The Chinese Institute of Engineers/USA-Seattle held its annual convention at the Westin Bellevue on Sept. 15. An education seminar and workshops preceded the awards banquet. Eight awards were given to individuals for displaying leadership, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Eleven high school students were given scholarships for their passion in STEM and community work.
The Tacoma Arts Commission has announced this year’s AMOCAT Arts Award winners, and Aya Hashiguchi Clark and Randy Clark won the Community Outreach by an Individual Award. The Clarks founded Dukesbay Productions in 2011 with the goal of producing more culturally and racially diverse theater in Tacoma. Presenting plays that are a mixture of original […]
Apolo Ohno will be inducted into the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Hall of Fame’s Class of 2019. The former short track speedskater and Federal Way native is an eight-time medalist and the most decorated American Olympian at the Winter Olympics. The inductees will be honored at an awards dinner on Nov. 1 in Colorado Springs.
By TERRY TANG Associated Press For the new animated movie “Abominable,’’ bringing a big city in China to life with accuracy means that even the trash has to look right. Chinese animators collaborating with DreamWorks animators urged them to dump metal trash cans from backdrops because “we don’t have metal trash cans.’’ “It took nights […]
By KATIE TAM Associated Press HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters in Hong Kong trampled a Chinese flag, vandalized two subway stations and set at least two street fires on Sept. 22, as pro-democracy demonstrations took a violent turn once again. The day’s action began peacefully, as protesters filled a shopping mall and, in a new […]
By NINIEK KARMINI Associated Press JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police announced on Sept. 19 that they have arrested 230 people suspected of starting some of the fires that are spreading health-damaging haze across a large part of Southeast Asia. Among those arrested are three men who were caught while trying to clear land to […]
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say two California women have been arrested on suspicion of participating in a gift card scam that netted about $900,000 in stolen merchandise. The San Bernardino Sun reported on Sept. 21 that 25-year-old Ailing Lu was arrested on suspicion of theft by false pretenses and conspiracy and 25-year-old Ji […]
By ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — “Saturday Night Live” has rescinded its invitation to a cast member who posted a video last year in which he used a racial slur for Chinese people and derided Asians trying to learn English. A show representative said on Sept. 16 that the language Shane Gillis used was “offensive, […]
By ROB GILLIES Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — At a time when bigotry seems on the rise around the world and doors are being shut, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has become known as a champion of diversity. Now, amid his bid for re-election, that reputation is under attack in a furor triggered by a […]
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A former adviser to then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions was nominated for a second time on Sept. 20 to a position on the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, an effort that has been criticized by California’s two senators. The White House announced that President Donald Trump would nominate Patrick J. Bumatay, […]