Seattle Mayor-elect Bruce Harrell announced members of his transition team on Nov. 16—the nearly 150 members make up the most racially and ideologically diverse mayoral transition team in Seattle history. The transition effort, built around 12 topically-oriented committees, will be chaired by former United States Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, Equal Opportunity Schools Interim […]
Want to feast without the stress of cooking on Thanksgiving? Here are the restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day in the Chinatown-International District. Fortune Garden Harbor City Ho Ho Seafood Honey Court Hong Kong Bistro Hong Kong Dim Sum Jade Garden King’s Seafood Restaurant New Star Seafood Restaurant Ocean Star Purple Dot Cafe Simply Thai Tai […]
By Mahlon Meyer Northwest Asian Weekly Finally, the death threats have stopped. For most of 2020 and until a new administration came in, Vin Gupta regularly received not only threats but even unmarked packages to his home. Gupta, who is a leading health policy analyst for NBC and MSNBC, has always tried to remain apolitical. […]
By Ruth Bayang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Gov. Jay Inslee named Steve Hobbs as Washington Secretary of State on Nov. 10—replacing Kim Wyman who is vacating the position to take a role with the Biden administration. As an Asian American, Hobbs will be the first person of color to serve in this role. In a video […]
Thieves stole money and other equipment from Sizzling Pot King on South King Street on Nov. 7. Surveillance video captured a man and woman—who entered separately— taking $200 cash from the register, as well as eight iPads and a credit card machine. The thieves broke the restaurant’s store front window and climbed in. The glass […]
By Mahlon Meyer Northwest Asian Weekly The woman’s voice on the phone was eager, intent, and even breathy in its desire to help. “We have nurses that can answer questions, too,” she said. The call center, run by King County, for help with scheduling COVID-19 vaccinations is the latest sign of a pandemic response that […]
The White House just announced that Mike Fong, former senior deputy mayor of Seattle, will be the new U.S. Small Business Administration director for Region X.
Splashed with light and decked with orange and green balloons, the podium remained empty for several moments.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its guidelines about who is currently eligible for COVID-19 vaccine boosters. A booster shot is an additional dose of a vaccine given after the protection provided by the original shot(s) has begun to decrease over time.
Boston voters for the first time elected a woman and an Asian American as mayor on Nov. 2, tapping City Councilor Michelle Wu to serve in the city’s top political office.