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 Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Earlier this month, Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill into law which updated protections for tenants of mobile and manufactured homes that may be displaced by landowners. Last year, after the state legislature was unable to come through with a comprehensive plan to help displaced tenants at the Firs […]
“This is a real cultural tragedy,” said Nate Miles about Keiro Northwest’s recent announcement that it is closing its nursing home and other facilities.
Monica Yang Chang of Camas High School and Phillip Meng of Union High School in Vancouver were among the four Washington state students recognized as U.S. Presidential Scholars. On May 6, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced the 55th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars, honoring 161 high school seniors for their accomplishments in academics, […]
The Port of Seattle announced on May 8 that Bookda Gheisar will serve as the Port’s first Senior Director for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and lead the Port’s first ever Equity Department, beginning June 12. Prior to joining the Port, Gheisar served as Policy Advisor for King County’s Office of Equity and Social Justice, in […]
Wayne Lau, executive director of the Rainier Valley Community Development Fund (RVCDF) honored Guru Inc. with the 2019 Richard McIver Award at its annual meeting on April 23. Richard McIver was the key proponent in the establishment of the RVCDF — a nonprofit created in 1999 to help small businesses along the Martin Luther King, […]
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan held a swearing-in event on May 6 for Dr. Amarah Khan, the first-ever director of the new Office of the Employee Ombud. “Dr. Khan is an inspirational woman who is deeply dedicated to creating a safe and inclusive work environment that gives City employees the support they need to be the […]
A documentary highlighting the life and career of Norman Yoshio Mineta premieres on May 20 on PBS (check local listings). Co-producer and director Dianne Fukami and co-producer Debra Nakatomi made the documentary, “An American Story: Norman Mineta and His Legacy,” because he is “an icon among the Asian American community, especially among the Japanese Americans.” […]
Three days after Gov. Steve Sisolak was elected governor of Nevada, he went to a fortune cookie factory in San Francisco’s Chinatown.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Constance Wu said she was initially unhappy that “Fresh Off the Boat’’ was renewed for a sixth season because it meant she had to give up another project she was passionate about. In a lengthy statement posted on her Twitter page on May 11, the actress said she loves her ABC […]