PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon residents are no longer be allowed to release sky lanterns into the air under a new law. KGW-TV reported that as of Jan. 1, people caught releasing the lanterns, also known as Chinese lanterns, will face fines of up to $2,000. A sky lantern is a paper sack suspended over […]
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The Eugene School District is looking to implement a Mandarin Chinese language immersion program in the next school year. The Register-Guard reports that the program would first be offered to students in kindergarten and first grade at Crest Elementary School. District officials say the program would expand to the next highest […]
Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. It’s a brand new year and in this column, we take a look at two golfers.
Classical pianist Kevin Ahfat, appearing Jan. 19, 20, and 26 at the Seattle Symphony’s Shostakovich Festival, hails from Canada. But he claims an intriguing variety of cultural backgrounds.
The United States Postal Service (USPS) released the stamp on Jan. 5 in a ceremony open to the public at the Wing Luke Museum.
SEATTLE (AP) — A Bellevue developer suspected of bilking more than 250 Chinese investors out of millions of dollars on two real estate projects has pleaded guilty to federal charges. Lobsang Dargey entered the pleas to two fraud-related counts in U.S. District Court on Jan. 4, one day after being charged. The 43-year-old exploited a […]
Washington, D.C. — The office of Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal has 2017 Presidential Inauguration tickets available to the constituents of the Seventh District, which includes Seattle, Vashon Island, and portions of Shoreline, Lake Forest Park, Edmonds, Mountlake Terrace, Burien, and Normandy Park. Constituents interested in acquiring tickets must submit a request to firstname.lastname@example.org with their full […]
SEATTLE — The memorial service for Alan Sugiyama, a longtime Seattle community activist and the first Asian-American elected to the Seattle school board, will be held at Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center on Sunday, Jan. 29 2:00 p.m. Sugiyama died on Jan. 2 at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle after a battle with cancer. He […]
By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly SEATTLE — When the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) holds a “first-day-of-issue” dedication ceremony, it makes sure the event is both a celebration of the diversity of the American people and the introduction of a new commemorative stamp. The national unveiling of the Year of the Rooster Forever stamp took […]
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly “That morning, we didn’t think that anything was going to be different,” Lam Lieu said in Vietnamese, in an interview with Northwest Asian Weekly. “Our family was so happy. But that night, people called me.” On Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016, Lieu’s wife, My-Linh Nguyen, 45, was shot just steps […]