Compiled by Staff Northwest Asian Weekly This year, election day for the primary election is on Aug. 1. Voters have until 8 p.m. that day to return their ballots or have them postmarked. A primary election is an election that narrows down the field of candidates before the general election in November. The following are […]
By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly The cheers and jeers at the Mayoral Candidate Forum were just some of the many sounds that could be heard at the pre-election, public event at the Nagomi Tea House. Ten candidates for the chief executive’s job in Seattle attended a forum on June 22 specifically for the city’s […]
By Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Candidates running for Seattle mayor have been invited to speak about issues that affect the Asian Pacific Islander (API) community. Gary Bose, Tiniell Cato, Jenny Durkan, Jessyn Farrell, Bob Hasegawa, Mike McGinn, Cary Moon, James Norton, Larry Oberto, and Nikkita Oliver have confirmed they will be present at the June […]
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY The good, the sad, and the ugly happened on the same day. On May 9, Sen. Bob Hasegawa formally announced his bid for Seattle mayor in downtown Seattle, a few hours after Mayor Ed Murray, in West Seattle, said he is dropping out of the race. If elected, Hasegawa, […]
On Oct. 13, several Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) organizations co-hosted a King County API Candidate and Initiatives Forum. Approximately 80 people attended. The goal of the forum was to provide an educational opportunity for candidates and initiatives to interact directly with AAPI community members. Candidates answered questions about how they will serve our […]
In the process of opening Dong Thap Noodles, restaurant owner Nick Bui learned about the restrictions applied to storing rice noodles at room temperature. Washington Board of Health regulations prevents rice noodles like those Nick Bui makes fresh from scratch to be stored at room temperature (temperatures ranging between 41 and 135 degrees Fahrenheit) for over four hours, but Bui and other restaurants and rice noodle manufacturers argue that the limited four-hour window is prohibitive and wasteful.
Lloyd Hara was honored on Feb. 29 for his public service career spanning 50 years. The event, at the Nagomi Tea House, was hosted by Gary Locke and Washington State representative Bob Hasegawa. Hara has served as King County’s Auditor, Seattle City Treasurer, Seattle Port Commissioner, and King County Assessor. He also founded the Seattle […]
MeeKong Bar on 4th Ave. is now open daily for business. The restaurant celebrated its grand opening on March 14 with much fanfare, including a Chinese lion dance. Guests and dignitaries who attended included Alex Welles, representing King County council member Jeanne Kohl-Welles, and Toshiko Grace Hasegawa, representing Sen. Bob Hasegawa.
Legislators commemorated the anniversary of Executive Order 9066 in Olympia which was acknowledged on Feb. 23. The order was a wartime measure that sent 120,000 Japanese-Americans to concentration camps. A Senate Resolution honoring what is now called the Day of Remembrance, was offered by Sen. Bob Hasegawa, D-Beacon Hill. “My whole family was sent […]
Sen. Bob Hasegawa, D-Beacon Hill, has been appointed to three committees in the Washington state Senate. Hasegawa is moving to the Commerce and Labor committee to serve as the ranking Democrat. He will also serve on the Rules committee and the Senate budgetary committee, Ways and Means. Hasegawa previously served for two years as the […]