A consulate outreach mission, formerly called Consulate on Wheels (COW), was held in Seattle on July 21–24 at the Beacon United Methodist Church in Seattle. The four-day event is a joint community service project of the IDIC Filipino Senior & Family Services and the Fil AM React. The Honorable Consul General Neil Ferrer of the […]
Sheila Edwards Lange, president of Seattle Central College, was named chancellor of the University of Washington (UW) Tacoma on July 13. Her appointment, pending approval by the UW Board of Regents, is set to begin Sept. 16. At Seattle Central, Edwards Lange led the college’s efforts to build partnerships with local industry, government, and organizations […]
Community leader Heidi Wong has been serving as the executive director of International Community Health Services (ICHS) Foundation since March. The nonprofit raises funds to support the mission of ICHS. Wong has over 15 years experience in fundraising, marketing, communications, and strategic planning. She is also currently a candidate for the Masters of Nonprofit Leadership […]
The first Asian American to launch into space has been chosen as the namesake for a commercial cargo vehicle set to deliver supplies and science to the International Space Station. Northrop Grumman has christened its next Cygnus flying a commercial resupply services mission for NASA (NG-16) after Ellison Onizuka, who on Jan. 28, 1986, died […]
Nisha Ramachandran has been appointed as the new executive director of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC). She assumed the new role on July 22. Founded in 1994, CAPAC is a congressional caucus of members of Congress of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander (AAPI) heritage. Ramachandran becomes the first person of South Asian American […]
Despite having a full year of virtual learning, the Chinatown-International District’s Summit Sierra charter school provided the necessary resources for their students to succeed and graduated their third senior class.
In a span of three hours on the morning of Sunday, July 25, three people were killed and five were wounded in a series of unrelated shootings in the Chinatown-International District, Belltown, Pioneer Square, and Capitol Hill.
By Mahlon Meyer Northwest Asian Weekly The COVID-19 Delta variant likely accounts for most cases in King County, posing a significant threat to the unvaccinated and raising questions about masking policies even for the vaccinated, according to Public Health—Seattle & King County. Cases have been steadily increasing for the past several months, and for the […]
By Janice Nesamani NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Three Asian women are vying for your vote to two different seats on the School Board of Bellevue School District (BSD), in hopes of helping BSD fulfill its vision to affirm and inspire each and every student to learn and thrive as creators of their future world. Jane Aras, […]
By Becky Chan Northwest Asian Weekly I stopped in the left-hand turn lane on my bike in Bothell, honks blared behind me. An impatient driver, I thought. I turned when the light turned green and a sedan passed me. Then a dark truck slowed beside me. “Get off the f#$@% road, you f#$%* chink.” The […]