Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels visited Little Saigon, the Vietnamese American business district in Seattle’s International District. This tour was organized by Washington Vietnamese American Chamber of Commerce (WAVA). He visited Little Saigon’s business owners and expressed his desire to see more city investment in Little Saigon, enlarging buses’ free bus zones, and improving the physical appearance of the streets.
At the Farmers Insurance office, located on Martin Luther King Jr Way South in Seattle, Farmers staff presented Vu T. Nguyen and Maria Tran with the 2009 Asian Pacific Islander American Fund Awards for their educational excellence. ♦
Quieter and longer lasting, dragon boat racing of the East — featuring boats with colorful dragon heads on their bow — has some similarities with drag racing in the West. The purpose of both activities is to find out who can reach the finish line in the shortest amount of time.
On a Tuesday night at any casino, many of the game tables are deserted. During this worldwide financial crisis, many businesses face losses in consumers. Everyone thinks that they need luck to survive.
Public indignation was aroused in south Seattle when Joseph Aqui, a level III sex offender, was relocated into the Othello neighborhood without the knowledge of many of the nearby residents. Othello is a predominately Asian neighborhood.
On Aug. 3, a new e-mail application launched which will allow users to write an e-mail message in English and then forward it with Chinese and English text side-by-side. This solves the language barrier with China and sets a new standard in e-mail communication.
On Aug. 7, Sen. Patty Murray invited Dr. Steven Chu to tour the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.
The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), the nation’s oldest and largest Asian American civil and human rights organization, recently announced the completion of a survey which was funded by a grant from the Annie E. Casey Foundation of Baltimore, Md.
On Aug. 6, Sen. Maria Cantwell announced the U.S.–China Market Engagement and Export Promotion Act. This act will help small and medium sized businesses enter China’s economy.
On July 28, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donated a $41 million grant to Concern Worldwide US. Concern Worldwide US is an organization that works to find solutions for the high rate of deaths of newborn babies and mothers throughout the world.