By RALPH JENNINGS Associated Press TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan prosecutors say they have detained 10 people, including a former staff member of the China-friendly opposition party, and are investigating them on suspicion of falsifying documents to bring thousands of mainland Chinese to Taiwan, possibly including some who spied on the self-ruled island claimed by […]
By SHEIKH SAALIQ Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) — Police fired tear-gas and struck demonstrators with batons on Dec. 15 in India’s capital city, where thousands, including students at the Jamia Millia Islamia University, protested against a new law that will give citizenship to non-Muslims fleeing religious persecution from several neighboring countries. The third day […]
High emotions, fierce hugs from Tiger Woods, this time as a winner both ways in the Presidents Cup.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Eleven Chinese migrants were discovered hiding in furniture and appliances inside a truck stopped by agents as it entered the U.S. from Mexico at a Southern California border crossing, federal officials said. At least one person was crammed inside a washing machine and another was curled up inside a wooden chest, […]
By John Liu NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY After the stellar box office run of “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” in 2017, the same cast is back in an all-new adventure with a few additions and some new concepts. Jumanji has added veteran actors Danny Glover and Danny Devito, and rising star Awkwafina. Ever since I saw […]
By Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY The Seattle Public School District is considering renaming a school after the late Al Sugiyama. The school, currently called South Lake High School, would be renamed Alan T. Sugiyama High School at South Lake, if approved. Al Sugiyama’s daughters, Mari and Alysa, wrote in an email that they have visited […]
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — A Bellingham man pleaded not guilty on Dec. 13 to a hate crime after the assault of a Sikh American Uber driver. The Bellingham Herald reports 22-year-old Grifin Sayers entered the plea in Whatcom County Superior Court to charges of malicious harassment and assault. Court documents say on Dec. 5 the […]
The International Special Review District (ISRD) board decided on Dec. 10 to move forward with the final design and demolition of the Four Seas Restaurant on 714 South King Street. Developed by InterIm, a new building will rise in its place—provisionally called Uncle Bob’s Place. It will have eight stories with commercial space on the […]
Louisa Hotel on King Street near Seventh Avenue reopened in June as an 85-room apartment building.
Confusion about the correct protocol for voting marred the decision by the International Special Review District (ISRD) board to recommend that a construction project be approved by the city.