By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY How do you describe someone who is a muse, teacher, explorer, doctor, translator, scientist, detective, travel guide, map reader, consultant, problem-solver, and everything I need for survival? I hate to admit it — I can’t live without Google. As a journalist, Google is irreplaceable in my daily life. I […]
Report: AAPIs squeezed by rising rents
Local organizations find solutions By Ruth Bayang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Incomes for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) have failed to keep up with the rising cost of rents and home prices, according to a report, “Our Neighborhoods: Asian American and Pacific Islander Anti-Displacement Strategies,” released May 11. The report surveyed 15 AAPI and Native […]
Bonsai, rooted in tradition yet leafing the past behind
Often perceived as an expensive hobby for old men, the art of bonsai is often overlooked by younger generations living a bustling city life.
Educators and activists lobby for ethnic studies
By Donna Bryson Associated Press DENVER (AP) — When a Colorado teacher got her English language students talking and writing about the police shooting of a black teen in Ferguson, Mo., she was able to draw parallels to events close to home. Cara Luchies, who works in a high school that is 50 percent [Latino], […]
Bharti Kirchner releases new novel, “Goddess of Fire”
Bharti Kirchner’s sixth novel, “Goddess of Fire,” a literary history, is now out in hardcover. Kirchner is also the author of four cookbooks. Her second, Indian Inspired (Lowell House), was selected among top ten cookbooks of 1993 by USA Today and one of the best cookbooks of 1993 by Chicago Tribune. Prior to becoming a […]
EDITORIAL: Make your voice heard regarding proposed SoDo Arena at public hearing March 15!
Next Tuesday, March 15, there will be a public meeting at 5:30 at Seattle City Hall for citizens to chime in on how they feel about the proposed SoDo Arena, a stadium from San Francisco developer (but Rainier Valley-raised) Chris Hansen. The much-delayed stadium project, sometimes dubbed the “Sonics Arena” has been in the works […]
Asian Americans debate support for convicted NYC cop, Peter Liang
By Deepti Hajela Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — In a nation accustomed to demonstrations over police shootings of unarmed Black men, this was something completely different: more than 10,000 mostly Chinese Americans rallying in support of the Chinese American officer who pulled the trigger. The rally last weekend for Peter Liang, a rookie New […]
Leland Yee sentenced in racketeering case
Sudhin Thanawala Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge sentenced former California state senator Leland Yee on Feb. 24 to five years in prison after he acknowledged in a plea deal that he accepted thousands of dollars in bribes and discussed helping an undercover FBI agent buy automatic weapons from the Philippines. Senior […]
Two women with local ties to vie for Miss Chinatown USA crown
Michelle Lee, 24, daughter of Seattle Chinatown’s Real Home Network owners Tim and Christine Lee, will be running for Miss Chinatown USA 2016 in San Francisco on Feb. 13. Michelle Lee graduated from University of California, Davis, majoring in drama. She lives in California. Dawn Cheung, 24, Seattle’s Miss Chinatown 2015, will also compete in […]
Jury convicts gangster in SF Chinatown crimes
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A one-time gang tough nicknamed “Shrimp Boy” who insisted he had changed his ways through meditation and become a role model for wayward youth has been convicted of racketeering, murder and scores of other crimes in a major organized crime investigation in San Francisco’s Chinatown that also brought down a state senator.
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