President Barack Obama has nominated Miranda Du to serve on the U.S, District Court bench for the District of Nevada. Du specializes in employment and labor law and civil litigation as a partner in McDonald Carano Wilson, LLP. Du, a graduate of the University of California, Davis, and University of California, Berkeley, has appeared before […]
Michael Itti departs from the League of Education Voters to work on a new initiative at the Win/Win Network as program coordinator. Colleague and program manager Kristina Logsdon will join Itti in this new initiative.
Christine Chen, founder and principal of Chen Communications, and husband Richard Velazquez, soon-to-be senior director of innovation for PepsiCo, are moving to New York City. Chen Communications will be headquartered in NYC, while still operating and working with some clients in the Seattle area. PepsiCo will continue to drive technology marketing solutions for its products.
Ina Dash, a current high school senior at Nathan Hale High School, is now president of the Northwest Asian Weekly Youth Board. Dash is the youngest member of the Washington State India Trade Relations Action Committee (WASITRAC), an organization that facilitates a strong relationship between Orissa, India, and Washington state. Dash actively participates in Making […]
By Richard Vogel The Associated Press WHITTIER, Calif. (AP) — Friends and family of Nguyen Cao Ky gathered in Southern California Sunday to pay their last respects to the former South Vietnamese prime minister. About 350 mourners filled the Rose Hill Memorial in Whittier, two weeks after Nguyen died in Malaysia at age 80 from […]
By Jason Dearen The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Interim Mayor Ed Lee filed papers Monday, Aug. 9, to run for a full, four-year term, marking a stark shift from his position seven months ago that he had no intention of joining the crowded mayoral race. Flanked by family members as he announced his […]
By Matthew Pennington The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed the nomination of the first U.S. special envoy to Myanmar and a new ambassador to Vietnam whose appointment had been blocked for months by lawmakers.
By Ashwini Bhatia The Associated Press DHARMSALA, India (AP) — The Dalai Lama led a ceremony on Monday, Aug. 8, to swear in a new prime minister for the Tibetan government-in-exile, who is taking over the Buddhist leader’s political role. Harvard-trained legal scholar Lobsang Sangay took the oath of office and became the first person […]
By Alexa Olesen The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — China, the largest foreign holder of U.S. debt, demanded last week that America tighten its belt and confront its “addiction to debts” in the wake of Standard & Poor’s decision to downgrade the U.S. credit rating.
By Lindsey Tanner The Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Boy or girl? A simple blood test in mothers-to-be can answer that question with surprising accuracy at about seven weeks, a research analysis has found. Though not widely offered by U.S. doctors, gender-detecting blood tests have been sold online to consumers for the past few years. […]