Members of the Korean American Bar Association (KABA) came together last month for their annual banquet at the Palace Ballroom. Participants were treated to the keynote speaker, Steven Gonzáles, Washington Supreme Court Justice. Before his appointment as Supreme Court Justice, Gonzáles served as a domestic-violence prosecutor for Seattle and worked in the business law department […]
Community advocate Angela Wan wins national contest with a video about ICHS
Angela Wan’s video submission to the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organization’s (AAPCHO) “Our Stories 2012: Empowering Healthy Communities” won the grand prize for the competition, which asked contestants to share how their community health center improved their local community’s health and inspired community members to be leaders. Wan’s video shared how she started […]
Wing Luke Museum receives grant to preserve stories of World War II veterans and internees
Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience received a $170,833 grant for its “Honoring a Legacy, Forging a Future: Preserving the Stories and Collections of World War II Veterans and Internees” project, from the Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant Program. The national 4-year-old grant program, established to protect U.S. confinement sites where Japanese […]
28-year-old Iranian American Sahar Fathi announces run for state representative
Sahar Fathi, former legislative aide to City Councilmember Mike O’Brien, declared her intention to run for state representative of the 36th District. Fathi, who sits on the boards of the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project and ACLU Washington, vows to stand for progressive sustainability in Olympia. Fathi earned a law degree and a master’s degree from […]
Vietnamese San Francisco slaying suspect had been ordered deported
By Terry Collins and Jason Dearen The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An immigration judge in 2006 had ordered the suspect in the recent slayings of five people in San Francisco to be removed from the country, officials said on March 26. However, he remained in the United States after the Vietnamese government declined […]
Boeing delivers 787 planes to Japan Airlines
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Boeing Co. delivered two of its new 787s to Japan Airlines on March 26. The planes will be the first 787s that will fly commercially from the United States.
Woman gets 3 years in illegal immigrant case
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A woman convicted in Mississippi of harboring illegal immigrants from China, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, India, and Mexico has been sentenced to three years in prison.
U.S. importers of research monkeys facing cruelty charges
By Linda Deutsch The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — A U.S. importer of research monkeys was set to stand trial March 26 on cruelty charges after 15 primates died during an international flight.
U.S. nominee for World Bank job to visit seven countries
By Martin Crutsinger The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Jim Yong Kim, the Obama administration’s nominee to head the World Bank, is starting a global tour to promote his candidacy with stops in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, the Treasury Department announced on March 26. Treasury officials said that Kim, the president of Dartmouth College, began his […]
A 1970s fountain by local artist George Tsutakawa is brought back to life in Seattle
Several art patrons are working with art dealer John Braseth to feature a large fountain sculpture by local acclaimed artist George Tsutakawa. The fountain, originally named the Jefferson Plaza Fountain, was displayed in an office plaza in Indianapolis, Ind. before the office property changed hands and the work was placed on sale. The 3-ton fountain […]