Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS) hosted their annual Walk for Rice on June 29, raising over $200,000 for the ACRS food bank.
New China Counsel General visits Seattle
China’s new counsel general headquartered in San Francisco, Yuan Nansheng, visited Seattle in late May, making his first round of diplomatic visits since he assumed the position on April 5.
Former Twitter lawyer Nicole Wong joins White House
Nicole Wong, Twitter’s former legal director of products, joined the White House in June as deputy U.S. chief technology officer, the White House announced in a statement. Wong will work on Internet privacy and technology issues. She is joining the White House at a time when confidence in online privacy is low following the disclosure […]
Apolo Anton Ohno takes hosting duties on game show
Federal Way Olympic Speedskater Apolo Anton Ohno is currently taking on hosting duties for the Game Show Network’s (GSN) Minute to Win It program, which aired on NBC from 2010 to 2011.
‘Dhrupad Days’ Indian music festival visits Seattle
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly “Dhrupad,” said Vibhavaree Gargeya, Director of the Western Region for the Dhrupad Music Institute of America (DMIA), “is an ancient style of Indian classical music.” The nature of Dhrupad is spiritual, seeking not to entertain, but to induce feelings of peace and contemplation in the listener.
NYPD race oversight measure sees push back
By Colleen Long and Jennifer Peltz The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s police commissioner on June 27 called the City Council’s move to impose new oversight on the department misguided. The mayor joined in, vowing to fight the council measure.
American boss held hostage in China returns to US
By Staff The Associated Press MIAMI, Florida (AP) — An American executive held hostage for nearly a week by his company’s Chinese workers in a pay dispute said on June 28 from his Florida home that he was held for ransom and that he paid nearly half a million dollars for his freedom.
Bangladesh trade privileges suspended over safety
By Matthew Pennington The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — President Barack Obama announced June 27 the suspension of U.S. trade privileges for Bangladesh because of concerns over labor rights and worker safety that intensified after hundreds died there in the global garment industry’s worst accident earlier this year.
Federal rule could upend states’ shark fin bans
By Judy Lin The Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Several members of Congress representing coastal states are voicing concern about a proposed federal regulation that could pre-empt state bans on buying or selling shark fins.
Votes trend toward recall for embattled Pacific mayor
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly The ballad of Pacific Mayor Cy Sun seems to be reaching its finale as early returns from the City of Pacific’s June 25 special election show that their mayor is likely to be recalled.