As President Barack Obama gets closer to the end of his second term in office, more Americans appreciate the job he has done. A Gallup poll earlier this month shows his favorability is on the rise and he is now the most popular American politician. In fact, Obama is more popular than President Ronald Reagan […]
University of Washington (UW) sophomore Janilla Augofie takes pride in being the first member in her family to go to college. But despite this accomplishment, Augofie has struggled in silence while navigating the educational system.
By Ador Pereda Yano Northwest Asian Weekly Around fifty parents, youths, educators, and community members attended a Saturday afternoon event at El Centro de la Raza in Seattle Jan. 30 to discuss unfair school discipline practices, especially the unequal distribution of suspensions and expulsions among students of color in Washington state’s school system. To encourage […]
CORALVILLE, Iowa (AP) — Jeb Bush believes he’s got the best prescription for American foreign policy, from his strategies for deterring North Korea’s nuclear ambitions, to destroying the Islamic State.
“Today [Nov. 17] I participated in a briefing with federal officials regarding the policies and protocols in place to screen all refugees – including Syrian refugees – seeking to resettle in the United States. The conference call was a chance for governors to speak with officials from the White House and the departments of Homeland […]
By Associated Press DETROIT (AP) – Grace Lee Boggs, a longtime activist who was part of the labor, civil rights, black power, women’s rights and environmental justice movements, died Monday, Oct. 5, at her Detroit home. She was 100. Boggs and late husband James Boggs were involved in advocacy for decades. She helped organize a […]
By Staff Seattle will be one of the destinations for Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to the United States in September, according to a Taiwanese news website. Rumors have been flying for the past six months that Seattle will be on Xi’s itinerary. However, no one has officially confirmed it, including Gov. Jay Inslee’s office. […]
By Mari Yamaguchi Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Japanese police have arrested a man who admitted to landing a drone with low-level radioactive sand on the roof of the prime minister’s office to protest the government’s nuclear energy policy, officials said Saturday. Tokyo metropolitan police said Yasuo Yamamoto, 40, turned himself in to authorities late […]
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of uninsured U.S. residents fell by more than 11 million since President Barack Obama signed the health care overhaul five years ago, according to a pair of reports Tuesday from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Although that still would leave about 37 […]
The White House hosted the first-ever Lunar New Year celebration at the White House on February 19, 2015. Members of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community from across the country joined together to ring in the first day of the Lunar New Year with keynotes from Administration officials, a discussion with diverse AAPI leaders, […]