Pramila Jayapal launched her campaign at the New Holly Gathering Hall on April 1 in the race to be a representative in the Washington State Senate’s 37th District. Jayapal is the founder of OneAmerica, Washington state’s largest immigrant and refugee advocacy organization, and is a national advocate for immigrant, civil, and human rights. She has […]
BLOG: McGinn vs. Murray. Who should we endorse?
By Assunta Ng It is not easy to choose the next Seattle mayor. I can tell you why you should vote for Mayor Mike McGinn. I could also give you reasons why you should go with Sen. Ed Murray. However, I do have concerns with both candidates. After watching three mayoral forums, I have to […]
McGinn’s ethnic media relationship, now and then
By Assunta Ng Who scored last week Last week, Mayor Mike McGinn received two major setbacks. His leading challenger for mayor, Sen. Ed Murray, received endorsements from former King County Executive Ron Sims — who contemplated running — and the Civic Alliance for a Sound Economy (CASE), a political organization sponsored by the Seattle Metropolitan […]
BLOG: A Night at the Executive Excellence Awards
By Assunta Ng Normally, when I’m invited to a mainstream event, I have high expectations for their program and networking opportunities, but low expectations for their diversity. Don’t blame me, that’s the way many events are in Seattle — white and exclusive. I am usually one of the few women of color.
Northwest Asian Weekly celebrates its 30th anniversary
By Charles Lam The Northwest Asian Weekly The Northwest Asian Weekly celebrated its 30th anniversary last Friday, Oct. 5, with about 650 guests at the Seattle
Sept. 10: InterIm’s annual gala raises nearly $50,000
InterIm Community Development Association held its 2010 Annual Gala Luncheon at the Renaissance Seattle Hotel.
McGinn ushers in an ‘open source’ transition
“[Seattle Mayor-elect Mike] McGinn explained that rather than making courtesy calls to all the council members, he thought it better to just walk over and meet face to face on a casual basis,” said Seattle City Councilmember Nick Licata in a release. “This is a departure from Mayor Nickel’s style, which was to rely more on his deputy mayor Tim Ceis to walk the council hallway.”
Sims sworn in as deputy U.S. housing secretary
WASHINGTON (AP) — On May 8, former King County Executive Ron Sims was sworn in to a high-ranking job within the Obama administration. Sims’ last day as King County Executive was May 7.
NWAW Editorial: Yay, Locke!
In the beginning, we were worried. We felt that we had so much talent in Washington state but the pool was being overlooked by President Obama for his cabinet. However, we now have three nominations for cabinet: King County Executive Ron Sims, Seattle Police Chief Gil Kerlikowske, and the clincher — former Gov. Gary Locke.
Sandeep Kaushik has been hired as deputy communications director for King County Executive Ron Sims. Kaushik most recently covered national and state politics for the alternative weekly The Stranger. (end)