Local residents with questions about the Affordable Care Act attended a Sept. 25 forum in Bellevue sponsored by the Washington State India Trade Relations Action Committee (WASITRAC), with the support of the Asian Counseling and Referral Service, and other APA and health groups.
By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly Kendee Yamaguchi, currently an assistant attorney general; the director of policy,
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly North Seattle Community College (NSCC) President Mark Mitsui has been selected to serve as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Colleges in the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, D.C. The selection follows a many-month-long process that began in January.
Governor Jay Inslee appointed Michael Itti as the executive director of the Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs in early April. Itti is a second generation Thai-Chinese American born and raised in Washington. He will advise the governor, the Legislature, state agencies, and local government on policies, programs, and needs of the Asian […]
Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced the hiring of Kendee Yamaguchi as Director of Policy, Legislative Affairs, and External Relations on Tuesday, Feb. 5. As the executive director of the Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs, Yamaguchi served as a small agency cabinet member and advised the governor, state agencies, the Legislature, and local […]
By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly Local members of the Asian and Pacific American community believe that they are not receiving adequate attention and engagement from the Seattle Police Department.
Fifty-one local immigrants became U.S. citizens during the first-ever naturalization ceremony at Bellevue City Hall. The ceremony was organized by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ Seattle Field Office in partnership with the City of Bellevue and the nonprofit Bellevue Downtown Association. Debadutta Dash delivered the keynote remarks, talking about his experience as a naturalized […]
Gov. Chris Gregoire has appointed four individuals to the Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs. Lisa Dickinson resides in Spokane. She is the owner of the Dickinson Law Firm, PLLC, where she practices business law and civil litigation. She has served on the board of the Northwest Justice Project, MLK Family Outreach Center, Rotary Club 21, […]
The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) is organizing an all-day summit in Seattle on Friday, July 8, with top Obama administration dignitaries and federal agency representatives to learn how federal programs and services can better serve Asian American and Pacific Islander business owners, entrepreneurs, and community members.
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