Alan Lai, director of CISC’s Crime Victim Services, retired at the end of June after 18 years of service. Staff, former staff, and board members held a farewell luncheon to thank Lai for his contributions. Lai will continue his part-time job as a Certified Court interpreter in Cantonese and Mandarin. He specializes in immigration-related translation […]
FBI Director James B. Comey presented Alan Lai with the 2015 Director’s Community Leadership Award (DCLA) in a ceremony at FBI Headquarters on April 15. Lai was honored for serving the Seattle-area community for more than 30 years. He was the first certified court interpreter in Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese in Washington state. Today, he […]
By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Con artists and their deceptive tactics continue to get vulnerable immigrants to hand over their cash. New America Media teamed with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and got law enforcement officials and community advocates to come together for a press conference billed as “Spotting and Avoiding Scams in Our […]
Three Cantonese-speaking women approached an elderly woman in the International District and told her that her family was in danger of experiencing misfortune. The woman was conned into withdrawing $50,000 from the bank and providing $20,000
Think again. On April 23, two sixth grade girls in the Issaquah School District were charged by King County Juvenile Court for cyber-stalking.
Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn entered the Wing Luke Asian Museum on Thursday, March 18, for his first neighborhood tour in the city. There was no red carpet, receiving line, or bowing from his audience. What was notable, though, was that the crowd was much bigger than the crowd McGinn’s predecessors had gathered.
These representatives recounted how neighbors working together are the best ways for a neighborhood to achieve public safety and harmony.