Thanks for your recent article on Private Danny Chen and Asian Americans in the military. I just returned from a national meeting of OCA (Organization of Chinese Americans), where we were briefed by the New York chapter of OCA ― the organization that brought national attention to the death of Private Danny Chen and the […]
Bob Hasegawa hosts kickoff party for his Washington State Senate campaign
Bob Hasegawa hosted a kickoff celebration for his campaign for the Washington State Senate with 250 supporters at the Tukwila Community Center. Hasegawa announced his candidacy for the state senate in Washington’s 11th District in March, running for the empty seat left by retiring Senator Margarita Prentice.
Local artist Naoko Morisawa selected for General Electric’s APA Heritage Month Art Exhibition
Seattle-based artist Naoko Morisawa was selected from a pool of applicants to showcase her artwork at
Rob McKenna opens first Seattle campaign office in the International District
Rob McKenna is opening his first Seattle office in the International District on 6th Avenue and King Street, at the space formerly occupied by International Model Toys. “Thanks to our very strong Asian American coalition, our office there will be very busy,” said McKenna. Annie Zhou, former intern at the Tacoma World Trade Center, will […]
Asian American journalist Sharon Pian Chan named new Seattle Times digital associate opinions editor
Sharon Pian Chan has been named the new digital associate opinions editor of The Seattle Times. Chan will use digital tools to expand the Times’ opinion pages for community dialogue and manage guest column submissions. She is currently the vice president for UNITY Journalists, a nonprofit that advocates for diversity in news. She served formerly […]
SBA names Albert Shen Minority Champion of the Year
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) named Albert Shen as its 2012 Minority Champion of the Year.
Judge dismisses lawsuit against “Three Cups” author
By Matt Volz the Associated Press HELENA, Montana (AP) — A federal judge dismissed a civil lawsuit against author Greg Mortenson, calling claims “flimsy and speculative” that the humanitarian and his publisher lied in his best-selling “Three Cups of Tea” and “Stones Into Schools” to boost book sales.
A.L. All-Star Hideki Matsui signs deal with Tampa Bay Rays
The Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (AP) — Hideki Matsui has signed a minor league contract with the Tampa Bay Rays, and the two-time American League All Star has reported to extended spring training in Port Charlotte.
Activist calls for investigation into family’s mistreatment
By Charles Hutzler The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — The blind activist at the center of a diplomatic tussle between the United States and China did not set out to be a dissident. Chen Guangcheng taught himself law to defend the constitutional rights he saw trampled so often.
From aliens to dragons, books on sports that score a home run
By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly “Galaxy Games: The Challengers” By Greg R. Fishbone Lee & Low Books, 2011 When Tyler Sato turns 11, his cousins in Tokyo have a star named after him, but it soon becomes clear that TY SATO is no ordinary star. First, it doesn’t stay in the same place like […]