By HARUKA NUGA and GRANT PECK TOKYO (AP) — Panic and pollution drive the market for protective face masks, so business is booming in Asia, where fear of the virus from China is straining supplies and helping make mask-wearing the new normal. Demand for face masks and hand sanitizing liquid has soared, as both local […]
Three homeless teenagers in war-wracked Laos in 1969 find shelter in a once-grand farm manor that has been turned into a crumbling, makeshift hospital.
By Mahlon Meyer Northwest Asian Weekly Sometimes when you meet those few remaining academics that work directly with East Asian leaders, they have an exuberance that is infectious. Don Hellmann cannot stop talking about his trips to China and his research on Japan. It’s not that he’s immodest. It’s that he’s so exuberant and honored […]
By Leona Vaughn WNPA News Service Washington Asians for Equality and the American Coalition for Equality filed a complaint against state Sen. Patty Kuderer, demanding an apology for her use of what they considered racist language. The complaint, filed on Jan. 20, was over something she said during a hearing before the Senate Housing and […]
Local performer and writer Susan Lieu had her one-woman drama “140 LBS: How Beauty Killed My Mother” pretty much perfected, in terms of performance, by the time she left town for a 10-city tour. But she didn’t figure on certain kinds of offstage drama.
By Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY UW Medical Center – Northwest admitted a patient on Jan. 28 who is being evaluated for possible coronavirus or other respiratory illnesses. The patient is in satisfactory condition and in isolation. The hospital is working in collaboration with Public Health – Seattle & King County and test results were expected […]
By Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY OLYMPIA — State Sen. Joe Nguyen is proposing a Washington state version of Andrew Yang’s universal basic income. Nguyen introduced Senate Bill 6625 on Jan. 24—which would give 500 adults in Washington state $500 a month for 18 months. The program would cost approximately $7 million over the state’s two-year […]
Some 85,000 artifacts that tell the story of the Chinese migration to the United States may have been lost in a fire that struck a building in the heart of Manhattan’s Chinatown, a museum official said.
Ever since news broke of the first confirmed case of the coronavirus in the United States (a Snohomish County man in his 30s), it seems as though people around me are panicking. I recently returned from a trip to Asia with a cold and persistent cough. Even though I didn’t set foot in China, people […]