Mona Das has announced a run for the Democratic nomination representing Washington state’s 8th Congressional District — a seat currently held by Rep. Dave Reichert. Das was born to Indian parents who immigrated to America when she was 8 months old. In 1996, she moved to the Pacific Northwest, and enjoyed a successful career in […]
The new book by Kay Hirai, the founder and owner of Studio 904, is currently the number 1 download in the Kindle store in the Women & Business category. In the book, Sheer Determination, Hirai details the challenges, hard-fought successes, and the ever-present setbacks of growing a small business in any economy. She shares her […]
Tens of thousands attended Mercer Island’s only community-wide festival on July 8 and 9. The festival consisted of many events, including a grand parade, fireworks, a skateboard event, a car show, food fair, and pancake breakfast.
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Romulo Urtula, a Mountlake Terrace, Wash. native, joined more than 250 service members and veterans at the Department of Defense Warrior Games from June 30 to July 8 in Chicago, Ill. The event is a Paralympic-style completion for wounded, ill, and injured service members. Urtula competed against athletes from […]
Tessie LaMourea, the current Miss Seafair, announced that she earned her master’s degree in public administration from the University of Washington last month. According to LaMourea, who is Filipino, this marks the first time a Miss Seafair has received her master’s degree during her reign.
Food booths, entertainment and an appearance by Hello Kitty July 9 and 10 drew a crowd at this year’s Natsu Matsuri Outdoor Summer Festival. Organizers this year closed Weller Street behind Uwajimaya to make the event bigger and better. Food vendors hawked ramen, shaved ice and poke, among other things. There were several song, dance […]
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JAKARTA, Indonesia — Muslim groups in Malaysia and Indonesia have called for a boycott of Starbucks because of the coffee chain’s support for LGBT rights. Malaysian group Perkasa, which supports a hard-line form of Islam and nationalism, called on its more than 500,000 members last week to stay away from Starbucks […]
By GERRY SHIH Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — A gay man in central China has successfully sued a mental hospital over forced conversion therapy, in what activists are hailing as the first such victory in a country where the LGBT rights movement is gradually emerging from the fringes. A court in Zhumadian in Henan province […]
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — A judge in Texas who was put on unpaid leave in May after officials discovered she was not a U.S. citizen has become a citizen. Corpus Christi Municipal Court Judge Young Min Burkett was sworn in as a citizen on July 7. That makes her eligible to vote and serve […]
By Associated Press CHESAPEAKE, Va. — A security guard is now facing first-degree murder charges in the January shooting death of a 60-year-old man whose family says he was playing Pokemon Go. WAVY-TV reports that the charges were upgraded on July 5, the same day a grand jury had met in Chesapeake. Prosecutors said security […]