Though Gov. Jay Inslee has yet to make an appointment to his Cabinet, Asian and Pacific Americans will already have a part in his administration. Joby Shimomura, Kelly Wicker, Kirstan Arestad, and Stacey Tichenor all currently hold positions working for the governor. Shimomura, Inslee’s former campaign manager and congressional office staff member, has been brought […]
Tuck Eng celebration raises funds for Chinatown gate
Tuck Eng celebrated his 79th birthday on Oct. 7, 2012 at the Maple Greens Golf Club with over 130 relatives, close friends, and associates attending.
New President and Vice President of Events appointed to AAJA Seattle board
The Seattle chapter of the Asian American Journalist Association appointed Mai Hoang as Chapter President and Tiffany Wan as Vice President of events. This action follows a 60-day nomination period and fills two vacancies on the five-person board.
King County appoints Vietnamese-speaking representative to Elections Committee
King County appointed a Vietnamese-speaking representative to its Citizens’ Elections Oversight Committee last week, selecting Linh Thai, Community Liaison of Congressman Adam Smith’s office, to fill the role. A naturalized citizen, Thai will be serving on the committee until December 2017.
South East Asia and Japan get closer over China concerns
By Tran Van Minh The Associated Press HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Japan’s prime minister promised closer security and economic ties with Vietnam on Wednesday, bolstering an alliance that shares concerns over rising Chinese territorial assertiveness in regional waters.
Japan talk of warning shots heats up China dispute
By Eric Talmadge The Associated Press TOKYO, Japan (AP) — Japan says it may fire warning shots to keep foreign aircraft from violating its airspace in the latest verbal blast between Tokyo and Beijing that raises concerns that a dispute over hotly contested islands could spin out of control.
Obama deflects criticism about lack of diversity
By Josh Lederman The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Deflecting criticism about a perceived lack of diversity in his second-term Cabinet, President Barack Obama on Monday, Jan. 14 urged Americans not to rush to judgment about who he will appoint to replace departing members of his team.
Delayed-deportation immigrants can drive in Oregon
By Jonathan J. Cooper THE Associated Press SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon will issue driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants accepted into a new federal program that delays deportation for some young people brought illegally to the United States as children, officials said Wednesday, Jan. 16.
The Layup Drill — Please explain to me what happened with Manti Te’o
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Happy New Year! Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. While we are going to look at a wide spectrum of sports this month, one late-breaking story required that I rewrite the column. Thank you, Manti Te’o.
Community says goodbye to Wai Eng
Seattle paid its respects to community leader Wai Chow Eng last Saturday, Jan. 19, at a service that turned out to be a Chinatown affair. Over 300 people attended to say goodbye to the man who brought Chinese barbecue to Seattle, helped revitalize Chinatown, and loved and cared for his family his entire life.