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Jayapal poised for Congress?

Jayapal poised for Congress?

On Jan. 21, Washington state Sen. Pramila Jayapal announced her congressional bid in Washington state’s 7th district, in hopes of succeeding U.S. Rep. Jim McDermott, who is retiring and vacating his seat after 14 terms.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 5, Politics, Profiles, Vol 35 No 5 | 1/30-2/50 Comments

Votes are in — Hara, Singh, Gregerson defeated

Votes are in — Hara, Singh, Gregerson defeated

The votes were tallied Nov. 3-4, and the results regarding the API community were: John Lee lost to Davina Duerr for the City of Bothell Council Position No. 2. Lee received 39% of the vote. Hira Singh lost to Tina Budell for the City of Kent Council Position No. 1. Singh received 34% of the […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 46, Politics, Profiles, Vol 34 No 46 | 11/7-11/130 Comments

On your ballot…

On your ballot…

John Lee is running for Council Position #6 in Bothell. He grew up in Bothell, is a former UW Husky and obtained his MBA from Seattle University. According to his campaign website, John is concerned with the issues that come with growth in Bothell and supports building infrastructure to keep up with growing needs. He […]

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Posted in Community News, Politics, Vol 34 No 44 | 10/24-10/300 Comments

Debate over Initiative 1401 — How it affects endangered animals and citizens

Debate over Initiative 1401 — How it affects endangered animals and citizens

By Martha Baskin Crosscut.com The macabre side of this story is straight out of a Stephen King novel: Poachers slaughter endangered wildlife, often hacking off tusks, horns or skin while the animal is still alive. The highly valued products are concealed in cargo containers holding other import commodities and smuggled to ports of call all […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 44, Politics, Profiles, Vol 34 No 44 | 10/24-10/301 Comment

Seattle Welcomes Chinese President Xi

Seattle Welcomes Chinese President Xi

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly While Washington state aims to beat the “other” Washington in hosting Chinese President Xi Jinping, Xi works extensively to distinguish himself from his predecessors in America. Gary Locke, former governor and U.S. ambassador to China, described Washington state at the reception dinner for Xi, as “the real Washington, the […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 40, Politics, Profiles, Vol 34 No 40 | 9/26-10/20 Comments

Counting the votes

Initial votes are in. As of August 5 voting  preliminary tallies for King County Asian American primary candidates are: Seattle District 2 Bruce Harrell 62.15% Seattle District 3 Kshwama Sawant 49.90% Pamela Banks 35.29% Seattle District 5 Debadutta Dash 5.54% City of Bothell, Council Position No. 6 John Lee 28.69% Hira Singh 27.50% City of […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Politics, Profiles, Vol 34 No 33 | 8/8-8/140 Comments

Time to vote — August 4! API primary election candidates on your ballot

Time to vote — August 4! API primary election candidates on your ballot

Compiled by Andrew Kim Northwest Asian Weekly Incumbent Bruce Harrell is running for Seattle City Council Position #2 and is opposed by Josh Farris and Tammy Morales. Bruce has been a Seattle councilmember for eight years and is supported by current Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and Congressman Adam Smith. He supports public safety, transportation, jobs/education, […]

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Posted in Politics, Vol 34 No 31 | 7/25-7/310 Comments

Okamoto wins interim City Council seat

Okamoto wins interim City Council seat

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly The City Council has found a replacement for Sally Clark’s recently vacated position on City Council. John Okamoto was voted in April 27. He was supported by Sally Bagshaw, Tom Rasmussen,  Bruce Harrell, Jean Godden, and Tim Burgess. The other API candidates vying for the position included Sharon Maeda and […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Politics, Profiles, Vol 34 No 19 | 5/2-5/80 Comments

Jeb Bush and Ed Lee do have things in common! — Political surprise visits in Seattle

Jeb Bush and Ed Lee do have things in common! — Political surprise visits in Seattle

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Recently, two nationally recognized politicians made a surprise trip to Seattle. What do Jeb Bush, a Republican, (yes, infamous Florida governor, now possibly a potential contender for Presidency) and Ed Lee, a Democrat, (and currently mayor of San Francisco) have in common? Not really except some quirky, interesting connections—both […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Politics, Profiles, Vol 34 No 19 | 5/2-5/80 Comments

Okamoto to run for City Council

Okamoto to run for City Council

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly If the Seattle City Council wants to pick a candidate who can hit the ground running, and yet has no political ambition to fill in for councilmember Sally Clark who is resigning, John Okamoto, 61, said he’s the pick. An interim director of the City’s Human Resources Department, Okamoto […]

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Posted in Community News, Politics, Profiles, Vol 34 No 16 | 4/11-4/170 Comments

Senator Jayapal! — API candidate results from election night

Senator Jayapal! — API candidate results from election night

By Daria Kroupoderava Northwest Asian Weekly The general election results are in from Election Night Nov. 4, and there were almost an equal percentage of winners and losers in the API community.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Politics, Profiles, Vol 33 No 46 | 11/8-11/140 Comments

Victory for AAPI candidates across the country

Victory for AAPI candidates across the country

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly An unprecedented 159 Asian American and Pacific Islander candidates were running for a local elected office in 26 states this year. 39 AAPI

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Posted in National News, Politics, Vol 33 No 46 | 11/8-11/140 Comments

Time to vote — API candidates that will be on your ballot

Time to vote — API candidates that will be on your ballot

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Linda Lau, nonpartisan, is running unopposed for Court of Appeals Judge, Division 1, District 1,

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Posted in Community News, Politics, Vol 33 No 44 | 10/25-10/310 Comments

Voter tally finalized — General election takes place Nov. 4

Voter tally finalized — General election takes place Nov. 4

By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly King County voters have decided who will be in the general election. There were ten API candidates in the running.

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Posted in Politics, Vol 33 No 34 | 8/16-8/220 Comments

Carter will be featured for China Town Hall

Carter will be featured for China Town Hall

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Former United States President Jimmy Carter will be a featured guest of the eighth annual China Town Hall meeting on October 16, 2014.  The goal of the Town Hall is to facilitate the exchange of ideas through educational exchanges and public education.  President Carter’s remarks will be web cast […]

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Posted in Politics, Vol 33 No 34 | 8/16-8/220 Comments

Jayapal wins by huge percentage — Four other API candidates fare well in primary election

Jayapal wins by huge percentage — Four other API candidates fare well in primary election

By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly On Tuesday night, Aug. 5, API candidate Pramila Jayapal won against four other democratic

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Posted in Politics, Vol 33 No 33 | 8/9-8/150 Comments

Ten API candidates to watch during primary elections on Aug. 5

Ten API candidates to watch during primary elections on Aug. 5

By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly Sarah Sanoy-Wright, Republican, is running for Representative position no. 2 in Legislative District no. 11. She is running against incumbent Steve Bergquist, who beat her during the last general election in 2012. Sanoy-Wright and Bergquist are unopposed in the primary election.

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Posted in Politics, Vol 33 No 30 | 7/19-7/250 Comments

Orphaned as a child, attorney seeks to serve as judge

Orphaned as a child, attorney seeks to serve as judge

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Marcus Naylor was born into a South Korean orphanage and was without a family until he was 9 years old. Taken from his native country, he was adopted by a family in the United States that did not speak Korean. He spoke no English at the time. Naylor’s adopted […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Politics, Vol 33 No 30 | 7/19-7/250 Comments

 

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