Cindy Runger recently won second place in the Pacific Northwest Writers’ Association 2019 Literary Contest for her novel, “Clarissa Seng & the Council of Spirits.” She claimed her prize in a ceremony on Sept. 14 at SeaTac DoubleTree Hotel. “I’m so excited because my hard work is being recognized,” Runger told the Northwest Asian Weekly.
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.
Kima Hotta, an accomplished dramatic reciter of Japanese literary texts, will perform a modern retelling of the classic tale, “Benkei at the Barrier,” on Oct. 16. Hosted by Washin Kai (Friends of Classical Japanese) at the University of Washington (UW), Hotta’s performance will be accompanied by English subtitles and introduced by Paul Atkins, UW professor […]
SEATTLE (AP) — The former CEO of two Bellevue tech firms has been sentenced to more than seven years in federal prison for a sophisticated visa fraud scheme that cheated workers out of their wages and cheated the government out of over $1 million in taxes. KOMO reports that 50-year-old Pradyumna Kumar Samal, a citizen […]
On Oct. 12, after almost a year of being closed for construction, the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, located on the University of Washington (UW) campus, will re-open to the public in a new building.
The Filipino Community of Seattle (FCS) has broken ground on its latest $30 million expansion project. The organization last celebrated the renovation of its main building in May 2008.
A Pierce County, Wash., man is suing the makers of vape pods and vape pens claiming the products left him wheezing, breathless, and hospitalized earlier this month.
Many say his most significant accomplishment has been to position Renton as a leading example of one of the most diverse cities in the nation. The city has been keeping up with the growth spurt of the population which doubled since 2006, crossing 100,000 in 2019.