On March 1, former U.S. Ambassador to China Gov. Gary Locke and former Washington State First Lady Mona Locke joined Komen Puget Sound executive director David Richart and honorary co-chairs Jerry and Charlene Lee at Komen Puget Sound’s annual Grace Notes Gala. About 300 benefactors attended the event at the Fairmount Olympic Hotel, raising $600,000 […]
Women discuss ‘glorious food’
The Wells Fargo Washington Women’s Roundtable was held March 18 at FareStart in Seattle. The theme, “Food, Glorious Food,” featured a panel of top local women in the multi-million dollar food industry on the topics of restaurant trends, sustainability, and “good eats.” Speakers included Andrina Bigelow of Fran’s Chocolates, Maria Smeraldo of Il Terrazzo Carmine, […]
Miyake named city manager
The City Council on April 8 unanimously selected Brad Miyake as Bellevue’s next city manager, pending contract negotiations.
Korean consul returns home
Consul General Song Young-wan, the Republic of Korea’s highest-ranking consular officer at the nation’s Seattle consulate, is leaving his post after three years. The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea covers the states of Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Alaska, and Montana, providing visa and passport services. Song also spent his time both on diplomatic affairs […]
General Biodiesel named West Seattle Business of the Year
General Biodiesel recently received the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce Westside Business of the Year Award. The company helps businesses with free pickup of used greases. This is then used to provide an alternative to petroleum fuel. Yale and Laura Wong launched General Biodiesel in 2006 to help reduce the nation’s reliance on foreign fuel.
Supreme Court Justice says internment ruling could happen again
By Audrey McAvoy Associated Press HONOLULU (AP) – U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia told law students at the University of Hawaii last month that the nation’s highest court was wrong to uphold the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, but he wouldn’t be surprised if the court issued a similar ruling during […]
API bands compete in Kollaboration showcase
Five local API bands will vie for the chance to compete at Kollaboration Star in L.A. next fall.
Sting operation nets stolen goods, drug dealers, and scammers in ID
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly The Seattle Police Department reported the March 27 arrest of 25 suspects in a
Bank fraudsters preyed on Vietnamese community
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly A member of a bank fraud scheme who threatened people with a firearm to try to collect debts was sentenced last week to six years in prison, announced U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan.
Loans available for businesses impacted by Chinatown fire
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering low-interest working capital federal loans to small businesses economically impacted by the Hudson Building fire in Seattle’s International District. The SBA declared the fire a disaster following an April 1 request from Gov. Jay Inslee.