Melanie Hoshino, petite, pretty, with a golden tan, and long, light brown hair and a trim, athletic build, is dwarfed by the huge gray doors of the CenturyLink Seahawks Pro Shop she manages. Hoshino seems a bit shy at first as she peeks around the door, but warms up instantly and flashes an irresistibly brilliant and welcoming smile, as she invites you into her world of blue and green hats, bikinis, pet outfits, and everything else designed to melt the heart of a Seattle Seahawks fan.
Top 15 sports stories 2015 – Wins and losses
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly 2015 was a big year in sports. Doug Baldwin and the Seattle Seahawks made it back to the Super Bowl and came one yard from making it back-to-back NFL titles. Let’s quickly move on. May was a big month. The NFL Draft was held this month and University of […]
The Layup Drill — Departures, resurgences, and beginnings
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. In the year-ending column, we say goodbye to ’Kuma, hello to Nori, MMA news, and Doug Baldwin is on fire! ’Kuma out, Nori in for Mariners The Seattle Mariners have undergone a huge amount of changes with a new manager and […]
Top Contributors to the Asian community 2015
HONOREES Ming-Ming Tung/Chinese Americans Citizens Alliances Elsie Taniguchi Mel Kang Vandana Slatter Van Dinh-Kuno Bill Tashima Rick Polintan Chong Dameron SPONSORS Puget Sound Energy Wells Fargo Nordstrom Seattle Seahawks UnionBank Swedish Seattle Family Regional Center Keiro Northwest MASTER OF CEREMONIES Harold Taniguchi BEAUTIFUL PLAQUES Bonnie Miller
Congratulations graduates! — Local star students
By Greg Young Northwest Asian Weekly Years ago, entering high school or college, it was hard to believe it could ever happen. But now it has—graduation. Here are some of our remarkable community graduates. Aleyna Yamaguchi Aleyna has had quite the journey during her time at University of Washington. She’s studied abroad in Rome, volunteered […]
Toyota of Kirkland facing racial discrimination charges
By Minal Singh Northwest Asian Weekly Ruhul Kayshel in Kirkland, is suing a former employer for discriminatory practices at Toyota of Kirkland. Kayshel , who is of Indian descent, is suing Toyota of Kirkland and the O’Brien Auto Group for discriminatory practices against their employees and customers. “One of our area’s biggest car dealerships is […]
Top 10 API Athletes of 2014, NWAW’s end-of-year round-up
It was another stellar year for API sports. …
Japanese students visit CPTC for study tour
By Somer Hanson Clover Park Technical College A group of Japanese medical laboratory students from Osaka Jikei College visited Clover Park Technical College in
Diversity at the top — Levine ultimately earned the “Dream Job”
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly “I always was a huge sports fan,” recalls Aaron Levine of the reason for his career choice.
The Asian Hall of Fame
The Asian Hall of Fame honored four Asian Americans at its annual event at the Fairmont Olympic in Seattle on May 31.