Last week, when we read the story about Earl Hicks, the Michigan man who reunited with his Vietnamese children after decades apart, we were touched and wanted to print the story and share it with our readers.
Column: Before voting for King County executive, consider a past racial discrimination lawsuit
By Mark Lee Northwest Asian Weekly Editor’s note: This is the launch of a new monthly Northwest Asian Weekly opinion column by Mark Lee. Each month, Lee will raise topical questions and discuss issues that may be relevant to our readers. Note that, in writing for the NWAW, Lee is not representing the viewpoints of […]
Editorial: You voiced your concerns and the bus route stayed!
Earlier this year, Metro Transit proposed cutting back bus service in Southeast Seattle, perhaps eliminating the bus route 42, the only route that goes from downtown through the ID, and to Rainier Beach.
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Film reviews of the good, the great, and the ones you absolutely can’t miss “Daytime Drinking,” South Korea Reviewed by James Tabafunda
The White House, people, and all that jazz!
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Photos taken by George Liu. Can ordinary folks see the White House? Yes, and it doesn’t even cost you a penny.
Singapore’s gay community holds first-ever rally
SINGAPORE (AP) — The gay community in tightly controlled Singapore held its first-ever rally on Saturday, May 16, taking advantage of looser laws on public gatherings to call for equality.
Yet-to-open sex park demolished in China
By Christopher Bodeen The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — This investment turned out to be as risky as it was risque.
Officials: Philippines has 1.1M illegal firearms
By Jim Gomez The Associated Press MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines needs tougher laws to deal with the more than 1 million illegal firearms in the country, some of which may have been smuggled in from Afghanistan for use by Muslim guerrillas, officials said Monday, May 18.
Malaysian Indians stuck with dictionary’s ethnic slur
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — An ethnic Malaysian Indian group has lost a legal bid to remove a word considered offensive from a government-published dictionary, a lawyer said on Friday, May 15.
Sri Lanka says civil war over, rebel leader killed
By Ravi Nessman The Associated Press COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Following three bloody decades of civil war, Sri Lanka faces the daunting task of trying to reconcile and rebuild after its troops routed the last Tamil Tiger separatist rebels on Monday, May 18, and killed their feared leader.