On May 8, Congressmember Jim McDermott, with a coalition of eight members of Congress, sent a request to U.S. National Park Service (NPS) to designate the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience (The Wing) as a historical site. In a letter signed by McDermott, Sen. Maria Cantwell, Sen. Patty Murray, and others, […]
A consortium of educators from King and Pierce County led by Dr. Belinda Yun-Ying Louie, professor of education at the University of Washington (UW) Tacoma, received a $2 million, 5-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of English Language Acquisition. The grant will fund a new project called Communities of Practice for Teaching […]
International Community Health Services received national recognition as a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH), issued by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). The NCQA issued the recognition after an extensive review of the International District and Holly Park clinics. The recognition credits medical facilities that combine access, teamwork, and technology to deliver quality care and […]
A group of six students from Franklin High School, part of the Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS) Southeast Asian Young Men’s Group took home the top prize at the 2012 Spring Youth Forum, a summit organized by the Department of Social and Health Services and the Washington Attorney General’s Office. Forty-two student-teams presented programs […]
The Associated Press GRAND BAY, Ala. (AP) — A Buddhist monk who recently put himself into self-imposed isolation was accused of fatally bludgeoning the religious leader of a Grand Bay temple. Vern Phdsamay, 32, was arrested on May 11 and charged with killing 45-year-old Chaiwat Moleechate, said Sgt. Paul Burch of the Mobile County Sheriff’s […]
The Associated Press Staff CODY, Wyo. (AP) — The Heart Mountain Interpretive Center in Park County has been recognized with an award from the American Association of Museums.
The Associated Press Staff HONOLULU (AP) — The University of Hawaii says it plans to award honorary degrees to Japanese-American U.S. Army ROTC cadets who formed a civilian battalion and were killed in action during World War II.
By Todd Pitman The Associated Press YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — In a remote prison in northwest Myanmar, Aye Aung wakes up each day as he has for nearly 14 years — alone in a dark cell on a wooden plank, a prisoner of conscience all but forgotten by the world.
By Leon Drouin-Keith The Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) — China’s government considered homosexuality a mental disorder until 2001. Mobs in Senegal have disinterred bodies of men they believe were gays and dragged them through the streets. In Egypt, laws prohibiting “shameless public acts” have been used to imprison gay men.
This year marks the fifth year of the annual two-day Chinese Remembering conference held in Lewiston, Idaho. Each conference relates the history of the Chinese in Idaho and the Northwest, with the second day of the conference dedicated to visiting sites in Hells Canyon that were occupied by the Chinese.