By Ruth Bayang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation isn’t backing down from honoring India Prime Minister Narendra Modi despite concerns about human rights abuses in the disputed Kashmir region. A dozen people, some wearing “Free Kashmir” T-shirts, with the Justice For All coalition delivered 100,000 petition signatures, many from people of South […]
Andrew Yang began teasing on Sept. 10 before the third presidential debate that his campaign will do “something no presidential candidate has ever done before in history.” He kept that promise by announcing in his opening statement on Sept. 12 that he would give away $1,000 a month—$120,000 a year—to 10 randomly selected families as […]
By MATTHEW DALY WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Oversight Committee said on Sept. 16 it is investigating whether Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao acted improperly to benefit herself or her family’s shipping company. Two Democratic leaders sent Chao a letter asking her to turn over documents and communications related to the New York-based company, Foremost Group. […]
By COLLIN BINKLEY BOSTON (AP) — A woman accused of paying $400,000 to get her son into the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), as a fake soccer recruit has become the 52nd person charged in a sweeping college admissions bribery scheme, according to an indictment unsealed on Sept. 17. Xiaoning Sui, 48, of Surrey, […]
Leader of our fearless ark.
You’ve guided us through a three-inch binder of Head Start despair, Only to come out the other end with a bit more grey hair.
Mayor Jenny Durkan signed into law her new housing legislation on Sept. 6. The legislation allows the transfer of a City-owned surplus property on Yakima Avenue South in Seattle’s historic Central District to facilitate the development of housing for homeownership. This land transfer will be made at no cost to Homestead Community Land Trust, whose […]
Close to 500 people attended a dinner at the House of Hong in Seattle, to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) on Sept. 8. The 70th anniversary falls on Oct. 1. Among the attendees were the Deputy Consulate-General of the PRC San Francisco office Zou Yonghong, former Gov. Gary Locke, […]
A Day of Service at Seattle University brought 13 staffer members to Seattle’s Chinatown on Sept. 6. We some of them picking trash along Maynard Avenue. They collected a total of 20 bags of garbage.
“Take Your Dog To Work Day” was organized on Aug. 16 for employees of a Chinatown building at 505 5th Avenue South. Employees were welcome to bring their dogs to work. The event was originally created nationwide in 1999 to celebrate the great companions dogs make and promote their adoptions. The organizers were managers of […]
By Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY A Thurston County Superior Court judge dismissed a challenge on Sept. 5 by the Initiative 1000 campaign contending that affirmative action opponents are making false claims about the new law in voter-pamphlet language for the Nov. 5 election. I-1000, which the Washington Legislature passed this past spring, restores affirmative action […]