By Mahlon Meyer Northwest Asian Weekly When is defeat not defeat? Jesse Wineberry, one of the architects of Initiative 1000 (I-1000), which was aimed at restoring affirmative action in Washington state, was at the downtown Bellevue FedEx shortly after the initiative was overturned by 1% of the vote in November 2019. In walked John Carlson, […]
By Ruth Bayang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY The executive director of the Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority (SCIDpda) is joining the Bruce Harrell administration. Maiko Winkler-Chin, who has served as executive director for more than 12 years, has been appointed as Director of the City of Seattle’s Office of Housing, contingent on City […]
By Ruth Bayang Northwest Asian Weekly “I have some really big shoes to fill.” That’s what Sofia Aragon said in her speech on Jan. 10, after the Burien City Council voted to elect her as mayor for a two-year term. Aragon is the executive director of the Washington Center for Nursing, a nonprofit organization focused […]
Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell was sworn-in on Jan. 4, and joined by members of his executive team. A week prior, Harrell announced the latest round of hires joining his administration’s cabinet. Kendee Yamaguchi will serve as deputy mayor of external affairs. Yamaguchi, a former City employee who currently serves as executive director for Snohomish County, […]
By Kai Curry Northwest Asian Weekly “The foundational story of the restaurant is—one, they’ll never go hungry again. And two, they can employ their family when they come.” So explained Janice Young, daughter of Van and Ella Young, who in 1982 opened Young’s Restaurant in White Center. The Youngs worked tirelessly to make their American […]
Asia Pacific Cultural Center (APCC) announced that it will return to an in-person event for its 24th Annual Asia Pacific New Year Celebration, featuring China. This is APCC’s largest annual event, and the first time it will host a live, in-person event since the start of the pandemic, to celebrate Lunar New Year and the […]
By Ruth Bayang Northwest Asian Weekly 10. Tommy Le’s family wins $5 million settlement The King County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) agreed to pay $5 million for the June 14, 2017 shooting death of Tommy Le. The settlement was reached less than a month before the civil rights lawsuit was set to go to trial. Le’s […]
By Mahlon Meyer Northwest Asian Weekly It almost seemed like a going away party. At a Dec. 10 celebration of Bruce Harrell’s election as mayor, nearly every speaker seemed to want to remind him of his connection with the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community that helped elect him. “We all did it,” said James […]
Looking for the perfect gift for the people in your life this holiday season? Here’s the Northwest Asian Weekly gift guide to help you shop for even the pickiest people.
“In the military, there’s a saying that, for every pilot, there always was a child with a dream. That really rings true for me. When I moved to the United States from Vietnam at the age of 14, I knew that I wanted to be in aviation,” says Daniel Tran, a Seattle native and recent graduate from Officer Candidate School (OCS) of the United States Navy in Newport, Rhode Island.