By John Rogers The Associated Press LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) — The first Chinese-owned vehicle manufacturer in the United States unveiled ambitious plans May 2 to eventually build as many as 1,000 plug-in electric buses a year at a refurbished RV manufacturing plant in a wind-swept, sage-dotted corner of the Mojave Desert.
BLOG: “I love you”
By Assunta Ng Outsiders knew the late Cheryl Chow as intense, tough, and intimidating. One former student, now a successful entrepreneur, told me that he was scared of her when she was a principal with the Seattle Public Schools.
Editor Lee and the din of the newsroom
By Eleanor Lee Northwest Asian Weekly Li-Young Lee was telling me about his morning ritual of reading Emerson, a wonderfully peaceful and introspective way to start the day, I thought.
Mayor seeks candidates for International Special Review District Board, due Jan. 30
Mayor Mike McGinn invites residents to apply for an open position on the International Special Review District Board. The available position is one of two seats on the board that are filled by mayoral appointment. Individuals who have an architectural background and an interest in historic preservation and/or familiarity with the Chinatown/ International District are […]
Blog: Hip hip hurray!
Cheryl Chow, former Seattle School Board president and City Council member, showed up at The Wing Luke Asian Museum’s dinner with a relaxed face.
Chinese student disputes police stun gun account
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A non-English speaking Chinese college student disputes a Eugene police officer’s account of events that led the officer to shoot the student with a Taser stun gun, the student’s lawyer says.
Patu claims victory in Seattle school board race
With 29.28 percent of the votes counted as on press time on Wednesday, Nov. 4, Wilson Chin has fallen far behind Betty Patu in the race for a spot on the Seattle school board.
Harrell announces technology initiatives for 2010
Seattle Councilmember Bruce Harrell, chair of the Energy and Technology Committee, proposed on Sept. 8 the utilization of a government and technology outline that will optimize the use of technology to increase transparency, enhance access to city information, and improve government efficiency.
Vietnamese memorial at Wichita park hotly debated
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Building a memorial to honor Vietnamese soldiers in the city’s Veterans Memorial Park continues to be a hot-button issue as veterans and Vietnamese community members weigh in.
San Jose city councilwoman to face recall election
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — What started as a dispute over what to name a retail district in San Jose may end up getting a city councilwoman removed from office.