CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Several of those killed or wounded in the shooting rampage at two New Zealand mosques on March 15 were from the Middle East or South Asia, according to initial reports from several governments. The live-streamed attack by an immigrant-hating white nationalist killed at least 49 people as they gathered for […]
By STEPHEN WADE AP Sports Writer TOKYO (AP) — Ichiro Suzuki has arrived in Tokyo. Wearing a gray and black hat pulled down to cover most of his head, the 45-year-old Seattle Mariners star slipped quickly through the arrival gate on March 15 at Haneda Airport with hundreds of reporters and fans getting only a […]
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Language that once prevented people of color from buying homes in Spokane, Wash., remains in property deeds and county officials say they don’t have authority to remove it, despite homeowner requests. Spokane County Auditor Vicky Dalton said she is prohibited from removing racist provisions included in deeds, The Spokesman-Review reported . […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Hello Kitty might not have a mouth but she’s got a movie deal. Warner Bros.’ New Line Cinema announced on March 5 that it has acquired film rights to Hello Kitty from the Japanese corporation Sanrio. The 45-year-old iconic feline has never been turned into a movie despite its merchandising ubiquity. […]
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani got a modest raise from the Los Angeles Angels after winning the AL Rookie of the Year award, agreeing to a one-year contract that boosts his pay to $650,000 from last year’s minimum of $545,000. Los Angeles announced agreements on March 11 with 22 players not yet eligible for […]
By Eileen Ng The Associated Press SHAH ALAM, Malaysia — An Indonesian woman held for two years on suspicion of killing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s half brother was freed from custody on March 11 after Malaysian prosecutors unexpectedly dropped the murder charge against her. Siti Aisyah cried and hugged her Vietnamese co-defendant, Doan […]
By Gayle Gupit Mayor NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Those familiar with the plight of the aging Filipino farm workers in the 1960s, as well as their importance in the American farm labor movement, agree that Larry Dulay Itliong played a pivotal role. “We do have to remember Larry because the United Farm Workers union has systematically […]
By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly Empire of Sand By Tasha Suri Orbit, 2018 As the daughter of a nobleman, Mehr lives a privileged life. But with an Amrithi mother, that privilege is limited. In an empire built on the dreams of enslaved gods, the Amrithi people are both shunned by society and coveted for […]
The fragile, yellowed, woodblock manuscript is in relatively good condition, remarkable considering its age and the location where it was found: in a dark, dank storage closet in the Beaver Falls Historical Museum in the bowels of the Carnegie Free Library on Seventh Avenue.
Sound Transit held a community workshop on March 13 to discuss the Chinatown-International District (ID) Station.