Asian Counseling and Referral Service celebrated its 40th anniversary with a gala called Celebrating Hope. In attendance were 550 guests, 90 volunteers and dozens of local performers, including lion dancers, Korean drummers and an Indian classical dance team. The evening, which included a silent auction, live auction and raffle, raised more than $260,000 for ACRS […]
Wing Luke director invited to White House for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Beth Takekawa, executive director of the Wing Luke Asian Museum, was one of 200 guests on May 28, 2013, invited to meet President Barack Obama at the White house for a celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Also at the event were author Helen Zia, Asst. Secretary of the Interior Rhea Suh, […]
Two named to Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs
Gov. Jay Inslee recently announced the following appointments to the Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (CAPAA). Gerardine “Didi” Cabusao is Filipino-American and resides in Selah. She is a registered dietitian at Yakima Valley School, Department of Social and Health Services. Cabusao is currently serving as a board member of the Filipino American Community of […]
Lam’s Seafood owner featured in national Chase advertising campaign
Yen Lam, owner of Lam’s Seafood at 1221 S. King St., will be featured in a national advertising campaign by Chase bank that features local entrepreneurs. The Mission Main Street campaign features nine business owners from all over the country and the advertising includes digital media, radio, business and trade print publications. “These entrepreneurs represent […]
National rallies support immigration reform
By E.J. Tamara The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — About 2,000 supporters of immigration reform marched through Hollywood on Oct. 5 as part of rallies nationwide to push for congressional action, while California’s governor signed a series of bills on the topic, saying he was not going to wait on Washington.
Japan PM seeks foreign help on Fukushima leak
By Mari Yamaguchi The Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Oct. 6 that Japan is open to receiving overseas help to contain the continuing radioactive water leaks at the crippled nuclear plant in Fukushima.
Street car construction causes partial road closures
The Seattle Department of Transportation is constructing streetcar tracks on South Jackson Street in Pioneer Square and the Chinatown/International District for the First Hill Streetcar project. Crews partially will close one intersections a week on South Jackson Street between the Second Avenue Extension and Fifth Avenue South through mid-November. South Jackson Street will remain open […]
ICHS to help Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese speakers with health care enrollment
The International Community Health Services in the International District and Holly Park have certified in-person health navigators to help native speakers of APA languages with enrolling in the state health care exchanges.
Ben Zhang is a textbook case for success — 2013 Visionary Award Recipient
The Northwest Asian Weekly presents the Visionary Awards Gala, an event honoring visionaries in the APA community, on Oct. 18. By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Ben Zhang does not believe in luck when it comes to business. Zhang believes in hard work, executing a vision, and from that luck will come. Zhang’s business acumen […]
China’s Feng wins Reignwood Classic LPGA tournament in Beijing
By Staff The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — China’s Shanshan Feng eagled the par-5 18th hole after her second shot approach hit the pin for a 68 Oct. 6 and a one-stroke victory in the smog-affected Reignwood Classic, the LPGA’s first tournament in Beijing. American Stacy Lewis birdied four of her first six holes to […]