Greeting the vice governor of the Sichuan Province

Chen Wen Hua, vice governor of the Sichuan Province in China, presents Lt. Governor Owen with a book as part of their gift exchange in the Capitol on Sept. 5. (Legislative Services photo by Aaron Barna)

Visitors from Sichuan Province

Lt. Governor Owen in his office with members of a delegation from the Sichuan Province of China, including Vice Governor Chen Wen Hua, during their visit to the Capitol on Sept. 5. The delegation was in Washington for business and trade meetings. (Legislative Services photo)

Tibetan dancers at Washington State Fair

It was a celebration of art and dance at the Washington State Fair on Sept. 6 as colorful performers from the Tibetan area of the Sichuan Province performed a variety of numbers on stage. Lt. Governor Owen gave an opening speech at the event.

Polish Consulate opens in Seattle

Lt. Governor Owen with John Petkus, the honorary consul for the Republic of Poland in Nevada, and Teresa Davis, the first honorary consul for the Republic of Poland for Washington. Davis was welcomed at a Sept. 4 event at the Polish Cultural Center in Seattle to mark the opening of the Polish Consulate here. (Courtesy photo).


Lt. Governor Owen speaks to WWII 71st Division veterans group

Lt. Governor Owen gave the dinner address at the annual convention of 71st Infantry division World War II veterans at Sea-Tac on Sept. 6, telling the group of 13 vets and their

Quileutes join Sichuan Tibetan group at Washington State Fair

A troupe of drummers and dancers from the Quileute Nation at LaPush joined visiting performers from the Tibetan area of the Sichuan Province in China to make for a colorful and entertaining

Lt. Governor Owen joins in anniversary celebration for Asian TV and arts association

Lt. Governor Owen and his spouse, Linda, were among the celebrants at a gala event at Bellevue’s Meydenbauer Center to celebrate the 20th anniversary of broadcasting for Seattle’s Asian American Television (AAT

Agreement calls for closer trade ties between Washington and Mie Prefecture in Japan

Lt. Governor Owen joined with other Washington state officials and high-ranking visitors from Japan at a reception at the Japanese Consulate in Seattle on Aug. 25 to greet the governor of the