By Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY The cause of the Christmas Eve fire in the International District has been classified as “undetermined,” according to the Seattle Fire Department. Crews responded to the fire that started in the top floor of the three-story Hudson Building on the corner of 7th Ave. S. and S. King St. at […]
Archives for December 2013
As we ring in the New Year, we usher out the old with a look back at the top 10 news stories of 2013. From parking to parks, achievers, criminals, and matters of race, here are the people and issues that delivered substantial impacts to the Asian American and Pacific Island communities locally, regionally, and sometimes nationally and internationally.
President Obama has announced his intent to nominate Portia Y. Wu as assistant secretary for Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor.
On Nov. 18, the Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce voted to renew terms and welcome the new board of directors for 2014. Afterwards, new officers were selected from the board. They are Martha Lee, president; Felicity Wang, 1st vice president; David Leong, 2nd vice president; Will Chen, treasurer; and John Liu, secretary. (end)
Tony Thai-Bao Vo was crowned Homecoming King at the University of Washington’s Husky Stadium on Oct. 26. Vo is a senior from White Center, majoring in American ethnic studies and public health. His queen was Annah Wanjiku, a senior international studies major from Edmonds. Each received at $1,000 scholarship. (end)
Tatum, a management and advisory firm offering hands-on strategic, financial, and technology solutions, announced today that Mae Numata has rejoined the company as an engagement partner following a multi-year engagement with a former Pacific Northwest Tatum client.
Elaine Chu, along with other nominees, received the 2013 Campaign Heroine Award from the National Women’s Political Caucus of Washington. Chu was the campaign director for Maya Vengadasalam, Kent School Board director, Position 5. (end)
On Dec. 16, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) dedicated its new NOAA Daniel K. Inouye Regional Center, located on Ford Island in Honolulu.
By Matthew Lee and Matthew Pennington Associated Press HANOI, Vietnam (AP) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry offered harsh words for China and new maritime security assistance for Southeast Asia on Dec. 16 to bolster countries facing growing Chinese assertiveness in a region where the two world powers are jockeying for influence.
By Foster Klug Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – North Korea’s propaganda machine has long kept alive the myth of a serene, all-powerful ruling dynasty that enjoyed universal love and support at home. In a single stroke last week, that came crashing down.