Activist Von Tresckow “Paul” Patu passed last week. Patu was respected as a Asian American community member, and was especially committed to supporting youth, particularly encouraging API youth to continue their education, along with focusing on helping the API community with healthcare and job services. He suffered from a stroke and a brain aneurysm. His […]
Two named to Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs
Gov. Jay Inslee recently announced the following appointments to the Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (CAPAA). Gerardine “Didi” Cabusao is Filipino-American and resides in Selah. She is a registered dietitian at Yakima Valley School, Department of Social and Health Services. Cabusao is currently serving as a board member of the Filipino American Community of […]
Samoa and Tokelau jump ahead a day on New Year’s Eve
By Keni Lesa The Associated Press APIA, Samoa (AP) — Sirens wailed and fireworks exploded in the skies over Samoa, as the tiny South Pacific nation jumped forward in time, crossing westward over the international date line and effectively erasing Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, from the country’s calendar.
Glory days for soccer in tiny American Samoa
APIA, Samoa (AP) — Two days after winning for the first time in its soccer history, American Samoa stretched its unbeaten run to two games.
Rugby: the other football — The sport gains popularity in Seattle thanks to Fijian star
Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly The sport of rugby is gaining local interest in the Seattle area thanks to an international rugby superstar. Waisale Serevi is rugby royalty as he has single-handedly put the tiny nation of Fiji on the map in the sport.
Regal Financial Bank settles lawsuit, admits to no wrongdoing in Ponzi scheme
By Jean Wong Northwest Asian Weekly Regal Financial Bank (Regal Financial), a local community bank, announced that it has settled a lawsuit accusing it of defrauding a group of Indonesian investors in a Ponzi scheme. The settlement was announced through a June 27 press release.
Editorial: Don’t forget the P in APA
May is an especially important month. Not only will we celebrate our moms on Mother’s Day this coming Sunday, May 8, but for the entire month, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
Alaska student building a Tonga library
She has books piled in a bin outside her cubicle at work. She has books stacked in boxes under her desk. She has heaps of books in her apartment and bundles of books in her car. She has boxes and boxes and more boxes of books stacked in a corner of a friend’s office. Children’s books, history books, computer books, science books, memoirs, biographies, fiction, non-fiction. From math to romance.
Former NFL players Mahe and Reid visit American Samoa
WASHINGTON (AP) — A pair of former NFL players of Samoan descent finished a trip this week to American Samoa, where they helped with tsunami recovery efforts and handed over a check for $50,000 from the league and players association.
Seahawks’ Tatupu to donate to tsunami relief, sets example
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Lofa Tatupu’s father was born in American Samoa. The Seattle Seahawks star still has family members on the island. And he hasn’t heard how they fared through last week’s deadly tsunami that rolled across the U.S. territory as well as neighboring Samoa and Tonga.