Natasha Chen has joined CNN from Seattle’s KIRO-7, where she was a general assignment reporter. Fluent in Mandarin, Chen is a member of the Asian American Journalists Association. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University, and received her M.A. in broadcast journalism from the University of Southern California.
The Executive Development Institute (EDI) held its annual benefit dinner and auction on Sept. 28 at The Foundry. The event, called Inclusion Fusion, raised more than $120,000 — the money will help grow EDI’s programs and empower the next generation of leaders. Close to 200 people attended the event. Established in 1994, EDI is a […]
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee has announced that Washington state residents currently enrolled in a federal program for young immigrants will soon be able to apply for financial assistance to pay the application fee for an extension of their status. Inslee said last week that those in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals […]
SEATTLE (AP) — A second lawsuit is challenging the failure of one of the nation’s largest private immigration jails to pay detainees minimum wage for the work they perform. Former detainee Chao Chen filed the class-action federal lawsuit on Sept. 26 against The GEO Group, the for-profit company that operates the Northwest Detention Center in […]
By Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Seattle Mayor Tim Burgess expressed his appreciation and gratitude for Deputy Mayor Hyeok Kim on Oct 2., after she announced her planned departure from City government on Oct. 13th to prepare for the expansion of her family. In a statement, Burgess said, “Over these last four years, Hyeok’s passion and […]
By RACHEL LA CORTE Associated Press OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington state Senate is the only Republican-led legislative chamber on the West Coast, and a special election in Seattle’s wealthy eastern suburbs has drawn millions of dollars and national attention to two political newcomers vying for the seat in November. Democrat Manka Dhingra and […]
By Ruth Bayang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY “We deserve honesty, transparency, competency, and legal accountability … regarding [the Navigation Center].” Patty Fong lives near Little Saigon and has been following the Navigation Center saga. On Sept. 26, the City of Seattle hosted a follow-up meeting for the community to discuss the 24-hour shelter for the homeless. […]
Eight months into Donald Trump’s presidency, 78 percent of Asian American millennials disapprove of the way that he is handling his job. Those are the results of an NBC News/GenForward Survey released on Sept. 27. The survey of more than 1,800 adults was conducted Aug. 31-Sept. 16, around the time Trump was still reeling and […]
More than 500 guests attended the People’s Republic of China 68th anniversary dinner at the House of Hong on Sept. 15. Mike Fong was the only person who received a pin, the highest honor given to an overseas Chinese. The Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in San Francisco, Luo Linquan, presented the […]
Seattle Colleges (SC) held a reception on Sept. 20 to launch the 2017-2018 academic year. It unveiled its new mission and vision, and provided an overview of the coming year. Seattle Colleges President Dr. Shouan Pan, and the SC Board of Trustees Chair, Teresita Batayola were present.