A memorial service was held on Dec. 21 for Samantha “Sam” Mararac, a resident services coordinator for Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority (SCIDpda). She was killed on her way home from a concert when the vehicle she was riding in was hit by a drunk driver. Mararac had been with SCIDpda since […]
American Girl revealed the company’s 2022 Girl of the Year doll on Dec. 30. Corinne Tan is a young girl living with her Chinese American family in Aspen, Colorado. She loves hitting the slopes, being a big sister, and training her new puppy to be a search-and-rescue dog. And for the first time in the […]
Mike Fong was sworn-in in the early morning hours of Jan. 5, as Region 10 Administrator for the Small Business Administration, serving residents and small businesses of Washington, Alaska, Idaho, and Oregon. Also last month, civil rights attorney Tana Lin was sworn-in as the first Asian American federal judge in Washington state.
After the recent snow storms, it’s impossible to ignore the thought of hundreds of people trying to survive through the freezing nights.
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 […]
Seattle Mayor-elect Bruce Harrell, a second generation Japanese American, became the first Asian American mayor in Seattle. He also announced a nearly 150-member transition team that will make up the most racially and ideologically diverse mayoral transition team in Seattle history.
On Dec. 29, Seattle Mayor-elect Bruce Harrell announced the latest round of hires joining his administration’s cabinet as he prepares to enter office next week.
Concerns over the spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 has prompted Seattle Mayor-elect Bruce Harrell’s inauguration to be postponed.