Archive | Commentaries

COMMENTARY: Fighting food stamp fraud

COMMENTARY: Fighting food stamp fraud

By Friends of Little Saigon For Northwest Asian Weekly The Chinatown/International District is taking back their neighborhood and educating the community about the impacts of food stamp fraud.

Read the full story

Posted in Commentaries, Vol 33 No 43 | 10/18-10/240 Comments

COMMENTARY: Some thoughts on gun rights

COMMENTARY: Some thoughts on gun rights

By Frederick Su For Northwest Asian Weekly It’s 1:30 in the morning. My wife, asleep on the couch, saw headlights stream through the drapes. She looked out and saw someone near her car. “Fred,” she called out, “there’s somebody in our yard!” I rolled out of bed and grabbed the bag where my 9mm pistol […]

Read the full story

Posted in Commentaries, Vol 33 No 43 | 10/18-10/242 Comments

COMMENTARY: This November, vote yes for Seattle Transit

COMMENTARY: This November, vote yes for Seattle Transit

By Rich Stolz For Northwest Asian Weekly As any bus rider who has been passed up by an overcrowded bus or forced to stand for an entire commute can tell you, we need to start taking steps to improve bus service in Seattle. Our city is growing rapidly. If it were just trying to keep […]

Read the full story

Posted in Commentaries, Vol 33 No 42 | 10/11-10/170 Comments

COMMENTARY: Nickelsville moves to new home

COMMENTARY: Nickelsville moves to new home

By Low Income Housing Institute Permitting issues with City of Seattle Department of Planning and Development were resolved last week with the help of Seattle Mayor Ed Murray. Nickelsville residents were able to complete their move to their new home at 1010 S. Dearborn.

Read the full story

Posted in Commentaries, Vol 33 No 40 |9/27-10/30 Comments

COMMENTARY: Are you saving enough? Survey shows Seattleites not saving for a rainy day

COMMENTARY: Are you saving enough? Survey shows Seattleites not saving for a rainy day

By Kashi Yoshikawa Investment Strategist, Wells Fargo Private Bank It wasn’t surprising to learn that although many Seattle-area adults believe they are in good shape on immediate financial needs (paying bills, providing for family, etc.), they tend to be less “healthy” on more long-term goals, according to a survey released by Wells Fargo’s Wealth, Brokerage, […]

Read the full story

Posted in Commentaries, Vol 33 No 40 |9/27-10/30 Comments

COMMENTARY: Seattle market rebounds, foreclosure remains in the API community

COMMENTARY: Seattle market rebounds, foreclosure remains in the API community

By Diana Chen Northwest Asian Weekly Seattle home prices have rebounded dramatically in the past 18 months, with more than a 9.5 percent increase in median home sales prices from 2012 to 2013, nearly bringing median prices to pre-recession heights seen in 2007. Zillow reports that 92.5 percent of Seattle-metro area homes are in positive […]

Read the full story

Posted in Commentaries, Vol 33 No 39 | 9/20-9/260 Comments

COMMENTARY: The siren song of “Hello Kitty is not a cat”

COMMENTARY: The siren song of “Hello Kitty is not a cat”

By Tiffany Ran For Northwest Asian Weekly “Ceci n’est pas une pipe (This is not a pipe),” a cheeky statement made famous by Rene Magritte’s painting The Treachery of Images came to mind recently. But Magritte’s painting is of a pipe. It is very clearly a pipe, despite it saying otherwise. Mais non, argued Magritte, […]

Read the full story

Posted in Commentaries, Vol 33 No 37 | 9/6-9/120 Comments

COMMENTARY: Pinnacles of awkwardness and internships

COMMENTARY: Pinnacles of awkwardness and internships

By Daria Kroupoderova For Northwest Asian Weekly When I started interning at the NW Asian Weekly, I knew I would at some point be put in a situation where I felt like an outsider. Being a white female and covering Asian news is really not a big deal, but being a white female who doesn’t […]

Read the full story

Posted in Commentaries, Vol 33 No 37 | 9/6-9/120 Comments

COMMENTARY: Ask, don’t tell us who we are

COMMENTARY: Ask, don’t tell us who we are

By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly When I tell people that I cook for a living, I get, on multiple occasions, “Do you make sushi?” or “Do you

Read the full story

Posted in Commentaries, Vol 33 No 32 | 8/2-8/80 Comments

COMMENTARY: Yellowface in 2014? Is it 2014 or 1914?

COMMENTARY: Yellowface in 2014? Is it 2014 or 1914?

By The Chinese American Citizens Alliance For Northwest Asian Weekly The Chinese American Citizens Alliance sees the current production of The Mikado in Seattle as continuing the

Read the full story

Posted in Commentaries, Vol 33 No 31 | 7/26-8/10 Comments

COMMENTARY: Dignity is not expendable for entertainment

By The Greater Seattle Chapter of AdvOCAte For Northwest Asian Weekly The Greater Seattle chapter of AdvOCAte (formerly the Organization of Chinese Americans) would like to thank Sharon Pian Chan for her thoughtful editorial, “Yellowface in Your Face” (Seattle Times, 7/14/14), regarding the Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society’s production of The Mikado.

