The new Chinese Consul General in San Francisco, Wang Donghua, visited Seattle on Sept. 15. He met with members of the local Chinese community, including Bing Gung Hall, Gee How Oak Tin, Soo Yuen Benevolent Association, Ng Family Association, and others. Wang attended a celebration of National Day (which is officially on Oct. 1) at […]
Lieutenant Governor Cyrus Habib toured International Community Health Services’ (ICHS) International District Clinic on Aug. 18 with CEO Teresita Batayola, COO Sherman Lohn, and Foundation Director Ron Chew, in celebration of National Health Center Week. Habib signed International Community Health Services’ “People’s Proclamation for Health Care for All,” supporting health care as a human right, […]
Compiled by Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY 10. Streetcar On Feb. 13, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and community leaders celebrated the First Hill Streetcar’s start-of-service with a party full of lion dancing, firecrackers, and red envelopes. The streetcar line, which runs along Jackson street through the International District (ID), connects the ID to Pioneer Square and […]
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly “In terms of having had cancer, that really — it gives you a sense of, ‘Look, I fought cancer before I was even a 1-year-old, as a newborn, and [I fought it] again later as a kid.’ That gives you a sense of — you never know what life […]
Brad Owen is stepping down as our state’s lieutenant governor, and six candidates are competing to fill Owen’s seat. Three of the candidates have ties to the Asian Pacific Islander (API) community.
Washington state Sen. Cyrus Habib (D–Bellevue) was selected end of January to serve on the Platform Committee for the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Appointed by DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz and ratified by the DNC Executive Committee, Habib is one of 25 party leaders and elected officials slated for the platform committee. This summer, he […]
Senator-elect Cyrus Habib was named to the key leadership position of Whip by his fellow Senate Democrats this December. The position, which is responsible for party discipline and strategy, is considered one of the top leadership positions in the Senate. Habib was recently elected to the State Senate to replace Senate Majority Leader Rodney Tom, […]
The Refugee Women’s Alliance fundraising dinner was on Sept. 20 at the Seattle Sheraton Hotel on Sept. 20. Attending dignitaries included Gov. Jay Inslee, Mayor Mike McGinn, State Rep. Cyrus Habib and State Rep. Sharon Tomiko Santos.
By Assunta Ng McDermott and McDermott Why did Congressman Jim McDermott, 76, of the 7th District, and King County Councilmember Joe McDermott,
The night of Nov. 6 was not just a big night for Asian and Pacific Americans nationally. It was also a big night for APAs at the state level.