Tana Lin, 55, is making history as the first Asian American judge appointed to a federal district court in the state of Washington.
Making history: The Senate confirmed Lin, a civil rights lawyer and former public defender with 30 years of legal experience, as a judge to the U.S. district court for the Western District of Washington.
A 67-year-old Buddhist nun was left with an injured head and ribs after she was attacked in Tacoma, Wash., late last month.
What happened: Ngunuon Huon, a Cambodian residential nun, was assaulted at the Khmer Theravadin Buddhist Temple around 11:40 p.m., Connar Mon, a 16-year-old temple-goer, told NextShark.
Asian American woman sues elderly neighbor for racial harassment, indecent exposure to her and her son
An Asian American woman in Shoreline, Washington state has filed a civil lawsuit against a 72-year-old neighbor who allegedly threatened her life earlier this year.
What happened: Thi Pham was planting flowers in her garden on April 5 when she found her neighbor, Jan Myers, staring at her from inside her car. Scared of what Myers might do, she took out her phone and started filming the scene.
Officials have confirmed that hikers near Mount St. Helens have found the body of 25-year-old Army First Lt. Brian Yang.
What happened: The hikers reportedly found an unresponsive body on a ridge below them in the Mount Whittier area of New Hampshire on Wednesday afternoon, according to the Army Times.
One of the owners of a bubble tea cafe in White Center was devastated after losing her entire life savings to a fire that torched multiple businesses on July 5.
What happened: The fire started around 1:40 a.m. near the corner of 16th Ave SW and Roxbury Street in Seattle and was contained the following morning, according to Eater.
The owner of Palace Korean BBQ in Tukwila, Wash., spoke out after being shot 11 times in an attempted armed robbery in June.
A miracle: Restaurant owner Tony So said it’s a “miracle” he is still alive after the incident, reported Q13 Fox.
Why this matters: The incident, known as Bellingham’s “anti-Hindu” riots, is a dark chapter in Asian American history in which law enforcement allegedly cooperated with racists under the guise of “protecting” immigrants.
A man stabbed a local convenience store owner and his son when the suspect was told to wear a mask the next time he returns to the store while being escorted out.
What happened: A man without a face mask entered The Corner Store in North K Street, Tacoma, Wash., at around 2:15 p.m. on Monday, according to KOMO News.
The family of a 29-year-old man fatally stabbed outside an apartment building in Bothell, Washington, and Asian American advocates are calling for a hate crime investigation into his death.
Calls for investigation: John Huynh’s two sisters met with prosecutors on Thursday to demand answers for the death of their brother on April 25. They are hoping the killer, Ian Patrick Williams, 25, would be charged with a hate crime, according to KOMO News.
A college senior has been charged for the fatal stabbing of an Asian American man outside of an apartment complex in Bothell, Washington in what witnesses described as an “unprovoked” attack on Sunday evening.
The details: Ian Patrick Williams, 25, was charged with second-degree murder and held on a $2 million bail on Wednesday after Bothell police found him in his apartment moments after the stabbing near the entrance of The Villas at Beardslee off 112th Avenue, according to Kiro7.
Bothell police have arrested a 25-year-old man for the fatal stabbing of an Asian American man who was visiting an apartment complex in the city.
The incident: The stabbing occurred at around 8 p.m. on Sunday, April 25, near the entrance of The Villas at Beardslee off 112th Avenue, described as a “fairly busy” area according to KOMO News.
A 15-year-old male in connection with an attack against an elderly Asian couple from last year in Tacoma, WA has recently been arrested.
The incident occurred when the husband and wife, both Korean, were walking down Stevens Street near their apartment on Nov. 19, 2020. A video of the assault, which was taken on a cell phone, was recently shared with the police after initially being shared on social media thousands of times.