Through May 31, use the code STORMAAPI to enjoy 20% off gift certificates up to $100 from participating AAPI-owned businesses, such as Jade Garden, Tai Tung, Phnom Penh Noodle House, Ho Ho Seafood Restaurant, Mi La Cay, Maneki, Seattle Best Tea, and Young Tea.
By JUWON PARK Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — K-pop star Eric Nam was having a meeting in New York when he suddenly felt a pain in his chest. “I thought I was going to have to call 911,” he said, recounting the experience from 2019. But instead he remained sitting and “had to […]
Police arrested a 26-year-old man suspected of stealing purses and bags from more than a dozen women in the Chinatown-International District, Rainier Valley, and Beacon Hill. Over the last six weeks, the man approached his victims—primarily Asian women, from 40 to 80 years old—near their vehicles, outside Seattle grocery stores, and grabbed their bags before […]
Steve Fortney, who announced in April that he is running for Seattle City Attorney, withdrew from the race earlier this month. “After much reflection and conversations with my family, I concluded that now is not the best time to juggle work and family while also waging a huge, citywide campaign. The timing did not work […]
By Mahlon Meyer Northwest Asian Weekly During a visit to the Chinatown-International District (ID) on May 21, King County Executive Dow Constantine met with community leaders and spoke to their concerns about homelessness and anti-Asian hate crimes. “We see what homelessness has done to our communities and those things must be cleaned up,” he said […]
By Janice Nesamani NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY For the first time since April, graphs tracking Covid-19 cases in India are starting to dip. Figures reported on May 25 are still alarmingly high—26,948,874 Covid-19 cases and 307,231 deaths. If you have an Indian colleague, neighbor, or friend, chances are they have lost a loved one or had […]
“Violence is a public health concern,” wrote Dr. Anthony Chen, director of health of Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department, about being physically attacked on May 19, by “a man whom I had never met,” as he walked across the Chihuly Bridge of Glass in Tacoma. Chen drove himself to the emergency room. He said he was […]
“The sky blue of the ocean brings me my memories, I remember all the sky and clouds surrounding my emotions: sadness, hatefulness, happiness, loneliness and loveliness.”
Wing Luke Museum’s “Asian American Women Rising: NOT Your Model Minority” was a masterfully crafted webinar on May 22, with the goal of inspiring viewers to participate in our democracy for the purpose of ending hate and violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI), especially women.
Local, state, and community leaders share their thoughts on the importance of celebrating AAPI Heritage Month, especially in this time of anti-Asian hate, bias, and violence.