Compiled by Staff Northwest Asian Weekly This year, election day for the primary election is on Aug. 1. Voters have until 8 p.m. that day to return their ballots or have them postmarked. A primary election is an election that narrows down the field of candidates before the general election in November. The following are […]
By Ruth Bayang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY A dream nearly two decades in the making is now a reality. July 10 was the grand opening of the Hyatt Regency Lake Washington hotel in Renton — the only waterfront hotel within 10 miles of SeaTac Airport, and the Hyatt Regency brand’s third Seattle-area hotel. Located on the […]
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly On Sunday, July 16, the Seattle Times reported that the Oregon’s Department of Human Services (DHS) finally released unearthed old records — records previously thought to have been destroyed — in the name of public interest. The child welfare investigation records indicate that Oregon’s DHS found that Seattle Mayor Ed […]
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Mona Das has announced a run for the Democratic nomination representing Washington state’s 8th Congressional District — a seat currently held by Rep. Dave Reichert. Das was born to Indian parents who immigrated to America when she was 8 months old. In 1996, she moved to the Pacific Northwest, and enjoyed a successful career in […]
The new book by Kay Hirai, the founder and owner of Studio 904, is currently the number 1 download in the Kindle store in the Women & Business category. In the book, Sheer Determination, Hirai details the challenges, hard-fought successes, and the ever-present setbacks of growing a small business in any economy. She shares her […]
Tens of thousands attended Mercer Island’s only community-wide festival on July 8 and 9. The festival consisted of many events, including a grand parade, fireworks, a skateboard event, a car show, food fair, and pancake breakfast.
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Romulo Urtula, a Mountlake Terrace, Wash. native, joined more than 250 service members and veterans at the Department of Defense Warrior Games from June 30 to July 8 in Chicago, Ill. The event is a Paralympic-style completion for wounded, ill, and injured service members. Urtula competed against athletes from […]
Tessie LaMourea, the current Miss Seafair, announced that she earned her master’s degree in public administration from the University of Washington last month. According to LaMourea, who is Filipino, this marks the first time a Miss Seafair has received her master’s degree during her reign.
Food booths, entertainment and an appearance by Hello Kitty July 9 and 10 drew a crowd at this year’s Natsu Matsuri Outdoor Summer Festival. Organizers this year closed Weller Street behind Uwajimaya to make the event bigger and better. Food vendors hawked ramen, shaved ice and poke, among other things. There were several song, dance […]