By CALEB JONES Associated Press HONOLULU (AP) — Former Sen. Daniel Kahikina Akaka, the first Native Hawaiian elected to Congress who served for more than three decades, died on April 6. He was 93. Akaka died in Honolulu after being hospitalized for several months, said Jon Yoshimura, the senator’s former communications director. The Democrat served […]
Inouye, first Japanese American Senator, dead at 88
By Andrew Taylor The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Recovering from war wounds that left him with one arm, Danny Inouye wanted a cigarette and needed a light.
June 8: Akaka receives award
The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) announced it will present an award to Sen. Daniel Akaka at its third national gala to be held in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 17.
Al Gore aids tribute to Locke
By Carol N. Vu For the Northwest Asian Weekly Al Gore is helping lead the charge to establish a special library in Chinatown/International District that will honor the legacy of Washington’s first and only Asian American governor.