Norm Ohashi won his first Emmy Award, after nearly four decades in the broadcast news industry, on June 8 at the 56th annual Northwest Regional Emmy Awards. Ohashi, a senior producer with Seattle Channel, won for an inspiring look at the Special Olympics, along with videographer Randy Eng and Executive Producer Shannon Gee. Eng won […]
Three-time Olympic medalist J.R. Celski married his girlfriend, former Canadian short tracker Andrea Do-Duc, on June 1 outside Salt Lake City. A native of Federal Way, Wash., Celski made Salt Lake City his training home before announcing his retirement from competitive speed skating in November. The couple still lives there, where Do-Duc is a sports […]
Asian Pacific Directors Coalition (APDC) hosted a special reception on June 13 at Hing Hay Co-works to welcome cabinet/director-level Asian Pacific Islanders (APIs) in local government. APDC chair Janice Deguchi gave the opening remarks while Maria Batayola facilitated a discussion. Among those honored were Toshiko Hasegawa, Executive Director for Commission on APA Affairs; Mami Hara, […]
The public information officer for the Kent-based Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority will retire at the end of June, after 30 years with the department. In an email, Kyle Ohashi said, “I’ll miss 2 a.m. phone calls, blinding camera lights, and answering the same question eight different times.” Joe Root, who has been with Puget […]
The University of Washington (UW) Bothell has appointed Gowri Shankar to serve as interim vice chancellor for planning and administration (VCPA). In this role, effective Aug. 1, Shankar will oversee financial planning and accounting, campus facilities and space planning, governmental and community relations, information technology, and human resources. Shankar holds a tenured faculty appointment and […]
By MIKE CORDER NIEUWEGEIN, Netherlands (AP) — International prosecutors announced murder charges on June 19 against four men—three of them Russians with military or intelligence backgrounds—in the missile attack that blew a Malaysia Airlines jet out of the sky over Ukraine five years ago, killing all 298 people aboard. The case, built with the help […]
More than 50 volunteers from the Seahawks and their partners Delta Air Lines and The Mission Continues helped landscape and clean museum cases at the Nisei Veterans Memorial Hall on June 14. The volunteer project was part of the NFL’s 100 year celebration and “Huddle for 100” campaign, which urges each person to volunteer 100 minutes of their time to a community cause.
L.J. Collier, the Seattle Seahawks’ first round draft pick last month, will be chasing quarterbacks this fall. But on a Friday afternoon in June, the former Texas Christian University defensive lineman was cleaning windows and glass cases at the Nisei Veteran’s Committee (NVC) Memorial Hall in the International District (ID).
Western Washington University (WWU) awarded a posthumous honorary bachelor’s degree on June 15 to James K. Okubo, a Medal of Honor recipient and former Western Washington College of Education student. He was unable to finish his degree because his family was incarcerated during World War II, along with about 120,000 West Coast residents of Japanese ancestry.
“When searching on social media, if you type in general things (about kendo), male competitors come up,” said Jane Higa, a third-degree black belt in kendo and a student at the University of Washington. “Once you look deeper, women are represented.”