The Olympics may be over, and many celebrated the U.S. winning the highest number of gold medals, as well as the total overall medals. Asian American athletes have done well by achieving two gold medals, and several silver and bronze medals. Yet, one unsettling trend still lingers in my mind…
By Terry Tang ASSOCIATED PRESS The frequency of anti-Asian incidents—from taunts to outright assaults—reported in the United States so far this year seems poised to surpass last year despite months of political and social activism, according to a new report released on Aug. 12. Stop AAPI Hate, a national coalition that became the authority on […]
Things are going well for Mimi Lee. Her pet-grooming business is thriving, things with her boyfriend Josh are going well, and she’s got a sassy and savvy cat who talks.
By Kai Curry NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY “Fight me instead” was the challenge issued on March 31 by Manny Pacquiao to the perpetrators of racist hate crimes against women and the elderly. It is this same challenge that Chris Soriano, Filipino American filmmaker, brings to the screen in his movie, “Zeus,” scheduled to be available via […]
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s king summoned the heads of political parties on Aug. 17 as he swiftly began the task of selecting a new prime minister amid a worsening coronavirus outbreak. The resignation of Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin on Aug. 16 after less than 18 months in office followed mounting public anger over […]
Maki Kaji, the creator of the popular numbers puzzle Sudoku whose life’s work was spreading the joy of puzzles, has died, his Japanese company said on Aug. 17. He was 69 and had bile duct cancer.
The Muckleshoot Indian Tribe launched a public information initiative last week to increase awareness and understanding of its history, culture, treaty rights and sovereignty, and to clearly illustrate its enduring legal and ancestral connection with its Duwamish ancestors. On Aug. 9, more than 95% of Muckleshoot tribal members are of Duwamish descent and the tribe […]
Health care providers can now offer third doses of Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to certain immunocompromised individuals following recommendations from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Advisory Committee on Immunizations Practices, and Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup. While authorized vaccines have proven to be more than 90% effective in protecting against most variants, […]
“This COVID vaccine is like a life jacket,” said Dr. Dong Heun Lee, a doctor at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Hospital, where the number of hospitalized COVID patients have more than tripled over the past month as the Delta variant infects the unvaccinated.
Police are investigating after a man was stabbed in an alley in the Chinatown-International District. The 49-year-old victim told police he was walking through an alley, near Maynard Avenue and Lane Street around 2:15 a.m. on Aug. 6, when a man struck him in the head and repeatedly stabbed him before going through the victim’s […]