By Sharon Sakamoto For Northwest Asian Weekly For some time now, our state’s highest court has lacked a justice who can represent the many, many communities of color throughout Washington. As noted in several recent articles and in ongoing community conversations, Gov. Chris Gregoire has a record short on the appointment of qualified persons of […]
“Phyllis did a tremendous job in unprecedented times to preserve access to a quality college education and to train the work force of tomorrow. She is a thoughtful scientist, accomplished researcher and dedicated educator. Her skill, passion and leadership will serve her well at the University of Illinois. I wish her the best of luck.” […]
SEATTLE (AP) — South Korean President Lee Myung-bak arrived in Seattle on Thursday, Sept. 22, for a two-day visit.
Last week, a news story appeared on The Associated Press (AP) wire, stating that all of Gov. Chris Gregoire’s new hires on her leadership team are white. The hirings were befuddling to many of her supporters, especially those of color, as Gregoire has always vowed that diversity is of the utmost importance to her.
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly “Ain’t no mountain high enough,” so goes the song. Literally and figuratively, I reached new heights on Aug. 25, flying on a KC-135 from Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Tacoma. Our goal was to watch two fighter jets flying parallel to our plane in the sky for refueling once […]
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, […]
Gov. Chris Gregoire appointed Joel Ing to the Washington State Public Stadium Authority, which is the entity responsible for representing
Oishi previously served as Pierce County Superior Court commissioner. He presided over a variety of proceedings in adult felony criminal cases.
SeattleJapanRelief, a collaboration of Japanese American and Japanese organizations, held a special ceremony at Seattle Center’s Kobe Bell and north lawn. Short remarks were
We were delivered some great news earlier in the week. President Barack Obama nominated U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke as his new