Seattle’s Historic Preservation program completed a three-year project documenting the history of Southeast Seattle. The finished product is a series of posters, essays, and reports which focus on the era after World War II and looks at the historical roots of the area’s ethnic diversity. The project was completed with the efforts of community historians […]
EDI’s “Inclusion Fusion” benefit dinner raises record amount
The Executive Development Institute (EDI) held its annual benefit dinner and auction at Seattle’s SODO Park on June 8, raising a record amount of more than $120,000. More than 250 guests attended the benefit, including major sponsors like Boeing, State Farm Insurance, Nordstrom, Wells Fargo, and Weyerhaeuser. Proceeds from the event will allow EDI to […]
Gang task force receives $850K from gambling raid
By Matthew Barakat The Associated Press ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — U.S. Marshals on Friday gave a regional gang task force in northern Virginia more than $850,000 in funds seized during a controversial gambling raid last year at the Eden Center in Falls Church, a hub of Vietnamese culture in the region.
Malaysia court rules to hand bomb suspect to Thailand
The Associated Press Staff KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian court ruled Monday that an Iranian man accused of plotting to attack Israeli targets in Bangkok must be extradited to Thailand.
Japan sells first fish caught since nuclear crisis last year
By Yuri Kageyama The Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — The first seafood caught off Japan’s Fukushima coastline since last year’s nuclear disaster went on sale Monday, but the offerings were limited to octopus and marine snails because of persisting fears about radiation.
Philippines opens school on disputed island
The Associated Press staff MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine officials have opened a small kindergarten on a South China Sea island that is also claimed by five other governments.
BLOG: Asian Weekly Foundation’s summer youth program
By Assunta Ng In case you see 40 students walking and dining around the International District from now until July 13, know that they’re part of Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation’s Summer Youth Leadership Program.
ArtPlace grant funds restoration of Japantown’s Higo Garden
The Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience aims to reactivate the Higo Garden in
ENMA seeks volunteers for Japanese Fall Festival, Aki Matsuri
The Eastside Nihon Matsuri Association (ENMA) will be hosting the 15th Annual Aki Matsuri, Japanese Fall Festival, at Bellevue College on Sept. 8 and Sept. 9. Aki Matsuri is a two-day event of cultural, educational, and
BLOG: Dos and don’ts: Lifestyle tips to save you money
I enjoy a lean lifestyle. I lived thriftily even when our economy prospered. Financial gurus love to advise people to cut back on expenses in this tough economy. However, there are common lifestyle changes you can incorporate to keep wallets full during hard times. 1. Count alcohol out Now that I-1183 has passed, grocery stores […]