The female members of the Rotary Club of Seattle wore red in celebration of the Lunar New Year. The event was held on Feb. 6 at the Hyatt Olive 8, and lucky candy and fortune cookies were distributed to each table, along with the Northwest Asian Weekly’s special Lunar New Year issue. The guests were […]
Li Li Leung was named as the new president and CEO of U.S.A. Gymnastics in February. The organization has struggled since revelations that its long-time team doctor, Larry Nassar, had sexually abused hundreds of girls and young women for decades. Leung says her first priority will be to reach an equitable resolution of the lawsuits […]
This year’s Northwest Flower & Garden Festival, held Feb. 20-24, showcased over 20 display gardens. This year’s theme was “Gardens of the World” and five exhibitors were awarded gold medals, including Filipino Anthony Fajarillo of Redwood Builders LLC, Landscaping for his creation, “The Isles of the Blest: Tao Myth.” Two other gardens, “Mystic Gardens” and […]
The Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce held its annual Lunar New Year dinner on Feb. 21. Three-hundred-sixty people attended the event at Seattle’s China Harbor Restaurant, including Seattle Deputy Mayor Mike Fong and Assistant Police Chief Adrian Diaz. The International Lion Dance Team performed a lion dance.
By Emma Scher WNPA Olympia News Bureau Washington state may impose restrictions on law enforcement’s use of facial recognition technology. House Bill 1654 would require state and local government agencies to have a warrant if they are monitoring public footage, and states that agencies cannot use facial recognition to analyze footage obtained from a police-worn […]
By Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY OLYMPIA — The Washington Senate voted 29-20 on Feb. 26, passing a bill to prohibit discrimination based on citizenship or immigration status. Senate Bill 5165, sponsored by Sen. Rebecca Saldaña, adds citizenship or immigration status to the list of characteristics protected by Washington’s law against discrimination. The law currently prohibits […]
By Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY SEATTLE — Mayor Jenny Durkan announced on Feb. 27 the creation of a new Office of the Mayor internship to honor Seattle civil rights hero and leader Ruth Woo. The Ruth Woo Intern will work with the Mayor’s Policy Team to continue Durkan’s commitment to the Race and Social Justice […]
His name is Jimmy Hung and he’s seeking an appointment to the King County Superior Court bench.
Surviving members of the 1978-79 SuperSonics returned to Seattle for a 40th year anniversary reunion of their NBA championship. Former Governor Gary Locke welcomed the team at Chihuly Gardens on Feb. 7, at an event emceed by Mimi Gan. Just two starters, Jack Sikma and Gus Williams, are still living. They were joined by Coach […]
Kim-Khanh Van, an attorney and married mother of two, is running for a Renton City Council seat. A refugee from Vietnam, Van said she is running “because I want to make every one of our neighborhoods safe — it’s unacceptable that we now live in one of the top 10 most unsafe places in the […]