The 2014 Miss Chinese International Pageant will be held in Hong Kong on Jan. 26. Sixteen delegates from around the world will compete for the crown, including Seattle’s Tiffany Du, who won the title of “Miss Chinese Seattle Second Princess” in last year’s 2013 Scholarship for Women Pageant (also known as the Miss Chinese Seattle […]
Calling it a “disparity strikes at the very core of who we are as a democratic society,” Mayor Ed Murray last month committed to addressing Seattle’s growing income divide.
Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Wash., recently welcomed a group of 14 students from South Korea as part of a new program with Chung-Ang University in Seoul. The students spend the first year of college in their home country and then finish the last three years in the United States.
Got Green has announced that Jill Mangaliman will be its new executive director. Former executive director Michael Woo will remain as the organization continues to lead efforts to see Seattle’s Local Hire Ordinance through implementation.
The Seattle Management Association (SMA) has named Sandra Wong as its new president. Wong has been with the City of Seattle for 33 years, and currently works as an employment manager. She also served as the American Society’s Training and Development’s Puget Sound Chapter Employee Learning Week director for the past term. SMA, a non-profit […]
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) – An American missionary who has been jailed in North Korea for more than a year appeared before reporters Monday and appealed to the U.S. government to do its best to secure his release.
By Elaine Kurtenbach Associated Press TOKYO (AP) – Hiroo Onoda, the last Japanese imperial soldier to emerge from hiding in a jungle in the Philippines and surrender, 29 years after the end of World War II, has died. He was 91. Onoda died Jan. 16 at a Tokyo hospital after a brief stay there. Chief […]
By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly For folk singer and songwriter Vikesh Kapoor, he is a musician first and a social observer second. A first-generation Indian American, Kapoor draws on observations and reactions to the world around him for inspiration. Born and raised in rural Pennsylvania, his first taste of the larger world came when […]
By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly The Mt. Zion Baptist Church was nearly overflowing Friday, Jan. 17, when hundreds gathered for the <!–more–>40th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration, presented by Seattle Community Colleges. Celebrants included school children, a contingency from the Seattle Police Department, Mayor Ed Murray, council members, and other dignitaries. The […]
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. In this offering, we take a look at the antics of Dennis Rodman, the incredible story of a local gymnast, and getting ready for the Winter Olympics. Baldwin helps Hawks to Super Bowl The Seattle Seahawks are going to the Super […]