By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly The evil award Never in the last four decades have I seen the most destructive city council member in my publishing career. Kshama Sawant led protests against the city and former Mayor Jenny Durkan in front of her home. She encouraged protests of all kinds. She told people to […]
Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell was sworn-in on Jan. 4, and joined by members of his executive team. A week prior, Harrell announced the latest round of hires joining his administration’s cabinet. Kendee Yamaguchi will serve as deputy mayor of external affairs. Yamaguchi, a former City employee who currently serves as executive director for Snohomish County, […]
By Kai Curry Northwest Asian Weekly “The foundational story of the restaurant is—one, they’ll never go hungry again. And two, they can employ their family when they come.” So explained Janice Young, daughter of Van and Ella Young, who in 1982 opened Young’s Restaurant in White Center. The Youngs worked tirelessly to make their American […]
Asia Pacific Cultural Center (APCC) announced that it will return to an in-person event for its 24th Annual Asia Pacific New Year Celebration, featuring China. This is APCC’s largest annual event, and the first time it will host a live, in-person event since the start of the pandemic, to celebrate Lunar New Year and the […]
Jenny Durkan has left City Hall… and a legacy of being in charge during an unprecedented time. While we didn’t agree 100% with all the decisions she made, we applaud her for her swift action in dealing with what would become a global pandemic. When people avoided the Chinatown-International District (CID) in droves from the […]
Seattle Mayor-elect Bruce Harrell, a second generation Japanese American, became the first Asian American mayor in Seattle. He also announced a nearly 150-member transition team that will make up the most racially and ideologically diverse mayoral transition team in Seattle history.
On Dec. 29, Seattle Mayor-elect Bruce Harrell announced the latest round of hires joining his administration’s cabinet as he prepares to enter office next week.
Concerns over the spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 has prompted Seattle Mayor-elect Bruce Harrell’s inauguration to be postponed.
President Joe Biden named International Community Health Services (ICHS) President and Chief Executive Officer Teresita Batayola as one of 25 leaders who will be appointed to the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders. The 25-member commission’s focus is on advancing equity, justice, and opportunity for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and […]
For the first time in the Washington state Legislature’s history, a Senate committee will be led by two South Asian women. State Sen. Yasmin Trudeau has been selected vice chair of the Senate Law & Justice Committee following state Sen. Manka Dhingra’s selection as committee chair. Trudeau previously served as legislative director for the office […]