Read the full story

Posted in Commentaries, Vol 33 No 31 | 7/26-8/10 Comments

COMMENTARY: Applause for opinion on “The Mikado” — A letter from Bettie Luke to the Seattle Times

Thank you for writing your OPINION column “Yellowface in your face” in the Seattle Times Monday July 14, 2014, page News A7.

Read the full story

Posted in Commentaries, Vol 33 No 31 | 7/26-8/10 Comments

COMMENTARY: What I have learned from Mary Yu

COMMENTARY: What I have learned from Mary Yu

By Jamie Sun Northwest Asian Weekly Mary Yu is an inspiring role model.

Read the full story

Posted in Commentaries, Vol 33 No 27 | 6/28-7/40 Comments

COMMENTARY: Hire local workers on City of Seattle public works projects now

COMMENTARY: Hire local workers on City of Seattle public works projects now

By Michael Woo, Got Green Jobs that should be given to Seattle residents are being given to others. The City of Seattle spends hundreds of millions of dollars annually on public works projects building and repairing city-owned properties, such as streets, parks, community centers, and the like. These projects create thousands of construction jobs, but […]

Read the full story

Posted in Commentaries, Vol 33 No 26 | 6/21-6/271 Comment

COMMENTARY: Dad, you’ll be missed!

COMMENTARY: Dad, you’ll be missed!

By James Wong For Northwest Asian Weekly I didn’t think I would feel this way even six months ago, but I really miss my dad. We’ve had a rocky relationship for most of our lives. I had never seen my dad in person until I was 8 years old. He escaped China when he was […]

Read the full story

Posted in Commentaries, Vol 33 No 25 | 6/14-6/203 Comments

COMMENTARY: What is and why become a PCO?

COMMENTARY: What is and why become a PCO?

By Washington State Rep. Cindy Ryu In Washington state, the Precinct Committee Officers (PCOs) are the grassroots base of either the Democratic or the Republican Party and are vital to their successes. They serve as the political representative for their respective precincts. They form the basis for communicating the values and principles of either party […]

Read the full story

Posted in Commentaries, Vol 33 No 19 | 5/3-5/91 Comment

COMMENTARY: Ethnic business community says ‘no’ to $15 minimum wage hike proposal

COMMENTARY: Ethnic business community says ‘no’ to $15 minimum wage hike proposal

By The Ethnic Community Coalition Although Seattle’s proposed $15/hour minimum wage increase has been publicly debated since last fall, we local ethnic and immigrant small business owners have just begun to realize the negative impact the wage hike will have on our businesses and on our employees. For months, we tried to ignore it. In […]

Read the full story

Posted in Commentaries, Vol 33 No 18 | 4/26-5/27 Comments

COMMENTARY: High-skilled immigration reform will benefit both United States and Asia

COMMENTARY: High-skilled immigration reform will benefit both United States and Asia

By Curtis S. Chin Northwest Asian Weekly DENPASAR, INDONESIA – The Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor might, in Emma Lazarus’ famous poem, once have welcomed “your tired, your poor, your huddled masses, [and] the wretched refuse,” but that doesn’t seem to be the language coming out of Washington these days — at least […]

Read the full story

Posted in Commentaries, Vol 33 No 18 | 4/26-5/21 Comment

COMMENTARY: The Sunf lower Movement: Taiwan students demonstrate for democracy, transparency

COMMENTARY: The Sunf lower Movement: Taiwan students demonstrate for democracy, transparency

By Han-Jung Ko On April 10, the longest Parliament occupation protest in Taiwan’s history, the Sunflower Movement, came to a symbolic end. The protesters, mostly college students, occupied the Parliament since March 19. They have decided to shift their efforts to promoting a monitoring framework that will ensure an honest review of the Cross-Strait Service […]

Read the full story

Posted in Commentaries, Vol 33 No 17 | 4/19-4/250 Comments

COMMENTARY: Preventing transit cuts will be a win for our communities

COMMENTARY: Preventing transit cuts will be a win for our communities

By Diane Narasaki and Rich Stolz Without action soon, King County Metro will cut 17 percent of its transit service, with the first cuts taking place as early as June of this year. As many as 74 routes, including routes critical to the mobility of Asian Pacific American communities, are slated to be completely eliminated. […]

Read the full story

Posted in Commentaries, Vol 33 No 15 | 4/5-4/110 Comments

Page 112345...Last »

DOWNLOADS

NWAW MEDIA KIT 2014



Weekly E-Newsletter

READ NWAW ONLINE!

Follow our tweets

Do you like us?

Photos on flickr