Featured Stories
Will Yu make history? — She could be first Asian American on state’s highest court $15/hour minimum wage may kill small businesses My Time in Oso — Part 1 Korean American ‘living the dream’ as Federal Way chief of police
 
Will Yu make history? — She could be first Asian American on state’s highest court

Will Yu make history? — She could be first Asian American on state’s highest court

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly King County Superior Court Judge Mary Yu will make history if she’s successful in her bid for an open seat on the Washington State Supreme Court.

$15/hour minimum wage may kill small businesses

$15/hour minimum wage may kill small businesses

By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly In theory, a $15/hour minimum wage sounds great, until reality hits the small businesses that have to pay the

My Time in Oso — Part 1

My Time in Oso — Part 1

By Thao Tran Special to the Northwest Asian Weekly The Oso mudslide tragedy caused Thao Tran to reflect upon his connection with the town, and the 20 years he spent with the North Fork Stillaguamish River, which runs through the town. This is the first of two parts.

Korean American ‘living the dream’ as Federal Way chief of police

Korean American ‘living the dream’ as Federal Way chief of police

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Wearing three gold stars on the left collar, three more on the right, and a badge, Andy Hwang, who might be the state’s only Asian

Last day ditch — Father and pilot remembered and honored for heroics during fall of Saigon

Last day ditch — Father and pilot remembered and honored for heroics during fall of Saigon

27 February 2014

By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly In 2009, retired U.S. Navy Commander Paul Jacobs and Navy historian Jan Herman went on

Read the full story

Posted in Community News, Features, Features 10, Vol 33 No 10 | 3/1-3/70 Comments

Program boosts minorities’ careers

Program boosts minorities’ careers

27 February 2014

By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly The Executive Development Institute (EDI) of Bellevue is preparing for the next class of

Read the full story

Posted in Community News, Education, Features, Features 10, Vol 33 No 10 | 3/1-3/70 Comments

Hirabayashi medal comes home

Hirabayashi medal comes home

27 February 2014

By Sue Misao NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Gordon Hirabayashi’s heroic journey began at the University of Washington, where he was

Read the full story

Posted in Community News, Features, Features 10, Profiles, Vol 33 No 10 | 3/1-3/70 Comments

REVIEW: ‘Tiger Mom’ & hubby discuss new book

REVIEW: ‘Tiger Mom’ & hubby discuss new book

27 February 2014

By Alia Marsha NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY “Tiger Mom” Amy Chua defended her parenting memoir Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

Read the full story

Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features 10, On the Shelf, Profiles, Vol 33 No 10 | 3/1-3/71 Comment

BLOG: Winter Olympics not for Asian nations

BLOG: Winter Olympics not for Asian nations

27 February 2014

By Assunta Ng Did you see there were few Asian countries participating in the Sochi Olympics? Well, most Asian countries are located in the tropics. They’d rather go for Summer Olympics — tropical sports. There were only 89 countries in the 2014 Winter Olympics, which was considered a record high, as opposed to over 200 […]

Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 10 | 3/1-3/70 Comments

BLOG: Who stole the party?

BLOG: Who stole the party?

27 February 2014

By Assunta Ng Ming Zhang, president of Mulvanny G2, celebrated his accomplishment and birthday at the Imperial Garden Restaurant, inside the Great Wall Mall, last Friday with many prominent guests. He was invited to join the prestigious America Institute of Architects (AIA) College of Fellows AIA recently.

Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 10 | 3/1-3/70 Comments

BLOG: T&T boss

BLOG: T&T boss

27 February 2014

By Assunta Ng Very few Asian restaurateurs knew how to deal with the Seahawks’ Super Bowl success like T&T Chinese Restaurant.

Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 10 | 3/1-3/70 Comments

EDITORIAL: Gary Locke’s impact on China and America

EDITORIAL: Gary Locke’s impact on China and America

27 February 2014

The future is wide open for Ambassador Gary Locke, who will be returning home from China in March. Never flashy, Locke seems to have spent his career steadily increasing his leadership positions without ever appearing to be power hungry. Locke is quiet, almost nerdy, and more concerned with achievable successes than flamboyant glory. It’s an […]

Read the full story

Posted in Editorials, Vol 33 No 10 | 3/1-3/70 Comments

EDI grads are on the move

EDI grads are on the move

24 February 2014

Two Executive Development Institute graduates have made notable moves recently. Nicole Ngonevolalath, a 2013 EDI graduate, has been promoted to team associate manager at KeyBank. Alisa Yannello, a 2011 Portland graduate, has been promoted to division manager of Learning and Development Department of Energy at Bonneville Power Administration. (end)

Read the full story

Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 9 | 2/22-2/280 Comments

Flash mob addresses violence

Flash mob addresses violence

24 February 2014

About 20 Filipina women and youth joined “One Billion Rising” in a flash mob in front of Seafood City at Southcenter Mall on Feb. 14. The event was organized by Pinay sa Seattle Gabriela USA as part of a global call to action to address violence against women. (end)

