James Hong has been appointed as Executive Director of the Vietnamese Friendship Association. Hong has been with VFA for five years. In his recognition letter, he stated: “As an organization committed to social justice and equity, our work focuses on guarding our most priceless treasure – our culture, language and heritage – so that current […]
Karma Sherpa, the popular singing star of Indian TV show SaReGaMaPa, performed at the Sadbhavna Samaroh (Goodwill Gathering concert) in Bellevue. With an objective of providing a common platform for the local non-profits serving various ethnic groups within the local South Asian community the event was sponsored by the Asian Counseling and Referral Services […]
Mary I. Yu was sworn in the Washington Supreme Court ceremony for the administration of oath of office as a Justice on January 12. The ceremony took place at the Temple of Justice Courtroom, Olympia. She is serving as State Supreme Court Justice. (end)
Washington Governor Jay Inslee has named Shelmina Babai Abji, of Bellevue, to the Board of Trustees of Bellevue College. In this role, Abji will participate in the six-member board, whose duties include setting the college’s strategic direction, establishing policy for the college, and approving budgets. (end)
Dr. Christopher Kodama has been appointed the President of MultiCare Care Connected Care, MultiCare Health System’s new Accountable Care Organization. In this role, Dr. Kodama is responsible for further improving access, quality and affordability of health care for the communities of the Pacific Northwest. Prior to his current role, he served as the Medical Vice […]
Photographer Bob Kim has a new series: “It was tough hiking into some of the remote locations like Subway and Virgin River Narrow, but well worth the effort!” Kim is from Seoul, Korea, and moved to the United States with his family in 1975. He studied fine arts and photography at the Maryland Institute […]
By Nicole Winfield Associated Press VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis embarks on his second Asian pilgrimage this
By Hyung-Jin Kim Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A Korean-American woman accused of praising rival North Korea in a recent lecture was deported from South Korea on Saturday, in the latest in a series of cases that critics say infringe on the country’s freedom of speech.
By Joe McDonald AP Business Writer BEIJING (AP) — China has banned drivers of private cars from offering services through ride-hailing apps, throwing up a new hurdle to Uber Technologies Ltd.’s global expansion.
AP Wire Service BEIJING (AP) — Upset by a delayed flight, two Chinese passengers decided to open emergency exit doors in protest as the plane was taxiing, forcing it to abort takeoff and landing them in jail instead, police said Sunday.