On Nov. 15, Gov. Chris Gregoire appointed King County Superior Court Judge Steven Gonzalez, 48, to serve as one of nine justices on the Washington State Supreme Court. He will replace Gerry Alexander, who is retiring this year. Gonzalez was appointed to Superior Court by former Gov. Gary Locke in March 2002. Gonzalez was re-elected […]
On Oct. 26, poet Don Mee Choi was honored at a ceremony in New York City. She was one of 10 young writers awarded the Whiting Writers’ Award of $50,000. These awards have been given annually since 1985. Choi is an instructor in adult basic education at Renton Technical College and lives in Seattle. “The […]
On Oct. 19, Tibetans and their supporters around the world held prayer services and candlelight vigils to mourn the self-immolations of nine Tibetans in Tibet. The event was organized by the Tibetan Association of Washington. Palden Gyatso led the service at Seattle’s Westlake Park. After the 1959 uprising in Tibet, the Tibetan monk spent 33 […]
By Beth Duff-Brown The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Bowing deeply and shaking hands with shopkeepers along the streets of Chinatown, San Francisco’s newly elected mayor understands the significance. These are the people who put him in office, the people for whom he fought when he was an activist attorney, and the people who […]
By Gene Johnson The Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — Frivolous and selfish is how lawyers for Amazon.com describe a lawsuit brought by an actress upset that her age — 40 — was revealed on an Internet database.
By Hyung-jin Kim The Associated Press ICHEON, South Korea (AP) — The intense grief that Kim II-nam has felt every day since his father died 27 years ago led to a startling decision. He dug up the grave, cremated his father’s bones, and paid $870 to have the ashes transformed into gem-like beads. Kim is […]
By Jean H. Lee Associated Press PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — There are no hot dogs, peanuts, or plastic cups of beer for sale when the North Korean soccer team takes the pitch. There are no noisemakers, and no one does the wave.
The Be Here Get There campaign is a research-driven, incentive-based campaign designed to raise awareness and improve academic achievement by improving citywide school attendance.
Since 2003, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)’s Young Entrepreneur Foundation (YEF) has awarded 2,095 scholarships to graduating high school seniors totaling $2,382,000. The NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards program was established to raise awareness among the nation’s youth about the critical role that private enterprise and entrepreneurship play in the building of America.
With the holiday season around the corner, the Chinatown–International District Business Improvement Area (CIDBIA) invites all friends of the Chinatown–International District (C-ID) to come out on Thursday, Dec. 1 to help clean C-ID business windows.