The 4Culture Board recently awarded $258,006 to support the rehabilitation of 19 local landmarks around King County through the new Landmarks Capital program, including two landmarks in the International District: The Hip Sing Building and the Panama Hotel.
Arun Rath to host NPR’s Weekend All Things Considered
Indian-American Journalist Arun Rath will become the new host of the NPR newsmagazine Weekend All Things Considered beginning in late September, when the Saturday and Sunday edition moves its broadcast to the West Coast. Rath has had a distinguished career in public media as a reporter, producer, and editor, most recently as a senior reporter […]
Daphne Kwok joins AARP as Vice President
AARP has appointed Daphne Kwok as the new Vice President, Multicultural Markets and Engagement effective July 8. Daphne will lead AARP’s outreach efforts toward Asian Americans. “Daphne brings with her an extensive history of community activism and leadership in the Asian American and Pacific Islander American communities,” said Lorraine Cortés-Vázquez, AARP’s Executive Vice President, Multicultural […]
Civil rights group asks feds to investigate Kentucky school district
By Staff The Associated Press RUSSELL, Ky. (AP) — A civil rights organization has asked a pair of federal agencies to investigate the Russell Independent Schools in eastern Kentucky over allegations that a 14-year-old Asian-American student has been repeatedly harassed.
Courts will treat international passengers differently in lawsuits
By Paul Elias The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When the courts have to figure compensation for people aboard Asiana Airlines Flight 214, the potential payouts will probably be vastly different for Americans and passengers from other countries, even if they were seated side by side as the jetliner crash-landed.
Racially insensitive remarks heat up ‘Big Brother’
By David Bauder AP Television Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Racially insensitive language hurt some cast members’ reputations in the CBS game “Big Brother,” but it may not have been bad for television ratings.
Accused of rape, China general’s son plays victim
By Gillian Wong The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — Lawyers of a well-known Chinese general’s son accused of taking part in a gang rape are waging a rare, Western-style war of words against his critics in a reflection of the growing perception that public opinion counts.
Cambodian opposition leader pardoned ahead of vote
By Sophen Cheang The Associated Press PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen engineered a pardon for his most prominent rival July 12, clearing the way for the self-exiled politician to return home and campaign in this month’s general election.
Myanmar signs trust-building pact with rebels
By Staff The Associated Press YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar’s government has signed an agreement with a major ethnic rebel group to build mutual trust in an effort to defuse recent tensions between the armies from the two sides, state-run media reported July 13.
Seattle directs contractors to advertise in ethnic media
By Asha DuMonthier New America Media Seattle may be the first in the nation to require its contractors to include ethnic media in their community outreach plans, city officials say. The move boosts the visibility of ethnic media, but some of those news outlets say it is unclear if it will result in more ad […]