OLYMPIA — The office of Gov. Jay Inslee, in partnership with the Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (CAPAA), is recruiting currently enrolled college and graduate students with a commitment to civil rights and equality for the Ruth Woo Fellowship. The late “Auntie Ruth” Woo fought for social justice and equality for all people. Over […]
By Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY The Metropolitan King County Council recognized the career and legacy of Ruth Woo on Sept. 18 by unanimously approving the creation of a fellowship program to help groom future leaders. It’s the first such program named after an Asian American. “For decades, Ruth Woo opened opportunities to young people in […]
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY It takes a village to raise two newspapers. The village of Northwest Asian Weekly and Seattle Chinese Post consists of amazing leaders and remarkable people. And we lost many of them during the past 35 years of publishing. Since 2015, we lost four giants (Ruth Woo, Donnie Chin, Bob […]
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 […]
If you’ve never heard of Ruth Woo, you have likely heard of the people she has helped.
It was an open secret that a candidate who had sought and received the endorsement of the late Ruth Woo, the most respected political guru of the Asian community, would be a priceless advantage. What did some candidates do to win her support?
She never ran for office herself but Ruth Woo was a trusted leader who helped shape the leaders who shaped our region. Woo passed away on July 13 at the age of 89. She was a political mentor to people like former governor Gary Locke, state Rep. Sharon Tomiko Santos, former King county executive Ron […]
The Asian Pacific Islander Community Leadership Foundation (ACLF) announced that Mark Okazaki is the winner of the Kip Tokuda Award. The Kip Tokuda Award recognizes a community member that has demonstrated outstanding contributions to ACLF and the Asian Pacific Islander Community. Past winners of the Kip Tokuda Award include Vera and Joey Ing, Rep. Sharon […]
The Women Warriors Guild of the Seattle Children’s Hospital recently accepted a Muckleshoot Indian Tribe grant award of $5,000. The grant supports the research efforts to eradicate heart damage caused by Kawasaki Disease (KD).
Meet Dozer, a horse. Dozer also works for the City of Seattle Police Department. See the badge he proudly displayed when he and his partner Harvest patrolled Uwajimaya’s storefront with Sgt. James Scott and Officer Mark Wubbena. Young and old adored Dozer and Harvest. Some patted them, while many gathered around with phone cameras, curiosity […]