By Sam Le Northwest Asian Weekly On the eastside of Lake Washington, My-Linh Thai is running for state representative in the 41st legislative district. As Rep. Judy Clibborn announced her retirement from the state Legislature, Thai not only saw an opportunity to run, but a responsibility to her personal experiences, her family, and her community […]
Bellevue School Board President My-Linh Thai is running for State Representative in the 41st legislative district. Incumbent Rep. Judy Clibborn is retiring. Thai moved to Washington state at the age 15 as a refugee from Vietnam. A graduate from the University of Washington School of Pharmacy, Thai and her husband built a successful pediatric neurology […]
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Last week, many in the Asian community came together to honor their own — if anyone can call the wildly diverse countries of China, Korea, Vietnam, Nepal, Japan, and Philippines all one’s own, which they do. It was the Northwest Asian Weekly’s annual Top Contributors celebration at the House of Hong.
If politics, as it’s been said, is the art of controlling your environment, then voting is the easiest way to exert that control. We vote for candidates who will use their position and power to give us what we want — good schools for our children, efficient transportation, safe neighborhoods, care for our elders, and […]
“Make ethical behavior your foundation. Always do the right thing – you know what it is. Maximize your potential for good. Treat people right. Make the right decision when nobody’s looking – especially when nobody’s looking. Integrity: if you have it, nothing else matters; if you don’t have it, nothing else matters.” — Dave Rule […]
By Travis Quezon Northwest Asian Weekly Editor’s note: The original version of this article omitted Seattle City Council Candidate Kshama Sawant. Eight API candidates, six of whom are female, look to make waves in the August primary
Bellevue resident My-Linh Thai is running for the Bellevue School Board, vying for the fifth position. Thai is Vietnamese American and came to the United States at the age of 15 as a war refuge. She has been involved with the Vietnamese community since college, serving as editor in chief of a Vietnamese student journal […]