The Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle has named Nate Miles of Eli Lilly and Company as chair of its Board of Directors for 2013. He was unanimously elected chair for the 2-year leadership term.
Catherine Giudici, daughter of Carey and Cynthia Giudici, is currently participating in the 17th season of ABC’s “The Bachelor.” She if half Filipino American. She has survived seven episodes and is one of the four final contestants from the original 26. Before appearing on the show, Giudici was a graphic designer working with Amazon. Her […]
The 3rd annual Northwest Asian Weekly Lunar New Year Kids Parade happened on Saturday, Feb. 9, breaking its previous participation record.
The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) hosted its annual Lunar New Year Banquet and Silent Auction on the night of Saturday,
Leah Li will be representing the Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce in the 2013 Miss Chinatown USA pageant. Leah is 20 years old and will be the youngest contestant. She is currently studying at NYU and attended high school on Mercer Island. The competition will take place Feb. 16 at the Palace of Fine Arts […]
By Bob Driehaus The Cincinnati Enquirer CINCINNATI, Ohio (AP) — Pastor Thomas Kap rattles off the accomplishments of his congregation of Myanmar immigrants as if they were family. “We have five college students and 86 students total in the church,” he said. “There are 296 of us now.”
By Gosia Wozniacka The Associated Press FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Last fall, narcotics agents confiscated thousands of marijuana plants, many 10 feet tall, from a 140-acre farm just on the edge of Fresno — one of the biggest pot busts in the county’s history. The pot grew hidden among rows of rotting peppers, tomatoes, and […]
By Amir Shah and Kim Gamel The Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan models paraded down a candle-lined catwalk Friday, Feb. 8 as men and women watched from the audience in a restaurant off a muddy street in Kabul.
By Jim Gomez The Associated Press MANILA, Philippines (AP) — After years of fighting the government from hidden jungle bases in the southern Philippines, an Al-Qaida-linked militant group is facing a new adversary, fellow Muslim insurgents who can match their guerrilla battle tactics and are eager to regain their lost stature by fighting the widely […]
By Christopher Bodeen The Associated Press BEIJING, China (AP) — The annual Lunar New Year fireworks barrage in Beijing was notably muted Sunday, Feb. 10, following government appeals to reduce the smoky celebrations after air pollution rose to near catastrophic levels over recent weeks.