Approximately 800 people gathered to celebrate the life of Cheryl Chow on Saturday, April 20 at Town Hall Seattle. Chow, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2011, passed away on March 29 at the age of 66.
Going into his second term, President Barack Obama’s staff is already seeing a lot of changes. He has nominated a new Secretary of Defense, Sen. Chuck Hagel (R–Neb.), and a new Secretary of State, Sen. John Kerry (D–Mass.), and he might soon have to nominate a new head of the EPA, Treasury Secretary, Energy Secretary, […]
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly You don’t have to look farther than your own neighborhood or city to see amazing things happening for Asian and Pacific Islander Americans. Here is a list of people who are working hard or who have worked hard (or both!) to make our immediate world a better place. <!–more–> […]
Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner will soon be a regular sight at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The Port of Seattle welcomes today’s announcement that All Nippon Airways (ANA) of Japan chose Seattle to be one of the initial international destinations for their Boeing 787 Dreamliner. In a Tokyo press conference today, ANA Group President and CEO Shinichiro Ito […]
On Nov. 30, about 400 supporters of Seattle community health centers — including International Community Health Services (ICHS) supporters — gathered at Swedish Medical Center for a candlelight vigil to call upon lawmakers to save safety net programs and help people in need.
Sen. Paull Shin is supporting Gov. Chris Gregoire’s proposal to ask the voters to increase the state sales tax in order to offset the drastic cuts that would be necessary to balance the state budget. But he is concerned that the increase doesn’t go far enough. Shin, D-Edmonds, said that in the 43 years he […]
On Nov. 15, Gov. Chris Gregoire appointed King County Superior Court Judge Steven Gonzalez, 48, to serve as one of nine justices on the Washington State Supreme Court. He will replace Gerry Alexander, who is retiring this year. Gonzalez was appointed to Superior Court by former Gov. Gary Locke in March 2002. Gonzalez was re-elected […]
On Nov. 14, Gov. Chris Gregoire appointed Bharat Shyam as the state’s chief information officer. “I am incredibly impressed with Bharat,” Gregoire said. “With nearly 20 years of experience at Microsoft, he brings a deep understanding of software and technology. And his level of enthusiasm for the position is unmatched. I welcome him to this […]
What a great couple of weeks! In the last 10 days or so, we saw San Francisco elect its first Asian American mayor, Ed Lee — and he has Seattle roots, too. We also saw Steven Gonzalez appointed to the Washington State Supreme Court by Gov. Chris Gregoire. Gonzalez is only the second Latino justice […]
International Community Health Services (ICHS), which helps low-income and uninsured people in Seattle, especially in the Asian Pacific Islander community, could see 80 percent more medically uninsured patients and an approximate $800,000 budget shortfall next year if Basic Health cuts unveiled by Gov. Chris Gregoire become law.