Toshiko Hasegawa announced her candidacy on March 15 for the Seattle Port Commission, Position 4. The executive director of the Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs and long-time community advocate said, “I’m running in the wake of economic devastation because I have the values and the experience to meet the dire needs of […]
Cecilia Liang joined Chinatown-International District Business Improvement Area (CIDBIA) last month as its new public safety coordinator! During the past two years of pursuing an MPA degree at the Evans School at University of Washington, Liang got a chance to work closely with public and nonprofit sectors. She has a background in stakeholder engagement, program […]
Hazel, the red panda, is leaving Woodland Park Zoo at the end of March. She arrived at Woodland Park Zoo in 2017 to be paired with Yukiko under the Red Panda Species Survival Plan. She has had two pairs of cubs with Yukiko—Tián and Zan. Hazel’s next stop is the Memphis Zoo where she will […]
Tim Wu, a Columbia University law professor who coined the term “net neutrality,” tweeted on March 5 that he is joining the Biden administration. Wu was named to the National Economic Council (NEC) as a special assistant to the president for technology and competition policy. He has been vocal about the consequences of too much […]
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Newly vaccinated Massachusetts residents were treated to a mini concert when famed cellist Yo-Yo Ma brought out his instrument after getting his second coronavirus shot. A masked-up Ma took a seat along the wall of the observation area on March 13 at Berkshire Community College in Pittsfield and played for about […]
Taiwanese-Canadian comedian Ed Hill released his first comedy special, which is now available on Amazon Prime and Apple TV+. The special, which was originally scheduled for a live audience last spring, was changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
By HUIZHONG WU Associated Press TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Chloe Zhao’s success—she’s the first Asian woman and the second woman ever to win a Golden Globe for best director for her film “Nomadland’’—has not been met with universal applause in her country of birth. The Beijing-born filmmaker, now an Oscar nominee, instead finds the news […]
LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — The police chief on the Hawaiian island of Kauai mocked people of Asian descent and in one case “squinted his eyes’’ and bowed his head while mimicking someone with a Japanese accent, a discrimination investigation found. In another incident, Kauai police Chief Todd Raybuck relayed a story of meeting someone of […]
“The caged bird is finally free,” was my reaction after getting a dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine last Saturday.
BALTIMORE (AP) — The governor of the state of Maryland said that his family has felt the effects of discrimination over the past year amid a wave of racism against Asian Americans during the coronavirus pandemic. Gov. Larry Hogan’s wife, Yumi Hogan, is Korean American. Speaking to Jake Tapper on CNN’s “State of the Union” […]