The print publication of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer ended on March 17, and so did many of its employees’ jobs.
On the night of Saturday, April 18, the organizers of Hoa Khoi Lien Truong, a Vietnamese cultural pageant, breathed a sigh of relief, thinking they could start putting a successful event behind them. However, an officer of the Vietnamese Student Association at the University of Washington (VSA), the organizer of the event, recounted the judges’ scores and discovered an error in the calculation of the scores.
When Kayomi Wada graduated from the University of Washington Tacoma (UWT) in the spring of 2008, she intended to pursue her master’s degree there as well, hoping to expand on her interests in Asian American (AA) and Black communities in North and South America.
Women of Color Empowered is an event organized by a planning committee to recognize women who have made a significant contribution to their field. It strives to dispel certain stereotypes. To be held on Friday, May 15, at Ocean City Restaurant, the theme for the upcoming event is “Civic Activism: Making a Difference.”
On Wednesday, April 29, the board chair of the National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA) John Duong told Northwest Asian Weekly that Clayton Fong is no longer the CEO and President of NAPCA.
The Seattle Public Library has expanded its Web site to offer more information for its Vietnamese, Russian, Chinese, and Spanish-speaking readers.
Despite last year’s downturn in the economy, the Muckleshoot tribe donated more than $2,853,000 in 2008 to more than 180 nonprofits and other government sponsored organizations serving communities throughout Washington state.
Regal Financial Bank, a small bank in Seattle, was sued earlier this month by a group of 4,200 Indonesian investors over accusations that it helped operate a $600 million Ponzi scheme. A Ponzi scheme involves a fraudulent investment operation that pays returns to investors from their own money (or money paid by subsequent investors) rather than from any actual profit earned.
On April 24, community members came together at the Westin Hotel in Seattle to celebrate Ron Sims, King County Executive and soon-to-be deputy secretary of Housing and Urban Development, at an event called “Ron Sims Appreciation Soiree.”
The Great Leader, Great Mentor Reception was held at the World Trade International Center in Seattle on April 8 by National Urban Fellows (NUF).