The Seattle Chinatown–International District Preservation and Development Authority (SCIDpda) and the Chinatown–International District Business Improvement Area (CIDBIA) hosted the 15th annual Chinatown–International District Spring Clean on May 11.
Tasveer holds 8th annual Aaina South Asian women’s festival
Tasveer, a Seattle-based nonprofit organization dedicated to showcasing South Asian film, art, and media, hosted their 8th annual Aaina South Asian Women’s Festival from May 10 to May 12 at the Seattle Asian Art Museum (SAAM).
Vietnamese Friendship Association host fifth annual Benefit Dinner
The Vietnamese Friendship Association (VFA) hosted their fifth annual Benefit Dinner on April 20 at the Garfield Community Center, raising operating funds and honoring community leaders for their accomplishments.
Bruce Harrell inducted to Pacific Northwest Football Hall of Fame
Seattle City Councilmember and mayoral candidate Bruce Harrell was inducted to the Pacific Northwest Football Hall of Fame on May 10 for his time as a linebacker for the University of Washington Huskies football team. Harrell accepted a football scholarship to play at the University of Washington from 1976 to 1979. In 1979, Harrell received […]
Black student targeted with racist note at mainly Asian campus
By Staff The Associated Press IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — University of California, Irvine officials pledged to work on race relations on campus this week after a Black student found a hand-scrawled note in her backpack calling her a slave, making it the second racist incident that has offended Black students in recent weeks.
40 years on, f leeing Vietnamese refugees take to seas again
By Chris Brummitt The Associated Press HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Nearly 40 years after hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese fled the country’s Communist regime by boat, a growing number are taking to the water again.
Cyberattacks a growing irritant in US-China ties
By Christopher Bodeen The Associated Press BEIJING, China (AP) — Signs are growing that the sustained surge in cyberattacks emanating from China is imperiling its relations with the United States, lending urgency to fledgling efforts by both governments to engage on the issue.
China, India gloss over border dispute at meeting
By Christopher Bodeen The Associated Press BEIJING, China (AP) — The foreign ministers of China and India have glossed over a recent standoff along their countries’ disputed border in an apparent sign that the incident will not harm future high-level contacts.
Japan pulls back on denials of WWII sex slavery
By Mari Yamaguchi The Associated Press TOKYO, Japan (AP) — Japan has acknowledged that it conducted only a limited investigation before claiming there was no official evidence that its imperial troops coerced Asian women into sexual slavery before and during World War II.
COMMENTARY: Fire the Medina City Manager
By Doug Chin SPECIAL TO THE NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY In March, an eight-person federal jury found the City of Medina and City Manager Donna Hanson guilty of firing former Police Chief Jeffrey Chen because of his race. As Chen’s attorney Marianne Jones stated, Hanson fired Chen because of “old school racism.”