The Chinatown–International District Business Improvement District hosted its fifth annual Night Market and Autumn Moon Festival on Sept. 7 from 6 p.m. to midnight. This year’s festival was held in Union Station Plaza and 5th Ave. South.
First new construction for Yesler Terrace Redevelopment breaks ground
Following years of planning and resident input, the first construction in the redevelopment of Yesler Terrace broke ground on Sept. 5. The groundbreaking ceremony featured local leaders and partners in the redevelopment, including Congressman Adam Smith, Deputy Mayor Darryl Smith, City Council President Sally Clark, and others, turning the first shovels of earth to kick […]
Vovinam holds international summit in Florida
The 2nd Conference of the Masters, an international summit of Vovinam masters, took place in Orlando, Fla. from Aug. 21 to 23. Vovinam is a Vietnam martial arts style. It was founded in 1938.
Susan Lee named president of Seattle chapter of National Reunification Advisory Council
Susan Lee, currently the president of the Korean American Chamber of Commerce, has been named the president of the Seattle chapter of the National Reunification Advisory Council. The National Reunification Advisory Council was created to support one of the tenants of the constitution of South Korea, the unification of the Korean peninsula. Previously, Lee founded […]
S Korea bans Japanese fish due to radiation fears
By Eun-Young Jeong The Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea announced Sept. 6 that it was banning all fish imports from along Japan’s northeastern coast because of what officials called growing public worry over radioactive water leaking into the Pacific Ocean near the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant.
Miss World opens in Indonesia after protests
BALI, Indonesia (AP) — The 63rd edition of the Miss World pageant opened Sept. 8 after protests by Muslim hard-liners confined the event to Indonesia’s predominantly Hindu resort island of Bali.
Rodman says he met N Korean leader again
By Aritz Parra The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — Retired NBA star Dennis Rodman left North Korea Sept. 7, professing his affection for autocratic leader Kim Jong Un and angrily rejecting calls to lobby for the release of imprisoned American citizen Kenneth Bae.
Police arrest 21 at LA Chinatown protest
By Staff The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police arrested 21 people protesting Wal-Mart’s working conditions and firing practices, including seven company workers and 12 members of the clergy, in a LA Chinatown rally Sept. 6.
New flavor for remote Wyo.: Vietnamese coffee
By Mead Gruver The Associated Press BUFORD PHINDELI TOWN, Wyo. (AP) — A Vietnamese businessman has raised a few eyebrows among Wyomingites by buying the remote outpost of Buford and tacking the name of a new coffee brand onto a place named 147 years ago for a civil war hero.
COMMENTARY: No Justice For Jeff Chen
By Doug Chin Special to the Northwest Asian Weekly The decision by federal Judge Thomas Zilly to overturn the unanimous verdict of an eight-person jury that the City of Medina and City Manager Donna Hanson fired Police Chief Jeff Chen because of racial discrimination and to order a new trial was atrocious.