What do Susan Amini, Sharon Sakamoto, and Sheryl Willert have in common? They, along with the rest of the Women of Color Empowered (WoCE) honorees, are powerhouses in law. Some are lawyers championing …
Who’s to fill Emmert’s purple and gold shoes?
On April 27, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) announced that University of Washington (UW) President Mark Emmert will be the NCAA’s next president, leaving a big hole at the very top of the UW.
Brahms, Mozart, and … Takemitsu?
The Japanese are considered to be one of the biggest consumers of classical music. Despite the global economic downturn, concerts are constantly being presented in Tokyo and other cities. The number of foreign artists and orchestras performing in Japan has also been increasing.
Dentist drills the competition in a bikini
Natalie Pennington works on her muscles at the gym and on cavities at the office. As a professional fitness competitor, Pennington spends much of her free time training. As a full-time dentist, she spends her days working on patients. Pennington competes in the bikini division of the International Federation of Bodybuilding (IFBB) — a major federation for bodybuilding competitors.
Judge Chin confirmed for landmark position
By Jocelyn Chui Northwest Asian Weekly U.S. District Judge Denny Chin was confirmed as a second circuit judge by a 98–0 vote by the U.S. Senate on April 22, making him the only active Asian Pacific American (APA) federal appellate court judge. It has been more than five years since an APA has served anywhere […]
Muckleshoot Indian Tribe gives back to the communities
The Muckleshoot Indian Tribe provided more than $4.1 million to nonprofits and other government-serving communities throughout Washington state last year, according to the tribe’s press release.
Attention: Free computer classes offered at Seattle Public Library
Adults interested in learning beginning computer skills can now join free computer classes offered by the Seattle Public Library. Courses will go over how to use a mouse and keyboard, create word documents, make …
What Asian Pacific Americans need to know about diabetes
Julie Cheng began ice skating at age 7.
After skating competitively for three years, she took a yearlong break from the sport at age 10. She wasn’t sidelined due to injury. She was out for health reasons.
Chinese gov’t school grant divides U.S. community
HACIENDA HEIGHTS, Calif. (AP) — Bobby Fraker is taking a stand against what she perceives to be a sinister threat from across the Pacific, right here in her suburban Southern California community of tree-lined streets and stucco homes.
Boxer Pacquiao runs for office in Philippines
SAN MIGUEL, Philippines (AP) — The pounding beat of “Eye of the Tiger” from “Rocky III” blared from the speakers as Manny Pacquiao’s black Hummer pulled up at an open-air basketball court on a recent humid evening.