President Obama has announced his intent to nominate Portia Y. Wu as assistant secretary for Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor.
Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber welcomes new board
On Nov. 18, the Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce voted to renew terms and welcome the new board of directors for 2014. Afterwards, new officers were selected from the board. They are Martha Lee, president; Felicity Wang, 1st vice president; David Leong, 2nd vice president; Will Chen, treasurer; and John Liu, secretary. (end)
King for a day
Tony Thai-Bao Vo was crowned Homecoming King at the University of Washington’s Husky Stadium on Oct. 26. Vo is a senior from White Center, majoring in American ethnic studies and public health. His queen was Annah Wanjiku, a senior international studies major from Edmonds. Each received at $1,000 scholarship. (end)
Numata returns to Tatum
Tatum, a management and advisory firm offering hands-on strategic, financial, and technology solutions, announced today that Mae Numata has rejoined the company as an engagement partner following a multi-year engagement with a former Pacific Northwest Tatum client.
Chu receives NWPC award
Elaine Chu, along with other nominees, received the 2013 Campaign Heroine Award from the National Women’s Political Caucus of Washington. Chu was the campaign director for Maya Vengadasalam, Kent School Board director, Position 5. (end)
NOAA dedicates Daniel K. Inouye facility in Honolulu
On Dec. 16, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) dedicated its new NOAA Daniel K. Inouye Regional Center, located on Ford Island in Honolulu.
US ups security aid to SE Asia, criticizes China
By Matthew Lee and Matthew Pennington Associated Press HANOI, Vietnam (AP) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry offered harsh words for China and new maritime security assistance for Southeast Asia on Dec. 16 to bolster countries facing growing Chinese assertiveness in a region where the two world powers are jockeying for influence.
North Korea explodes myth of Kim dynasty
By Foster Klug Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – North Korea’s propaganda machine has long kept alive the myth of a serene, all-powerful ruling dynasty that enjoyed universal love and support at home. In a single stroke last week, that came crashing down.
Welcoming waves enhance freeway columns
By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly The strip of 30 columns under the I-5 overpass on South King Street has undergone a makeover in a bid to transform and revitalize the area. The community project, led by former architects-turned-retirees Dennis Su and Alex Young, had a recent dedication ceremony to commemorate the painting done on […]
Art exhibit deconstructs our perceptions of race
By Jason J. Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly The color of one’s skin is one of the most telling differences between people. In the past, racial