By Phuong Le Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — As homeless deaths mounted last fall in Seattle, elected officials declared an emergency, resorting to a tool often reserved for natural disasters to confront the burgeoning population of people living on the streets. The mayor opened a new city-sanctioned homeless encampment and committed millions more dollars to […]
New online service give Wash. residents an SSN card replacement
The United States Social Security Administration announced the expansion of its online services for Washington state residents. Residents can use the my Social Security (mySS) portal to replace Social Security Number (SSN) card requests. This will allow the residents to replace their SSN card without a need to visit a Social Security office and allow […]
Top financial tips for seniors
By Sue Yoon Special to the NW Asian Weekly 1. What mistakes do most seniors make about finance? There are a lot of things that come to mind, but to sum it up, I’d say the lack of a comprehensive plan with a trusted advisor. When you aren’t working with a financial advisor, I find that […]
Threatening e-mail sent to Sony employees
AP Wire Service LOS ANGELES (AP) — The FBI said Friday it is investigating threatening e-mails sent to some employees of Sony Pictures Entertainment, which was hit by a cyber attack last week that disrupted its computer system and spewed confidential information onto the Internet.
‘Troubling’ reports of schools make it tough to enroll immigrants
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.
“Documented” by Vargas gets to heart of immigration debate
By Evangeline Cafe Northwest Asian Weekly Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas spurred conversations about what it means to be American when he outed himself as an undocumented immigrant in an essay published in the New York Times Magazine in June 2011. Vargas is now shedding more light on his story of heartbreak and […]
Baptist church offers free tax help
Chinese Baptist Church is offering free tax preparation service on two Saturdays, March 8 and March 15, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Trained volunteers will help prepare personal tax returns. Priority service is provided to low-income families (annual income under $50,000) and the elderly, on a first-come, first-served basis. Others will be served as […]
Immigration bill could decide 2016, senator says
By Philip Elliott The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Republicans’ hopes to reclaim the White House in the 2016 elections hinge on whether they support — or sabotage — the immigration overhaul being debated in the Senate, two lawmakers who helped write the proposal warn.
US whites fall to minority in under-5 age group
By Hope Yen The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — In a first, America’s racial and ethnic minorities now make up about half of the under-5 age group, reflecting sweeping changes by race and class among young people.
Social Security benefits increases 3.6 percent for 2012
The Social Security Administration announced on Nov. 1 that monthly Social Security benefits will increase 3.6 percent in 2012. This cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) is the first since 2009.