The Bruce Lee Foundation held its inaugural fundraiser for the Bruce Lee Action Museum (BLAM) at Imperial Garden Seafood Restaurant at the Great Wall Mall in Kent.
Oct. 1–2: Cascade Canoe and Kayak Racing scores big at Pacific Cup Regatta
Cascade Canoe and Kayak Racing, which has locations in Bellevue and Renton, competed in the Pacific Cup Regatta held at Whonnock Lake in Maple Ridge, B.C.
Oct. 8: ACRS raises more than $121,000 at annual gala
Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS) hosted its annual benefit gala, A Culinary Journey, at The Westin Bellevue. About 385 guests attended the sold-out event and more than $121,000 was raised to support ACRS’s 13 programs.
Oct. 5: Boeing honors three Chinese Americans with Special Invention Awards
Each year, Boeing gives awards to individuals and teams who create intellectual property most valuable to Boeing and aerospace. In 2011, out of hundreds of nominations, 20 inventions were recognized, most of which have been granted patents or are awaiting them.
Ohio town welcomes immigrants as policy point, not everyone a fan
By Dan Sewell The Associated Press DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — On the same afternoon thousands of Latinos in Alabama took the day off to protest the state’s strict new immigration law, Mexican-born Francisco Mejia was ringing up diners’ bills and handing containers piled with carnitas to drive-thru customers on the east side of Dayton.
Jindal takes an easy ride back into La. office
By Melinda DeSlatte The Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — It was a landslide win by any measure. Gov. Bobby Jindal had a cake walk into a second term, turning back nine challengers who couldn’t muster name recognition or significant financing to put up a major challenge.
Health officials say India is close to wiping out polio
By Nirmala George The Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) — India has not had a case of polio in nine months, raising hopes the country is on the verge of defeating the disease, health officials said Monday, Oct. 24.
Police arrest two drivers in Chinese 2-year-old’s death
BEIJING (AP) — Police formally arrested two drivers suspected of running over a toddler who died a week after she was struck on a busy market street in southern China and was ignored by passers-by, newspapers reported on Sunday, Oct. 23.
What is Halloween all about, anyway?
By Betty Wang Northwest Asian Weekly I still have no idea what Halloween is all about. And it’s not because this holiday has no Asian roots. My family is made up of fast learners and, so far, has had little trouble adapting to American holidays and traditions. We’re not religious, but we totally get Christmas, and […]
COMMENTARY: Families and education levy hold key to livable wage jobs for our children
By Janice Deguchi and Kristina Johnson For Northwest Asian Weekly By 2018, 67 percent of jobs in Washington will require post-secondary education. Today, only 25 percent of King County residents who have a bachelor’s degree or higher were born in Washington state. The City of Seattle elections are quickly approaching, and on the ballot this […]