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Governor appoints Lee to Court of Appeals

Governor appoints Lee to Court of Appeals

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Judge Linda Lee

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced that he is appointing Judge Linda Lee to the Division II Court of Appeals, District III.

Lee, who has served as a Pierce County Superior Court judge since 2004 and a partner at Gordon, Thomas, Honeywell, Malance, Peterson and Daheim LLP for 13 years before that, has an extensive record of professional and civic involvement in Pierce County, including as a former board member for the World Trade Center Tacoma, and currently as a board member for the Pierce County Center for Dispute Resolution and Steilacoom Kiwanis. Read the full story

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Tama Murotani-Inaba passes

Tama Murotani-Inaba passes

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Tama Murotani-Inaba

Tama Koriyama Murotani-Inaba passed away peacefully on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at 6:30 a.m. She is survived by her daughters, Cari Murotani and Joi Dennett; three grandsons, (Cari’s sons) Mark Kirihara (Amy), Scott Kirihara, and Miguel Colón (Lariza); four great-grandchildren, Mark Kirihara Jr., Rylan Kirihara, Mika Kirihara, and Avalyna Colón; stepsons Bruce Inaba (Debbie) and Les Inaba (Denise); cousins in Japan, Nobuhiko Toguchi, Sachiko Sotani, and Ikuko Toguchi; Read the full story

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Barbara Gangwer wins community service award

Barbara Gangwer wins community service award

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Barbara Gangwer (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

Barbara Gangwer, Strategy and Business Process Advisor for the City of Seattle, was awarded the Community Service and Contributions Award by the Seattle Management Association’s Excellence in Management luncheon at the Columbia Tower Club Dec. 5.

The award “recognizes a city employee who has shown extraordinary dedication to promote and personally contribute to the community in which we work and live…through a variety of service and volunteer activities, financial or economic support, or by providing leadership to a charitable organization or community cause.”

Gangwer created Seattle Shares, a program through which city employees volunteer for and donate money to community-based organizations. (end)

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4Culture awards $69,750 in historic preservation grants

4Culture awards $69,750 in historic preservation grants

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Heart Bridge, Kubota Garden (Courtesy of Kubota Garden Foundation)

4Culture has awarded 15 organizations at total of $69,750 from its Preservation Sustained Support grant program. The program provides funding to King County-based non-profit organizations, public development authorities, and municipalities that provide definable, high quality historic preservation services to the public.

Among the recipients are Friends of Mukai on Vashon Island, $1,000; Kubota Garden Foundation in south Seattle, $2,500; and Seattle/Chinatown International District PDA, $7,500. (end)

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