By Laura Ohata Northwest Asian Weekly Lan Pham was only nine-years-old when she left Vietnam. “The refugee <!–more–>experience really defined my passion and what I would like to do as a kid and as an adult,” says Pham. “I witnessed violence, not only experienced through war, but the violence women refugees experience as part of […]
COMMENTARY: Hate crimes in the University District
By Frank Irigon OCA-GREATER SEATTLE CHAPTER On behalf of OCA-Greater Seattle Chapter, I want to expressed our extreme disappointment and outrage that it’s almost been a month since this hate crime was perpetrated upon defenseless Asian female students in the University District. We were hoping that your office and the SPD would have shared this […]
BLOG: Diversity in the SPD?
By Assunta Ng Hundreds came to the Chinatown/International District to meet the new Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole. I was delighted and disappointed simultaneously.
Machete attack in the ID
Seattle police say a 62-year-old man suffered stab wounds on Thursday, May 8, during a 12:50 p.m. machete attack at Seventh Avenue S. and S. Main Street, an intersection on the north edge of the International District. Police said they failed to find anyone fitting bystanders’ description of the suspect. The attacker was said to […]
LETTER: Be careful in downtown Seattle
Dear Editor, This is to share some horrible experience I had recently. Fortunately, there was no physical injury involved here. My vehicle, parked on a street got vandalized near the Terry Ave. and Stewart St. crossing on the night of Thursday, April 29. Someone smashed the rear windshield and stole my gym bag from the car. […]
Sting operation nets stolen goods, drug dealers, and scammers in ID
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly The Seattle Police Department reported the March 27 arrest of 25 suspects in a
By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly The Dissociation of Haruhi Suzumiya By Nagaru Tanigawa Little, Brown and Company, 2013 In the latest installment in the Haruhi Suzumiya series, we find the SOS Brigade (Save the World By Overloading It With Fun Haruhi Suzumiya) entering a new school year. As brigade chief Haruhi, resident alien Yuki […]
Mayor, Council candidates respond to API concerns
By Travis Quezon Northwest Asian Weekly More than two hundred people gathered at the Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS) building in South Seattle Friday night for the API Candidates Forum, a historic collaboration of 15 organizations to bring API concerns straight to electoral candidates.
Seattle Central Community College to offer free class in policing
The office of the Mayor and Seattle Central Community College announced a new partnership between the Seattle Police Department (SPD) and Seattle Central Community College to offer a free five-credit course entitled “Introduction to Community Policing.” The course will cover basic policing skills with an emphasis on collaborating with the community, as well as help […]
After cameras, crime down in the ID
By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly In 2011, a committee of International District stakeholders came together to install a system of surveillance cameras in the neighborhood. Nearly two years later, the system has already made an impact and is set to be improved and expanded.