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.
Volunteers from the community and Wells Fargo Bank grabbed brushes and rollers to take to the streets of Little Saigon and painted out graffiti.
A team from the Mill Creek Tennis Club, owned by Chinese Americans Roger and Byron Mark, won the national title at the 2011 USTA Adult League National Championships in Tucson, Ariz. The Mill Creek team defeated a squad from Houston, 3–2, in the finals.
By Hope Yen THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — In the run-up to the 2012 elections, the federal government is ordering that 248 counties and other political jurisdictions provide bilingual ballots to Hispanics and other minorities who speak little or no English.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed the appointment of the first Korean American to become U.S. ambassador to South Korea. Career diplomat Sung Kim previously served as special envoy for six-nation talks on North Korea’s nuclear program. His confirmation on Oct. 13 came during a state visit by South Korean President Lee […]
By Eric Talmadge THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HYAKURI AIR BASE, Japan (AP) — Warplanes bearing the bright red Rising Sun logo roared overhead on Sunday, Oct. 16, as Japan held a once-every-three-years display to showcase one of the best air forces in Asia. The only problem — most of its fighters were grounded.
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 Bryan Painter The Oklahoman LAVERNE, Okla. (AP) — On a museum wall in the far northwestern Oklahoma community of Laverne is a framed thank-you.
By Sam Kim The Associated Press BUSAN, South Korea (AP) — An Iranian film and a Philippine film have shared the top awards for Asian productions at the region’s largest film event.
The Coalition for Refugees from Burma (CRB), Amnesty International, Burma Partnership, and University Baptist Church partnered to hold a candlelight vigil for the fourth anniversary of Burma’s 2007 Saffron Revolution at the south end of Green Lake.