Gov. Jay Inslee appointed Susan Amini to King County Superior Court, position 20, on May 2.
Stephanie Bowman was appointed a commissioner of the Port of Seattle on May 3, joining current commissioners Tom Albro, Bill Bryant, John Creighton, and Courtney Gregoire. She fills the seat vacated by former commissioner Rob Holland.
The Seattle Chinatown–International District Public Development Authority hosted their annual ID Spring Roll fundraising event on April 25, raising funds for their programs, including senior services and affordable housing, and honoring community leaders.
Ron Chow, co-founder and CEO of the Seattle Pacific Trading Company, received an appreciation from the U.S. Army on April 23 for his work to help pass Senate Bill 5114. Gov. Inslee signed the bill into law on April 22.
By Tom Hays The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — An undercover FBI investigation that imperiled a politician’s bid to become New York City’s first Asian American mayor resulted on May 2 in convictions of a former campaign worker and a fundraiser in a case that may have raised more questions than it answered.
By John Rogers The Associated Press LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) — The first Chinese-owned vehicle manufacturer in the United States unveiled ambitious plans May 2 to eventually build as many as 1,000 plug-in electric buses a year at a refurbished RV manufacturing plant in a wind-swept, sage-dotted corner of the Mojave Desert.
By Ryan J. Foley The Associated Press COLUMBUS JUNCTION, Iowa (AP) — The first Chin Burmese student arrived at Wilma Sime Roundy Elementary School three years ago.
By Staff The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — China’s top court has issued guidelines calling for harsher punishment for making and selling unsafe food products in the latest response to tainted food scandals that have angered the public.
By Matthew Pennington and Sam Kim The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — The United States called May 3 for North Korea to grant amnesty and immediately release a Korean American sentenced to 15 years of hard labor for “hostile acts” against the state.
By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly The Man Who Dammed the Yangtze By Alex Kuo Haven Books, 2011 In the Chinese city of Changchun, there lives a woman named Ge. In the city of Oshkosh, Wis., there lives a Chinese-American man named G.