When your father’s the state governor, then a member of Obama’s cabinet, then the ambassador to China—and when your mother’s a Miss Asian America, then a television reporter—you could be forgiven for thinking your family isn’t quite like anybody else’s.
Among schoolchildren — Gary Locke on the challenges of Bellevue College
You never know which title to use when talking to Gary Locke.
BLOG: Year of the Ox — Gary Locke sang on his 70th birthday
People imagine I get “scoops” because I have a famous friend. It doesn’t work that way.
Lockes divorced, remain good friends
Former Washington governor Gary Locke told the Northwest Asian Weekly on May 10, “It has never been a secret that we are divorced; we have simply not advertised it.”
Making a difference as citizen Locke
By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly We’ve known him as Ambassador Gary Locke. We’ve known him as the governor of Washington state. Now, Locke has quietly been pursuing his latest role as private citizen. Inspired by President John F. Kennedy’s inaugural address asking what citizens could do for their country, Locke’s altruistic aspirations began at […]
Ruth Woo, community leader, dies at 89
She never ran for office herself but Ruth Woo was a trusted leader who helped shape the leaders who shaped our region. Woo passed away on July 13 at the age of 89. She was a political mentor to people like former governor Gary Locke, state Rep. Sharon Tomiko Santos, former King county executive Ron […]
China Club’s 100th anniversary
China Club of Seattle celebrated its centennial on April 22 with a dinner featuring special guest speaker Gary Locke. Bart Fite, the Club president, presented Locke with a backpack, remaking the image of Locke carrying a backpack on his way to Beijing, a symbol of his down-to-earth style. Founded in 1916, the Club was a […]
NWAW’s Tech and Innovation Awardee — Weihua Zhang builds bridges across Pacific with largest tech companies in East Asia
By Chris Kenji Beer Northwest Asian Weekly In the last piece from this series, you read how entrepreneur Naveen Jain came from a humble upbringing in India to become one of the captains of the tech industry in the region. Weihua “Wayne” Zhang’s career takes a different path from Jain’s. Zhang is Northwest Asian Weekly’s […]
BLOG: My top 10 lunar new year wishes NO TRUMP and …
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly In the Year of the Monkey, I raise my glass, celebrating that most of my 2015 wishes for the community came true. Last February, I shared with readers my Lunar New Year wishes — to see Latino American Ana Mari Cauce become the University of Washington president — Black […]
Visit landmarks, get your caffeine and pizza fix, and drop off your mail — 10 things outsiders don’t know about the Chinatown/International District
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly 1. Did you know Chinatown is “a city within a city”? It has several doctors, dentists, attorneys, a post office, a library, a church, social services agencies, and a community center. 2. Do you know which ethnic group dominates the Chinatown ID? Chinese is the largest, but the diversity […]
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