On Sept. 17, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke announced a $4 million dollar Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant to South Seattle Community College.
One of the ways that the government is helping during the current economic crisis is through the $8,000 first time homebuyer credit initiative.
Seattle Councilmember Bruce Harrell, chair of the Energy and Technology Committee, proposed on Sept. 8 the utilization of a government and technology outline that will optimize the use of technology to increase transparency, enhance access to city information, and improve government efficiency.
At my high school, there were the freaks (also known as stoners), the jocks, and everybody else.
The football jocks were the royalty of the high school, and you felt honored if they took the time out of their glamorous life to say hi to you.
Look at Meena from a distance and you will see a normal, healthy Lao girl. She is of average height for a 7-year-old girl. But look a little closer and you will notice that her arms and legs, poking out through her oversized second-hand clothes, are painfully thin. Her hair lacks a healthy shine. Her eyes look tired and weary.
By now, most of us are all aware of Rep. Joe Wilson’s “You lie!” outburst at President Obama during the president’s speech about health care reform to Congress. Wilson’s comment came at the moment when Obama promised that illegal immigrants would not be covered by his health care bill.
To the Editor:
As one listens to the Republican anger over health care reform, one can imagine an anti-government protester cheerfully paying premiums on insurance policies that drop you after you make a claim, or happily sauntering out of an emergency room that denied them treatment because of a coverage problem. One can imagine a town hall sign-waver enthusiastically forking over most of their pay to bill collectors after suffering a catastrophic injury, thinking, “Wow, the free market system is great.”
Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley and Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown appointed Edward Chow, Jr. to head the Department of Veterans Affairs.
The new Coal Creek Family YMCA celebrated its grand opening with free tours, health and wellness information, class demos, and cooking demonstrations. More than 1,500 people attended.
Mimi Gates, former director of the Seattle Art Museum, announced that the Center for Asian Art and Ideas (CAAI) will launch at the Seattle Asian Art Museum this fall. The center will explore facets of Asian culture including art, literature, music, history, and politics.