While the sea of glowing red lanterns, drums, dragon dances, and red envelopes are some of the first images in people’s minds of Lunar New Year, a more understated and humble symbol of the Spring Festival are its celebrated and iconic flowers.
All across the world, including in the Pacific Northwest, Vietnamese communities gather together to celebrate Tết, otherwise known as Vietnamese Lunar New Year.
Sofia Aragon was sworn-in on Jan. 13 to the Burien City Council. Residents voted her in last November and this is Aragon’s first time holding a political office. She began her career as a registered nurse in south Seattle serving children, diverse families, and vulnerable populations. In Olympia, Aragon worked for a decade to improve […]
Ming-Jun Li, Pushkar Tandon, and Margaret Wu are among 22 inductees in the National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF). Li and Tandon, along with a third person, invented the bend-insensitive ClearCurve® optical fiber. Because it can bend without significant signal loss, ClearCurve optical fiber has reached locations previously inaccessible to optical fiber and advanced data […]
The monument “View from Gold Mountain,” created by Seattle artists Cheryll Leo-Gwin and Stewart Wong, was installed outside the Bernalillo County Courthouse in Albuquerque, N.M. on Jan. 11. The monument honors the 1883 landmark court case, Territory of N.M. vs Yee Shun, which led to a change in the law and allowed Chinese and later […]
The Seattle Office of Sustainability & Environment, through the Environmental Justice Fund, awarded $40,000 to InterIm, one of seven community-based projects, to improve environmental conditions and respond to impacts of climate change. Youth from InterIm’s WILD Project will visually document the personal histories of lower-income residents and their physical and social environments within the context […]
The Pike Place Market Foundation presented a plaque this month to Felicity Wang and Deng Zuolie for their contributions in the creation of “Ju Ju,” or Golden Pearl, the Chinese Art Pig who toured the region in 2019 to celebrate the Year of the Pig. Ju Ju’s image is now being used in greeting cards […]
By Jonathan Lemire, Lisa Mascaro, and Jill Colvin The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is considering dramatically expanding its much-litigated travel ban to additional countries amid a renewed election-year focus on immigration by President Donald Trump, according to six people familiar with the deliberations. A document outlining the plans—timed to coincide with […]
By Collin Binkley The Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is warning international students that federal immigration officials may visit their work sites to verify that their employment is directly related to their studies. School officials sent a memo to faculty on Jan. 9 saying the Department of Homeland Security […]
OLYMPIA — The office of Gov. Jay Inslee, in partnership with the Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (CAPAA), is recruiting currently enrolled college and graduate students with a commitment to civil rights and equality for the Ruth Woo Fellowship. The late “Auntie Ruth” Woo fought for social justice and equality for all people. Over […]