By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Recently, two nationally recognized politicians made a surprise trip to Seattle. What do Jeb Bush, a Republican, (yes, infamous Florida governor, now possibly a potential contender for Presidency) and Ed Lee, a Democrat, (and currently mayor of San Francisco) have in common? Not really except some quirky, interesting connections—both […]
On May 15, more than 150 Franklin High School alumni, family, staff, students, and former U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke gathered at the Mount Baker Community Club to induct five alumni into the Franklin Hall of Fame.
By Staff The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Prosecutors won’t file criminal charges in the case of a property management firm accused of laundering thousands of dollars in contributions to San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee’s election campaign last year. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that prosecutors said there was insufficient evidence to support charges.
By Jeffrey Osborn Northwest Asian Weekly Mayor Ed Lee (Photo by George Liu/NWAW) The date is May 5, 1952, and in a Seattle hospital, a piece of American history was born. Edwin Mah Lee was born to immigrant parents from the Chinese province of Guandong. They had moved to America hoping for a better life. […]
By Assunta Ng Three important leaders were in Seattle recently. I saw two of them. Ironically, the one that I didn’t meet was the one the Northwest Asian Weekly wrote the most about.
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 […]
By Beth Duff-Brown The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — Mayor Ed Lee, born in Seattle and raised in Beacon Hill, held a commanding lead in the mayor’s race against a diverse slate of 15 candidates, but because he didn’t garner a majority in last Tuesday’s election, the city’s instant runoff system kicked in. Lee, a […]
By Lisa Leff The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As interim mayor of San Francisco, veteran civil servant Edwin Lee enjoyed several advantages that kept him safe in a city where the politics can be as punishing as the undulating streets. But in the five minutes it took him to take out election papers […]
This past week, many of us filled out our primary ballots. Depending on which county you live in, there may have been an Asian American or Pacific Islander American (APIA) candidate on the ballot. If you live in King County, there were four, maybe five candidates. In Pierce County, there were two.
By Jason Dearen The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Interim Mayor Ed Lee filed papers Monday, Aug. 9, to run for a full, four-year term, marking a stark shift from his position seven months ago that he had no intention of joining the crowded mayoral race. Flanked by family members as he announced his […]