Compiled by Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY 10. Streetcar On Feb. 13, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and community leaders celebrated the First Hill Streetcar’s start-of-service with a party full of lion dancing, firecrackers, and red envelopes. The streetcar line, which runs along Jackson street through the International District (ID), connects the ID to Pioneer Square and […]
By Arlene Kiyomi Dennistoun Northwest Asian Weekly The race for the 7th congressional seat pitting Brady Walkinshaw against Pramila Jayapal is heating up, as the general election on Nov. 8 inches closer. As dirty, mudslinging political battles go, this race is pretty tame. Walkinshaw continues to point out that Jayapal doesn’t live in the 7th […]
Following the announcement this year that Jim McDermott is retiring and vacating his seat for the 7th Congressional District in Washington state, a group of candidates quickly emerged. Two of the candidates, Pramila Jayapal and Dr. Arun Jhaveri, are members of the API community.
Washington state’s first Indian American legislator, Sen. Pramila Jayapal, (D–Seattle), offered a resolution in the Senate on Jan. 26 to celebrate Republic Day of India. Although India achieved its independence from British control in 1947, Republic Day marks the adoption of the country’s democratic constitution and is celebrated annually on Jan. 26. This year marks […]
A report released this week by the New American Leaders Project, a nonpartisan organization, found that fewer than 2 percent 500,000 seats in state and local offices nationwide are held by Asian Americans or Latino. There is a clear disparity in representation here, as these voters comprise 20 percent of the U.S. population. The report […]
On Jan. 21, Washington state Sen. Pramila Jayapal announced her congressional bid in Washington state’s 7th district, in hopes of succeeding U.S. Rep. Jim McDermott, who is retiring and vacating his seat after 14 terms.
Rep. Cindy Ryu was emcee for League of Women Voters – King County event “Make Democracy Work” on April 18 at the Wing Luke Asian Museum. Award winners included Sen. Pramila Jayapal, Executive Director of CAIRArsalam Bukhari, and David Perez an associate in Perkins Coie’s Litigation practice. Also present was King County Assessor Lloyd Hara. (end)
By Alice Day WNPA Olympia News Bureau Advocates for minority and low-income students are urging legislators to take a closer look at the state’s McCleary obligation to ensure that all students are given equal and ample opportunity to achieve in school. One bill would require state agencies to assess the potential negative impacts of education […]
Pramila Jayapal will be sworn in as the next Washington State Senator representing the 37th Legislative District January 12. She will be Ranking Member on the newly established Government Accountability and Reform committee, as well as serving on the Transportation and Healthcare committees.
2014 was a year of change, controversy, and loss of long-time community fixtures. However, it was also a year of good news for the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. Here, we look back on our top 10 stories of the year, ranked in order of their effect: