Geosun, a lighting manufacturer, is suing a company owned by Wade Lee, claiming that Lee’s U.S.-based company, EML Technologies, owes Geosun $11 million. Lee is the brother-in-law of U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke, Mona Locke’s brother.
On Nov. 4, the U.S. ambassador to China, Gary Locke, went back to his ancestral home, Jilong village in Taishan, a county-level city in southern China’s Guangdong province.
On Nov. 2, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) joined in honoring 33 World War II Japanese American veterans from Washington state with the highest civilian award in the United States.
On Oct. 29, a new multi-purpose trail on Beacon Hill was opened. The 12-foot wide, paved trail connects the I-90 trail at the south end of the Jose Rizal Bridge (12th Avenue South) with Holgate Street in Seattle’s SODO area.
Editor: On Nov. 3, the Northwest Asian Weekly ran an article on the dispute between George Berumen working with the Seattle Solidarity Network, and the Low Income Housing Institute and its executive director, Sharon Lee. The article, “LIHI’s Sharon Lee and SeaSol clash over $99,” did not fully represent the position of SeaSol.
By Beth Duff-Brown The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — Mayor Ed Lee, born in Seattle and raised in Beacon Hill, held a commanding lead in the mayor’s race against a diverse slate of 15 candidates, but because he didn’t garner a majority in last Tuesday’s election, the city’s instant runoff system kicked in. Lee, a […]
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly State of Washington Initiative No. 1125 (Concerning state expenditures on transportation) Yes — 48.51 percent No — 51.49 percent State of Washington Initiative No. 1163 (Concerning long-term care workers and services for elderly and disabled people) Yes — 66.34 percent No — 33.66 percent State of Washington Initiative No. 1183 […]
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 […]
By Jeffrey Osborn Northwest Asian Weekly Asian Americans haven’t always been welcome in the arena of United States politics. As the nation has grown older, policies have changed and boundaries have shifted; and political fields have changed as well. This has created opportunities for Asian Americans to enter the world of United States politics, but […]
By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly The high unemployment rate — more than 9 percent — continues to be a major national problem, one that has affected a specific segment of the population more than the general population.