Photos by George Liu & Daria Kroupoderova/NWAW The recycling fashion contest is made possible by: General BioDiesel Cathay Post 186 Tsue Chong Company Waters Academy ParentMap Jade Garden Restaurant Simply Thai Restaurant China Harbor Restaurant InterIm CDA Jim Doane Thank you!
Cuc Vu is director of OIRA
Cuc Vu, a refugee from the Vietnam War, relocated with her family to Olympia, WA based on an uncle’s advice. She earned an undergraduate degree at Pomona College and a graduate degree as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. She also brings twelve years of experience working on […]
New appointments to the Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs
Mohan Gurung was born in Nepal, and migrated to the United States in 1993. He previously worked at Bir Hospital (the oldest hospital in Nepal) for over 13 years in their Emergency/Trauma, Orthopedic and Dental department as well as volunteering in numerous medical camps and health clinics, including the Red Cross. He founded the Nepal […]
Jamie Lee joins as IDEA program manager
IDEA Space, the International District’s community resource center has announced the appointment of Jamie Lee as program manager.
Two API leaders honored
Tomio Moriguchi, Elaine Ikoma Ko, and the Nikkei Community Network hosted a special reception on July 9, at the Nagomi Tea House, for Andréa Akita’s appointment as Executive Director of InterIm CDA and Brad Miyake as the new Bellevue City Manager.
Doris Koo Appointed to AARP Board of Directors
Koo recently retired from a 13-year career with Enterprise Community Partners, a national nonprofit specializing in affordable housing advocacy and development, having served in a variety of roles, including that of president and CEO. She also served seven years with the Seattle Housing Authority, leading efforts to build or preserve affordable housing units, and serving […]
Orphaned as a child, attorney seeks to serve as judge
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Marcus Naylor was born into a South Korean orphanage and was without a family until he was 9 years old. Taken from his native country, he was adopted by a family in the United States that did not speak Korean. He spoke no English at the time. Naylor’s adopted […]
PICTORIAL: Dragon Fest 2014
The International District experienced fun, food, electricity mayhem, and even a recycling fashion contest. Highlights from this year’s festival also included a dance contest, $2 bites from local restaurants, and a variety of booths that sold everything from jewelry to handmade arts and crafts. (end) Photos by George Liu & Daria Kroupoderova/NWAW
Free health screenings for families
Seattle Goodwill is hosting a Family Health and Safety Fair with information and services including screenings for diabetes, blood pressure, cholesterol and Body Mass Index (BMI). Mammogram and Pap tests for women 40 years and older are available by appointment (206-461-4493).
Romson Bustillo / BIMA / “Dugay na” exhibition
By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly “I always knew.”<!–more–> This was Roman Bustillo’s response when he realized that he wanted to be an artist. Bustillo was born and raised in Cagayan, Philippines. As a child, Bustillo was exposed to art consistently and often from a young age. Art became a part of how he internalized […]