Northwest Asian Weekly (NWAW) reporters and staff members won 27 awards at the annual Washington Newspaper Publishers Association (WNPA) 2021 Better Newspaper Contest. The winners were announced in a virtual awards ceremony on Oct. 8.
Krav maga self-defense class coming to CID
“Krav maga saved me from a potentially fatal situation,” said Jesse Robbins as he recalled being surrounded and beaten by six people, three with flagpoles, last October.
Family courage drives UW researcher in COVID research
Helen Chu is known as the UW Medicine researcher who stood up to the federal government to identify the first COVID-19 victims in the United States.
Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS) said it raised $325,000 so far from its virtual gala on Oct. 2. The gala is ACRS’ largest fundraiser that brings services to over 30,000 people each year. The virtual event included interviews and cooking demos by Chef Melissa Miranda of Musang and Chef Varin Keokitvon, and a keynote […]
Celebrate Seattle JACL 100th anniversary
Northwest Nikkei Museum at Japanese Cultural & Community Center of Washington (JCCCW) will host the 8th Speaker Series, “Celebrate Seattle JACL 100th Anniversary,” on Oct. 15 with current Seattle JACL President Stan Shikuma, historian Bill Tashima, and resident expert on redress, Kyle Kinoshita. Attendees will go through the history of Seattle JACL and how the […]
Ginger Luke remembrance
A service for Georgina (Ginger) Gail Luke was held on Oct. 1 at Evergreen Washelli. Luke passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sept. 22 at the age of 73. Born and raised in Seattle, and a graduate of Franklin High School, Luke loved animals and brought home many farm animals when she was growing […]
The Tony Lee wins Edson award
The Tony Lee Apartments in Lake City belatedly received the 2020 Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellence Award in the Large Metropolitan Category (city population of 300,000 or more) on Sept. 23. Developed by the Low-Income Housing Institute (LIHI), the Tony Lee provides 70 new affordable homes built on the site of a former fire […]
Shiao-Yen Wu Day
King County Executive Dow Constantine officially declared Sept. 26, 2021 as Shiao-Yen Wu Day. “It is with deep gratitude and pride for me to accept this honor.” She was honored for hosting simultaneous celebrations of the 110th National Day of Republic of China (Taiwan), and the National Film Competition Awards at her house.
Chase CEO visits Seattle, talks social justice
JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon made a visit to Seattle for a town meeting with clients and employees. On Oct. 6, he met with members of the media in which he spoke about the company’s commitment to social justice issues.
Asian Americans in Chicago want majority-Asian ward in remap
CHICAGO (AP) — Asian Americans in Chicago are pushing for a majority Asian ward as the city redraws its political maps, saying it will ensure the fast-growing community has a unified voice at City Hall. The Coalition For A Better Chinese American Community has been fighting for decades for a majority Asian ward in Chicago. […]