Tim Eyman’s latest, Initiative 1033, threatens basic services such as education and health care that are vital to the APA community. According to the governor’s budget office, the initiative would reduce state general fund revenues that support education, human services, health care, environmental programs, and general government by an estimated $5.9 billion by 2015.
On Thursday, Sept. 24, Chinese Consul General of San Francisco Gao Zhansheng and Washington state Attorney General Rob McKenna dropped by the Northwest Asian Weekly’s office in Seattle’s Chinatown/International District. Gao’s friend had called us two days earlier about his visit, but he never mentioned McKenna.
The King County council honored the top two teams — the Snap Pea Dragons and Mick & Team Spirit UP — in the county’s fourth annual Live Well Challenge. The winners rose above the competition by holding hula-hoop competitions, recipe swaps, and lunch time walks. The challenge is a team-based event designed to help King County employees form healthy habits through diet and exercise. This year, 95 teams and 540 people participated.
Sushi chef Wayne Taniguchi is the newest culinary addition to Seastar Restaurant and Raw Bar’s downtown Seattle location. Formerly the executive chef at Flo Japanese restaurant in Bellevue, Taniguchi has more than 30 years of restaurant experience.
The U.S. Census office opened in Seattle, celebrating with Chinese lion dancers, drummers, and acrobats. Approximately 250 people were in attendance. Congressman Jim McDermott reminded the crowd that the census is an American tradition and mandated by the U.S. Constitution.
Professor Roger Daniels, an Asian American studies scholar, gave an open lecture on the incarceration of Japanese Americans in World War II.
The International District held its third neighborhood art walk featuring local artists, food specials, and outdoor entertainment. Local artists on display included Becky Sullivan, the winner of the Seamless in Seattle apparel design contest. The event also featured a free showing of “Bride and Prejudice” and a demonstration by wushu master Tianyuan Li. The art walk series is organized by the Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation & Development Authority (SCIDpda).
This must be a women’s week in Seattle. The Asian Pacific American Summit for API women, a national leadership conference, held on Microsoft campus, had attracted Asian women from all over the country. There were four men out of 181 attendees. Good men, I presumed.
Fifteen women of Color elected officials including Asian, Black, Latino and Native American descent, were honored at China Harbor Restaurant by the Women of Color Empowered. More than 230 women and men attended. Among them, two were white, King County Sheriff Sue Rahr and Tukwila city Councilmember Joan Hernandez. Some questioned why. White is a […]
Clark T. Randt, US Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China was WSCRC’s keynote speaker. He was the last on the program and many guests had left by the time he spoke. For those who left, you missed an enlightened yet practical approach on U.S.-China relations for the past 30 years. I heard many US-China […]