By Mahlon Meyer Northwest Asian Weekly Amy Lam’s introduction to politics was cold, brutal, and curt. A graduate of Yale with a master’s in graphic design, with years under her belt nurturing talent in industry, Lam applied for a job teaching at Western Washington University, which has a commitment to diversity. But the final candidates […]
Council President Lorena González pulled a campaign ad on Oct. 25—after calls from local Asian and Black community leaders to apologize for the video that tangentially linked her opponent Bruce Harrell, a man of Japanese and Black descent, to a white rape survivor.
Lin, the president of the board of the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington, will be the first former public defender and the first Asian American to serve as a federal judge in Washington state, said Democratic Sen. Patty Murray.
The 2020 census shows that Washington state has over 470,000 eligible Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) voters. In King County alone, AAPI citizens of voting age constitute a hefty 14% of the electorate which means on Nov. 2, we have a strong say on who enters public office and what causes those officials choose to espouse.
The National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA) announced on Oct. 22 the appointment of David L. Kim as its new president and Chief Executive Officer. “We are excited to welcome David to NAPCA,” said Gie Kim, NAPCA’s Board chair. “We are confident that he will…lead us into the next phase of NAPCA’s contribution to […]
On Nov. 1, Thu Nguyen will make history as the youngest ever executive director of OCA–Asian Pacific American Advocates and the first Vietnamese American to serve in that role. The daughter of Vietnamese refugees, and currently OCA’s deputy executive director, Nguyen began her journey as an intern with the OCA-Greater Houston chapter. OCA Chief Executive […]
Petty Officer 3rd Class Yingshi Ruan, a native of Bellevue, serves the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Sampson in Everett, as an aviation support equipment technician. Ruan joined the Navy two years ago. “I was interested in the VA loan to buy my first house,” said Ruan. “I’m looking to settle here in the Everett […]
Neelima Shah was one of four community members appointed in October by Seattle’s mayor and the City Council to serve on the Seattle Redistricting Commission. The body is responsible for overseeing the development of new City Council district lines in response to the completed 2020 Census. Mayor Jenny Durkan called Shah “a trusted community leader […]
Customers are now required to verify full vaccination status or a negative test to participate in outdoor public events of 500 or more people, and indoor entertainment and recreational establishments and events, such as live music, performing arts, gyms, restaurants, and bars.
“The strength of America is our diversity of people, ethnicities, cultures, languages, religions—this is the secret sauce of our dynamism and resilience,” said former Gov. Gary Locke in a speech last week.