By Ruth Bayang Northwest Asian Weekly 10. Tommy Le’s family wins $5 million settlement The King County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) agreed to pay $5 million for the June 14, 2017 shooting death of Tommy Le. The settlement was reached less than a month before the civil rights lawsuit was set to go to trial. Le’s […]
Kathy Flores, the legendary rugby player, coach and leader of the women’s sport in the U.S. who touched every generation of players and coaches for more than 40 years, has died. She was 66. Nearly 300 former teammates, fellow coaches, former players and friends gathered on Dec. 16 for a virtual remembrance of Kathleen “Kathy” Flores, organized by the U.S. Women’s Rugby Foundation. Flores died of cancer in October at home in Providence, Rhode Island, the foundation said.
Voters in Seattle have retained socialist Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant, the controversial lawmaker and long-time foe of hometown tech giant Amazon. Sawant had faced a recall effort. On Dec. 17, King County Elections officially certified the Dec. 7 recall election, showing Sawant narrowly prevailing with 50.4% voting “no” on the recall question and 49.6% casting “yes” ballots.
On Dec. 13, the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Lucy Koh to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in a 50-45 vote. She will be the first Korean American woman to serve on a federal appeals court. Koh spent more than a decade as a district court judge in San Jose, California, where she […]
Two-time world bronze medalist Tiffany Chin has been elected to the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame. The induction will take place on Jan. 9 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee during the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, which serve as the trials for the Beijing Olympics. “Tiffany Chin’s contributions to the sport are many. […]
The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) 2022 National Scholarship and Awards Program is now underway. Guidelines, instructions, and applications are posted at jacl.org, and can be accessed by clicking the “Programs” tab on the menu bar. The JACL annually offers approximately 30 college scholarships. Freshman applications must be submitted directly by the applicant to National […]
Two AAPI actors are among The Associated Press’ Breakthrough Entertainers of the Year. Simu Liu smashed through the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s comfort zone as its first Asian-led superhero stand-alone in “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.” His was a career-making turn as Shang-Chi, who combines Spider-Man’s aw-shucks sweetness with lethal fists. The path […]
By SALLY HO Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — When U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal returns home to Seattle, the Congressional Progressive Caucus chairwoman always goes for a walk along the Puget Sound. “Everything feels closed in sometimes in D.C., and so when I come home, I just like to ground myself in that spaciousness,” Jayapal told […]
SEATTLE — It appears as if Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant will overcome an attempt to recall her. As of press time, Sawant was prevailing by a razor thin margin. Sawant, 48, an economics professor, is the longest-tenured council member. “Win or lose, we should not forget the ruling class keeps going after us because […]
By MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Masayuki Uemura, a Japanese home computer game pioneer whose Nintendo consoles sold millions of units worldwide, has died, according to the university in Kyoto where he taught. He was 78. Uemura, the lead architect behind Nintendo Co.’s trailblazing home game consoles, died on Dec. 6, Ritsumeikan University […]