The Nov. 3 general election is important and exciting. Not only are there Asian American candidates running for offices in several cities and King County, there are issues directly impacting the Asian community. It is the first time after redistricting that voters will decide to elect some new blood to the Seattle City Council. Several […]
Welcome, Dean Tuan!
There was a reception to meet Mia Tuan, the incoming Dean of the College of Education at the University of Washington, July 20 at the Nagomi Teahouse in the International District. Over 100 were in attendance, including State Representative Sharon Tomiko Santos, King County Councilman Rod Dembowski, Seattle City Councilman Bruce Harrell, Seattle City Councilman […]
“Make Democracy Work”
Rep. Cindy Ryu was emcee for League of Women Voters – King County event “Make Democracy Work” on April 18 at the Wing Luke Asian Museum. Award winners included Sen. Pramila Jayapal, Executive Director of CAIRArsalam Bukhari, and David Perez an associate in Perkins Coie’s Litigation practice. Also present was King County Assessor Lloyd Hara. (end)
Shuko Hara celebrates 100 years
King County Assessor Lloyd Hara’s mother, Shuko Hara, a former Seattleite, celebrated her 100th birthday on Jan 31. She cheered for her beloved Seahawks on the recent Super Bowl Sunday. She now lives in Delaware near Lloyd’s sister, Mitzi. (end)
Lifetime achievement award given to King County Assessor
King County Assessor Lloyd Hara received the lifetime achievement award from the League of Women Voters on July 16 at the Seattle Westin Hotel. Over 100 people were present. Hara has a long career in public service. He served in the Army and retired from the Army Reserve with a Lt. Colonel ranking. At the […]
Continued growth in property tax evaluation expected
By Irfan Shariff Northwest Asian Weekly The King County Department of Assessment (Assessor’s Office) has started mailing real estate valuations that will help set what taxes you pay on your property in 2015. It will continue to mail to the 86 different residential areas through October. Last year, 76 areas saw an increase in valuation, […]
War dead honored
Seattle’s Cathay Post No. 186 held a Memorial Day event at Hing Hay Park on Monday with
Watanabe endorsed by leaders
Meet Louis Watanabe at a community fundraiser on April 23, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Watercress Vietnamese Bistro, 5041 Rainier Ave. S. #108. Watanabe is running to be a representative in the Washington State Senate’s 37th District.
BLOG: Hop Sing Tong’s ‘political’ success at Lunar New Year
By Assunta Ng Last Monday, Hop Sing Tong, Chinatown’s private club, organized its Lunar New Year party at the House of Hong.
Stephanie Bowman appointed Port of Seattle commissioner
Stephanie Bowman was appointed a commissioner of the Port of Seattle on May 3, joining current commissioners Tom Albro, Bill Bryant, John Creighton, and Courtney Gregoire. She fills the seat vacated by former commissioner Rob Holland.