Former Washington governor Gary Locke told the Northwest Asian Weekly on May 10, “It has never been a secret that we are divorced; we have simply not advertised it.”
Can you name five Asian American Pacific Islander influencers off the top of your head?
Akemi Matsumoto Being a single mom is a choice. Women can have children by themselves. It’s part of the women’s movement. At 36, I was not married and I wanted to have a child. So I went to the sperm bank and got pregnant. My dad was happy that it was a boy. I was […]
By Nina Huang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY “If not me, then who?” Jinyoung Lee Englund, 33, feels that now is the right time and right place to run for the state senate seat in the 45th Legislative District, which includes Duvall, Kirkland, Sammamish, and Woodinville. Dino Rossi was appointed to the late Andy Hill’s senate seat […]
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY The good, the sad, and the ugly happened on the same day. On May 9, Sen. Bob Hasegawa formally announced his bid for Seattle mayor in downtown Seattle, a few hours after Mayor Ed Murray, in West Seattle, said he is dropping out of the race. If elected, Hasegawa, […]
Highline College held a memorial on May 3 for Lonny Kaneko, who died on March 30. Kaneko, a Japanese American, was a poet, playwright, essayist, short-story writer, and, for 50 years, a teacher at Highline College in Des Moines, Wash. He was born to Nisei parents in 1939 in Seattle and spent three years in […]
The Polyclinic in Seattle recently announced the addition of Dr. Elizabeth Chan to its Cardiology Department. Chan earned her medical degree from the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and completed her internal medicine residency at UCLA Medical Center. She completed her cardiology fellowship at the University of Washington Medical Center. Dr. Chan is located at […]
SeaTac Councilman Peter Kwon was featured on Q13 last month for fighting mail theft. As we first reported in March 2016, Kwon noticed the problem in his community while out on his morning runs. Residents told him locking mailboxes were too expensive, so Kwon found a local company, EPOCH Design, and asked if they could […]
Approximately 200 people attended the Rainier Valley Community Development Fund (RVCDF)’s annual meeting on April 25. Executive Director Wayne Lau gave the Richard J. McIver Award to the Ethiopian Community in Seattle. RVCDF is a nonprofit created in 1999 to help small businesses along the Martin Luther King, Jr. Way corridor weather the disruptions from […]
Seattle Colleges held its 50th anniversary dinner on April 25 at Pacific Tower in Seattle. Enrique Cerna emceed and there were comments from Chancellor Dr. Shouan Pan and Teresita Batayola, chair of the Seattle Colleges Board of Trustees.