Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. In this month’s edition we take a look at a snowboarding Phenom, a new Mariner, the Sounders lose a key player and Yao Ming moves closer to Hall of Fame.
In US-Japan talks, China’s leader a factor
By Jim Kuhnhenn and Matthew Lee Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met last Tuesday, a major subtext of their discussions was the world leader not in the room — Chinese President Xi Jinping. China’s rise underlies both the economic and security discussions that will highlight […]
LETTER: Mayor Lee is a boost to Bellevue
Dear Editor, We believe Mayor Conrad Lee should continue to be Bellevue’s mayor. Mayor Lee’s active promotion of Bellevue as a growing business hub to the international community has greatly expanded Bellevue’s visibility to investors worldwide. He has tirelessly worked to bring businesses and investments to Bellevue, our region, and our state.
COMMENTARY: Do elite colleges in the nation discriminate against Asians?
By Mark Lee Northwest Asian Weekly January 16 was a federal holiday celebrating the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. King’s legacy upholds the principle that all people, regardless of race or creed, should be treated as equals. In a democratic society, education should function as the great equalizer.
Tiger Mother introduces her paperback, tries taming critics
By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Bestselling author Amy Chua walked toward the microphone and podium. She stood in front of a bookshelf labeled “Collector Editions” to share her thoughts — on everything. “I was misunderstood,” said the proud, strict mother and author of The New York Times bestseller “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother.” […]
The top 10 outstanding Asian and Asian American achievements of 2011
By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Each year, there are certain people who have been recognized for the extraordinary things they have done for Asians and Asian Americans. This list showcases this year’s individuals.
A tiger enters the kitchen — Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan shows why she isn’t the typical cookbook author
Journalist Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan stood in front of the wok clutching her Blackberry, admittedly scared that if she diverted from the recipe, she’d make a mistake.
Burning questions about the economy answered by Dr. Raha
Dr. Arun Raha first arrived in Washington state from Kanpur, India, 26 years ago to earn his Doctor of Philosophy in Economics at Washington
Editorial: Economy looking up, don’t lose hope
It’s a new year and a new economy. Believe it or not, things are getting better. The Seattle Times reported that December was the first time in 25 months
Virgina senator calls for ending diversity programs
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Sen. Jim Webb called for ending government-run diversity programs in a newspaper column on July 23