Washington Gov. Jay Inslee says he wants suggestions on how to improve the outreach to Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, as well as others.
With about 74,000 more “yes” votes, Seattle’s Proposition Number 1 replaces an expiring levy to pay for more affordable housing and provides $290 million over the next seven years.
Most people have heard about the first-class, resort island of Bali. Few know it’s just one of the 17,508 islands that make up the country of Indonesia.
The costs of doing business in Seattle continue to evolve as shown by the City Council’s approval of a phased-in, $15 minimum wage in 2014 and paid sick leave in 2011. This time, the focus is on how employees are scheduled, as well as how they are paid.
By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly For generations, shoppers visited Asian Plaza at the easternmost part of Seattle’s International District for authentic Southeast Asian food and the rarest of all downtown amenities: free parking. They will soon find a modern mixed-use commercial center built at an undisclosed price. The first phase of construction is targeted […]
By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Dan Shih advocates for justice; he works on such issues as patent infringement, class actions, and contract and warranty disputes. But now, the Seattle attorney is taking a leave of absence from Susman Godfrey to battle five other opponents – at this time – for a seat in the […]
By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Dozens of long-distance fun runs and walks take place throughout the year in the Pacific Northwest, each focused on a different cause or theme, as well as set in different geographical locations. Ethnic diversity in participation has been limited until now, and Seattle-based International Community Health Services (ICHS) is […]
With the general election set for Nov. 8, Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) leaders join presidential candidates in making sure key issues are brought up for public debate.
By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly It is an event organized by Northwest Asian Weekly and the Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation to mark the noteworthy achievements of local Asian American and Pacific Islander leaders. Held at the House of Hong Restaurant on Dec. 4, the 23rd annual Top Contributors to the Asian Community Award Dinner […]
By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Bellevue is the fifth-largest city in Washington and, just a few weeks after this month’s election, its city council continues to reflect the 28 percent of citizens who are Asian, the highest share of any city in the state. Vandana Slatter, a biotechnology professional and community leader, won Position […]