By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Bellevue is the fifth-largest city in Washington and, just a few weeks after this month’s election, its city council continues to reflect the 28 percent of citizens who are Asian, the highest share of any city in the state. Vandana Slatter, a biotechnology professional and community leader, won Position […]
Diversity at the top — Brad Miyake steers City of Bellevue
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly “Organized chaos.”
BLOG: Will Lee be Bellevue mayor again?
Bellevue Mayor Conrad Lee, the first ethnic mayor for the City, will end his two-year term on Jan. 6. He’s also the only person of color at the City Council. Lee, 74, wants to be mayor again for another two years. The trouble is that five other Bellevue council members are also interested in the […]
Lee wants 6th term — City’s first mayor/council member of color
By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly Bellevue Mayor Conrad Lee has been on the city council for 20 years. Put another way, that’s over 7,300 days, or over 175,000 hours, or over 1 million minutes. To say the least, Lee has put in a lot of time in his job, and now he’s running for […]
India Ambassador Announces Consulate Office in Seattle
Indian Ambassador to the United States Nirupama Rao announced that the next consulate office is approved for Seattle. She made her announcement at a banquet hosted by the Indo American Friendship Forum at the Hyatt Regency in Bellevue on Sept. 11.
Indian American Vandana Slatter running for Bellevue City Council
North Bellevue resident and Indian American Vandana Slatter will be running for Bellevue City Council, challenging position 6 incumbent Don Davidson. Davidson is conservative member of the council. Currently a clinical pharmacist working for AmGen, Slatter graduated from the University of Washington with a Doctorate in Pharmacy and a Masters of Public Administration. She has […]
Results of selected races
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly King County, Assessor Lloyd Hara (ran unopposed) — 98.55 percent of the vote King County, Director of Elections Mark Green — 22.89 percent Sherril Huff — 76.62 percent King County, Council District No. 2 Larry Gossett (ran unopposed) — 98.17 percent King County, Council District No. 4 Larry Phillips […]
City of Bellevue and Sound Transit clash over light rail
By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly Scott Rodgers, a CPA who works from home, can look out the window and see the neighboring Hilton Hotel and Bellevue Club. However, the view outside his window is set to change.
Who are the Asian Americans in the local primaries?
Compiled by Keishi Matsuda Northwest Asian Weekly For the upcoming primary elections on Aug. 16, there are many Asian candidates who are aiming to represent the different communities in the Greater Seattle area. Listed below are some of the Asian American candidates that you may want to keep an eye on.
Opinion: Northwest Asian Weekly endorses the following Asian Americans:
Patsy Bonincontri has served on the Bellevue City Council since 1998. She earned her bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Southern California. She would like to continue to advocate for improving the quality of life in Bellevue, invest in human capital, and upgrade its infrastructure to support anticipated growth.