On Jan. 6, Amazon announced its Housing Equity Fund, a $2+ billion initiative to preserve and create more than 20,000 affordable housing units in the Puget Sound region in Washington state, the Arlington, Virginia region, and Nashville, Tennessee. Amazon is providing below-market capital in the form of loans, lines of credit, and grants to preserve […]
Peter Kwon has been appointed to serve a second three-year term on the Board of Directors of 4Culture, the King County Cultural Development Authority. Kwon, the deputy mayor of SeaTac, has been a King County resident since 1989. 4Culture’s mission focuses on racial equity, and to fund, support, and advocate for culture to enhance the […]
The Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce (TGSCCC) announced the results of its 2021 election for the Board of Directors and officers. It elected Rick Choi as president, Wesley Tanoto as vice president, Van Vong as secretary, and Martha Lee as treasurer. The officers are Alvin Wong, Dennis Su, Felicity Wang, Hongguan Xu, Jesse Tam, […]
In case you missed it: Michelle Au, a Chinese American doctor, won her Nov. 3 election, and is the first Asian American woman ever to serve as a Georgia state senator. Marvin Lim also won his race on Nov. 3, becoming the first Filipino American to be elected to the Georgia state House. Lim’s career […]
Rose Matsui Ochi, a trailblazing Los Angeles attorney who tapped far-flung political networks from City Hall to Congress in her fierce advocacy of civil rights, criminal justice reform, and Japanese American causes, has died at 81. Ochi broke barriers as the first Asian American woman to serve as a Los Angeles Police Commission member and […]
Last week, in a stunning broadening of policy, Washington state officials said they would vaccinate all people over 70 early this year.
WASHINGTON — Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao has resigned effective Jan. 11, becoming the highest ranking member of President Donald Trump’s administration to resign in protest after the pro-Trump insurrection at Capitol. In a statement on Jan. 7, Chao, who is married to Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell, said the violent attack on the Capitol “has […]
WASHINGTON — “Only hours after President Trump incited a deadly assault on our Capitol, our country, and our democracy, many Republicans still refused to take the bare minimum COVID-19 precaution and simply wear a damn mask in a crowded room during a pandemic—creating a superspreader event on top of a domestic terrorist attack,” said Rep. […]
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Last year, I thought that Northwest Asian Weekly wouldn’t survive to see its 39th anniversary on Jan. 20, which also happens to be President-elect Joe Biden’s Inauguration Day. Some say I was smart to exploit a historical date for our inauguration issue. Nonsense. Thirty-nine years ago, I was just […]
Jackson He became the first known Chinese-born football player to score a touchdown in a Football Subdivision (FBS) game when he plowed his way into the endzone against rival Arizona this past December.