The fourth annual Renton Multicultural Festival was held on Sept. 13 and 14. The event had a full lineup of entertainment, including music and dance performances, booths, and arts and crafts. There was also a variety of international foods to taste from. The festival is presented by the City of Renton in partnership with the […]
Rajeev Majumdar has been sworn in as president of the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA). Washington Supreme Court Justice Steven González administered the oath of office at a ceremony in Seattle on Sept. 26. Majumdar will be the first state bar president of South Asian descent in the United States. He serves as the prosecuting […]
Denise Louie Education Center (DLEC) will honor community advocate Judy Yu with the Dream Award during its annual dinner celebration on Oct. 12. The Dream Award was established to recognize the outstanding work of individuals and organizations whose strong commitment to children has resulted in increased access to early education and stability for children and […]
The University of Washington will host a special screening with Norman Mineta, featuring the recently released documentary, “Norman Mineta and His Legacy: An American Story.” Mineta is the former U.S. Secretary of Commerce and former U.S. Secretary of Transportation. There will be a discussion with him and the co-producers of the documentary, which details Mineta’s […]
On Sept. 27, Maha-Rebekah Abejuela, a former prosecutor, became the first Asian American woman to be a judge in Virginia. The daughter of Filipino immigrants. Abejuela was motivated to pursue this career path after watching juvenile court judges at work up close. Abejuela has worked for the Legal Services of Northern Virginia and the Potomac […]
By EILEEN NG Associated Press HONG KONG (AP) — Prominent Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong announced on Sept. 28 plans to contest local elections and warned that any attempt to disqualify him will only spur more support for monthslong pro-democracy protests. Wong, 22, said that he will run in district council elections in November and […]
For decades, Big Pharma has raised drug prices with impunity. Here in Washington state, the average annual cost of brand name prescription drug treatment increased 58 percent between 2012 and 2017, while the annual income for Washingtonians increased only 9.9 percent. Prescription drugs don’t work if patients can’t afford them.
“I don’t mind getting old…I just don’t like to look at myself in the mirror,” said Judge Judy, host of the most popular daytime television show, in a New York Times Magazine story recently. The judge is 76 years old.
What is cool about being bicultural? I have the best of both Chinese and Western worlds, especially healthy foods.
By Ruth Bayang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY He retired from corporate life in 2015. But Jim Ko isn’t slowing down. Ko is the AARP Washington State president. In the volunteer role, Ko directs the organization’s activities on behalf of nearly 940,000 Washington state members. “I’d like to help people as they get older to have a […]