By Ruth Bayang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY The executive director of the Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority (SCIDpda) is joining the Bruce Harrell administration. Maiko Winkler-Chin, who has served as executive director for more than 12 years, has been appointed as Director of the City of Seattle’s Office of Housing, contingent on City […]
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 […]
“In the military, there’s a saying that, for every pilot, there always was a child with a dream. That really rings true for me. When I moved to the United States from Vietnam at the age of 14, I knew that I wanted to be in aviation,” says Daniel Tran, a Seattle native and recent graduate from Officer Candidate School (OCS) of the United States Navy in Newport, Rhode Island.
“The strength of America is our diversity of people, ethnicities, cultures, languages, religions—this is the secret sauce of our dynamism and resilience,” said former Gov. Gary Locke in a speech last week.
By GENE JOHNSON Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — President Joe Biden on Sept. 30 announced the nominee for the extremely shorthanded federal bench in Seattle: Washington state Court of Appeals Judge John H. Chun. Biden has stressed the importance of ethnic and professional diversity in his nominations. Chun, a son of Korean immigrants who has […]
The Northwest Nikkei Museum (NNM), part of the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington, on July 16 hosted local fourth-generation Japanese American artist activist Erin Shigaki, as part of its Speaker Series.
King County Elections (KCE) has mailed out over 1.4 million ballots to registered voters across King County for the 2021 primary election. KCE is projecting 40% turnout for this election. If you still haven’t received your ballot yet, call KCE at 206-296-VOTE (8683). This year’s primary election will feature 214 candidates and seven ballot measures. […]
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Businesses affected by theft are common. But “malicious and destructive beyond just stealing” occurred at the recently-opened Jardin Tea inside Uwaijiaya’s food hall, said owner Anh Pham. In addition to water flooding the venue, thieves stole over six pieces of commercial equipment and syrups needed to operate the business, […]
Running for seats on the Bellevue and Seattle school district boards, four Asian women hope to use their unique immigrant perspectives to mold the children of today into more equitable and accepting citizens of tomorrow. This week, we introduce you to the Seattle School Board candidate. Vivian Song Maritz, Seattle School Board District, Position #4 […]