CINCINNATI (AP) — A woman from India maimed by an acid attack as a 13-year-old found both medical treatment and a new family in Ohio. The 2011 crime in Prerna Gandhi’s hometown of Rohtak in the Indian state of Haryana left severe burns over 40 percent of her body, including the right side of her […]
Gov. Christie nominates Japanese American judge for state Supreme Court
By Michael Catalini Associated Press TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie nominated his pick to fill a longstanding vacancy on the state Supreme Court on Feb. 28, tapping a jurist he nominated four years ago who never received a confirmation hearing. Christie announced Superior Court Judge David Bauman’s nomination at a statehouse news conference. […]
American tests positive for Zika virus after Philippine trip
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — An American woman who visited the Philippines in January has tested positive for the Zika virus in the United States, the Philippines’ top health official said March 6. Health Secretary Janette Garin said her department was coordinating with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to get more information about […]
Sister says don’t make missing Flight 370 pilot the fall guy
By Eileen Ng Associated Press KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Time has not eased the pain for the family of Capt. Zaharie Ahmad Shah, the senior pilot of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Nearly two years after the plane disappeared, they must cope not only with his loss but with the theory that he was to […]
IN MEMORY OF: Tek Hong Wong (1921–2016)
Tek Hong Wong, a quiet pioneer in the local Asian Community, passed away on Feb. 5. A dedicated family man, decorated World War II veteran, and Seattle businessman, his legacy is evident in our community and through the many different people’s lives he touched. He is survived by his children Rick Wong Andy Wong, Phillip […]
Martial arts legends shine on big screen
You may not know the name Fei-hung Wong (1847–1924), but if you’re into martial arts movies, you’ve probably seen some semblance of the legendary hero onscreen.
A-POP! So over you, Academy Awards. (And Asian American newcomers on the big and small screens!)
With February coming to a close, we’ve finally reached the holiest of award shows: the Oscars. Read on to see what the Academy Awards meant to Asians and other news in Hollywood this past month.
How do you Define Success?
“How did you become successful in the newspaper business?” asked Sarah Lubitz, a Bellevue College student who interviewed me for a class project. To be honest, I don’t consider my business successful. The more I think about it, the more I feel like I have failed. I flunk the vision test not just a little — but a lot — I have been completely off base.
EDITORIAL: Make your voice heard regarding proposed SoDo Arena at public hearing March 15!
Next Tuesday, March 15, there will be a public meeting at 5:30 at Seattle City Hall for citizens to chime in on how they feel about the proposed SoDo Arena, a stadium from San Francisco developer (but Rainier Valley-raised) Chris Hansen. The much-delayed stadium project, sometimes dubbed the “Sonics Arena” has been in the works […]
LETTER: Stereotypes during Oscars hardly reflect Asian Americans
Dear Northwest Asian Weekly, I read your editorial [last week] regarding the Oscar joke portraying kids as Asian accountants [at PricewaterhouseCoopers]. I did work at PricewaterhouseCoopers. When I started with the firm a while ago, there were only two Asians, including me, in the Seattle office of more than 100 staffs. I was hardly smarter […]