By Rachel La Corte Associated Press OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) – King County Superior Court Judge Mary Yu was appointed to the Washington state Supreme Court on Thursday, and she will be the first openly gay justice, as well as the first Asian American, to serve on the state’s high court.
Satya Nadella named CEO of Microsoft
Microsoft announced on Feb. 4 that Satya Nadella is the company’s new CEO. Nadella, who was born in Hyderabad, India, has been with Microsoft for 22 years. He previously held the position of executive vice president of Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise group.
Mayor, Council candidates respond to API concerns
By Travis Quezon Northwest Asian Weekly More than two hundred people gathered at the Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS) building in South Seattle Friday night for the API Candidates Forum, a historic collaboration of 15 organizations to bring API concerns straight to electoral candidates.
EDITORIAL: APA outreach on the Affordable Care Act is just beginning
After years of politicking, lawsuits, and hand-wringing, the Affordable Care Act has arrived. All Americans will need health care coverage by Jan. 1. This week, the Washington Healthplanfinder and the state insurance exchange marketplace opened. Now state residents can enroll in a health plan and find out if they are eligible for financial help if […]
APA organizations sponsor candidates forum
Twelve Asian Pacific American (APA) organizations are cosponsoring a candidate forum on Oct. 11 to provide the APA community with information from the candidates regarding their thoughts and responses to community needs and interests.
WASITRAC launches drive against cancer to support international students
At 25, most young men and women are trying to fulfill their dreams, but Arunabh has been fighting for his life against leukemia for the past four years. Arunabh is one of hundreds of thousands of international students that come to the United States each year, bringing with them much-needed revenue and talent to support higher education.
White House hosts fourth annual Diwali celebration
The White House hosted its fourth annual Diwali celebration on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. Diwali, also known as “the festival of lights,” is a holiday celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, and some Buddhists worldwide, providing a time for celebration and reflection. Its stories and rituals focus on the triumph of […]
Sept. 23: 51 people naturalized as U.S. citizens in first-ever ceremony at Bellevue City Hall
Fifty-one local immigrants became U.S. citizens during the first-ever naturalization ceremony at Bellevue City Hall. The ceremony was organized by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ Seattle Field Office in partnership with the City of Bellevue and the nonprofit Bellevue Downtown Association. Debadutta Dash delivered the keynote remarks, talking about his experience as a naturalized […]
School for non-English speaking students to get a new name
A new Secondary Bilingual Orientation Center (SBOC) will serve Seattle’s non-English speaking students. One of the changes that will be made includes a new name.
2010 Top Contributors celebrate achievements at awards dinner
It was a night that included delicious food, great company, and a room filled with influential community leaders.