1,200 current employees of Korean Women’s Association (KWA) are getting a raise. At the December board meeting, the proposal to increase KWA’s starting wage to $15 per hour received a unanimous vote of approval. “As an organization designed to help people find ways out of poverty, it was impossible to justify paying some of our […]
Tacoma Housing Authority, Pioneer Human Services, and Korean Women’s Association (KWA) announced the funding of 61 affordable housing units in downtown Tacoma. KWA will reserve 48 units at the Olympus Hotel on 815 South Pacific Avenue for low-income families. Half of these will serve families at 60 percent of the area median income, another half […]
By Andrew Kim Northwest Asian Weekly Nearly three decades ago, Chong Dameron was a busy lady working at North Pacific Bank (now Heritage Bank) in Tacoma. In addition to working at the bank, she was raising two daughters and running her own separate property management business. While working at the bank, she couldn’t help but […]
By James Tabafunda NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Marlene Rosevear, who retired over a decade ago, looks forward to her weekly six-mile commute to Tacoma. With her husband’s retirement last year, she now has someone to accompany her.