In the process of opening Dong Thap Noodles, restaurant owner Nick Bui learned about the restrictions applied to storing rice noodles at room temperature. Washington Board of Health regulations prevents rice noodles like those Nick Bui makes fresh from scratch to be stored at room temperature (temperatures ranging between 41 and 135 degrees Fahrenheit) for over four hours, but Bui and other restaurants and rice noodle manufacturers argue that the limited four-hour window is prohibitive and wasteful.
Jayapal receives NOW award
Pramila Jayapal, a recognized leader in local and national efforts to improve the lives of immigrants, low wage workers, communities of color, and women, is a co-recipient of the inaugural Olga Vives Award from the National Organization of Women (NOW). In presenting the award, NOW President Terry O’Neill said, “Pramila Jayapal exemplifies the spirit and […]
Jayapal launches campaign
Pramila Jayapal launched her campaign at the New Holly Gathering Hall on April 1 in the race to be a representative in the Washington State Senate’s 37th District. Jayapal is the founder of OneAmerica, Washington state’s largest immigrant and refugee advocacy organization, and is a national advocate for immigrant, civil, and human rights. She has […]
Watanabe endorsed by leaders
Meet Louis Watanabe at a community fundraiser on April 23, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Watercress Vietnamese Bistro, 5041 Rainier Ave. S. #108. Watanabe is running to be a representative in the Washington State Senate’s 37th District.
Watanabe, Jayapal throw hats into state senate race
By Nina Huang and Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly Two Democratic Asian Americans have announced plans
Watanabe will run for senate
Louis Watanabe, 1st vice-chair and precinct committee officer for the 37th district Democrats, has announced his candidacy for the Washington State Senate. He is a former Bellevue College teacher and software engineer. He has served on the boards of the Asian Counseling & Referral Service, the UW Consulting & Business Development Center, the National Association […]
Washington State Senate adopts comprehensive anti-trafficking law
A comprehensive anti-trafficking bill introduced by Senator Mike Padden and adopted unanimously on March 4 by the Washington State Senate could help Washington earn the first “A” in the nation for its child sex trafficking laws.
Top Contributor: Bob Hasegawa
By Ninette Cheng Northwest Asian Weekly Nov. 6 marked a special day for Bob Hasegawa: the lifelong labor rights champion was elected to his first term in Washington State Senate. But Hasegawa is hardly new to politics. He has served six years as State Representative of Washington’s 11th District, representing Tukwila, the southern part of […]
Steve Hobbs host fundraising event before primaries
Steve Hobbs and his supporters gathered at the home of Vera and Joey Ing for a last effort to fundraise and garner
Jiji Jally speaks out for local Marshallese
By Jeffrey Osborn Northwest Asian Weekly In 2007, Jiji Jally spoke in front of thousands at a climate change rally in Seattle about her