By Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly Sitting across the table from Jennifer (Jenny) Choi feels like sitting with a friend you should be sharing coffee with and discussing upcoming holiday plans—not discussing fears and intricacies of the possibility of deportation. Choi’s situation is complicated. She moved to the United States from South Korea when she […]
Jessa Timmer will be new CIDBIA Executive Director
The Chinatown-International District Business Improvement Association (CIDBIA) announced Jessa Timmer as its new Executive Director. Timmer comes to the CIDBIA with experience working on business development at Neighborhood Ventures, a community business organization, and the State of Michigan’s Main Street program. She has an extensive background in community engagement, capacity building and organizational leadership and […]
South Korean ferry sinks, 292 missing
By Hyung-Jin Kim and Youkyung Lee SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – A ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea’s southern coast on April 16, leaving nearly 300 people missing despite a frantic, hours-long rescue by dozens of ships and helicopters. At least […]
Indian American Vandana Slatter running for Bellevue City Council
North Bellevue resident and Indian American Vandana Slatter will be running for Bellevue City Council, challenging position 6 incumbent Don Davidson. Davidson is conservative member of the council. Currently a clinical pharmacist working for AmGen, Slatter graduated from the University of Washington with a Doctorate in Pharmacy and a Masters of Public Administration. She has […]
Rep. Bob Hasegawa and Bobby Virk endorse each other for office
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly On March 12, Bobby Virk and Bob Hasegawa announced they are endorsing one another’s run for office. Hasegawa will vie for a state senate seat. Virk will vie for Hasegawa’s vacated seat in the state’s House.
Our top 10 burning questions with Patrick Yalung
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Patrick Yalung, a Filipino American, is the president of Wells Fargo of the Northwest. He oversees about 130 branches and 1,500 employees. Yalung joined Wells Fargo in 1983. Previously, he was the regional president for Wells Fargo in Greater Arizona. He is a member of the National Board of […]
What to know about Maiko Winkler-Chin, the new SCIDpda Executive Director
Maiko Winkler-Chin is the new executive director of the Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority (SCIDpda). She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Affairs and Asian Studies from the University of Puget Sound, and she earned a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Washington.
Ban Ki-Moon to receive honorary degree from UW
Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-Moon will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Washington (UW) on Oct. 26 at a formal convocation. The ceremony will be presided over by UW President Mark Emmert and will take place in Meany Hall for the Performing Arts on the UW Seattle campus.