By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Dan Shih advocates for justice; he works on such issues as patent infringement, class actions, and contract and warranty disputes. But now, the Seattle attorney is taking a leave of absence from Susman Godfrey to battle five other opponents – at this time – for a seat in the […]
With the general election set for Nov. 8, Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) leaders join presidential candidates in making sure key issues are brought up for public debate.
By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Bellevue is the fifth-largest city in Washington and, just a few weeks after this month’s election, its city council continues to reflect the 28 percent of citizens who are Asian, the highest share of any city in the state. Vandana Slatter, a biotechnology professional and community leader, won Position […]
By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly The family trees of Asians in the United States will create a much larger forest as they become the largest immigrant group in 2055, according to a Pew Research Center study released last month. The proper conditions for the growth of these trees can be attributed to the first […]
By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Business owners Chera Amlag and George “Geo” Quibuyen know quite a lot about leadership and activism – universal human connection, in other words. The husband-and-wife team work as volunteer community organizers who are not only interested in social change but also in showing that their ideas can help make […]
By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Raldi Formantes fights poverty. He designs highly imaginative and habitable places around the world, some reflect hope to the world’s poorest people and those seeking a more prosperous future. Formantes, 53, of Redmond, likes the Benjamin Franklin saying, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail” as […]
By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Following SeaTac’s approval of a minimum wage at $15 an hour in November 2013, Seattle’s version of the law took effect on April 1, along with a law on administrative wage theft. According to the Seattle Office for Civil Rights (SOCR), forty-one percent of low-wage workers in Seattle are […]
By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly One caring group of individuals stand united in delivering compassion and restoring dignity to people without stable and permanent housing. <!–more–> Sleepless in Seattle (SIS), a grass-roots group of individuals, handed out new sleeping bags to King County’s homeless population on December 13, designated by the group as “Big […]
By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Filipino American producer and director Marissa Aroy has a timely message.<!–more–> Her documentary, “The Delano Manongs: Forgotten Heroes of the United Farm Workers,” adds an important, but missing, story about Filipino Americans who stood with Mexican American civil rights icon Cesar Chavez as dedicated members of the United Farm […]
By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Poverty restricts options.