On Jan. 19, the Metropolitan King County Council declared January Human Trafficking Awareness Month in recognition of the ongoing effort to call attention to this form of modern day slavery. “In order to stop the scourge of human trafficking in our county, we need a coordinated and unified response,” said Councilmember Jeanne Kohl-Welles, a co-sponsor […]
BLOG: Watch out for gutsy Asian female politicians
By Assunta Ng Who is Kshama Sawant? “Wow” was my reaction when I first saw her at the API forum.
Gala supports refugee women
The Refugee Women’s Alliance fundraising dinner was on Sept. 20 at the Seattle Sheraton Hotel on Sept. 20. Attending dignitaries included Gov. Jay Inslee, Mayor Mike McGinn, State Rep. Cyrus Habib and State Rep. Sharon Tomiko Santos.
Community remembers the life of Kip Tokuda
The Seattle community celebrated the life of Kip Tokuda at Tokuda’s public memorial on July 21 at the University of Washington. Over 800 people attended, with reflections presented by Gov. Jay Inslee, Mayor Mike McGinn, Jill Nishi, King County Exec. Dow Constantine, Betsy Wells, Laurie Lippold, Lori Matsukawa, State Rep. Eric Pettigrew, and Dale Minami. […]
Prominent APAs divided between mayoral candidates
By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly As the primary approaches, Seattle’s mayoral candidates are making a strong push for votes as recent polls still show that 25 percent of Seattle’s voters are still undecided.
American Dream — Immigrants reflect on America
“The American Dream is absolutely alive; my own experience is testament to this! The freedom
Vandana Slatter hosts campaign kick off
Vandana Slatter, candidate for Bellevue City Council Position 6, hosted her campaign kick off on June 18 at the Bellevue Muncipal Golf Course Clubhouse.
Mayor McGinn kicks off campaign in South Seattle
Mayor McGinn kicked off his re-election campaign on January 9 at an event hosted at the Filipino Community Center in South Seattle.
PICTORIAL: Governor’s Inaugural Ball 2013
Photos by George Liu/NWAW
New Delhi gang rape victim Nirbhaya remembered in Seattle event
Members from different ethnic groups paid tribute to Nirbhaya, the New Delhi gang rape victim, at a