Archive | October 2010

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Small Washington towns find niche with tourists

Here is my latest for City Living. This was for the Northwest Destinations issue. Tourism revitalizes towns that might otherwise struggle As a gateway to Olympic National Park, the town of Forks, Wash., has usually had visitors ready for an outdoor adventure. But since 2005, the small timber town of about 3,175 has had people […]

125th anniversary of Chinese expulsion from Tacoma inspires symbolic walk: Chinese Reconciliation Park to raise awareness

Here’s my latest for the Northwest Asian Weekly. 125th anniversary of Chinese expulsion from Tacoma inspires symbolic walk: Chinese Reconciliation Park to raise awareness While most major cities have a Chinatown, Tacoma does not have one for a reason. In the 1870s, hundreds of Chinese immigrants came to the Tacoma area to help build a […]

It’s official!

I’m officially a full-time journalist, again! Check out my first story for the Redmond Reporter: Redmond teens spreading awareness about diabetes With nearly 24 million people in the United States living with diabetes and more than 186,000 of them younger than 20 years old, a group of Redmond teens are working to spread awareness about […]

Rejoining the workforce

Yup…you read that right! I have a job! You are now looking at (or at least reading the words of) the new reporter for the Redmond Reporter! I had my first interview on the 15th with the editor and then went in for a second interview on the 20th with the editor and publisher. They […]

Pizza restaurateur rises to occasion with community involvement

Here is my latest for the South Seattle Beacon. Joe Fugere’s story results in public meetings with President Obama If there is one thing Joe Fugere believes in, it is getting involved. Fugere opened his first Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria restaurant in Columbia City in January 2004, and as owner and founder, he has made […]

My latest stories for Northwest Asian Weekly

I’m a bit late on posting this, but here are my latest stories for Northwest Asian Weekly (I have three this issue): Filipino American to head Edmonds Community College? When Rachel Solemsaas’s late grandmother went to college, she was the first person in her family to do so. Since then, higher education has become an […]