It’s time for a reset.
Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. This month, we take a look at the start of the Winter Olympics and a potential landmark hire for the Seattle Seahawks.
Lion and dragon dances all over the community by different groups on different days. (Photo by Rick Wong)
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY What’s an unforgettable way to propose? Meet Xin Li, who just surprised his girlfriend. How he popped the question, “Will you marry me?” was quite original in the Chinese community. It was the first time in the past four decades that someone placed a proposal advertisement in the Seattle […]
By JAKE SEINER BEIJING (AP) — Eileen Gu amassed an army of cynics when she spurned Team USA to represent China at the Beijing Games. Moments after the biggest run of her life, the 18-year-old freestyle skiing prodigy was asked about her status as a U.S. citizen, her feelings on Peng Shuai and the incessant […]
Detectives are investigating after a 31-year-old man was injured when another man fired a gun into the ground in the Chinatown-International District neighborhood on the night of Feb. 5. The victim called the police at 10:15 p.m. for a report of a man who had fired a gun in the 1200 block of South Jackson […]
By Ashley Chen For Northwest Asian Weekly Red envelopes are without a doubt my favorite part of being a child during Lunar New Year. Every year for the past 17 years, I’ve received a long red packet with golden Chinese characters printed on top, the perfect snug fit for the 200 yuan my grandparents gave […]
By Patty Fong For Northwest Asian Weekly There is a descent into urban blight affecting not just Little Saigon and the by-now infamous corner at 12th & Jackson—but the entire area known as the Chinatown-International District (CID). Terrible as the situation is at 12th & Jackson, it is a severe symptom of the overall poverty […]
The Seattle Police Department (SPD) released its 2021 Year-End Crime Report on Feb. 4—which showed an alarming increase in violent crime and gun violence compared to 2020. The report showed that in 2021, aggravated assaults were up by 24%, incidents of shots fired reached an all-time high—up 40% since 2020, and overall violent crime increased […]
BEIJING (AP) — U.S. figure skater Nathan Chen wins the gold medal at the Beijing Games, following up his record short program with a near-perfect free skate and finishing a four-year journey of redemption. He is the seventh man to win gold for the United States in men’s singles skating, according to the Olympic website. […]