On Jan. 21, Washington state Sen. Pramila Jayapal announced her congressional bid in Washington state’s 7th district, in hopes of succeeding U.S. Rep. Jim McDermott, who is retiring and vacating his seat after 14 terms.
Angry Asian Man? — Phil Yu is more than that
By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Phil Yu isn’t an Angry Asian Man. In fact, he’s far from it. Yu is the founder behind the blog Angry Asian Man—one of the most popular sources online for news, pop culture, media, social issues, and Yu’s own commentary and spin about the Asian American experience. The blog’s […]
Okamoto to run for City Council
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly If the Seattle City Council wants to pick a candidate who can hit the ground running, and yet has no political ambition to fill in for councilmember Sally Clark who is resigning, John Okamoto, 61, said he’s the pick. An interim director of the City’s Human Resources Department, Okamoto […]
Korean consul returns home
Consul General Song Young-wan, the Republic of Korea’s highest-ranking consular officer at the nation’s Seattle consulate, is leaving his post after three years. The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea covers the states of Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Alaska, and Montana, providing visa and passport services. Song also spent his time both on diplomatic affairs […]
Lily Jung Henson named chief of staff at Swedish/Issaquah Medical Center
Dr. Lily Jung Henson was named chief of staff at Swedish’s new medical campus in Issaquah on Sept. 29. As chief of staff of the new hospital, she will be responsible for oversight of the medical staff’s qualifications and optimization of its practice standards. She will also serve as medical director for Neurology at the Issaquah […]
Editorial: Farewell and good luck, Phyllis Wise
It’s with more than a tinge of sadness that we bid farewell to University of Washington (UW) Provost Phyllis Wise. It was announced on Wednesday, Aug. 3, that Wise is leaving the UW for a top position at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC).
Minority youth have big media appetite, according to study
By David Aguilar The Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Minority youth spend more than half their day consuming media content, a rate that’s 4.5 hours greater than their white counterparts, according to a Northwestern University report released last week.
A tiger enters the kitchen — Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan shows why she isn’t the typical cookbook author
Journalist Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan stood in front of the wok clutching her Blackberry, admittedly scared that if she diverted from the recipe, she’d make a mistake.
Feb. 22: First Indian American elected to Chicago City Council
Ameya Pawar, 30, was elected as alderman on Chicago’s North Side. Pawar was virtually unknown when he entered the race. He won 50 percent of the vote.
Phyllis Wise, first Asian American president of the UW, maintains a passion for science
“I was always interested in biology. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t.”