George Leing is Colorado’s new representative to the Republican National Committee. Leing lost his bid to unseat U.S. Rep. Jared Polis in 2014. Leing will fill the remainder of Mike Kopp’s term, which expires after this year’s convention. Leing, a lawyer who works in finance and energy, is the former chairman of the Boulder County […]
N. Korea arrests S. Korean studying in US
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea said Saturday it has arrested a South Korean student of New York University for illegally entering the country from China last month. Won Moon Joo, who North Korea says has permanent residency in the U.S. and lives in New Jersey, was arrested on April 22 after crossing the […]
Asian groups, White House seek better race data
By Suzanne Gamboa The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — On paper, Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders appear to be a high-achieving bunch with few of the challenges faced by other racial and ethnic minorities in U.S. schools.
Blind Chinese dissident to leave NYU by August
By Jake Pearson The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng, whose escape from house arrest to the U.S. embassy in Beijing sparked a diplomatic crisis last year, will be leaving his position at New York University at the end of this month, the university confirmed.
EDITORIAL: Ang Lee serves as an example
Taiwanese American director Ang Lee has a lot going for him. He just won a second Best Director Oscar for “Life of Pi” to go with his first Oscar award from “Brokeback Mountain.” He has become one of the most in-demand directors, successful both overseas and in the States, and has twice beaten out Steven […]
Seattle native Leah Li crowned 2013 Miss Chinatown USA
By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly Seattle is a title town again as hometown sweetheart Leah Li has won the 2013 Miss Chinatown USA pageant, as well as the pageant’s Miss Talent title.
Study: ID laws could disrupt minority voters
By Sonya Ross THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — As many as 700,000 minority voters under age 30 may not be able to cast a ballot in November because of photo ID laws in certain states, according to a new study. The lower turnout could affect several House races, as well as the tight presidential […]
Chinese activist who fled house arrest lands in U.S.
By Andrew Duffelmeyer, Didi Tang, and Gillian Wong The Associated Press NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A blind Chinese legal activist who was suddenly allowed to leave the country arrived in the United States on Saturday, ending a nearly month-long diplomatic tussle that had tested U.S.-China relations. Chen Guangcheng had been hurriedly taken from a hospital […]
The LAST Jeremy Lin article you should read
The Layup Drill — a NEW monthly column about APIs in sports By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly So, anything new happen in the NBA in February? I asked a local sports bar owner if they carried the NBA League Pass, so I could catch the New York Knicks play. The league pass shows any […]
Open House kickstarts phase 2 of Vietnamese Community Empowerment Project
On December 2, 2011, more than 100 youth, community members and City of Seattle Officials gathered to discuss findings from the Community Action Research and Empowerment (CARE) Project, which explores issues, challenges, and opportunities within the Vietnamese community of Seattle. The CARE Project was launched in 2009 by the Vietnamese Friendship Association (VFA) as a […]