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.
SEATTLE, WA — The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has weathered strong criticism for their decision to confer the Global Goalkeeper award to Indian prime minister Narendra Modi. This award celebrates political leaders who demonstrate a commitment to development through impactful work. At a time when Modi’s government has grossly undermined the constitutional rights of […]
The Seattle Mariners bestowed the Franchise Achievement Award on Ichiro Suzuki on Sept. 14. The former American League MVP and Rookie of the Year played 14 years for the Mariners in two stints. He retired following a two-game series against the Oakland Athletics in Japan at the start of this season, after 28 years at […]
The Before Columbus Foundation announced the winners of the 40th Annual American Book Awards on Sept. 10. The AAPI winners are: Frank Abe and Floyd Cheung (editors) John Okada: The Life & Rediscovered Work of the Author of No-No Boy (University of Washington Press) May-lee Chai Useful Phrases for Immigrants: Stories (Blair) The winners will […]
Nearly 200 ‘superheroes’ of all ages reunited with caregivers on Sept. 7 at Overlake Medical Center’s annual Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) reunion. The former NICU patients, along with nurses, doctors, and volunteers were invited to wear their favorite superhero costumes. Mrs. Incredible made an appearance. Among those in attendance were 11-year-old Kai Abrahamsen and […]