Author Ann M. Martin had no master plan when she decided to make one of the core members of “The Baby-Sitters Club’’ a Japanese American girl named Claudia.
In times of uncertainty and disruption, can there be positivity during the coronavirus pandemic? My friend is celebrating her loss, which she has dreamed of, working at home. Actually, it’s excellent news.
Ji Lin, a smart and ambitious dressmaker’s apprentice, has been moonlighting as a dancehall girl to help pay off her mother’s mahjong debts.
NEW DELHI (AP) — Google is investing in a $10 billion fund to help accelerate India’s transition to a digital economy in the next five to seven years. Sundar Pichai, CEO of Alphabet Inc’s Google, said on July 13 that the project will focus on building products that are relevant to India’s needs and empowering […]
By SOPHENG CHEANG Associated Press PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The Cambodian province that is home to the famous Angkor Wat temple complex, a major destination for foreign tourists, has outlawed the trade in dog meat, which animal rights activists have said is rife in the area. The authorities in Siem Reap province issued an […]
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota woman has been sentenced to more than four years in prison after pleading guilty in an elaborate ginseng farm fraud scheme, prosecutors said. Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said Mai Vang, 51, of Brooklyn Center pleaded guilty on June 30 to theft-by-swindle charges. Vang also must pay restitution of more […]
By Becky Chan Northwest Asian Weekly The Seattle City Council wants the Seattle Police Department (SPD) budget cut by 50%—drawing criticism from Mayor Jenny Durkan and Police Chief Carman Best at a July 13 news conference. The millions of dollars would be redirected to community-based solutions, affordable housing, and a new approach to public safety. […]
By Alexander Chan Northwest Asian Weekly The Trump administration abruptly rescinded a new rule that would have required international students enrolled in schools that will be conducted fully online for the fall quarter to leave the United States or transfer to another school with in-person instruction. This directive had been set to take effect on […]
Sometimes, difficult conversations are necessary to get to a good place. We need to know where each side is coming from before we can advance together.
By Mahlon Meyer Northwest Asian Weekly Sometimes the sentries outside the Capitol Hill Occupied Protest (CHOP) zone would let him in. Other times, they’d question him. Now that the police have reclaimed the area, Tak Kurachi still can’t get customers to come. The area is still blockaded. “It’s like an exchange of hands,” said Kurachi, […]