The Hon. Lloyd Hara and Rep. Jim McDermott were honored at the University of Washington (UW) Multicultural Alumni Partnership’s (MAP) Bridging the Gap Breakfast on Oct. 22. McDermott received the 2016 MAP Samuel E. Kelly Award for his work in supporting vulnerable populations. Hara was given the 2016 MAP Distinguished Alumni Award. Also honored were […]
Archives for October 2016
The Northwest Asian Weekly presented a $2,000 check to Rep. Sharon Tomiko Santos on Oct. 17. The money came from sponsors of the Sept. 3–9 issue “Remembering Bob Santos,” including ACRS, CISC, InterIm, and the Port of Seattle in a later issue. Tomiko Santos designated the money to InterIm, which bore the cost of her […]
Return your ballot to a ballot drop-off outside Uwajimaya, no stamp required. Your ballot must be returned to a ballot drop-off location by 8 p.m. Nov. 8. Plan ahead to avoid lines.
Petty Officer 2nd Class (AW) Jimmy Louangsyyotha, from Seattle, is serving on the aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan, near the Korean Peninsula. The Renton High School grad, who is Laotian, is a member of the “Diamondbacks” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 102 for the U.S. Navy. Louangsyyotha said, “We work hard to defend our country […]
On Oct. 13, several Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) organizations co-hosted a King County API Candidate and Initiatives Forum. Approximately 80 people attended. The goal of the forum was to provide an educational opportunity for candidates and initiatives to interact directly with AAPI community members. Candidates answered questions about how they will serve our […]
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uo0VIjqqLeY] By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Seattle police released surveillance video (youtube.com/watch?v=Uo0VIjqqLeY) on Oct. 28 of the double theft that occurred in the International District involving a woman’s purse and a satchel containing the campaign funds of Rep. Sharon Tomiko Santos. At around 9:45 p.m. on Oct. 26, a group of witnesses standing […]
For the first time, Bellevue’s population is evenly split between non-Hispanic whites and people of a minority race or ethnicity, according to the latest estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. “It’s not the same Bellevue it was a few years ago,” Mayor John Stokes said. “We really are a global city now.” The Census Bureau […]
By Jamie Stengle Associated Press DALLAS (AP) — A nurse who contracted Ebola two years ago while caring for the first person to be diagnosed in the U.S. with the deadly disease has settled a lawsuit against the parent company of the Dallas hospital where she worked. Attorneys for Nina Pham announced the settlement on […]
SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge in Seattle has dismissed claims by the parents of a student killed in a duck boat crash. The Seattle Times reports U.S. District Judge Thomas Zilly issued the ruling on the complaint filed by Kim Soon Wan and Jeong Ju Hee of South Korea. Their child, Kim Ha Ram, […]
Thach Nguyen has come a long way since arriving in America at age 4 with his parents, four brothers, and sister in 1975.