By PHILIP MARCELO Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Hotels offer congee and other Chinese staples for room service. Casinos train staff members on Chinese etiquette. Restaurants, tourist sights and shopping malls translate signs, menus and information booklets into Chinese. The American hospitality industry is stepping up efforts to make Chinese visitors feel more welcome, since […]
EDEN, Idaho (AP) — Visitors to the Minidoka War Relocation Center in southern Idaho will get a closer sense of what life was like for thousands of Japanese Americans forced to live at the internment camp during World War II now that a new visitor center has opened at the site. Hanako Wakatsuki, chief interpreter […]
By KERRI SANDAINE The Lewiston Tribune CLARKSTON, Wash. (AP) — One of the best-kept secrets in the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley appears to be the work of a world-renowned artist off the beaten path in Washington’s Asotin County. The “listening circle” Maya Lin designed at Chief Timothy Park hasn’t drawn many visitors, but Confluence Project officials said […]
At BECU, we recognize the value of demographic diversity in our employees and members. Diversity in background, perspective, and thought is critical to our success in delivering value and service to our members and the communities that we serve. BECU uses the following definition of diversity: race, color, religion, age, national origin, veteran status, mental […]
By Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY TACOMA, Wash. — Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department has lifted Vien Dong Restaurant’s six-month closure order for repeated food safety violations. The restaurant reopened for business on May 26. The owner of the restaurant in Tacoma’s Lincoln District appealed the closure, which took effect May 3. He agreed to a strict […]
By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly The Metropolitans By Carol Goodman Viking Books for Young Readers, 2017 Meet Kiku, Madge, Joe, and Walt, four 13-year-olds who find themselves at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City when Japan bombs Pearl Harbor and pulls the United States into World War II. As everyone tries […]
I’ve heard that someone going through the symptoms of withdrawal can be dramatic, but it’s only been recently that I’ve seen the effects in person. Just to be sure, I searched online to better understand some of these symptoms.
On June 1, ArtsWest will feature its production of “Sweeney Todd”, but the production will not just be the classic “Sweeney Todd” that everyone knows, says actor Ben Gonio, who is casted as the play’s lead.
By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly The 2014 protests in Ferguson, Mo. drew national attention to the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown Jr., an 18-year-old Black teenager. Strained community-police relations continue as diversity — ethnic, gender, religion, sexual orientation, experience, background — in law enforcement agencies and other reforms still have a long way […]
By MICHAEL R. BLOOD Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — On the rowdy streets of the Koreatown district a few miles from downtown Los Angeles, it doesn’t take long to recognize the favorite candidate for an open U.S. House seat: Blue-and-gold campaign posters for Robert Lee Ahn greet diners at bustling dumpling houses and noodle […]