WASHINGTON — Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced on Sept. 30 that the Department will award $157 million in airport infrastructure grants to 34 airports in 19 states, plus the U.S. Virgin Islands. Auburn Municipal Airport in Auburn, Wash. will receive $2,858,343 to fund the extension of Runway 16/34. This is the sixth allotment of […]
The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) held a public meeting on Sept. 18 to review designs for Congressional Gold Medals honoring Chinese American Veterans of World War II. The proposed design on one side depicts several Chinese American servicemen and a nurse, representing all U.S. service branches in WWII and highlighting that they fought in […]
Cindy Runger recently won second place in the Pacific Northwest Writers’ Association 2019 Literary Contest for her novel, “Clarissa Seng & the Council of Spirits.” She claimed her prize in a ceremony on Sept. 14 at SeaTac DoubleTree Hotel. “I’m so excited because my hard work is being recognized,” Runger told the Northwest Asian Weekly.
The Chinese Institute of Engineers/USA-Seattle held its annual convention at the Westin Bellevue on Sept. 15. An education seminar and workshops preceded the awards banquet. Eight awards were given to individuals for displaying leadership, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Eleven high school students were given scholarships for their passion in STEM and community work.
The Tacoma Arts Commission has announced this year’s AMOCAT Arts Award winners, and Aya Hashiguchi Clark and Randy Clark won the Community Outreach by an Individual Award. The Clarks founded Dukesbay Productions in 2011 with the goal of producing more culturally and racially diverse theater in Tacoma. Presenting plays that are a mixture of original […]
Apolo Ohno will be inducted into the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Hall of Fame’s Class of 2019. The former short track speedskater and Federal Way native is an eight-time medalist and the most decorated American Olympian at the Winter Olympics. The inductees will be honored at an awards dinner on Nov. 1 in Colorado Springs.
By TERRY TANG Associated Press For the new animated movie “Abominable,’’ bringing a big city in China to life with accuracy means that even the trash has to look right. Chinese animators collaborating with DreamWorks animators urged them to dump metal trash cans from backdrops because “we don’t have metal trash cans.’’ “It took nights […]
By KATIE TAM Associated Press HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters in Hong Kong trampled a Chinese flag, vandalized two subway stations and set at least two street fires on Sept. 22, as pro-democracy demonstrations took a violent turn once again. The day’s action began peacefully, as protesters filled a shopping mall and, in a new […]
By NINIEK KARMINI Associated Press JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police announced on Sept. 19 that they have arrested 230 people suspected of starting some of the fires that are spreading health-damaging haze across a large part of Southeast Asia. Among those arrested are three men who were caught while trying to clear land to […]
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say two California women have been arrested on suspicion of participating in a gift card scam that netted about $900,000 in stolen merchandise. The San Bernardino Sun reported on Sept. 21 that 25-year-old Ailing Lu was arrested on suspicion of theft by false pretenses and conspiracy and 25-year-old Ji […]