Leesa Manion was sworn in as King County Prosecuting Attorney on Jan. 9—the first woman and first person of color to hold that position.
Community reacts to the Asian Weekly’s print operation ending
Lunar New Year Stamp
The U.S. Postal Service will commemorate the Lunar New Year with the unveiling of the Year of the Rabbit Forever stamp on Jan. 12.
New member sought for ISRD board
Community members are invited to apply for an open position on the International Special Review District (ISRD) board.
Family, fans mourn Victoria Lee
MMA fighter Victoria Lee has died, her sister announced on Jan. 8 on Instagram.
Sheng Thao sworn in as Oakland’s new mayor
“Our city’s best days are still to come,” Sheng Thao said, at her inauguration as the mayor of Oakland, California on Jan. 9.
Virginia attorney general investigating elite high school
Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares is launching an investigation into one of the state’s most prestigious high schools, acting on complaints that students there weren’t properly recognized for their achievements on a standardized test.
Hong Kong allows Cardinal Zen to attend Benedict’s funeral
Hong Kong’s outspoken Roman Catholic Cardinal Joseph Zen was allowed to leave the southern Chinese city to pay his respects to the late Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI in Vatican City, his secretary said earlier this month.
Travelers rush to take advantage of China reopening
After years of separation from his wife in mainland China, Hong Kong resident Cheung Seng-bun made sure to be among the first in line following the reopening on Jan. 8 of border crossing points.
Seoul: Kim’s daughter reveal hints at prolonged family rule
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s disclosure of his daughter in recent public events was likely an attempt to show his people that one of his children would one day inherit his power in what would be the country’s third hereditary power transfer, South Korea’s spy service told lawmakers on Jan. 5.
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