Former Issaquah City Councilmember Russell Joe joined the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington (JCCCW) as the organization’s new chief administrative officer on July 1. CAO is a new position to the organization, following the restructuring of JCCCW’s leadership infrastructure. The CAO and COO positions replace the former executive director position.
Medina city manager to leave post following bias verdict
By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly After a two-year trial that ended with a $2 million dollar verdict for former Medina Police Chief Jeffrey Chen, Donna Hanson will be ending her tenure as Medina city manager on July 14.
Medina Ex-Police Chief Chen trial set to begin
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Former Medina Police Chief Jeffrey Chen’s wrongful-termination lawsuit against the city of Medina will finally be seeing a trial by jury. However, the lawsuit will be without several claims that were thrown out by the judge. The trial is scheduled to begin on March 11. U.S. District Court Judge Thomas […]
BLOG: Rich districts vs. poor districts
By Assunta Ng King County has released data showing which districts voted Democrat and which districts voted Republican during the governor’s race. Rich districts such as Medina, Hunts Point, and Yarrow Point voted for Republican Rob McKenna, while poor districts, such as the International District, went for Inslee.
Medina Police Chief Jeff Chen fired for his controversial actions, denies any wrongdoing
After a surprising resignation — followed by some controversial finger-pointing and an administrative leave order — Medina Police Department (MPD)