By Staff The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — President Barack Obama signed expanded protections for domestic violence victims into law Thursday, March 7, renewing a measure credited with curbing attacks against women a year and a half after it lapsed amid partisan bickering.
By Staff The Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington State Legislature that will gather in Olympia early next year will be the least diverse group of state lawmakers in a generation, mostly due to fewer women.
“It’s remarkable that the Asian Weekly is celebrating their 30th anniversary. The paper not only keeps the community informed of what’s going in the Asian community, but it also helps to educate the legislature to be aware of the issues important to the community.” — Sen. Paull Shin “As an active member of the […]
By Assunta Ng Every four years, the UNITY Convention, a national conference for journalists of color, is highlighted on my calendar. I don’t go there looking for jobs, for career networking, or even to find a date, as some of my other journalist colleagues do. I show up to be inspired by getting to know […]
“As Americans we can each draw strength and a sense of identity from our cultures of origin while refusing to be defined or limited by the past.” — Dow Constantine King County Executive “A young person can record an oral history interview with an elder in their community, perhaps a grandparent. A good question is […]
A new report, “The Color of Cuts: The Disproportionate Impact of Budget Cuts on Communities of Color in Washington State,” written by the Washington
Karen Matsuda is a passionate nurse, an advocate for underrepresented communities and women’s health, and a deputy regional health administrator.
On March 12, a delegation of American Indians and representatives of the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture traveled to Hokkaido, Japan, visiting four different regions, in an effort to support the revitalization of cultural heritage of the Ainu, who were formally recognized by Japan’s government in 2008 as Japan’s indigenous people.
On Dec. 28, U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke announced a $1.6 million Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant to the Lummi Nation of Bellingham, Wash., to help build the Gateway Center business incubator facility in Ferndale, Wash. The project is expected to create 200 jobs and generate $4 million in private investment, according to estimates.
Last week, it was announced that King County Executive Dow Constantine’s top aides were six notable people. Two of them are Asian Americans Frank Abe and Sung Yang. Seattle Mayor-elect Mike McGinn named Asian American Phil Fujii as one of his three top aides.