Local community members gathered together at the Four Seas Restaurant in the International District to raise money.
July 5: Gov. Gregoire appoints four to CAPAA
Gov. Chris Gregoire has appointed four individuals to the Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs. Lisa Dickinson resides in Spokane. She is the owner of the Dickinson Law Firm, PLLC, where she practices business law and civil litigation. She has served on the board of the Northwest Justice Project, MLK Family Outreach Center, Rotary Club 21, […]
June 23–24: Fourth Annual Chinese Remembering Conference held in Lewiston
The Fourth Annual Chinese Remembering Conference was held at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston. The event remembered the nearly three dozen Chinese gold miners massacred on the Oregon side of Hells Canyon in 1887. The conference brought together historians and others to talk of the Chinese who once lived and worked in the region during the gold-mining […]
June 18: Walk for Rice raises more than $160,000 for ACRS food bank
About 600 people braved the rain and cold weather to attend Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS)’s 21st Annual Walk for Rice at Seward Park. To accommodate demand, ACRS set their event fundraising goal at $200,000. The community responded and raised more than $160,000 for the ACRS Food Bank to purchase rice and other Asian […]
Tales of the Zucchini
By Wayne Chan Northwest Asian Weekly Breaking news: Computers will never take over the earth. Repeat: Computers will never take over the earth. How do I know this? Actually, I came to this conclusion pretty easily.
More illegal immigrants from India crossing border
By Will Weissert and Christopher Sherman The Associated Press LOS FRESNOS, Texas (AP) — Police wearing berets and bulletproof vests broke down the door of a Guatemala City apartment in February, hunting for illegal drugs. Instead, they found a different kind of illicit shipment: 27 immigrants from India packed into two locked rooms.
Chinese fugitive allegedly ran illegal gambling
By Jeremy Hainsworth THE ASSOCIATED PRESS VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — One of China’s most-wanted fugitives has alleged connections to organized crime, loan sharking, and illegal gambling in Canada, according to a Canadian intelligence officer.
Budget cuts push student’s language learning to the edge
By Cheih-Hsin (Jessie) Lin UW News Lab Samantha Irish, a UW senior who lives in Tacoma, grew up surrounded by Cambodian friends. Ever since her parents passed away, positive relationships with her Cambodian friends have been her spiritual support, helping her move on with her life.
CAPAC members denounce explosion of anti-Chinese rhetoric in campaign ads
On June 23, the 29th anniversary of the racially motivated murder of Vincent Chin, members of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) spoke out against a growing trend of anti-Chinese rhetoric in political ads that use Chinese language and imagery to portray candidates as sympathetic to China at the expense of American interests.
Fantasy and sci-fi, oh my! — NWAW’s July book recommendations
By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly “Tiger’s Quest” By Colleen Houck Splinter, 2011 In this second installment of Houck’s “Tiger Saga,” Kelsey Hayes has returned to Oregon after her extraordinary adventures in India. As she tries to adjust to a normal life free of the dangers of immortal sea monkeys and 300-year-old curses, Kelsey also […]