Writing in an op-ed in the Seattle Times last week, the five women on Seattle’s mostly female City Council responded to sexist attacks against them after a recent council vote sidetracked an arena proposal aimed at bringing the NBA back to the city.
After acquittal, Jarred Ha just wants life back
Like many ambitious, young University of Washington students anxious about college exams, third-year junior Jarred Ha studied for a test for the upcoming week, writing down everything he recalled from his class. Except Ha did this from the King County jail as a result of an incident in which he defended himself from an attack near the University of Washington (UW) campus.
Cleared after stabbing, Jarred Ha wants life back
By Sara Jean Green Seattle Times SEATTLE (AP) — In the weeks before Christmas, Jarred Ha agonized over his decision, filling three pages with charts outlining the pros and cons of accepting a plea deal or taking his chances at trial. If he took the deal, Ha would still have a felony conviction on his […]
Regulators: Ride the Ducks unlikely to resume before 2016
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — It’s unlikely that Seattle’s Ride the Ducks tour vehicles will be back on the streets before next year. That’s the word from state regulators. Ride the Ducks was shut down after one of its amphibious vehicles collided with a tour bus on the Aurora Bridge on Sept. 24. The crash killed […]
Wrong path — Missed deadlines by developer creates difficulties for Othello project
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Former monk, turned developer Lobsang Dargey is under investigation for possible fraud charges and as a result, the purchase of a commercial development in South Seattle that would revitalize the area near the Othello light rail station may not go forward. This has drawn the ire of the Seattle […]
Hong Kong investors to purchase Seattle’s Columbia Center — High-rise and high price: $725 million
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Seattle has the Space Needle and the Smith Tower, the city’s guaranteed architectural treasures. But the building that is hard to overlook? That would be the tallest building in Seattle: Columbia Center, the city’s monolithic building at 76 stories high—and it is also the tallest building in the state of […]
BLOG: RESPECT? — What we should learn from Sawant’s actions
By Assunta Ng Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant’s inappropriate and unfair questioning of John Okamoto (now voted in as a councilmember) during the public interview to fill in Sally Clark’s seat, gave me a revelation—the importance of respect. We make wishes during celebration. My wish for May’s Asian Pacific American API Heritage Month is that […]
Jury finds Bowman guilty of first-degree murder — Former child prodigy attempts suicide after jury verdict
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Thomasdinh “Dinh” Bowman was found guilty of first-degree murder by a King County jury on Thursday, December 11th. The jury determined that Bowman had set out to kill when he shot Yancy Noll in August 2012.
BLOG: 8 gifts at no cost that can boost your happiness
Ho, ho, ho, Christmas is cancelled! Two parents posted on Facebook recently a photo of their three sons and announced they were cancelling their holiday with no gifts.
Accusations of sexual abuse may have been the motive for Rainier Beach shootings
A Rainier Beach resident, a grandfather, identified by sources as Honorario Yango, 78, killed himself after allegedly shooting his daughter, Christine Dela Isla, 39, and granddaughter Anahlia Cowherd, 11. According to the Seattle Times, a source close to the investigation said that the girl, Anahlia Cowherd, had blogged about the abuse on Wattpad, a digital storytelling site. […]
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