The Port of Seattle is currently undergoing investigation of alleged email comments between two employees. The emails contained references to the port commissioner who was called an “idiot” and “puppet” by the airport staff. There was also reference to one of the African American business owners as a “thug.” The following are the public statements […]
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly The next time you head to Sea-Tac Airport take notice of the concessions at the terminals. A lawsuit claims that the way the Port of Seattle issues its leases for businesses at Sea-Tac Airport is discriminatory. Three minority-owned businesses have filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court of […]
By Assunta Ng Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant’s inappropriate and unfair questioning of John Okamoto (now voted in as a councilmember) during the public interview to fill in Sally Clark’s seat, gave me a revelation—the importance of respect. We make wishes during celebration. My wish for May’s Asian Pacific American API Heritage Month is that […]
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly If the Seattle City Council wants to pick a candidate who can hit the ground running, and yet has no political ambition to fill in for councilmember Sally Clark who is resigning, John Okamoto, 61, said he’s the pick. An interim director of the City’s Human Resources Department, Okamoto […]
By Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly It was an evening of excitement, anticipation, education and great food when over 45 students arrived at the New Hong Kong Restaurant Friday evening to see if they were awarded scholarships. Many were accompanied by their families, teachers, and counselors from their schools, and even other classmates who came […]
“Promoting diversity is a core value of the Attorney General’s Office and should be vital to the mission of every government agency. A culture of inclusion within government is key to effectively representing the interests of diverse communities, and ensuring public employees have a meaningful connection with everyone we serve.” — Bob Ferguson Washington State […]
By Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly The Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation will be honoring 14 women who have contributed to our community and have made an impact in their male-dominated careers. They will be honored at the China Harbor restaurant, Feb. 6.<!–more–> The honorees: Chief Kathleen O’Toole was sworn in as Chief of the Seattle […]
The Associated Press KING-TV reports an estimated 1,500 total workers saw their minimum wage increase under the new law, including 400 who live in the city limits. City manager Todd Cutts says there has been no impact on sales tax or property tax, and no change in the number of business licenses issued.
By Laura Ohata Northwest Asian Weekly Behind every successful person stands a series of mentors. Whether it is providing advice on office politics or an endorsement for a job promotion, mentors play a pivotal role in the development of
Mayor Ed Murray announced John Okamoto as the new acting Human Services Department (HSD) head on July 23.