Featured Stories
Help, advice, and new friends for women refugees Diversity at the top: Don’t wind up in court! — Advice from Judge Ketu Shah Diversity at the top — Building spaces and programs Diversity at the top — Cathy Niu: Helping people obtain more wealth
 
Help, advice, and new friends for women refugees

Help, advice, and new friends for women refugees

By Laura Ohata Northwest Asian Weekly All over the world, refugees flee their countries in fear of torture and death, often at the hands

Diversity at the top: Don’t wind up in court! — Advice from Judge Ketu Shah

Diversity at the top: Don’t wind up in court! — Advice from Judge Ketu Shah

By Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly Ketu Shah never imagined he would be a judge. He visualized himself as an engineer, and took the practical classes in school—physics and

Diversity at the top — Building spaces and programs

Diversity at the top — Building spaces and programs

By Daria Kroupoderava Northwest Asian Weekly Dr. Vikram Jandhyala had everything fall into place at the right time. He is Vice Provost of

Diversity at the top — Cathy Niu: Helping people obtain more wealth

Diversity at the top — Cathy Niu: Helping people obtain more wealth

By Jingyu Zahng Northwest Asian Weekly With the economic development in China, the accumulation of people’s wealth is growing.

Aug. 5: Legacy House holds open house

Aug. 5: Legacy House holds open house

27 August 2009

Legacy House, a senior assistance living home, held their annual open house. The open house provided the surrounding community with an opportunity to learn about Legacy House’s integrated senior services. Legacy House provides 24-hour assisted living care to 67 residents and weekday adult day services to more than 100 clients.

Read the full story

Posted in Names in the News, News, Vol 28 No 36 | 8/29 - 9/40 Comments

August: Yam starts practice on the Eastside

August: Yam starts practice on the Eastside

27 August 2009

Garrett Yam, M.D., has joined his father, John Yam, M.D., at Interlake Medical Center in the Overlake Park area of Bellevue-Redmond as a physician.

Read the full story

Posted in Names in the News, News, Vol 28 No 36 | 8/29 - 9/40 Comments

Blog: Greg Nickels – a champion for the Asian community

Blog: Greg Nickels – a champion for the Asian community

25 August 2009

Mayor Greg Nickels got third place in his primary election. He has appointed many Asian Americans as his aides and department heads. He might have the best record in appointing Asian Americans compared to other Seattle mayors. He funded many Asian community projects and has cultivated strong ties in our community.

Read the full story

Posted in Opinion, Publisher Ng's blog1 Comment

Blog: Behind the news – Asian Americans and the King County Executive race

Blog: Behind the news – Asian Americans and the King County Executive race

25 August 2009

Bar hopping is not my kind of social venture. But I did it on election night from Twist to Spitfire to Kells Irish Pub in downtown Seattle. It’s adventurous, isn’t it? It’s part of my career even though I am not a drinker. I began this tradition when Gary Locke ran as King County Executive […]

Read the full story

Posted in Opinion, Publisher Ng's blog0 Comments

Opposites Constantine and Hutchison scheduled to clash in November

Opposites Constantine and Hutchison scheduled to clash in November

20 August 2009

Coming off of last year’s exciting presidential elections, many anticipated that this year’s elections would be boring. However, this is not the case.

Read the full story

Posted in Community News, News, Vol 28 No 35 | 8/22 - 8/281 Comment

ID alleys beware: compost bins are moving in and taking over

ID alleys beware: compost bins are moving in and taking over

20 August 2009

Owners of 25 restaurants and businesses are kicking the stink of communal dumpsters by enrolling in the City of Seattle Compost Collection service. Food scraps are collected in 60-gallon, 8-yard containers and hauled to Cedar Grove Organics Recycling, LLC for composting.

Read the full story

Posted in Community News, News, Vol 28 No 35 | 8/22 - 8/281 Comment

Warren Chang and Buyun Zhao: Asian American Pioneers in Music

Warren Chang and Buyun Zhao: Asian American Pioneers in Music

20 August 2009

Husband and wife duo, Warren Chan and Buyun Zhao have introduced the traditional Chinese genre of music to the Seattle community over the last two decades. They founded the first organization dedicated to Chinese music in Washington state.

Read the full story

Posted in Community News, News, Profiles, Vol 28 No 35 | 8/22 - 8/280 Comments

Editorial: The primary race has the whole town talking, but what about?

20 August 2009

Wow! What interesting election results. And it’s only the primaries, too.

Read the full story

Posted in Editorials, Opinion, Vol 28 No 35 | 8/22 - 8/280 Comments

Commentary: Asians? Not so ragin’  (and pretty unimpressed with Seattle Weekly)

Commentary: Asians? Not so ragin’ (and pretty unimpressed with Seattle Weekly)

20 August 2009

“Once again, Maynard Avenue South fills with droves of flush-faced Asians, headed home with car keys dangling from one hand and a carton of chow mein in the other.”

