“I’m not a white male comedian.” Ed Hill knows himself. Hill, a Taiwanese Canadian, travels all over the world making people laugh. The CanAsian is embarking on a new venture as he simultaneously plans on recording his second comedy album later this month at the Columbia Center Theater in Seattle.
FOCS opens Cornerstone Café
Families of Color Seattle (FOCS) opened a cultural cornerstone and family friendly community cafe in Seattle
A history of change in Little Saigon
By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Seattle’s Little Saigon neighborhood has reinvented itself several times over the last 100 years. It was not always the go-to spot for authentic Southeast Asian food or the social and economic center of the Vietnamese American community. Located at the easternmost part of the International District, it is bordered […]
Power outage disrupts, but festivities continue
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly This year’s Dragon Fest posed challenges to many Chinatown businesses, even though it could be a record-breaking year in attendance.
BLOG: Lobster hot pot
By Assunta Ng On Oct. 5, the day we celebrated the Northwest Asian Weekly’s 30th anniversary, one of my staff members bought me a hot pot with lobster and rice and lobster soup with mustard greens and tofu for lunch. She knew I wouldn’t have time to eat at the event, so she ordered the […]
BLOG: Jay Inslee in the ID
By Assunta Ng Democrat gubernatorial candidate Jay Inslee, a former congressman, invited me to chat with him at the Panama Hotel recently. Inslee and Organizing for America opened their office close to the International District on Rainier Avenue South. Will Inslee do a better job than his fellow Democrat, current Governor Christine Gregoire, if he […]
Jay Inslee and Organizing for America open office on Rainier Avenue South
Jay Inslee and Organizing for America opened their office last week on 901 Rainier Avenue South at the corner of South Charles Street and Rainier Avenue South. The office opening was marked by a visit from Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chair of the Democratic National Committee, and nearly 700 people. The office will serve as […]
Construction of a new Seattle Goodwill building begins — really
By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly When an organization wants things done right, members sometimes find that doing things themselves may ultimately prove to be the best option.
After 30 years of helping immigrants, CCA forced to declare bankruptcy
On March 31, an agency that provided education, employment, training, and career development services had to close its doors after 30 years
Goodbye to Al, but not the CCA
Alan “Al” Sugiyama has had the same job for 30 years. As executive director of the Center for Career Alternatives (CCA)