By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly It is an event organized by Northwest Asian Weekly and the Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation to mark the noteworthy achievements of local Asian American and Pacific Islander leaders. Held at the House of Hong Restaurant on Dec. 4, the 23rd annual Top Contributors to the Asian Community Award Dinner […]
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray signed the Chinese Resolution on Aug. 14, which expresses regret for anti-Chinese legislation passed by the Washington Territory and previous Seattle City Councils in the 1800s. The resolution also recognizes the past and continuing contributions of the Chinese to Seattle and reaffirms the City’s commitment to the civil rights of all […]
By Assunta Ng Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant’s inappropriate and unfair questioning of John Okamoto (now voted in as a councilmember) during the public interview to fill in Sally Clark’s seat, gave me a revelation—the importance of respect. We make wishes during celebration. My wish for May’s Asian Pacific American API Heritage Month is that […]
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly The City Council has found a replacement for Sally Clark’s recently vacated position on City Council. John Okamoto was voted in April 27. He was supported by Sally Bagshaw, Tom Rasmussen, Bruce Harrell, Jean Godden, and Tim Burgess. The other API candidates vying for the position included Sharon Maeda and […]
By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly The Seattle City Council decided that First Avenue will have the first streetcar route during the July 21 council meeting. City Council will seek $75 million in federal money for the $110 million project.
By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly There is concern in the International District (ID) about council member Nick Licata’s
The Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) was awarded $2,763,660 from the City of Seattle, $500,000 from King County, and $650,000 from Federal Home Loan Bank
Winners include the African American Elders Program, International Community Health Services (ICHS), Open Arms Perinatal Services, Pastor Richard Gamble,