Read the full story

Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 9 | 2/22-2/280 Comments

Walk-a-Thon raises $22,000

Walk-a-Thon raises $22,000

24 February 2014

About 300 people participated in the Chinese Information and Service Center’s (CISC) 5th Annual 2014 Lunar New Year Walk-a-Thon at Bailey Gatzert Elementary School on Feb. 8. The event raised $22,000 to support CISC’s programs serving up to 20,000 Asian immigrants and their families each year. Attendees included Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, King County Executive […]

Read the full story

Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 9 | 2/22-2/280 Comments

UW Bothell professor awarded

UW Bothell professor awarded

24 February 2014

For her research integrating data provenance with software traceability, University of Washington Bothell computer science professor Hazel Asuncion has been awarded the CAREER Award by the National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) program. Asuncion’s research focuses on the crucial interplay between data and software in eScience by using a conceptual framework called iProvenance. […]

Read the full story

Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 9 | 2/22-2/280 Comments

Chamber celebrates New Year

Chamber celebrates New Year

24 February 2014

About 380 people gathered at the Asian Resource Center for the Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce’s Lunar New Year banquet on Feb. 6. The event was co-emceed by Owen Lei of the Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS) and King 5 TV meteorologist Mary Lee.

Read the full story

Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 9 | 2/22-2/280 Comments

New Year celebrated Tahitian style

New Year celebrated Tahitian style

24 February 2014

The Asia Pacific Cultural Center in Tacoma presented “An Exciting Tahitian Experience” with its 16th annual Asia Pacific New Year celebration at the Tacoma Dome on Feb. 15. Thousands attended, including dignitaries from Tahiti, along with Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland, Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy, Lieutenant Governor Brad Owen, Congressman Derek Kilmer, Consul General of […]

Read the full story

Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 9 | 2/22-2/280 Comments

Indian villagers live in fear of man-eating tiger

Indian villagers live in fear of man-eating tiger

22 February 2014

By Tim Sullivan Associated Press MANIWALA, India (AP) – She lies in wait while her victims are collecting firewood, or taking cattle to graze, or working in the fields. She has grabbed people in broad daylight, carrying them away silently into the forests or the sugarcane fields. By the time the victims are found, often […]

Read the full story

Posted in Vol 33 No 9 | 2/22-2/28, World News1 Comment

China falling in love with Sherlock Holmes

China falling in love with Sherlock Holmes

22 February 2014

By Fu Ting Associated Press SHANGHAI (AP) – Zhou Yeling dragged herself out of bed at 5 a.m. for a long-awaited date with her favorite Englishman — Sherlock Holmes. Zhou, 19, watched the third season premiere of the BBC’s “Sherlock” on Jan. 2 on the British broadcaster’s website. Two hours later, the episode started showing […]

Read the full story

Posted in Vol 33 No 9 | 2/22-2/28, World News0 Comments

Thai police clash with protesters; four dead — Prime minister in jeopardy of impeachment

22 February 2014

By Thanyarat Koksone Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) – Gunbattles broke out Tuesday, Feb. 18, as hundreds of riot police made their strongest attempt to clear anti-government protest sites around Thailand’s capital, leaving at least four people dead and 64 others injured.

Read the full story

Posted in Vol 33 No 9 | 2/22-2/28, World News0 Comments

U.S. asks Chinese to limit shellfish ban to Seattle, Alaska

22 February 2014

SEATTLE (AP) – U.S. officials have asked China to limit its shellfish ban to two localized areas, rather than a wider swath of the U.S. West Coast.

Read the full story

Posted in National News, Vol 33 No 9 | 2/22-2/280 Comments

Two women to stand trial in L.A. nightclub killing

Two women to stand trial in L.A. nightclub killing

22 February 2014

By Gillian Flaccus Associated Press WESTMINSTER, Calif. (AP) – Two women accused of pummeling and kicking a 23-year-old woman, who died after a fight outside a California nightclub that was captured on cell phone videos, were ordered Tuesday to stand trial on murder charges. Vanesa Zavala and Candace Brito have pleaded not guilty in the […]

Read the full story

Posted in National News, Vol 33 No 9 | 2/22-2/280 Comments

Two Koreas agree to hold family reunions as planned

21 February 2014

By Hyung-Jin Kim Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – North and South Korea agreed in a rare high-level meeting Friday to stop insulting each other and to go ahead with planned reunions of Korean War-divided families next week despite a dispute over upcoming U.S.-South Korean military drills.

Read the full story

Posted in News0 Comments

Follow our tweets

Do you like us?

Weekly E-Newsletter

READ NWAW ONLINE!

  1. We welcome any feedback, questions or comments
  1. Are you the organizer of an Asian/Pacific Islander community event? Just fill out the following form at least 14 days in advance of your event and we’ll do our best to include it in our calendar. Please fill out the information as completely as possible. Failure to do so may result in your event not making it in the calendar.

Photos on flickr