WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare says it’s moving toward potentially covering acupuncture for chronic low back pain as an alternative to opioid painkillers that can become addictive. The agency announced its initial decision on July 15. For now, access will be limited to seniors signed up in government-approved clinical studies. Medicare says more evidence is needed […]
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jury has awarded $23.3 million to a California pepper maker in a fiery battle with the manufacturer of world-famous Sriracha hot sauce. The Los Angeles Times says jurors determined earlier this month that Huy Fong Foods breached its contract with Underwood Ranches and also committed fraud. Underwood, based in Camarillo, […]
By WILLIAM J. KOLE Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Boston is literally digging its Chinatown. On July 8, city archaeologist Joe Bagley launched the first excavations in Boston’s Chinatown, and he expects the dig to turn up artifacts that will shed new light on immigrants—not only those from China but also Syria, Ireland and England […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Zoo in Washington, D.C., says the first documented Asian water dragon to be born from the DNA of a single parent has died. The Washington Post reports the zoo said that the 2-year-old female lizard died from blood cancer in mid-June. The lizard was born in 2016 through a process […]
She wanted to make an autobiographical drama about the time when, in 2013, her family learned that her grandmother in China, affectionately called Nai Nai, had stage 4 lung cancer and was given three months to live. The grim diagnosis was kept from Nai Nai, a somewhat common approach to death and dying in China.
The Seattle Department of Transportation is installing a neighborhood Greenway on South King Street, from 5th Avenue South to 18th Avenue South, to enhance safety for people walking and biking. The work is expected to take place in mid-July, depending on weather conditions and coordination with nearby private and public construction. During construction, expect intermittent […]
Growing up in the Central District of Seattle, Christopher Castillo came upon a play about the Filipino Revolution at the Langston Hughes Cultural Arts Center.
By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly In order to help preserve the culture of intergenerational relationships and increase cultural awareness, the Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) helps build connections between kids and the elderly. According to the Serve Washington website, the FGP began in 1965 and provides loving and experienced tutors and mentors to children and […]
Dear Superintendent Juneau: On behalf of the Asian Pacific Directors Coalition (APDC), thank you again for coming to our meeting this past April. The members appreciated meeting you, the sharing of your vision for education in Seattle Schools, and the District’s strategic plan to achieve excellence for all students, especially our students of color. During […]
Y’all, “Stuber” did not get good reviews at all, and it also bombed at the box office over the weekend.