As the U.S. economy continues to decline and Obama’s stimulus package continues to be given as bonuses to top CEOs, the Seattle Public Schools (SPS) is feeling the crunch.
During my stay at SYLP, we talked about diversity. However, with diversity, there is racism. I think the root of racism can be traced back to the Holocaust and American slavery.
Bar hopping is not my kind of social venture. But I did it on election night from Twist to Spitfire to Kells Irish Pub in downtown Seattle. It’s adventurous, isn’t it? It’s part of my career even though I am not a drinker. I began this tradition when Gary Locke ran as King County Executive […]
“I thought I was going to die there,” Melissa Roxas said as she recounts her ordeal.
By Mark Lee Northwest Asian Weekly Editor’s note: This is the launch of a new monthly Northwest Asian Weekly opinion column by Mark Lee. Each month, Lee will raise topical questions and discuss issues that may be relevant to our readers. Note that, in writing for the NWAW, Lee is not representing the viewpoints of […]
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.
The Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus’ (CAPAC) outgoing executive director, Victoria Tung, has accepted a position in the Obama administration in the Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs within the Department of Commerce, which is headed by Secretary Gary Locke. Gloria Chan, who is currently CAPAC’s communications director and Rep. Mike Honda’s legislative counsel, will […]
Actor Kal Penn shocked fans when his character on “House, M.D.” exited the show in a dramatic fashion on April 6. Indian American Penn played Dr. Lawrence Kutner. After two seasons on the show, Penn’s character was found dead in his apartment, apparently due to suicide.
Last week, President Obama, mindful of the struggles of his single mother, created a White House panel that will advise him on issues facing women and girls. The council is designed to help cabinet agencies and departments collaborate to make sure that women will also be provided opportunities offered to men …
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.