Sofia Aragon was sworn-in on Jan. 13 to the Burien City Council. Residents voted her in last November and this is Aragon’s first time holding a political office. She began her career as a registered nurse in south Seattle serving children, diverse families, and vulnerable populations. In Olympia, Aragon worked for a decade to improve […]
Ming-Jun Li, Pushkar Tandon, and Margaret Wu are among 22 inductees in the National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF). Li and Tandon, along with a third person, invented the bend-insensitive ClearCurve® optical fiber. Because it can bend without significant signal loss, ClearCurve optical fiber has reached locations previously inaccessible to optical fiber and advanced data […]
The monument “View from Gold Mountain,” created by Seattle artists Cheryll Leo-Gwin and Stewart Wong, was installed outside the Bernalillo County Courthouse in Albuquerque, N.M. on Jan. 11. The monument honors the 1883 landmark court case, Territory of N.M. vs Yee Shun, which led to a change in the law and allowed Chinese and later […]
The Seattle Office of Sustainability & Environment, through the Environmental Justice Fund, awarded $40,000 to InterIm, one of seven community-based projects, to improve environmental conditions and respond to impacts of climate change. Youth from InterIm’s WILD Project will visually document the personal histories of lower-income residents and their physical and social environments within the context […]
The Pike Place Market Foundation presented a plaque this month to Felicity Wang and Deng Zuolie for their contributions in the creation of “Ju Ju,” or Golden Pearl, the Chinese Art Pig who toured the region in 2019 to celebrate the Year of the Pig. Ju Ju’s image is now being used in greeting cards […]
OLYMPIA — The office of Gov. Jay Inslee, in partnership with the Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (CAPAA), is recruiting currently enrolled college and graduate students with a commitment to civil rights and equality for the Ruth Woo Fellowship. The late “Auntie Ruth” Woo fought for social justice and equality for all people. Over […]
A leading scholar of Seattle’s “white supremacist” history of housing discrimination said it was important for the property developer that is demolishing Keiro and building an apartment complex in its place, to be sensitive to the history of the Central Area.
Originally elected to the Mercer Island City Council in 2013, Wong has an undergraduate degree from Yale University and a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a senior partner at the Seattle law firm of Keller Rohrback L.L.P.
Inside the electronic geofence that registers the arrival of a car pulling up to pick up food, past the posters showing chocolate-dipped donut sticks, around the electronic kiosks taking orders automatically, past the smiling face of the franchise owner, behind counters that are ubiquitous around the world— sits a surprise.
Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston was one of 10 people inducted last month into the California Hall of Fame. Houston is best known for her “Farewell to Manzanar,” a memoir about her experiences as a young girl in a California internment camp for Japanese Americans during World War II. Houston compared the racism directed against Japanese Americans […]