Dozens of candidates attended the 9th Annual Ethnic Media Candidates Meet and Greet on Sept. 24 at Joyale Seafood Restaurant. It was an opportunity for 19 political candidates to meet with the local ethnic media and multicultural businesses.
King Co Exec appoints Khandelwal
Executive Dow Constantine appointed Anita Khandelwal on Oct. 3 to serve as the director of King County Department of Public Defense. She has served as the interim director since July. “I listened to employees and stakeholders who wanted a change at Public Defense, and I am convinced Anita can best fulfill its mission to serve […]
Patsy Surh O’Connell receives Governor’s Heritage Award
Patsy Surh O’Connell was chosen to receive the Governor’s Heritage Award for an Individual as part of the 2018 Governor’s Arts & Heritage Awards (GAHA). The awards recognize individuals and organizations who have made significant contributions to the creative and cultural vitality of Washington state. “These are the highest cultural awards given by the governor,” […]
Inslee appoints Tamayo Murray
Governor Jay Inslee recently appointed Josephine Tamayo Murray to the Economic Development Finance Authority board. Tamayo Murray is the vice president for Public Policy in Seattle. According to her LinkedIn profile, she has received a Certificate of Completion from Harvard and a master’s in Social Work from the University of Washington.
Baranwal nominated to key Trump administration post
President Donald Trump announced on Oct. 3 his intent to nominate Rita Baranwal of Pennsylvania to be an Assistant Secretary of Energy (Nuclear Energy) at the U.S. Department of Energy. Baranwal currently serves as the Director of the Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear initiative at the Department of Energy. Baranwal earned her B.A. in […]
EDI celebrates 25 years of leadership development training
On Oct. 6, the Executive Development Institute (EDI) celebrated its 25th anniversary with a dinner and auction. EDI is a nonprofit that trains and develops Asian/Pacific Islander leaders and Hispanic/Latino leaders. At the event EDI bestowed cofounder Vanna Novak with a lifetime achievement award. Novak is a professional speaker and trainer and created EDI with […]
Kalahi Dance Company performs
The Kalahi Dance Company — part of the Filipino Community of Greater Seattle’s Family Academy program — performed at Westlake Center on Sept. 29. The Kalahi Dance Company promotes family participation and involvement in the education of children. It empowers families and students to be proactive in community and school affairs.
Sacramento man charged in international pot growing scheme
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Sacramento man has been indicted on charges of international money laundering and manufacturing marijuana. U.S. Attorney McGregor Scott says 38-year-old Daniel Zhu’s charges relate to a scheme by a Chinese-based crime organization to grow marijuana in California illegally. Authorities earlier this year seized about 100 Northern California homes involved in […]
Brokers of Portland condo building target buyers in Asia
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A condominium building under construction in Portland is planning to market more than a quarter of its units to Asian buyers. The real-estate brokers tasked with selling units in the TwentyTwenty building in northeast Portland expect to offer up to 45 of the 162 units to buyers from countries that include […]
2 Chinese bishops participating in Vatican synod for first time ever
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Two bishops from China were at the Vatican during the first week of October for a global meeting of bishops in the first tangible sign of the breakthrough deal between the Vatican and Beijing over bishop nominations. Bishops Guo Jincai of Chengde and Yang Xiaoting participated, at the invitation of Pope […]