By Ninette Cheng Northwest Asian Weekly Leadership, volunteerism, and movers and shakers were the name of the game at the Northwest Asian Weekly and NWAW Foundation’s Top Contributors to the Asian Community banquet on Dec. 7.
Photos by Binh Tran and Rebecca Ip
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly In 1975, after five years of civil unrest and increasing cruelty, the Khmer Rouge became the ruling party of Cambodia. <!–more–> Battambang, the city where Sam Ung was born and where his family lived, combusted on April 15. The Khmer Rouge launched missiles into the city center, and Ung, […]
By Travis Quezon Northwest Asian Weekly For the thousands of new immigrants and refugees who make Washington state their home each year, there are immediate
By Elizabeth Wang Northwest Asian Weekly At 71, Dennis Su takes his retirement seriously. Whether it’s attending board meetings for multiple organizations around
By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly When Trong Pham was young, he wanted to become an educational ambassador, so he could
By Ninette Cheng Northwest Asian Weekly Nov. 6 marked a special day for Bob Hasegawa: the lifelong labor rights champion was elected to his first term in Washington State Senate. But Hasegawa is hardly new to politics. He has served six years as State Representative of Washington’s 11th District, representing Tukwila, the southern part of […]
By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly When asked what his hobby was, Mark Okazaki candidly answered, “Neighborhood House and the community.” As the executive director of Neighborhood House, a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving low-income communities and alleviating poverty in Seattle, Okazaki has dedicated most of his life to serving the community.
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly “I probably should have become a teacher,” Joan Yoshitomi said half-joking.