By Michael Woo, Got Green Jobs that should be given to Seattle residents are being given to others. The City of Seattle spends hundreds of millions of dollars annually on public works projects building and repairing city-owned properties, such as streets, parks, community centers, and the like. These projects create thousands of construction jobs, but […]
By Assunta Ng When I asked Steve Ballmer a question in public in 2011, it quickly created a storm.
By Ivy Wong If you asked someone what you should spend $50 on this summer, they might suggest buying that new video game that recently came out or a cute pair of shoes. They might recommend buying tickets for a concert or movie. Or they might joke about buying as much candy as you can. […]
By Associated Press Seattle lawyer Danford Grant, who pleaded guilty on May 7 to reduced charges of raping masseuses, was sentenced on May 19 to 25 years in prison. The plea helped Grant avoid a trial that could have earned him up to life in prison. Grant’s victims were all Asian immigrant women who worked […]
By Kimberly Hefling Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – Despite a 32-year-old court ruling, school districts continue to raise barriers to enrollment for children brought into the United States illegally, the Obama administration said last week, characterizing reports of hindrances as troubling.
By Chris Brummitt Associated Press HANOI, Vietnam (AP) – Vietnam allowed several hundred demonstrators to stage a noisy rally outside the Chinese Embassy in Hanoi on May 11 against Beijing’s deployment of an oil rig in the contested South China Sea that has triggered a tense standoff and raised fears of confrontation.
“For whatever reason, the true history of the many contributions from Chinese pioneers was not properly included in Astoria’s history,” said Astoria Mayor Willis L. Van Dusen. That officially ends when the Garden of Surging Waves holds its grand opening at the corner of Duane and 11th streets in downtown Astoria, Ore., on May 17.
Gov. Jay Inslee this week announced the appointment of Ron Sims as board chair for the Washington Health Benefit Exchange, which runs the state’s online marketplace for health insurance, the Washington Healthplanfinder. His appointment runs from June 15, 2014, to Dec. 15, 2015.
By Thanyarat Doksone Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) – A court ousted Thailand’s prime minister on May 7 for abuse of power, accomplishing what anti-government demonstrators have sought to do for the past six months and further widening the country’s sharp political divide.
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly The jury trial of ousted Medina Police Chief Jeffrey Chen has been postponed from the original date of April 28. The trial, which will take place in Western Washington District Court, is scheduled to begin July 28, 2014.<!–more–> Chen filed a lawsuit on Dec. 16, 2011, against the City […]