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 […]
The University of Washington (UW) announced on June 29 that Anind K. Dey has been named dean of the Information School. Dey comes to the UW from Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science. His appointment is subject to approval by the UW Board of Regents. Dey has also held positions at Intel Research in […]
On June 20, Phillip Yin launched his campaign for Bellevue City Council, position 5, at Maggiano’s Little Italy in Bellevue. Yin was joined by dozens of supporters and he spoke about his plans for the future of Bellevue, if he is elected. Yin is running against Janice Zahn, who is also Chinese American. Speakers at […]
On June 16, Ravishing Women hosted its Ravishing INSPI Talk in Redmond, where a panel discussed how marital status dictates the way women are treated in our society. Meenal Darak, Miss India Seattle 2016, and Ajeta Singhal, Miss India WA 2015, shared their stories and the setbacks they faced. Ravishing Women is a nonprofit organization […]
Alan Lai, director of CISC’s Crime Victim Services, retired at the end of June after 18 years of service. Staff, former staff, and board members held a farewell luncheon to thank Lai for his contributions. Lai will continue his part-time job as a Certified Court interpreter in Cantonese and Mandarin. He specializes in immigration-related translation […]