By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY A supposedly smooth re-election for Seattle Mayor Ed Murray suddenly turns into a nightmare. First, The Seattle Times published a lengthy story of sexual abuse allegations against Murray on April 9. Four days later, the Times published an editorial, telling him not to run for re-election, thus opening the […]
You’ve heard by now that Seattle’s mayor wants to add a two-cent-per-ounce tax on sugary drinks — soda, energy and sports drinks, fruit drinks, sweetened teas, ready-to-drink coffee drinks like Starbucks bottled Frappuccinos, and many more. Someone from a massive beverage corporation said in an email to the Northwest Asian Weekly, “This punitive tax will […]
Seattle’s Mayor Ed Murray released a statement on July 6 on the passing of his mother-in-law, Lily Nakai Shiosaki. The mayor’s husband is Michael Shiosaki. “On July 4, Michael’s mother, Lily, passed away. She was a beloved mother and wife, and her graciousness and strength of character will remain an inspiration to our entire family,” […]
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Some of his younger relatives would like him to be called “The First Dude.”
Dear Editor, I strongly believe that to gain the endorsement of the Seattle Police Officers Guild, Ed Murray promised them that he would go slow on police reform and fire Interim SPD Chief Jim Pugel.
By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly Seattle denied Mayor Mike McGinn a second term, and instead elected Sen. Ed Murray in Tuesday’s (Nov. 5) elections, with 26% of the vote counted by Wednesday afternoon.
By Assunta Ng Congratulations to Sen. Ed Murray for winning the election as our next mayor of Seattle. You’ve made history by being the first openly gay mayor of Seattle, though you said on election night that you are not making history, you want to “make a difference.”
By Assunta Ng It is not easy to choose the next Seattle mayor. I can tell you why you should vote for Mayor Mike McGinn. I could also give you reasons why you should go with Sen. Ed Murray. However, I do have concerns with both candidates. After watching three mayoral forums, I have to […]
Twelve Asian Pacific American (APA) organizations are cosponsoring a candidate forum on Oct. 11 to provide the APA community with information from the candidates regarding their thoughts and responses to community needs and interests.
By Assunta Ng Seattle City Councilmember Bruce Harrell, a former contender for the mayor’s race, has announced his endorsement to Sen. Ed Murray on Sept. 6. Former Seattle City Councilmember Peter Steinbrueck also ran for mayor in the primary but has yet to decide who to endorse.