Asian Americans started Washington state’s first bank in the 1960s. There are currently close to 10 Asian banks including local, national, and international offices. The Black community still does not have its own bank, and the Latino community founded its Plaza Bank in 2006.
Skateboard kid becomes a techie, helps design trucks
The Lakota Middle School student, of Filipino and Nigerian ancestry, has been skateboarding for eight years. As he became more skilled, he noticed that most skateboards don’t offer the proper resistance in performing intense feats that he and his friends are capable of.
High-powered businesswomen to speak on climbing the corporate ladder — their way
However, on Jan. 29 at China Harbor Restaurant in Seattle, men and women of all ages and ethnicities will get a chance to peek into the conference room as powerful women of various backgrounds, who own their own successful businesses or belong to corporations, convene to talk shop — so to speak.
Lights, camera, ka-ching!
Less than a year after two of India’s favorite actors decamped for Miami to film a romantic comedy, Bollywood mega-star Shahrukh Khan is preparing to make the same trip to shoot one of his country’s first big budget superhero movies.
Chinese student disputes police stun gun account
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A non-English speaking Chinese college student disputes a Eugene police officer’s account of events that led the officer to shoot the student with a Taser stun gun, the student’s lawyer says.
The U.S. dismisses North Korea’s call for peace treaty
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — On Jan. 11, North Korea proposed signing a peace treaty this year to formally end the Korean War, a suggestion that Washington quickly dismissed.
Kids to scavenge in the ID?
For about a dozen years, Chinatown International District Business Improvement Area (CIDBIA) staff members have organized the International District’s annual Lunar New Year Celebration.
2009, a year of dragon’s magic and new opportunities
In a year of recession gloom, business closures, and newspapers dying in droves — why are we, a small paper, still here? Why didn’t we fear that Northwest Asian Weekly would be next? Why didn’t we blame the competition that caused us so much grief, such as Craigslist and other Internet advertising? Why do we feel lucky, energized, and strengthened by the economic turmoil?
Asian American civil rights groups seek disclosure on ‘special interest countries’
On Dec. 14, two Asian American civil rights organizations, the Asian Law Caucus (ALC) and the Asian American Legal Defense Fund (AALDEF), asked the federal government to reveal how Customs and Border Protection agents single out individuals at the border based solely on their national origin.
Editorial: Those massacred for gold get a memorial, 122 years later
In 1887, more than 30 Chinese gold miners were massacred on the Oregon side of Hells Canyon, the deepest canyon in North America. They wanted the gold dust that the Chinese had painstakingly accumulated. Historians and scholars debate the exact number of miners. Only 11 names are known. The gold was never recovered.