National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) honored Diane Lin, director of Global Sourcing and Supplier Relations for Starbucks Coffee Company, on May 21 for her outstanding commitment to supplier diversity and minority supplier development. Along with seven others, Lin was recognized at a leadership gala at the Hilton New York Midtown.