By Assunta Ng Did you know that Amanda Knox, acquitted of murder in Italy last year, is living in the International District? Folks have seen her dining at World Pizza. Knox, a University of Washington student, has found sanctuary in an Asian neighborhood. Wise move. This is a convenient, diverse, and vibrant community at the […]
BLOG: Is the Port Commission a stepping stone?
By Assunta Ng Recently, I got e-mails that Gael Tarleton, president of the Port of Seattle Commission, is running for state representative. Another Port of Seattle Commissioner, Rob Holland, called me saying that he, too, is running for state representative. Bill Bryant, also a Port of Seattle commissioner, is mulling over which office to run […]
BLOG: An emperor in Bellevue?
By Assunta Ng My Bellevue friend always jokes that Bellevue has a city manager, a mayor, and an emperor, Kemper Freeman! Despite the negative press on Freeman, the owner of Bellevue Collection, I found the man to be humble and easy to talk to when I spoke with him during a recent private meeting.
BLOG: Groups competing to head Bellevue Square’s Lunar New Year fest
By Assunta Ng Bellevue Square Owner Kemper Freeman raved about Bellevue Square’s Lunar New Year tradition earlier this year, an event that attracted more than 40,000 people on the snowy, freezing day of Jan. 29. Teresa Fang, president of the Taiwanese Benevolent Association, organized the event with two others, beginning in late December 2011.
COMMENTARY: Is Mitt Romney a man of the people?
By David Chan FOR NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Regarding the commentary “Is Obama a man of people,” written by Mr. Hai Tran — where he decided not to vote for a Democrat — I suggest Mr. Tran keep an open mind and ask, “Is Mitt Romney a man of the people?” before he decides his vote. It […]
Trevina Wang sets high goals for King Street Station’s renovation project — Can the historic King Street landmark earn LEED Platinum certification?
By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly King Street Station sits on the border of Pioneer Square near the International District, and it’s undergoing a facelift with the help of the King Street Station Restoration Project. The station opened to the public in 1906.
Market owner Yen Lam-Steward celebrates 21 meaningful years at Lam’s Seafood Market
By Elizabeth Wang Northwest Asian Weekly Yen Lam-Steward started working with her father at Lam’s Seafood Market from its humble beginnings on the corner of Main Street in 1991, running the cash register, scaling fish, and cleaning crab.
Asian Latinos; two check boxes on Census form reveal complex identities
By Sarah Yee Northwest Asian Weekly It was only a little more than a decade ago. The 2000 U.S. Census was a milestone because
Seattle Chinese Post and Northwest Asian Weekly celebrate 30 successful years
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly The Seattle Chinese Post will celebrate its 30th anniversary on April 22. The Seattle Chinese Post was founded by publisher Assunta Ng in 1982.
Subtle storytelling and a love story color the “The Lady”
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly The recent news from Burma, officially known as the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, about Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy party claiming victory for 40 of 45 contested seats in parliament seems to seal Suu Kyi’s incredible transformation from a longtime housebound prisoner […]