Jan. 22 marked 47 years since the U.S. Supreme Court first decided on Roe v. Wade and legalized abortion across the country.
By CARLA K. JOHNSON and MIKE STOBBE ASSOCIATED PRESS SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. reported its first case on Jan. 21 of a new and potentially deadly virus circulating in China, saying a Washington state resident who returned last week from the outbreak’s epicenter was hospitalized near Seattle. The man, identified as a Snohomish County […]
The Bellevue Collection’s day-long Lunar New Year celebration will be held on Feb. 1. Expect a day filled with numerous traditional and contemporary cultural demonstrations, including martial arts, music, dance, visual arts, and food sampling. At Bellevue Square, Din Tai Fung and Barons Sino Kitchen and Bar will be handing out food samples until they […]
The United States Postal Service (USPS) has unveiled its Year of the Rat forever commemorative stamp. Luke T. Grossmann, senior vice president of finance and strategy for the USPS, shared the tale of how the rat became the first animal featured in the Lunar New Year rotation. “A popular legend tells of the animals swimming […]
The story goes that way back in the day, the Jade Emperor in China pitted a bunch of animals against one another by dangling the prize of primo rank on his secret service team. The quicker any got through the heavenly gate, the better their rank.
By Sun Lee Chang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY The Rat occupies a special place as the first animal in the 12 signs of the Chinese zodiac. In the Rat, ambition and desire are tempered by a recognition of the realities of any given situation. With planning and cunning, the Rat is able to prevail where others […]
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While the sea of glowing red lanterns, drums, dragon dances, and red envelopes are some of the first images in people’s minds of Lunar New Year, a more understated and humble symbol of the Spring Festival are its celebrated and iconic flowers.
All across the world, including in the Pacific Northwest, Vietnamese communities gather together to celebrate Tết, otherwise known as Vietnamese Lunar New Year.