By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly “I probably should have become a teacher,” Joan Yoshitomi said half-joking.
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. This month, we take a look at the push of
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly The Seattle City Council declared Monday, Sept. 17, “Cheryl Chow Day” as a special proclamation for the former council member.
Recently, the Seattle City Council unanimously approved a proposal that would clear the way for a dramatic makeover of Yesler Terrace. The overarching concern for the community is whether this makeover would lead to rising rent that would push out the small mom-and-pop businesses that have long lent charm to the International District community. The […]
By Bob Santos FOR NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Chris Hansen, a wealthy guy who earns his living moving other people’s money around, seems extra rich right now. He wants to build a multi-purpose arena that would house NBA basketball, NHL hockey, and concerts. Hansen has acquired several hundred acres of land in the Sodo area, southwest […]
Friends of Little Saigon (FLS) is asking the community to sign a petition against Seattle Housing Authority’s proposal to rezone the 30-acre Yesler
In keeping with the Race and Social Justice Initiative, Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn and the Seattle City Council want to ensure that city government provides customer service to all, including immigrants and refugees living and working in Seattle.
By Jean Godden For Northwest Asian Weekly There are books of mine that, when I page through them, I can’t help remembering where I acquired them. And, if the book is a fine Northwest classic, perhaps signed by the author, I will remember with pleasure that I bought it from David Ishii, the legendary bookseller […]
“Why are you helping the Chinese government?” asked a Taiwanese immigrant reader who complained that we wrote about the Chinese consul general sending a letter to the Seattle City Council asking them not to see Shen Yun, a show organized by Falun Gong, a group that opposes the Chinese government.
This is not the first time that Asian American candidates have competed for the same political seat. Dr. Bobby Virk, an orthodontist, has announced his candidacy for the 11th District state senate seat, a seat that Rep. Bob Hasegawa has also filed for. They are both Democrats. The seat is being vacated by Sen. Margarita […]