PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon veteran who served in Iraq has been released after being detained by federal immigration authorities and held at a detention center in Tacoma, Wash. KOIN-TV reports that 41-year-old Chong Hwan Kim of Portland was released on Dec. 14 after the Circuit Court of Multnomah County dismissed a first-degree arson […]
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Clad in traditional Chinese, Western and Sri Lankan costumes, 50 Chinese couples were married at a mass ceremony in Sri Lanka’s capital on Dec. 17 to mark the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries and to promote the island nation as a tourist destination. The ceremony in […]
By Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — The medical examiner’s office says San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee died of a heart attack. Mayor’s office spokeswoman Deirdre Hussey confirmed on Dec. 18, the official cause of death for the mayor. He died on Dec. 12 after collapsing at a Safeway supermarket near his home. The 65-year-old Lee […]
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A jury found a 41-year-old man guilty of five counts of murder on Dec. 11, in the 2012 killings of a family found beaten to death with a hammer inside their San Francisco home. The jury returned the verdict against Binh Thai Luc after six days of deliberations. Luc was also […]
Which network would you recognize for featuring the most Asian Americans in its programming? The Asian Pacific American Media Coalition (APAMC) gave ABC an overall grade of “B,” matching the highest grade the group has ever given the network in its 16 years of issuing this report card. ABC scored a grade of “B” in […]
Shree Saini, 21, was crowned Miss India USA 2017 on Dec. 17. Saini, who is a student at the University of Washington, told the Press Trust of India that she wants to lead a life dedicated to service. “I believe in working together to create a whole that is greater than the sum of its […]
Peter Kwon announced on Dec. 18 that he has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2018 Transportation and Infrastructure Services (TIS) federal advocacy committee. This committee has the lead responsibility for developing NLC’s federal policy positions on issues involving transportation, including planning, funding, safety and security of public transit, streets and highways, […]
Assunta Ng, founder of the Northwest Asian Weekly, and Gregg Alex and Dora Krasucki, founders of the Matt Talbot Center, were honored on Dec. 12 in Olympia. The Washington State Community Service Award was presented to Ng by Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib and Secretary of State Kim Wyman. Ng received a check of $250 for […]
Members of the Taiwanese American Professionals – Seattle (TAP-SEA) got together in Bellevue on Dec. 10, to explore their artistic sides. Attendees to the event, named “My Dream Taipei Skyline — Holiday Edition,” got to sketch famous buildings in Taipei and arrange them to create a unique skyline with a personal and holiday touch.
Cheryl Lee has joined Helsell Fetterman’s business transactions and real estate practice groups. Lee delivers a broad range of transactional legal services to individuals, family-owned businesses, and closely held corporations. She has over 20 years of experience as an executive with Boeing’s Commercial Airplane Group and Microsoft.