About 40 people gathered at the Danny Woo Garden on July 17, to pay respects to Bill Lee at his celebration of life. Lee was a long-time volunteer at the garden, and a familiar face in the Chinatown-International District.
Collin Morikawa, 24, won the British Open golf tournament on July 18, becoming the first men’s golfer to win two major tournaments in his debuts. Morikawa, of Japanese and Chinese descent, is ranked fourth in the world, and also won the PGA Championship in 2020. “This is by far one of the best moments of […]
Bellevue’s police chief announced earlier this month that he is leaving the department and accepted the chief position with the city of Akron, Ohio. Steve Mylett has served as Bellevue’s top cop since 2015. He will begin his new role on Aug. 9. Bellevue City Councilmember Janice Zahn told the Northwest Asian Weekly, “I am […]
A composition, “Interstellar Clouds,” by Aaron Zhang, a sophomore at Lakeside School, won first place in the state and then second place in his class nationally in the National Federation of Music Clubs 2021 Junior Composers Contest. Zhang, 16, won $175. He had planned to use the prize money on his July trip to Vienna, […]
California Labor Secretary Julie Su, who led the state’s unemployment agency during the COVID-19 pandemic, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to be the deputy secretary of the federal Labor Department. Su secured confirmation on a 50-47 vote on July 13, more than five months since her nomination to the job. No Republican senators voted […]
Sen. Maria Cantwell and U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo held a roundtable discussion earlier this month with Asian American and other minority-owned small business leaders and entrepreneurs from across Washington, who shared their experiences with the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA).
SEATTLE — Mayor Jenny Durkan and the Seattle Human Services Department announced awardees on July 21 of the 2021 Community Safety Capacity Building RFP. The City is providing $10.4 million in one-time funding for 18 months to 33 organizations, including API Chaya and Korean Community Service Center, working toward community-led solutions to end violence and […]
By YURI KAGEYAMA and MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated Press TOKYO (AP)— Keigo Oyamada, a Japanese composer working on the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony, resigned on July 19 after coming under fire for bullying classmates during his childhood. “I sincerely accept the opinions and advice I have received, express my gratitude, and will keep them in mind […]
By STEPHEN WADE AP Sports Writer TOKYO (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach referred to his Japanese hosts as Chinese when he appeared in public on July 13 for the first time since arriving in Tokyo. Giving a pep talk at the headquarters of the Tokyo Olympics organizing committee, Bach’s opening remarks were, “You have […]
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — An armed robber in the San Francisco Bay Area pistol-whipped an Asian man and a person who tried to intervene in what police described as a “brazen” attack in broad daylight. The man was standing on a corner of Oakland’s Chinatown on July 15 when two men walked up and tried […]