By Kai Curry Northwest Asian Weekly In King County, under the leadership of County Executive Dow Constantine, several initiatives have been funded to support the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) population. Most of these initiatives promote empowering community organizations while building trust in the populace for those same organizations. “Since I took office, our […]
PICTORIAL: Vying for attention — Scenes from the Ethnic Media Meet and Greet
Over 30 candidates vying for political office attended the 4th annual Sea Beez Ethnic Media–Candidates Meet and Greet at the Nagomi Tea House on Aug. 15 in an effort to introduce themselves to communities of color. Candidates made it to the International District from as far away as Fircrest to make one minute speeches and […]
Community remembers the life of Kip Tokuda
The Seattle community celebrated the life of Kip Tokuda at Tokuda’s public memorial on July 21 at the University of Washington. Over 800 people attended, with reflections presented by Gov. Jay Inslee, Mayor Mike McGinn, Jill Nishi, King County Exec. Dow Constantine, Betsy Wells, Laurie Lippold, Lori Matsukawa, State Rep. Eric Pettigrew, and Dale Minami. […]
University of Washington recognizes notable alumni
As part of its 150th anniversary, the University of Washington alumni publication, Columns Magazine, recognized 100 alumni, including 12 former Communication majors. The list includes Dolores Sibonga, Christine Gregoire, Eric Nalder, Gerald Baldasty, Luly Yang, Bruce Harrell, Dow Constantine, Tim Egan, David Horsey, Bobbe Bridge, Nate Miles, and more. (end)
King County awards $10.6 million to affordable housing development countywide
Creating housing for veterans, homeless families and others in need, on Friday, King County Executive Dow Constantine announced approximately $10.6 million in awards for affordable housing development across the county. “This funding will boost to the local economy and create construction jobs, while providing safe and affordable housing that will help hundreds of people who […]
King County Executive presents first-ever county-wide Small Business Awards
King County Executive Dow Constantine celebrated the importance and the accomplishments of small businesses throughout the county by presenting the first annual King County Executive’s Small Business Awards at the Meydenbauer Center, in Bellevue, on Oct. 12.
Blog: What’s cooking at Kurose’s birthday party?
By Assunta Ng The guest list of Ruthann Kurose’s surprise 60th birthday party was a Who’s Who in politics. The party was held at the house of former Mayor Norm Rice and his wife, Constance.
April 6: McGinn and Constantine stroll together for City–County Walk
Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn and King County Executive Dow Constantine teamed up for the kick-off of the Let’s Move! National Start Walking Day
Blog: Remembering Roberto Maestas
Roberto Maestas, founder of the El Centro de la Raza, died last week. If anyone would ask me to name one Hispanic leader, Maestas would be the first to come to mind
Diversity at the Top honorees credited for community service
“This dinner is not a town hall meeting,” joked Assunta Ng, founder of the Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation, the event’s organizer, referring to the celebration dinner held at the House of Hong on Dec. 4 honoring Dow Constantine, Martha Choe, Lloyd Hara, Mike McGinn, and John Okamoto. They were named the 2009 Top Contributors to the Asian Community by the Northwest Asian Weekly. This year’s theme was “Diversity at the Top.”