Gov. Jay Inslee on Oct. 10 appointed Toshiko Hasegawa as executive director of the Washington State Commission on Asian and Pacific American Affairs (CAPAA). She replaces Michael Itti, who departed the position earlier this year. Hasegawa currently serves as communications manager for King County’s Office of Law Enforcement Oversight (OLEO). Prior to OLEO, Hasegawa worked […]
Deadly use of force committee recommendations: two yards gained or a touchdown?
By Arlene Kiyomi Dennistoun NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY The Joint Legislative Task Force on the Use of Deadly Force in Community Policing wrapped up its final meeting in a grueling 11-hour session in Olympia, and recommended changing the law applying to police use of deadly force. Suspense grew as each member cast their vote out loud. […]
Task force on police use of deadly force … two-yard gains yet?
By Arlene Kiyomi Dennistoun Northwest Asian Weekly The two-yard gains Toshiko Hasegawa had hoped for may or may not have happened at the third meeting of the Joint Legislative Task Force on the Use of Deadly Force in Community Policing. The agenda looked promising — it included a roundtable discussion on whether or not to […]
AAPI community honors Muckleshoot Indian Tribe
The Seattle Japanese American Citizens League has been working closely with representatives of the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe on an event to raise awareness within the AAPI community about the history, heritage and legacy of the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe. The AAPI and Native American communities have a proud legacy of communion and camaraderie. Throughout history, discriminatory laws and […]
Yay Team Seattle JACL!
Team Seattle JACL participated in the annual the Walk for Rice this past weekend at Seward Park in South Seattle. The Walk for Rice raises funds for the Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS) food bank, one of the largest in Washington state and the only food bank that regularly offers Asian food staples. The […]