By Jessica Kai Curry Northwest Asian Weekly Michael Itti just settled into his position as executive director of the Chinese Information and Service Center (CISC). On the job since early September, his office barely looks lived in. This is probably because he’s been spending all of his time diligently working to fulfill the wide-reaching goals […]
CISC’s new executive director
The Chinese Information & Service Center (CISC) announced on July 27 that its Board of Directors appointed Michael Itti to be its new executive director. He will assume responsibilities effective mid-September. Prior to this appointment, Itti served as executive director of the Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs since 2013. He led a […]
Northwest Asian Weekly’s 35th anniversary: Let’s hear it from our readers
The only weekly English-edition newspaper serving the Asian community in the state of Washington for 35 years. “Editor, publisher, founder, fundraiser, mother, wife, daughter, mentor and friend. I am truly in awe of the impact [Assunta] and the Northwest Asian Weekly have had on so many lives, including my own. My sincere congratulations on […]
A voice for the Pacific Islander community, and her inspiration
At a young age, Sili Savusa was exposed to community work through her parents. As a result of a hurricane in Samoa in the 1970s, her parents did a lot of organizing to help with the relief of those affected. Through that work and the ability to help the community, her parents started the first Samoa nonprofit agency.
Luncheon on politics
On Aug. 7, The Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce held a luncheon at New Hong Kong Restaurant to discuss the topic: Is Politics Good for Business? Julien Loh, Theresa Pan Hosley, Phillip Sit, Michael Itti talked about how they got into politics and gave insights on the benefits or drawbacks to businesses. (end)
Top Contributor: Frieda Takamura, lifetime contributor to the Asian community
By Senhao Liu Northwest Asian Weekly From being a teacher to a policymaker in education improvement, Frieda Takamura has contributed much during the past 40 years to the Asian Pacific Islander community.
Awareness about stomach cancer
By Suzanne Pak For Northwest Asian Weekly On Aug. 22nd, Cornerstone Medical Services hosted the first stomach cancer summit in Washington state’s history. A hundred health, human service, and community leaders gathered at the Clarion Hotel in Federal Way to hear Dr. Joo Ha Hwang (chief of gastroenterology at Harborview Medical Center) explain how to […]
Let’s talk about Asian American and Pacif ic Islander mental health
By Michael Itti and Diane Narasaki For Northwest Asian Weekly One in five adults in America experiences depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, or some other form of mental illness in the course of a year. Whether it is a friend, a colleague, or a family member, someone you know is experiencing a mental health disorder.
APA advocates, health agencies address questions at Affordable Care Act forum
Local residents with questions about the Affordable Care Act attended a Sept. 25 forum in Bellevue sponsored by the Washington State India Trade Relations Action Committee (WASITRAC), with the support of the Asian Counseling and Referral Service, and other APA and health groups.
Michael Itti appointed as executive director of the Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs
Governor Jay Inslee appointed Michael Itti as the executive director of the Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs in early April. Itti is a second generation Thai-Chinese American born and raised in Washington. He will advise the governor, the Legislature, state agencies, and local government on policies, programs, and needs of the Asian […]