SEATTLE (AP) — A Bellevue, Washington investment adviser was sentenced on Aug. 17 to nine years in prison and ordered to pay $3.6 million in restitution. U.S. Attorney Annette Hayes says Chris Young Yoo pleaded guilty in March, admitting he raised millions by promising to invest his clients’ money in funds he managed. But Hayes […]
SEATTLE — Wells Fargo announced on Aug. 17 that it recently invested $59.9 million in two affordable housing developments in downtown Seattle in exchange for low-income housing tax credits. One of the developments is the Thai Binh Apartments construction project that will result in 249 affordable studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments in Seattle’s International District […]
Yin calls himself a “regular Bellevue city resident,” and says regular residents like him can still positively impact the city.
Asian Americans Advancing Justice has launched a new pledge campaign calling on Asian Americans to come together, join the fight, and take a stand against white supremacy. “We call on all Asian Americans to join us in defending our vision of democracy — one where we protect the vulnerable amongst us, resist efforts to erode […]
Editor’s note: This poem was sent to us by one of our readers, commemorating the solar eclipse that occurred Aug. 21. By Mac Crary SPECIAL TO NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Sky was clear, temperature in the mild to warm 70s, From Hing Hay Pagoda in Chinatown/International District, Seattle Found me in the perfect place on a […]
By Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Seattle mayoral candidate Jenny Durkan issued a statement on Aug. 22, on her continued opposition to Cary Moon’s proposal to tax “foreign buyers” after a Seattle Times story came out, which revealed that the Seattle City Attorney’s Office declared the proposal “illegal” and the “King County assessor has denounced the […]
By Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY A coalition of Asian American service and advocacy organizations want Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao to start supporting people of color, or resign. In an Aug. 17 news release titled, “Secretary Elaine Chao: Stand with Our Immigrant Communities or Resign,” the groups called on Chao, an immigrant from Taiwan and woman […]