By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly The cheers and jeers at the Mayoral Candidate Forum were just some of the many sounds that could be heard at the pre-election, public event at the Nagomi Tea House. Ten candidates for the chief executive’s job in Seattle attended a forum on June 22 specifically for the city’s […]
By Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Candidates running for Seattle mayor have been invited to speak about issues that affect the Asian Pacific Islander (API) community. Gary Bose, Tiniell Cato, Jenny Durkan, Jessyn Farrell, Bob Hasegawa, Mike McGinn, Cary Moon, James Norton, Larry Oberto, and Nikkita Oliver have confirmed they will be present at the June […]
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY A supposedly smooth re-election for Seattle Mayor Ed Murray suddenly turns into a nightmare. First, The Seattle Times published a lengthy story of sexual abuse allegations against Murray on April 9. Four days later, the Times published an editorial, telling him not to run for re-election, thus opening the […]
Seattle mayor Mike McGinn and the City of Seattle officially declared Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, as “Akira Takeda
Twelve Asian Pacific American (APA) organizations are cosponsoring a candidate forum on Oct. 11 to provide the APA community with information from the candidates regarding their thoughts and responses to community needs and interests.
By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly As the primary approaches, Seattle’s mayoral candidates are making a strong push for votes as recent polls still show that 25 percent of Seattle’s voters are still undecided.
At last year’s community meeting for the Youth and Families Initiative, local organizations called for more culturally relevant job readiness training for refugees and immigrant youth. Last week, after a competitive application process, six out of 17 community agencies were selected to receive grants for a new program to train immigrant and refugee youth in […]
The City of Seattle awarded grants to four International District organizations from its Technology Matching Fund program. The funds will help groups that are working toward technological equity and closing the digital divide. The Coalition for Refugees from Burma received $17,750 for expansion of its mobile computer lab program.
Tet in Seattle Director Khanh Vu (right), holding his award, with Mayor McGinn (Photo provided by Tet in Seattle) Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn gave out six 2011 Mayor’s Arts Awards at a ceremony at Seattle Center. The winners were Tet in Seattle, Choreographer and Artistic Director of Spectrum Dance Theatre Donald Byrd, Jack Straw Productions, […]
At the New Hong Kong Restaurant, the Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce held its monthly luncheon, which featured Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn.