By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly It is an event organized by Northwest Asian Weekly and the Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation to mark the noteworthy achievements of local Asian American and Pacific Islander leaders. Held at the House of Hong Restaurant on Dec. 4, the 23rd annual Top Contributors to the Asian Community Award Dinner […]
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 Staff Northwest Asian Weekly The City Council has found a replacement for Sally Clark’s recently vacated position on City Council. John Okamoto was voted in April 27. He was supported by Sally Bagshaw, Tom Rasmussen, Bruce Harrell, Jean Godden, and Tim Burgess. The other API candidates vying for the position included Sharon Maeda and […]
On Jan. 9, re-elected Seattle City Councilmembers were sworn to new four-year terms.
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly King County, Assessor Lloyd Hara (ran unopposed) — 98.55 percent of the vote King County, Director of Elections Mark Green — 22.89 percent Sherril Huff — 76.62 percent King County, Council District No. 2 Larry Gossett (ran unopposed) — 98.17 percent King County, Council District No. 4 Larry Phillips […]
Of the nine council members, the mayor has only one ally. Seattle’s City Council member Mike O’Brien was also the only one who was not invited to Bruce Harrell’s
For the last few weeks, things have not been going well between Mayor Mike McGinn and Seattle Council President Richard Conlin.
The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) sponsored the 9th annual Aki Kurose Middle School Beautification Project. Mori Kurose-Rothman, one of Aki Kurose’s grandsons, organized the clean up for the second year. Rothman is a sophomore at New York University.