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 […]
About 40 people gathered at the Danny Woo Garden on July 17, to pay respects to Bill Lee at his celebration of life. Lee was a long-time volunteer at the garden, and a familiar face in the Chinatown-International District.
Collin Morikawa, 24, won the British Open golf tournament on July 18, becoming the first men’s golfer to win two major tournaments in his debuts. Morikawa, of Japanese and Chinese descent, is ranked fourth in the world, and also won the PGA Championship in 2020. “This is by far one of the best moments of […]
Bellevue’s police chief announced earlier this month that he is leaving the department and accepted the chief position with the city of Akron, Ohio. Steve Mylett has served as Bellevue’s top cop since 2015. He will begin his new role on Aug. 9. Bellevue City Councilmember Janice Zahn told the Northwest Asian Weekly, “I am […]
A composition, “Interstellar Clouds,” by Aaron Zhang, a sophomore at Lakeside School, won first place in the state and then second place in his class nationally in the National Federation of Music Clubs 2021 Junior Composers Contest. Zhang, 16, won $175. He had planned to use the prize money on his July trip to Vienna, […]
California Labor Secretary Julie Su, who led the state’s unemployment agency during the COVID-19 pandemic, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to be the deputy secretary of the federal Labor Department. Su secured confirmation on a 50-47 vote on July 13, more than five months since her nomination to the job. No Republican senators voted […]
Volunteers with Chong Wa Benevolent Association, UPS, and One World Now! gathered on July 11 to help paint and restore a three-decade-old Chinatown-community mural and playground that has been vandalized and damaged. The mural and playground sit behind the Chong Wa School, behind the Wing Luke Museum, adjacent to Canton Alley.
Edifecs, Inc., a global health information technology solutions company based in Bellevue, announced on July 8 that Sunny Singh will transition to the role of Chairman of the Board of Directors, and Venkat Kavarthapu will become Chief Executive Officer. Singh, who founded Edifecs, called Kavarthapu “the perfect leader to take the helm at Edifecs…Venkat is […]