One of our core values as a country and state is providing the best opportunity for our next generation to succeed; this means all children regardless of sex, race, ethnicity, or other defining characteristic.
On Jan. 13, Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee attended the 9th Annual Korean American Day reception in Olympia. The event recognized achievements of Korean Americans in Washington state and was coordinated by the Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (CAPAA). Senate Bill 5166, declaring Jan. 13 Korean American day, was signed into law in 2007. […]
By Alice Day WNPA Olympia News Bureau Advocates for minority and low-income students are urging legislators to take a closer look at the state’s McCleary obligation to ensure that all students are given equal and ample opportunity to achieve in school. One bill would require state agencies to assess the potential negative impacts of education […]
Ron Chow, co-founder and CEO of the Seattle Pacific Trading Company, received an appreciation from the U.S. Army on April 23 for his work to help pass Senate Bill 5114. Gov. Inslee signed the bill into law on April 22.
By Sen. Paull Shin For Northwest Asian Weekly Editor’s note: Sen. Paull Shin issued the following statement on his vote on Senate Bill 6239 to allow same-sex marriage. I want to thank you for your understanding during these past weeks as I considered my vote on Senate Bill 6239 concerning marriage equality. My office has […]
Sen. Paull Shin is supporting Gov. Chris Gregoire’s proposal to ask the voters to increase the state sales tax in order to offset the drastic cuts that would be necessary to balance the state budget. But he is concerned that the increase doesn’t go far enough. Shin, D-Edmonds, said that in the 43 years he […]
Earlier this week on the Berkeley campus of the University of California (UC), a Republican student group organized a bake sale that elicited cries of anger and heated debate before the event. The group asked students to pay different prices for the baked goods, depending on their race and/or gender. A white male would have […]
On April 6, Senate Bill 5442, encouraging the development of accelerated degree pathways in colleges and universities passed the state House with a sweeping majority.