By Elizabeth Wang Northwest Asian Weekly During the Vietnam War, over 2 million tons of ordnance was dropped into Laos by the United States. Roughly 30
Hu plig: Calling of the soul to celebrate Hmong New Year — Hmong welcome the New Year
By Elizabeth Wang Northwest Asian Weekly “Nyob zoo xyoo tshiab!,” Hmong for “Happy New Year,” echoed through the halls of the Seattle Center Armory as hundreds of people gathered to celebrate the Hmong New Year on Saturday, Nov. 3.
Got green? Lack of fresh produce damages immigrant communities
By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly As a young girl growing up in San Francisco, Violet Lavatai gathered the boxes that came in the mail, boxes of taro and other vegetables still fresh with the dirt of her native land clinging to its roots. “My mom said that the [prices of] vegetables at the store […]