The Refugee Women’s Alliance hosted more than 100 people at the Northwest African American Heritage Museum Nov. 21 to bid a fond farewell to Someireh Amirfaiz, who was stepping down from her role as executive director after 12 years. Included among the people paying tribute to Amirfaiz was Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn. (end)
Au to chair UW Bothell Diversity Council
Wayne Au, an associate professor in the Education Program, has been appointed to chair the University of Washington Bothell Diversity Council by Chancellor Wolf Yeigh. The Diversity Council was established in 2009 as a major priority of the 21st Century Campus Initiative strategic plan to enhance campus commitment to diversity and inclusiveness. “Wayne’s expertise and passion […]
Locals mix it up in ID
Pioneer Square and Chinatown International District’s Historic South Downtown board members hosted their annual mixer Nov. 21 at the CID’s new café and event space, the Eastern Café on Maynard Ave. Complimentary appetizers, beer and wine were served, A good time was had by all. (end)
Northwest Area Foundation elects Hyeok Kim to board
Hyeok Kim, of Seattle, has been elected to the Northwest Area Foundation Board of Directors. She will begin her three-year term at the regularly scheduled board meeting in February 2014. Kim, a native of Seoul, Korea, is the executive director of Interim Community Development Association, a nonprofit affordable housing and community development organization serving Asian, […]
Ethnic police honored at awards banquet
About 200 people showed up to honor local police at the 2013 Ethnic Community Awards Banquet on Nov. 12 at the Filipino Community Center. The “Community Achievement Award” was given to Sergeant Jay Shin, and also to Mayor Mike McGinn for all he did for the ethnic community over the years.
The president and first lady visit activists fasting for immigration
By Darlene Superville The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama told activists who are fasting to protest House
North Korean leader’s uncle rumored to be dismissed
By Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – South Korea’s spy agency believes that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s powerful uncle may have been dismissed from his posts last month and that two of his aides were executed, two lawmakers said Tuesday. The lawmakers said they were told by South Korea’s National Intelligence Service […]
Indian spacecraft leaves Earth, headed to Mars
By Ashok Sharma Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) – India’s Mars orbiter mission left Earth’s sphere of influence early Sunday, after performing a maneuver to put it on its way to orbit the red planet.
Asian students dominate international tests
By Kimerly Hefling AP Education Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – Teens from Asian nations dominated a global exam given to 15-year-olds, while U.S. students showed little improvement and failed to reach the top 20 in math, science, or reading, according to test results released Tuesday.
Beijing destroys barbecue grills to reduce pollution
BEIJING (AP) – Beijing is waging a war against air pollution, one barbecue at a time.