The Asian Community Leadership Foundation’s (ACLF) dinner was held on May 16. There were approximately 130 people in attendance, including Mayor Ed Murray. This was the 15th ACLF Community Leaders Program graduation class. The class project this year was in partnership with Southeast Asian American Access in Education Coalition. Nate Caminos and Mark Okazaki were […]
Top Contributor: Frieda Takamura, lifetime contributor to the Asian community
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.
Awareness about stomach cancer
By Suzanne Pak For Northwest Asian Weekly On Aug. 22nd, Cornerstone Medical Services hosted the first stomach cancer summit in Washington state’s history. A hundred health, human service, and community leaders gathered at the Clarion Hotel in Federal Way to hear Dr. Joo Ha Hwang (chief of gastroenterology at Harborview Medical Center) explain how to […]
New appointments to the Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs
Mohan Gurung was born in Nepal, and migrated to the United States in 1993. He previously worked at Bir Hospital (the oldest hospital in Nepal) for over 13 years in their Emergency/Trauma, Orthopedic and Dental department as well as volunteering in numerous medical camps and health clinics, including the Red Cross. He founded the Nepal […]
PICTORIAL: 40th anniversary of the Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs
On May 15, the Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (CAPAA) brought youth, community leaders, elected officials and commissioners together at the Holiday Inn in Seatac for a celebration of history and to inspire a new generation. Attendees were treated to performances by the Filipino Youth Activities Drill Team, Seattle Kokon Taiko drummers, […]
Gov. appoints Wada to CAPAA
Lori Wada, supervisor of the Statewide Health Information Benefits Advisors program at the Washington State Office of Insurance Commission, was appointed to the Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs by Governor Jay Inslee on April 2, 2014.
APA commission celebrates 40 years
The Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (CAPAA) will bring together youth, community leaders, elected officials, and commissioners to celebrate its 40th anniversary on May 15, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in SeaTac (formerly the Holiday Inn), at 17338 International Blvd. The anniversary event will honor the commission’s legacy, accomplishments, and vision for […]
Top Contributor: Mohan Gurung
By Signe Predmore Northwest Asian Weekly Mohan Gurung has remarkable dedication to his fellow Seattle-area Nepalis. He is an energetic,
Affordable Health Care Act for APAs discussed
Small business owners and community members are invited to a public board meeting of the Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs to learn about enrollment in — and the progress of — the Affordable Health Care Act in the Asian Pacific American community.
Two named to Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs
Gov. Jay Inslee recently announced the following appointments to the Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (CAPAA). Gerardine “Didi” Cabusao is Filipino-American and resides in Selah. She is a registered dietitian at Yakima Valley School, Department of Social and Health Services. Cabusao is currently serving as a board member of the Filipino American Community of […]