By Wayne Chan Northwest Asian Weekly Last week my wife Maya and I went to a neighbor’s house for “Yappy Hour.” Yappy hour is a twice a month neighborhood get together where everyone brings their dogs, along with some drinks and treats (for the people, not the dogs), and socializes. We used to have “Kiddy […]
COMMENTARY: Fire the Medina City Manager
By Doug Chin SPECIAL TO THE NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY In March, an eight-person federal jury found the City of Medina and City Manager Donna Hanson guilty of firing former Police Chief Jeffrey Chen because of his race. As Chen’s attorney Marianne Jones stated, Hanson fired Chen because of “old school racism.”
Children from around world visit Seattle to foster togetherness and unity
By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly For the fourth annual International Children’s Friendship Festival in Seattle, children from 31 countries united in one room, representing their cultures and fostering unity.
It’s as American as apple pie…in Hong Kong
By Wayne Chan Northwest Asian Weekly I’m on an important business trip in Hong Kong. I need to make sure I cover everything. Did I schedule a meeting with my attorney? Yes. A meeting with the packaging company? Check.
The Layup Drill — Heisman talk, another young golfer gets a pro shot, UFC in China, and Jeremy Lin, the musical.
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Te’o for the Heisman Can a Pacific Islander win the Heisman Trophy?
BLOG: 9 Thanksgiving gifts for immigrants and you
By Assunta Ng What does Thanksgiving mean to immigrants who have lived in America for decades like me?
A Vietnamese Thanksgiving
By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly The Vietnamese in the United States can easily identify with the Thanksgiving story.
“Uncle Ho to Uncle Sam” inspires
By Jocelyn Chui Northwest Asian Weekly Before actor Trieu Tran turned his personal story into a play, it was hard to imagine the torment Vietnamese immigrants had to
State Department to induct 1st American Chef Corps
By Brett Zongker The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton believes in the power of food. As America’s top diplomat, she has increasingly used cuisine as a tool to bring people together.
Local Asian American makes film to address youth drug abuse
By Elizabeth Wang Northwest Asian Weekly At 18 years old, Peter Phan has encountered issues that many young people his age have