By Joshua Holland NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY At a time when some Seattle business leaders feel embattled by local government, many have started to ask, is there a seat for them at the table when it comes to helping to solve some of the region’s most pressing issues, like creating new housing and reducing the number […]
BLOG: World travelers’ tips: What essentials to pack?
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Packing smart is often my goal when I travel. Listen to world travelers and you’ll find some helpful hints to make your trip more enjoyable and stress-free. My list of world travelers in this article showcases some prominent members of our region. Port of Seattle Executive Director Stephen Metruck […]
Strickland seeking common ground
By Ruth Bayang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY She’s new on the job, but she’s no rookie. “Even though I haven’t lived in Seattle recently, it’s not as though this is a completely unfamiliar city to me.” Marilyn Strickland is the new president and CEO of the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce. You likely know her best […]
Marilyn Strickland named Chamber President & CEO
By Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY SEATTLE — The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce has selected former Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland as its next president and CEO, according to its website. Strickland — whose mother is Korean, and father is Black, was Tacoma’s first elected Black mayor and the first female mayor to win two terms. […]
Mayor under fire for possibly violating ethics code
Earlier in the month, City of Tacoma Mayor, Marilyn Strickland, returned from a 10-day trip to Seoul, Shanghai
Mayor Strickland has ‘big plans’ for Tacoma
A tight political race that drags on for weeks is nothing new for Washingtonians.
Many thought this would be the story with the Tacoma mayoral race. On Nov. 4, Marilyn Strickland led in votes over opponent Jim Merritt by a narrow margin of 50.16 percent to 49.58 percent.
Korean Americans Strickland and Ryu vie for political seats
Cindy Ryu earned the distinction of being the first female Korean American mayor in the United State two years ago when she was elected as Shoreline’s mayor.
This year, Marilyn Strickland, born in Seoul, may follow up on Ryu’s accomplishment by becoming Tacoma’s mayor.
Editorial: Lessons to take away from this year’s political candidates
Wow! And we thought that this year’s elections would pale in comparison to last year’s exciting presidential race.
The election outcomes
Results as of press time on Wednesday night, Nov. 4
Initiative Measure No. 1033
66.72 percent NO to 33.28 percent YES
Referendum Measure No. 71
66.59 percent APPROVED to 33.41 percent REJECTED
Opinion: Northwest Asian Weekly endorses the following Asian Americans:
Patsy Bonincontri has served on the Bellevue City Council since 1998. She earned her bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Southern California. She would like to continue to advocate for improving the quality of life in Bellevue, invest in human capital, and upgrade its infrastructure to support anticipated growth.