By Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY International Community Health Services (ICHS) opened registration on Dec. 4 for its annual Lunar New Year 5k Walk/Run. The fundraiser will take place along Interurban Trail in Shoreline on Feb. 23, 2020 in celebration of the Year of the Rat. “ICHS Foundation looks forward to a great event that brings […]
Owners of Thai restaurant chain get prison for tax fraud
SEATTLE (AP) — A couple that used software to hide more than $1 million in revenue at the Thai restaurant chain they owned have each been sentenced to several months in prison and ordered to pay thousands of dollars in fines. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Seattle said on Dec. 5 that Chadillada Lapangkura and […]
What I plan to do…
Compiled by Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY We asked newly elected and re-elected Asian American officials how they intend to use their role to benefit the Asian community. Here are some responses. David Chan, Snohomish County South Sno. Co. Fire & Rescue RFA I was elected as a fire commissioner to represent all residents who live […]
The Whistleblower: Will the whistle blow before the hero blows up?
Mark Ma is a Chinese citizen in Australia, waiting for his residency, and working for a natural gas company called GPEC, when one night of infidelity at a company schmooze fest goes south (as these things tend to do).
Monument created by Seattle artists will honor Asian Americans
As a fourth generation Chinese American who grew up in a then-white Beacon Hill, Cheryll Leo-Gwinn said she “really didn’t know what it meant to be Chinese.” In Leo-Gwinn’s family, this isn’t unique.
‘The Farewell,’ ‘Parasite’ top AP’s 2019 best films list
By LINDSEY BAHR and JAKE COYLE AP Film Writers Associated Press Film Writers Lindsey Bahr and Jake Coyle name their choices for the best films of 2019. LINDSEY BAHR “Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood”: Quentin Tarantino’s movie business fairy tale, featuring all-time performances from two of our great living movie stars, and the shadow of […]
PICTORIAL: Top Contributors Dinner 2019
Top Contributors Dinner spreads goodwill to last throughout the year
By Kai Curry Northwest Asian Weekly Around the end of every year, there is a lot of conversation about how nice it would be if everyone maintained year-round the spirit of generosity and goodwill that is so prevalent during times of festivity. At the Northwest Asian Weekly’s annual Top Contributors Dinner on Dec. 6, it […]
Recount done, Varisha Khan wins
By Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY King County Elections certified the results for recounts for City Council positions in Redmond, Mercer Island, and Bothell on Dec. 6. The victor in the Redmond City Council Position 1 race was Varisha Khan, a second-generation Pakistani American, after a machine recount on Dec. 5. Khan beat three-term incumbent Hank […]
Janice Deguchi — making an impact is what matters
By Mahlon Meyer Northwest Asian Weekly It was doing what she hated that led her to doing what she loves. Janice Deguchi is three months into her job as executive director of Neighborhood House, one of the oldest social service organizations in Seattle. She’s been the leader of a number of nonprofits, transforming them in […]