The 2017 Bloom Gala on May 6 raised more than $218,000 for International Community Health Services (ICHS) — a record-breaking amount according to Nancy Lee, Vice President of the ICHS Foundation Board. The money will go toward supporting uncompensated patient care delivered within ICHS clinics. Last year, ICHS provided $1.3 million in care to low-income […]
Seattle Fire Department employees and members of the community were honored at the Annual Awards Luncheon held at the Sheraton Hotel on May 10. Several awards were handed out, including the Lifetime Achievement Award to Battalion Chief Mike Nakamichi and the Compassionate Service Award to the late community leader Donnie Chin.
Preeti Shridhar threw her hat into the ring on May 9 for Port Commission, and promises to represent all of the people of King County. “I will ensure that our regional economy remains strong and the Port continues to lead in the aviation, maritime, and tourism industries,” said Shridhar. “Our region’s working class must be […]
Debadutta Dash has joined the Olympia University of Business & Technology (OUBT) as its Public Relations Officer and Director of Community Outreach. Dash was a 2015 candidate for the Position 5 seat on the Seattle City Council. The Indian American, who came to the U.S. from India in 1996, has served as a commissioner on […]
The Seattle Symphony’s Celebrate Asia performance on May 12 featured movie music by famous Japanese composers as well as a second half dedicated solely to the music of Grammy® and Academy Award® winner A.R. Rahman. The artist made a special appearance at the program. This is the ninth annual Celebrate Asia concert — which highlights […]
Nearly 1,000 people attended the ArtsFund’s 29th annual celebration on May 4 at the Westin Seattle. Glenn Kawasaki, a biotech entrepreneur and philanthropist, was honored with the Outstanding Contribution in the Arts award. Kawasaki currently serves on the boards or advisory boards of Pacific Northwest Ballet, Spectrum Dance Theatre, zoe | juniper, and Khambatta Dance […]
Johnny Damon, Daniel Dae Kim, Duy-Loan Le, and Sonita Lontoh were present at the dinner to acknowledge their achievements.
By Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY The month of May is Hepatitis Awareness Month and the International Community Health Service (ICHS) wants to you take action, especially if you are part of the Asian American and immigrant communities. Though we only make up 5 percent of the total U.S. population, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific […]
By Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 20 for Julie Locke (Bo Kam Ng), the mother of former Washington governor Gary Locke. She died on April 6 in her home at age 90, after battling Parkinson’s for 40 years. The third oldest among 10 children, Julie was born […]
By GENE JOHNSON Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle police officer has been charged with helping to smuggle hundreds of pounds of marijuana to Baltimore. Alex Chapackdee, a 44-year-old patrol officer who’s been with the department since 2000, was arrested on May 6. According to a federal criminal complaint unsealed on May 8, he […]