Dow Constantine slowly weaved through a crowd of supporters at the Edgewater Hotel in Seattle, smiling and shaking hands with supporters as he scrambled for the podium. He claimed victory in the race for King County Executive on Tuesday night. Election results rolled on TV screens.
For this off-year election, the race to the mayor’s chair was closely watched due to the fact that incumbent Greg Nickels didn’t even qualify during the primary elections. The polarizing personalities of activist-cum-politician Mike McGinn and telecomm executive Joe Mallahan also make for an interesting look at citywide politics.
With 29.28 percent of the votes counted as on press time on Wednesday, Nov. 4, Wilson Chin has fallen far behind Betty Patu in the race for a spot on the Seattle school board.
Among some of the hottest issues on the ballot this year, the King County Assessor’s race could easily have been forgotten. This is an issue that Lloyd Hara — who, at press time on Wednesday, Nov. 4, was leading the polls — wants to correct.
Ban Ki-moon, the eighth United Nations Secretary-General, is a dawg. He’s a University of Washington (UW) Husky, that is. The university awarded him a Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, Oct. 27 at Meany Hall for the Performing Arts.
It was the Seattle Art Museum’s (SAM’s) Asian collection and her love for fishing that caused her to accept the position of director of the SAM in 1994.
Chinese guitarist Xuefei Yang will present an intimate performance on Nov. 10 in the Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall.
A new study by UCLA researcher Dr. Paul Ong revealed that Asian Americans win the fewest contracts when it comes to local, state, and federal minority government-contracting programs.
Cindy Ryu earned the distinction of being the first female Korean American mayor in the United State two years ago when she was elected as Shoreline’s mayor.
This year, Marilyn Strickland, born in Seoul, may follow up on Ryu’s accomplishment by becoming Tacoma’s mayor.
Before leaving his home in Texas for Mongolia with his wife and autistic son, author and horse trainer Rupert Isaacson seems eager for the trip as he calls it a “gateway to adventure, a gateway to healing.”