On Nov. 16 at the Bellevue Art Museum, Humanities Washington’s Beyond Talking Points series wrapped up its multifaceted look at immigration with a program featuring refugees from around the world who now call Washington home.
By Matthew Lee The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is taking a foreign policy gamble by sending Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on a historic trip to the isolated Southeast Asian nation of Myanmar this week. The administration is betting that the first visit to the country, also known as Burma, […]
By MATTHEW LEE and BEN FELLER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama finally found a taker Friday for his Inauguration speech offer to extend a hand to rogue states “if you are willing to unclench your fist.”
The City of Seattle awarded grants to four International District organizations from its Technology Matching Fund program. The funds will help groups that are working toward technological equity and closing the digital divide. The Coalition for Refugees from Burma received $17,750 for expansion of its mobile computer lab program.
By Lindsay Wise THE HOUSTON CHRONICLE PEARLAND, Texas (AP) — The postcard arrived in Ed Denzler’s mailbox in Pearland last month, a mystery from his past nestled among the routine bills and coupons. Addressed in neat block letters to Denzler, the handwritten note reads, in English, “It takes a strong man to save himself, a […]
By Bruce Harrell For Northwest Asian Weekly As the [City of Seattle’s Energy, Technology, and Civil Rights Committee] chair, I am pleased to announce that $320,000 in grants have been given by the City’s Technology Matching Fund (TMF).
Many refugee youth have lost hope because of civil war or persecution in their home countries. Recently, the need has increased for foster homes for refugee teenagers and sibling groups from Congo, Burma, Bhutan, and Somalia.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Myanmar refugees who fled military persecution and settled in America are finding new struggles with limited education and a stifling language barrier.
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi says she hopes that a new U.S. special envoy to Myanmar will be able to help
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Revelers who wear “decadent” clothing during Myanmar’s upcoming New Year’s celebrations can face up to a month in prison