By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer Research suggests vision problems increased among Chinese schoolchildren during pandemic restrictions and online learning, and eye specialists think the same may have happened in U.S. kids. A report published on Sept. 16 in JAMA Ophthalmology is the latest to show the trend and the results echo those of two […]
FEDERAL WAY, Wash. (AP) — Police are searching for a man they say vandalized a Sikh temple south of Seattle in what’s being investigated as a possible hate crime. Several portable electronic devices were stolen during the Sept. 17 break-in at the Khalsa Gurmat Center in Federal Way. The building houses religious, educational and social […]
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine boxing icon and senator Manny Pacquiao says he will run for president in the 2022 elections. Pacquiao accepted the nomination of his PDP-Laban party at its national convention on Sept. 19, saying that the Filipino people have been waiting for a change of government. “I am a fighter, and I […]
By SOPHENG CHEANG Associated Press PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia began vaccinating 6-to-11-year-olds on Sept. 17 so students can safely return to schools that have been closed for months due to the coronavirus. Prime Minister Hun Sen inaugurated the campaign to vaccinate the children, speaking live on state television and his Facebook page as […]
By FIRDIA LISNAWATI and NINIEK KARMINI Associated Press SANGEH, Indonesia (AP) — Deprived of their preferred food source—the bananas, peanuts and other goodies brought in by tourists now kept away by the coronavirus—hungry monkeys on the resort island of Bali have taken to raiding villagers’ homes in their search for something tasty. Villagers in Sangeh […]
Mayor Jenny Durkan announced on Sept. 20 the first round of joint state and local investments of $50 million to rapidly create new income- and rent-restricted housing in Seattle.
A high school badminton coach past his prime tries to beat his team’s star player at the game. A mother and her two teenage daughters work at their 24-hour donut shop.
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Amidst Covid stress, horrible news, and tragedies, I try to design steps to amuse myself to maintain my mental balance. I found it…accidentally… It leads me to the question, “What’s the most effective mode to destress?” HaHAHaHaHAha!!! Laughter. You might challenge me, “There’s nothing funny about Covid!” And there’s […]
Good afternoon, Mr. Mundt: I’m writing today regarding City of Seattle’s funding for the proposed enhanced shelter to be operated by Africatown at the former Keiro Nursing Home site. I’m dismayed to learn that the City of Seattle, waving honest democratic budget practices and under the guise of COVID-19 restrictions, has decided to fund an […]
By SALLY HO Associated Press It was a United Nations speech that got attention like few others—a plug for vaccines, young people and the earth’s well being from superstar K-pop band BTS. Addressing the stage for a sustainability event, the seven-member musical juggernaut appeared before the renowned green-marbled backdrop in the General Assembly hall on […]