The Fourth Annual Chinese Remembering Conference was held at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston. The event remembered the nearly three dozen Chinese gold miners massacred on the Oregon side of Hells Canyon in 1887. The conference brought together historians and others to talk of the Chinese who once lived and worked in the region during the gold-mining […]
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The third Chinese Remembering conference, part of the Chinese Remember project, was held in Lewiston.
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — On Nov. 7, 125 years ago, the residents of what would one day be Bellingham gathered in celebration.
By Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Asian American tap dance star Dorothy Toy died last month at her home in Oakland, Calif. She was 102 years old. Toy worked mostly with Paul Wing in the 1930s and ’40s—billing themselves as “the Chinese Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers” even though only Wing was Chinese. Toy was of […]
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Our cousin “Fortune Girl” died tragically in Hong Kong at the age of 66. What’s ironic is, there was nothing fortunate in her life except that she did have quite a bit of money when she died. Her death got me thinking. What if I were still in Hong […]
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY I met the parents of former governor Gary Locke, the late Jimmy and Julie, when he was a Washington State Representative. Julie died peacefully last week at her home. She was 90. Most community members remember Jimmy more because he’s sociable and often cooked for Locke’s campaigns. Few realize […]
Diane Narasaki, ACRS executive director
Bob’s legacy is immense. The Chinatown International District as we know it would not have survived as a living, working neighborhood with its residents, culture and history as intact as is currently the case.
By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly As Seward Park anticipates a rebuild of the torii gate that used to welcome visitors to the park, Jerry Arai hopes to dedicate park benches to two very special people in the community. A retired architect and community volunteer, Arai wants to donate and dedicate two benches for Seward […]
By Bettie Luke Northwest Asian Weekly Anne Wing was the only Auntie I ever knew. In my mind, I playfully thought of her as my “Favorite Auntie.” She was married to David Luke, who often said how proud he was to be the closest relative to our family. David told me when he was standing […]
“He loved the kids of this neighborhood. Last month a toddler ran into King St and got hit by a car. Donnie responded first. The three generations of this family just stopped by Sun May to show him the baby was okay. Besides being our safety and medical emergency responder, Donnie was a community history […]