When you walk through the touristy Pike-Pine corridor in downtown Seattle, it’s hard to miss the smoke shops that pervade the area. On the ground level window display of Smoke Plus, on the busy intersection of Pike and First Ave., there are boxes of cigars, glass pipes of various colors and sizes, and a lineup of grandiose hookah pipes with long coils shoved against each other. A sweet scent permeates the shop’s perimeter that leads down to the basement.
Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. In this month’s edition we take a look at a snowboarding Phenom, a new Mariner, the Sounders lose a key player and Yao Ming moves closer to Hall of Fame.
On Feb. 12, President Barack Obama announced his intention to nominate Sharon Yuan as a member of the Panel of Arbitrators of the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes. Yuan is a principal with The Asia Group, LLC, a position she has held since 2015. She served as deputy assistant secretary for Trade […]
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jacqueline Nguyen knows adversity.
She, her siblings, and their parents fled Vietnam, and the 10-year-old Nguyen spent her first days in the United States in 1975 in a refugee tent city at Camp Pendleton in California.
Like many ambitious, young University of Washington students anxious about college exams, third-year junior Jarred Ha studied for a test for the upcoming week, writing down everything he recalled from his class. Except Ha did this from the King County jail as a result of an incident in which he defended himself from an attack near the University of Washington (UW) campus.
Lucky Envelope Brewing, which opened its Ballard tasting-room doors in spring 2015, released its first-ever bottle offering, the Year of the Monkey Ale, an Asian-flavored take on the traditional porter, infused with vanilla and spices. Lucky Envelope Brewing is co-founded and owned by two Chinese American Seattleites, Barry Chan and Raymond Kwan. They founded Lucky […]
By Phuong Le Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — As homeless deaths mounted last fall in Seattle, elected officials declared an emergency, resorting to a tool often reserved for natural disasters to confront the burgeoning population of people living on the streets. The mayor opened a new city-sanctioned homeless encampment and committed millions more dollars to […]
By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly “Why Not Me?” By Mindy Kaling Crown Archetype, 2015 If Mindy Kaling’s first book was about how she got her start in comedy, her latest book, “Why Not Me?” is about what she’s been up to since. In this collection of essays chronicling her adventures in show business and […]
The Road Map Project’s “2015 Results Report,” an annual report card with data on indicators of student success, shows progress being made on education milestones in the South Seattle and South King County region, but also illustrates that more work must be done to help all students succeed. The Road Map Project is a region-wide […]
By Sara Jean Green Seattle Times SEATTLE (AP) — In the weeks before Christmas, Jarred Ha agonized over his decision, filling three pages with charts outlining the pros and cons of accepting a plea deal or taking his chances at trial. If he took the deal, Ha would still have a felony conviction on his […]