In the first round of the Seattle City Council candidates’ forum at the Wing Luke Asian Museum, there was only one black male were among eight white males seated at the panel.
Wishing someone well in a new job can either be a cause for a celebration or an opportunity for good-natured ribbing.
By Mark Lee Northwest Asian Weekly Editor’s note: This is the launch of a new monthly Northwest Asian Weekly opinion column by Mark Lee. Each month, Lee will raise topical questions and discuss issues that may be relevant to our readers. Note that, in writing for the NWAW, Lee is not representing the viewpoints of […]
In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage month, we asked some cool people what their favorite part about being Asian American is, and their responses ran the gamut, from the poignant to the ones made us laugh out loud.
Asians have been prominent in the media lately. However, it is not positive news …
In the beginning, we were worried. We felt that we had so much talent in Washington state but the pool was being overlooked by President Obama for his cabinet. However, we now have three nominations for cabinet: King County Executive Ron Sims, Seattle Police Chief Gil Kerlikowske, and the clincher — former Gov. Gary Locke.
First, Gen. Shinseki was nominated by President-elect Obama to be the next Veterans Affairs secretary. Steven Chu was also nominated as Energy secretary. Then we learned that Anh “Joseph” Cao made history in Louisiana by becoming the first Vietnamese American to serve in Congress. To finish off the week, Yahoo top dog Qi Lu was hired by Microsoft to run its online services business, a prestigious position …
The problem with rumors is that sometimes it gets too big and takes on a life of its own. The Northwest Asian Weekly first learned of former Gov. Gary Locke’s so-called ‘talks’ with President-elect Obama from a Chinese news agency that called to talk to the NWAW’s publisher, Assunta Ng.
Democrats versus Republicans is one of those age-old battles, like the Yankees versus the Red Sox or Jedi versus Sith. In the Pacific Northwest, the Dem vs. GOP clash looms ominously over the state, with finger-pointing and lawsuits marring the current gubernatorial race between incumbent Democratic Gov. Chris Gregoire and GOP challenger Dino Rossi.
Notable individuals posed with Ogletree at the reception. From left: Gary Locke with law firm Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, Shomari Jones with Black Achievers Program, professor Charles Ogletree and president of Safeco Insurance Foundation Virginia Anderson.