The Executive Development Institute (EDI) held a gala dinner honoring 62 graduates, with more than 250 sponsors, mentors, friends, and family in attendance, at the Hilton Bellevue on Nov. 4. The EDI graduates represent emerging leaders and managers from leading Pacific Northwest companies.
John Wu and Mitch Shepherd win People’s Choice Award at Renton FilmFrenzy IV
“The Disconnect” won the Curvee Award at Renton FilmFrenzy IV on Oct. 24 at Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center. “The Disconnect,” written and produced by Mitch Shepherd and starring John Wu, won best picture. Wu also won best actor. FilmFrenzy is a competition in which filmmakers have 50 hours to complete a 4-minute film. Films […]
King County Executive presents first-ever county-wide Small Business Awards
King County Executive Dow Constantine celebrated the importance and the accomplishments of small businesses throughout the county by presenting the first annual King County Executive’s Small Business Awards at the Meydenbauer Center, in Bellevue, on Oct. 12.
LIHI celebrates 20 years with 9th annual gala and auction
The Low Income Housing Institute celebrated 20 years of providing housing and services to the community with its 9th annual gala and auction at the Hyatt at Olive 8 in Seattle on Oct. 28. During the past two years, LIHI staff have developed more than 3,600 units stretching across six counties. Their portfolio includes 1,845 units housing over […]
Class assignment becomes book for dad of adopted Chinese girl
By Katie Lovett The Gloucester Daily Times GLOUCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A burly court officer at Newburyport District Court, Mick Verga of Gloucester interacts with prisoners all day and keeps his cool. But when it comes to his 9-year-old daughter, Amanda, it’s a different story.
After a rough presidency, Arroyo fights to stay free
By Hrvoje Hranjski The Associated Press MANILA, Philippines (AP) — With a sense of entitlement and a life of privilege familiar to a scion of the political elite, former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo successfully weathered coup attempts and corruption scandals during her nine years in power. She once even banished her husband abroad when he […]
Future cancers from Fukushima may be hidden
By Malcolm Ritter and Mari Yamaguchi The Associated Press FUKUSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Even if the worst nuclear accident in 25 years leads to many people developing cancer, we may never find out. Looking back on those early days of radiation horror, that may sound implausible.
EDITORIAL: For Thanksgiving, maybe give your relatives (and Obama) a bit of a break?
For some, the holidays are a wonderful time to visit friends and make familial bonds stronger. For others, the holidays can be a minefield full of hurt feelings and contentious arguments. Some people are going to enter Thanksgiving with their battle gear on. Though we understand what can go on when 20 members of an […]
BLOG: What is normal for Gary Locke these days? — Part 2
By Assunta Ng Former U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman frequently walked to restaurants near the embassy to buy his own lunch box.
BLOG: Remembering community leader Ark Chin
By Assunta Ng Much was said, at his funeral, on what Ark Chin did for the Kin On Nursing Home and Chinese orphanages. Yet, what he contributed in education and politics was barely touched upon.