By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Peter Kwon has taken over 100 meetings since he became an official member of the SeaTac City Council this past January. A newcomer to politics, Kwon is learning the ropes of the political process during his first term. Born in Seoul, South Korea, he moved with his parents to […]
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. […]
The Korean American Coalition of Washington 2014 Awards Gala, “Empower and Expand,” took place on October 17 at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue. The awards celebrate those who have empowered members in the community through their service. About 200 community members, leaders and elected officials attended.
By Assunta Ng Earlier this year, Sam Chung received bad news that he didn’t get Gov. Jay Inslee’s appointment for King County Superior Judge. But his friend John Chun did. He then assumed he would have to wait for his next opportunity.
The Korean American Coalition of Washington hosted a reception to celebrate the appointments of Seattle Deputy Mayor Hyeok Kim, Federal Way Chief of Police Andy Hwang, and King County Superior Court Judge John Chun.
One in four Korean Americans is uninsured. Nearly 40 percent of Asian American women over the age of 40 don’t get routine mammograms. One in four Asian Americans over the age of 18 — and one in three Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders — have not seen a doctor in the last year.
By Vivian Miezianko Northwest Asian Weekly What do you think when you hear kimchi, bulgogi, Psy, Chang-rae Lee,
Shortly following the bombing of the Boston Marathon on April 15, thousands of Muslims rushed to social media in hopes of the perpetrator not being a Muslim.
By Nan Nan Liu Northwest Asian Weekly Kenny KwangSul Lee arrived in Seattle in 1976 with one suitcase, one duffle bag, 200 American dollars, and many dreams. “When I first came to the U.S. … my American Dream was [to] make a lot of money by working very hard and [to] buy a big mansion […]
South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Friday it has accepted a U.S. proposal to discuss recovering remains of American troops killed during the Korean War, another sign of easing tensions between Washington and Pyongyang …