The Seattle Mariners bestowed the Franchise Achievement Award on Ichiro Suzuki on Sept. 14. The former American League MVP and Rookie of the Year played 14 years for the Mariners in two stints. He retired following a two-game series against the Oakland Athletics in Japan at the start of this season, after 28 years at […]
The Before Columbus Foundation announced the winners of the 40th Annual American Book Awards on Sept. 10. The AAPI winners are: Frank Abe and Floyd Cheung (editors) John Okada: The Life & Rediscovered Work of the Author of No-No Boy (University of Washington Press) May-lee Chai Useful Phrases for Immigrants: Stories (Blair) The winners will […]
Nearly 200 ‘superheroes’ of all ages reunited with caregivers on Sept. 7 at Overlake Medical Center’s annual Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) reunion. The former NICU patients, along with nurses, doctors, and volunteers were invited to wear their favorite superhero costumes. Mrs. Incredible made an appearance. Among those in attendance were 11-year-old Kai Abrahamsen and […]
Approximately 100 people attended a retirement party for Mark Okazaki on Sept. 13 at Neighborhood House High Point Center. That day was also his last day as Neighborhood House executive director. Former King County executive Ron Sims was among the guests, along with former colleagues, who gave speeches. Under Okazaki’s leadership, Neighborhood House quadrupled its […]
Former Governor Gary Locke is scheduled to give the keynote speech at the 137th Annual Meeting of the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce on Sept. 19. This event highlights accomplishments of the past year and sets the stage for the upcoming year.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Chinese businesswoman was convicted on Sept. 11 of trespassing at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club and lying to Secret Service agents. The 10-woman, two-man federal jury reached the verdict after four hours of deliberation in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in the case of Yujing Zhang. The 33-year-old Shanghai business consultant […]
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — You can sell North Korean food in South Korea. But you’ll get into trouble if you decorate your restaurant with something deemed praising North Korea. Authorities say the owner of a Seoul restaurant under construction removed signs with the portrait of North Korean leaders and the image of a North […]
By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer BEIJING (AP) — Kobe Bryant went to China for the first time in 1998, making the trip to Beijing to help operate an instructional basketball clinic for about a dozen kids. The local coaches working with him didn’t know a lot about the game. Barely anyone noticed that an […]
With ferns encroaching on its front door, grass growing out of its pavement, and a staircase sinking to one side, the Washington Medical Center building has become a symbol of both the ruination of the Keiro nursing home and a beacon for its future.
SPOKANE, Wash. — Just one year after her husband died in a plane crash, a Spokane widow is suing the aviation school that she says is responsible. Hermann Law Group filed suit in Spokane Superior Court on Aug. 30, on behalf of Yuki Lee and her infant daughter. Documents reveal Joochan Lee was taking his […]