Gurbir Grewal has left his job as New Jersey’s Attorney General to be the director of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)’s Enforcement Division. Grewal, 48, has served as attorney general since 2018. During his tenure, he made a name for himself by suing the Trump administration dozens of times, including frequent legal barrages […]
Aug. 3 primary election results
Early results are in for the primary election and Washington state voters have narrowed down the top two candidates in each race who will move on to the November general election. Here the AAPI candidates who survived this round: COUNTY King County, Executive Joe Nguyen 30% Metropolitan King County, Council District No. 9 Kim-Khanh Van […]
Former SPD assistant chief Hirjak files claim over demotion
A recently demoted Seattle police commander has filed a $5.48 million discrimination and retaliation claim against the city, alleging interim Police Chief Adrian Diaz made him the scapegoat during last year’s police clashes with racial justice demonstrators.
CID celebration this weekend
The Seattle Chinatown-International District (CID) has been significantly impacted by COVID-19 and Asian hate and bias crimes, resulting in an economic downfall. Many restaurants and businesses were forced to temporarily, some permanently, close this past year. As part of an effort to increase traffic and welcome back more visitors to the CID, community member Nora […]
Officer who responded to U.S. Capitol attack dies
A Washington, D.C. police officer was found dead of an apparent suicide last week in his Virginia home. Gunther Hashida joined the D.C. police force in May 2003. He most recently had been assigned to the department’s tactical unit, called the Emergency Response Team. Hashida had responded to the Capitol insurrection on Jan. 6. Authorities […]
COVID-19 impact on unvaccinated
New data, released on July 28, by the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) reveals the devastating impact of COVID-19 on people who are unvaccinated, and underscores once again the need
PICTORIAL: 2020 Summer Olympics
Asian American athletes representing their countries at the Olympics in Tokyo.