By Gene Johnson Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — Supporters of higher pay for minimum wage workers hailed a federal judge’s decision clearing the way for Seattle’s new minimum wage law to take effect as planned next month. U.S. District Judge Richard A. Jones rejected claims by franchises of big national chains that the law discriminates […]
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Did you know that the late Wing Luke, the first Asian American Seattle city councilman, started the preservation of the Pike Place Market campaign even though no history book credited him for it? How did he win his enemies over? Why did he remain unmarried? What did he do […]
By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly The Seattle City Council decided that First Avenue will have the first streetcar route during the July 21 council meeting. City Council will seek $75 million in federal money for the $110 million project.
By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly There is concern in the International District (ID) about council member Nick Licata’s
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Seattle Mayor Ed Murray on May 1 proposed a phased-in increase of the minimum wage to $15 an hour over the next seven years — a compromise endorsed by both business and labor that would make the city’s pay baseline the highest in the nation.
By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly Seattle Mayor Ed Murray called members of ethnic media to City Hall for a
Calling it a “disparity strikes at the very core of who we are as a democratic society,” Mayor Ed Murray last month committed to addressing Seattle’s growing income divide.
By Assunta Ng Past Bellevue Mayor Conrad Lee lost his mayoral bid on Jan. 6, although he wanted to have a second term. Bellevue Council member Claudia Balducci, director of King County Jail for Adult and Juvenile Detention, was elected mayor. Lee wasn’t even nominated to be a mayoral candidate. Balducci is the second female […]
By Staff The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — A developer has taken action against the historic-landmark designation for a one acre plot of oak trees at a former World War II-era internment camp in the San Fernando Valley, according to a lawsuit filed the week of Aug. 5.
By Colleen Long and Jennifer Peltz The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s police commissioner on June 27 called the City Council’s move to impose new oversight on the department misguided. The mayor joined in, vowing to fight the council measure.