Gov. Jay Inslee appointed Frieda Takamura to Renton Technical College’s board of trustees, a term she will serve through Sept. 30, 2020. Takamura was president of the Renton Education Association from 1988–91 and taught junior high and high schools in Renton, Walla Walla, and Crawfordsville, Ind. She previously was the human and civil rights program […]
Wren McNally will be working with the Chinatown-ID community and advancing the mission of the neighborhood. She brings over 6 years of community development and project management experience to her role as Policy and Program Manager. As a recent Master in Urban Planning from the UW College of Built Environments, she is interested in the […]
By Senhao Liu Northwest Asian Weekly From being a teacher to a policymaker in education improvement, Frieda Takamura has contributed much during the past 40 years to the Asian Pacific Islander community.
By Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly Ketu Shah never imagined he would be a judge. He visualized himself as an engineer, and took the practical classes in school—physics and <!–more–>calculus—and then, since he didn’t have much interest, he took an interest in philosophy. Shah is the first Indian American judge to serve for the King […]
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly As Saigon fell during the end of the Vietnam War, the chaos of people trying to leave the country tore families apart, as most sought to escape
By Assunta Ng The other day, King County District Court Judge Ketu Shah, an Indian American judge, visited me at the Asian Weekly’s office. First, I assumed he was an immigrant and Iranian. I actually asked him if he was. He was extremely gracious in response. He is originally from Minnesota, and the surname “Shah” […]
By Nan Nan Liu Northwest Asian Weekly Best friends Jessica Collins and Catherine Foster have a lot in common. They both are of Chinese descent,
Jenn Doane, a Whitman College graduate, recently participated in the Kawamoto Ekiden — a 26-km, 8-leg relay race that loops around town — in an all-girls team. Kawamoto is a small town located in the Ochi District in Shimane, Japan.
Thirty years ago, the words technology and computing did not exist the way they do today. As in many other fields, women had to break stereotypes and glass ceilings