The Hon. Lloyd Hara and Rep. Jim McDermott were honored at the University of Washington (UW) Multicultural Alumni Partnership’s (MAP) Bridging the Gap Breakfast on Oct. 22. McDermott received the 2016 MAP Samuel E. Kelly Award for his work in supporting vulnerable populations. Hara was given the 2016 MAP Distinguished Alumni Award. Also honored were […]
A report released this week by the New American Leaders Project, a nonpartisan organization, found that fewer than 2 percent 500,000 seats in state and local offices nationwide are held by Asian Americans or Latino. There is a clear disparity in representation here, as these voters comprise 20 percent of the U.S. population. The report […]
On Jan. 21, Washington state Sen. Pramila Jayapal announced her congressional bid in Washington state’s 7th district, in hopes of succeeding U.S. Rep. Jim McDermott, who is retiring and vacating his seat after 14 terms.
University of Washington Alumni Association Multicultural Alumni Partnership (MAP) will be celebrating its 20th anniversary of the formation of the MAP club and also hosting its annual “Bridging the Gap” breakfast.
The Washington State–India Trade Relations Action Committee (WASITRAC) hosted a reception to welcome India Ambassador to the United States Nirupama Rao on Sept. 13 at the Westin Seattle. Rao was appointed ambassador in September 2011. Previously, she served as the second-ever woman Indian Foreign Secretary, the top diplomat for Indian foreign relations, from 2009 to […]
Four-hundred eighty-seven new citizens of the United States took their oaths of allegiance on July 4 at the Seattle Center as part of the Ethnic Heritage Council’s 29th Annual Naturalization Ceremony.
By Assunta Ng McDermott and McDermott Why did Congressman Jim McDermott, 76, of the 7th District, and King County Councilmember Joe McDermott,
By Assunta Ng In case you don’t know, Congressman Adam Smith of the 9th district is now representing part of the Chinatown/International District, after redistricting. It used to only be Congressman Jim McDermott.
By Deanna Duff Northwest Asian Weekly The Wing Luke Museum celebrated the Lunar New Year by embarking on a new chapter in its own future. Visiting U.S.
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly “I probably should have become a teacher,” Joan Yoshitomi said half-joking.