By Ruth Bayang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY A total of 627 people filed to run for office this year, marking the second highest number of candidate filings in King County’s history. A primary will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 6, to whittle down races of three or more candidates to just two. The general election is […]
By Carolyn Bick NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Even though Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is on the presidential campaign trail, Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib says his schedule as acting governor isn’t all that different. But this doesn’t mean the role doesn’t dictate where he may or may not set foot. The Iranian American said that, as lieutenant […]
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly The Yang Gang came to Seattle on a sun-filled Friday afternoon at Gas Works Park, as Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang’s campaign visited Seattle. In addition to speaking to a throng of followers, Yang followed up the May 3 appearance with a fundraiser at China Harbor Restaurant. According to […]
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Want to meet the only Asian American among the more than 20 Democratic presidential candidates? You can. He’s coming to Seattle. Born in New York, Andrew Yang, a venture capitalist, plans to hold a rally on May 3 at the Gasworks Park at 6 p.m. The Chinese community is […]
His name is Jimmy Hung and he’s seeking an appointment to the King County Superior Court bench.
OLYMPIA — For the first time in its history, the Washington State House has adopted a resolution in recognition of the Lunar New Year.
By StaffNORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY SEATTLE — Members of the Vietnamese community protested what they say are efforts by the Trump administration to deport certain Vietnamese immigrants. Community members and elected leaders gathered in Seattle Chinatown-International District on Jan. 11th to rally against the Trump administration’s efforts to renege on a 2008 Repatriation Agreement that supports […]
OLYMPIA – The Washington State Legislature welcomed one of its most diverse cohorts of elected officials in state history on Jan. 14. The most recent class includes a female majority in the House Democratic Caucus with women of color serving in both the House and Senate leadership ranks. Washington currently ranks fourth in the nation […]
Washington’s 2019 Legislative Session kicked off on Jan. 14 in Olympia, with the House and Senate both convening, conducting opening ceremonies, and swearing in new members. Among the Asian American and Pacific Islander elected officials, the House welcomed My-Linh Thai who came to the United States from Vietnam at age 15. She is the first […]
By Ruth Bayang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY After weeks of debate, the Seattle City Council approved a new labor contract for Seattle Police Department (SPD) officers on Nov. 13. Hundreds of people, including dozens from the International District (ID) community, packed City Hall. The public comments period was extended to allow more people to have their […]