Washington Gov. Jay Inslee says he wants suggestions on how to improve the outreach to Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, as well as others.
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly In politics, money matters. So do connections. When money and connections merge, you get VIP treatment at Gov. Jay Inslee’s campaign dinner on June 24 in downtown Seattle, seeing President Obama up close. Ben Zhang, CEO of Greater China Industries, bought a table for $5,000 as a gold sponsor. […]
In the process of opening Dong Thap Noodles, restaurant owner Nick Bui learned about the restrictions applied to storing rice noodles at room temperature. Washington Board of Health regulations prevents rice noodles like those Nick Bui makes fresh from scratch to be stored at room temperature (temperatures ranging between 41 and 135 degrees Fahrenheit) for over four hours, but Bui and other restaurants and rice noodle manufacturers argue that the limited four-hour window is prohibitive and wasteful.
Gov. Jay Inslee signed House Bill 1541 into law on March 30 at Aki Kurose Middle School in Seattle. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Sharon Tomiko Santos (D–Seattle), would implement strategies to close the educational opportunity gaps, and requires schools to collect and report data by Asian ethnicities so educators will have a better understanding […]
Gov. Jay Inslee announced that he would not veto the public charter school bill, and he let it become law April 2. The new public charter school law ensures Summit Public Schools’ students in Seattle’s International District and Tacoma will continue to thrive. In a letter explaining his decision, Inslee said he remains concerned about […]
On Feb. 18, Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee signed an executive order that sets in motion a new structure for delivering services to children. A new cabinet agency will be charged with overseeing the services the state provides to vulnerable children and families. Many of these services are currently administered by the Washington state Department […]
On Jan. 26, a delegation of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) leaders went to Olympia to meet with Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee and state legislators to raise awareness on the following issues: Supporting the Clean Air Rule & organizing around climate justice (initiative 732) Closing the K-12 opportunity and achievement gap (HB 1541) Supporting the […]
On Jan. 13, Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee attended the 9th Annual Korean American Day reception in Olympia. The event recognized achievements of Korean Americans in Washington state and was coordinated by the Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (CAPAA). Senate Bill 5166, declaring Jan. 13 Korean American day, was signed into law in 2007. […]
Gov. Jay Inslee appointed Frieda Takamura to Renton Technical College’s board of trustees, a term she will serve through Sept. 30, 2020. Takamura was president of the Renton Education Association from 1988–91 and taught junior high and high schools in Renton, Walla Walla, and Crawfordsville, Ind. She previously was the human and civil rights program […]
On Dec. 15, 2015, Gov. Jay Inslee appointed Angela Roarty to the Pierce College Board of Trustees, a five-member policy-making body comprising members living with the college’s Lakewood service area. Roarty is an insurance agent with State Farm. She is also chair of the St. Francis Cabrini School Commission. Roarty’s five-year term ends September 2020. […]