Sam Cho, a second-generation Korean American, is running for the Port of Seattle Commission, position 2 — a seat currently held by Courtney Gregoire, who will not run for re-election. Cho is a staff member working in the state Legislature and a commissioner with the Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs. He also runs his […]
Easter celebration at Hing Hay Park
About two dozen children attended an Easter egg hunt at Hing Hay Park on April 20. Organized by the International District/Chinatown Community Center, the event also featured the Easter bunny and participants got to snap a photo with the bunny. The children, aged 12 and under, came with baskets or bags to collect eggs.
New district representative Marvin Eng
Marvin Eng is the new district representative for Rep. Adam Smith. He acts as the liaison between Smith’s office and the greater community. The office works to develop and maintain relationships with constituents, organizations, and institutions from around the region. Eng’s areas of focus include education, health care, senior organizations, neighborhood groups, women’s advocacy organizations, […]
Chinatown spring cleaning
The Chinatown-International District Business Improvement Area and Seattle’s Chinatown-International District Preservation and Development Authority held its 21st Annual C-ID Spring Clean on April 27. Community members volunteered picked up trash from streets, alleys, and storefronts. They also helped to remove graffiti, and did gardening, and more. Volunteers were served breakfast and got a free t-shirt […]
FIUTS raises $19K at Blue Marble Bash
The Foundation for International Understanding Through Students (FIUTS) held its annual fundraiser, the Blue Marble Bash, on April 20. $19,000 was raised that night and FIUTS presented its Betty and Hiro Ogawa Awards, which grants $5,000 scholarships each year to two University of Washington graduate or undergraduate students, from any country, in recognition of their […]
Police: Army vet drove into people thinking they were Muslim
By JANIE HAR Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An Iraq War veteran deliberately drove into a group of pedestrians because he thought some of the people were Muslim, California authorities said. Isaiah Joel Peoples, 34, faces eight counts of attempted murder for injuring eight people, including four who remain hospitalized. The most seriously injured […]
Ami Nguyen — Daughter of Vietnamese refugees, King County public defender running for City Council
As a young girl living in a low-income neighborhood in Sacramento, Calif. and relying on government assistance, Ami Nguyen paid close attention to the inequalities around her, especially in historically marginalized communities like hers.
SPD makes 3 arrests in murder case
By Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Seattle police announced on April 24 that officers arrested three men in connection with the murder of 47-year-old Ngai Kam Tam. On Nov. 23, 2018, police were called to a home in the 7100 block of 44th Avenue South in Seattle’s Othello neighborhood after the woman was shot during an […]
Bill to ensure out-of-state pharmacies adhere to same inspections as in-state pharmacies now law
Rep. My-Linh Thai (D-Bellevue) is the sponsor of HB 1412, which passed both the House and Senate with overwhelming bipartisan support. “This is really about safety and consistency for patients,” Thai said. “As a pharmacist, I know the inspection process is an important part of quality assurance.” Washingtonians fill prescriptions either through pharmacies located in […]
Seattle strives to increase diversity hiring
“I always thought my parents were hard on me,” said Sherry Gao, a recent University of Washington (UW) graduate and IT specialist from Premera Blue Cross taking the class.