By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly It takes 154 years for the University of Washington to select a woman president. Ana Mari Cauce is the first woman, the first Latina, and the openly gay president of the University. The UW Regents announced Cauce as the 33rd president of the University on Oct. 13th. Cauce is […]
By Eric Stevick The Everett Herald EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Fiji showed up the other day. It is the latest currency to land in the Everett Transit fare box. The problem is the transit agency runs on U.S. dollars and coins — not kronas, loonies and pesos. While some people try to evade fares altogether, […]
By Matthew Pennington Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic lawmakers and rights groups on July 27 accused the State Department of politicizing its annual rankings of nations on their efforts to combat modern-day slavery, as key trading partner Malaysia was taken off a blacklist. Cuba was also given an upgrade, a week after the U.S. […]
By Margie Mason The Associated Press TRANG BANG, Vietnam (AP) — In the picture, the girl will always be 9 years old and wailing “Too hot! Too hot!” as she runs down the road away from her burning Vietnamese village.
HAVANA (AP) — At Cuba’s only privately run newspaper, it doesn’t take much to stop the presses. It’s a wonder that they even get started.
Now it may be true that a large number of American people are attributing their dissatisfaction with Obama to his multitasking — but are these people right? Should he just concentrate on war in Afghanistan? Should he just focus on the economy? How about just health care?
Most people know that Asians have migrated to countries all over the world, but some are still surprised to learn that Asians live in the West Indies. Some say this is likely due to images perpetrated by the media. Vacation ads often feature white couples enjoying the tropics. Asians aren’t commonly in sight.
BEIJING (AP) — Nearly 1,000 protesters from a Muslim ethnic group rioted in China’s far west, overturning barricades, attacking bystanders, and clashing with police in violence that killed at least three people, including a policeman, state media and witnesses said.