Despite last year’s downturn in the economy, the Muckleshoot tribe donated more than $2,853,000 in 2008 to more than 180 nonprofits and other government sponsored organizations serving communities throughout Washington state.
Regal Financial Bank, a small bank in Seattle, was sued earlier this month by a group of 4,200 Indonesian investors over accusations that it helped operate a $600 million Ponzi scheme. A Ponzi scheme involves a fraudulent investment operation that pays returns to investors from their own money (or money paid by subsequent investors) rather than from any actual profit earned.
On April 24, community members came together at the Westin Hotel in Seattle to celebrate Ron Sims, King County Executive and soon-to-be deputy secretary of Housing and Urban Development, at an event called “Ron Sims Appreciation Soiree.”
The Great Leader, Great Mentor Reception was held at the World Trade International Center in Seattle on April 8 by National Urban Fellows (NUF).
Author and activist David Suzuki made an appearance at Seattle Town Hall on April 7 as part of Puget Sound Earth Month, which was organized by People for Puget Sound.
The Dance for World Healing, a group that features multiphonic singing by 10 Tibetan monks, appeared at Kilworth Memorial Chapel at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma on April 11.
“Cooking from the Heart: The Hmong Kitchen in America,” by Sami Scripter and Sheng Yang, is the first cookbook of its kind. Simple, earthy, fiery, and fresh, Hmong food is still a fairly unknown Southeast Asian cuisine in the United States.
Teresa “Terri” Elizabeth Romero Jamero, 74, a second generation Filipino and Northern California native, died April 2 after a lengthy illness in a Modesto hospital near her home in Atwater, Calif. Many who knew Terri Jamero considered her to be the conscience of the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS). She served in the organization’s […]
On March 29, Northwest Vietnamese and Vietnamese American singers participated in a national singing contest called Giong Ca Vang (Golden Voice). Most contestants sang in Vietnamese. The semifinals were held at the Emerald Queen Casino. The event was helmed by Saigon Broadcasting Television Network and sponsored by Comcast.
Tu Nhat Ma, an eighth-grader at McClure Middle School, was awarded the Assistance League Scholarship for 2009. Ma will use her scholarship at the UW Summer Youth Program to study writing.