Read the full story

Posted in Commentaries, Opinion, Vol 28 No 35 | 8/22 - 8/2810 Comments

Commentary: Publisher’s confession: Why I blog

Commentary: Publisher’s confession: Why I blog

20 August 2009

Did you know that you can simply blackmail me if you want me to do something?

Read the full story

Posted in Commentaries, Opinion, Vol 28 No 35 | 8/22 - 8/280 Comments

Aug. 14: Luly helps raise funds

Aug. 14: Luly helps raise funds

20 August 2009

The Teatro ZinZanni Asia show was a success. The event was a tribute to fashion designer Luly Yang, who designed special costumes for Teatro ZinZanni, and a fundraiser for Kin On and Nikkei Concerns. More than $3,000 was raised through ticket sales and donations.

Read the full story

Posted in Community News, Names in the News, News, Vol 28 No 35 | 8/22 - 8/280 Comments

Aug. 3: Lee Lambert announced as one of top 5 administrators in nation 

Aug. 3: Lee Lambert announced as one of top 5 administrators in nation 

20 August 2009

Lee Lambert was selected as the recipient for the 2009 Pacific Regional Chief Executive Officer Award for his regional, national, and international efforts as president of Shoreline Community College.

Read the full story

Posted in Community News, Names in the News, News, Vol 28 No 35 | 8/22 - 8/280 Comments

June 30: John Chen wins MPI award

June 30: John Chen wins MPI award

20 August 2009

John Chen was the recipient of the Washington State Chapter of Meeting Planners International (MPI) of the Tomorrow’s Leader Award.

Read the full story

Posted in Community News, Names in the News, News, Vol 28 No 35 | 8/22 - 8/280 Comments

July 27: Mayor Greg Nickels visits Little Saigon

July 27: Mayor Greg Nickels visits Little Saigon

20 August 2009

Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels visited Little Saigon, the Vietnamese American business district in Seattle’s International District. This tour was organized by Washington Vietnamese American Chamber of Commerce (WAVA). He visited Little Saigon’s business owners and expressed his desire to see more city investment in Little Saigon, enlarging buses’ free bus zones, and improving the physical appearance of the streets.

Read the full story

Posted in Community News, Names in the News, News, Vol 28 No 35 | 8/22 - 8/280 Comments

July 30: Vietnamese students awarded scholarship

July 30: Vietnamese students awarded scholarship

20 August 2009

At the Farmers Insurance office, located on Martin Luther King Jr Way South in Seattle, Farmers staff presented Vu T. Nguyen and Maria Tran with the 2009 Asian Pacific Islander American Fund Awards for their educational excellence. ♦

Read the full story

Posted in Names in the News, News, Vol 28 No 35 | 8/22 - 8/280 Comments

Paddling to the beat of a new drum: Dragon boat race features new youth teams

Paddling to the beat of a new drum: Dragon boat race features new youth teams

20 August 2009

Quieter and longer lasting, dragon boat racing of the East — featuring boats with colorful dragon heads on their bow — has some similarities with drag racing in the West. The purpose of both activities is to find out who can reach the finish line in the shortest amount of time.

Read the full story

Posted in Community News, News, Vol 28 No 35 | 8/22 - 8/281 Comment

For Asian gambling addicts, there is a way out

For Asian gambling addicts, there is a way out

20 August 2009

On a Tuesday night at any casino, many of the game tables are deserted. During this worldwide financial crisis, many businesses face losses in consumers. Everyone thinks that they need luck to survive.

Read the full story

Posted in Community News, Vol 28 No 35 | 8/22 - 8/280 Comments

Sex offender concerns south Seattle residents

Sex offender concerns south Seattle residents

20 August 2009

Public indignation was aroused in south Seattle when Joseph Aqui, a level III sex offender, was relocated into the Othello neighborhood without the knowledge of many of the nearby residents. Othello is a predominately Asian neighborhood.

Read the full story

Posted in Community News, News, Vol 28 No 35 | 8/22 - 8/282 Comments

Anyone can e-mail in Chinese with Chinglish Mail

Anyone can e-mail in Chinese with Chinglish Mail

20 August 2009

On Aug. 3, a new e-mail application launched which will allow users to write an e-mail message in English and then forward it with Chinese and English text side-by-side. This solves the language barrier with China and sets a new standard in e-mail communication.

Read the full story

Posted in Briefs, Vol 28 No 35 | 8/22 - 8/280 Comments

Secretary Chu takes tour with Sen. Murray

Secretary Chu takes tour with Sen. Murray

20 August 2009

On Aug. 7, Sen. Patty Murray invited Dr. Steven Chu to tour the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.

Read the full story

Posted in Briefs, Vol 28 No 35 | 8/22 - 8/280 Comments


Community Calendar

Weekly E-Newsletter

READ NWAW ONLINE!

Follow our tweets

Do you like us?

Photos on flickr