The Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (CAPAA) will bring together youth, community leaders, elected officials, and commissioners to celebrate its 40th anniversary on May 15, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in SeaTac (formerly the Holiday Inn), at 17338 International Blvd. The anniversary event will honor the commission’s legacy, accomplishments, and vision for […]
Joby Shimomura shares her path to the Governor’s office
By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Joby Shimomura is a fourth-generation Japanese American, recently appointed as Gov. Jay Inslee’s chief of staff. On April 13, she took time to talk about her professional background and how she found her way to the Governor’s office. The event was hosted by the Hokubei Hochi Foundation, a non-profit […]
Will Yu make history? — She could be first Asian American on state’s highest court
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly King County Superior Court Judge Mary Yu will make history if she’s successful in her bid for an open seat on the Washington State Supreme Court.
Loans available for businesses impacted by Chinatown fire
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering low-interest working capital federal loans to small businesses economically impacted by the Hudson Building fire in Seattle’s International District. The SBA declared the fire a disaster following an April 1 request from Gov. Jay Inslee.
Governor appoints John Chun to King Co. Superior Court
In December, Gov. Jay Inslee appointed John Chun to the King County Superior Court bench. Prior to his appointment, Chun was a member of the Summit Law Group, where he focused on employment, commercial, and international cases.
Inslee signs bill expanding college aid to students without legal status
By Associated Press OLYMPIA, Wash. – Gov. Jay Inslee signed a measure on Feb. 26 that expands state college financial aid to students who don’t have legal status in the United States.
Governor appoints Lee to Court of Appeals
Gov. Jay Inslee today announced that he is appointing Judge Linda Lee to the Division II Court of Appeals, District III. Lee, who has served as a Pierce County Superior Court judge since 2004 and a partner at Gordon, Thomas, Honeywell, Malance, Peterson and Daheim LLP for 13 years before that, has an extensive record […]
Bellevue mayor signs trade agreements in Beijing
A top construction firm in China intends to open an office in Bellevue as a result of an agreement signed Nov. 13 in Beijing by Mayor Conrad Lee and the company’s chairman.
“Portal to Asia” hosts biz-tech summit
About 400 people, representing more than 100 companies, attended the inaugural Seattle Biz-Tech Summit at the Hyatt Regency in Bellevue on Oct. 19. Hosted by Nan Hai Co., Inc., the purpose of the event was to “establish an annual international summit in Seattle to highlight and promote business and technology exchanges between American and Chinese […]
Gala supports refugee women
The Refugee Women’s Alliance fundraising dinner was on Sept. 20 at the Seattle Sheraton Hotel on Sept. 20. Attending dignitaries included Gov. Jay Inslee, Mayor Mike McGinn, State Rep. Cyrus Habib and State Rep. Sharon Tomiko Santos.
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