A ceremonial groundbreaking was held Dec. 20 on the site of what will become the Cheryl Chow Court at 2014 N.W. 57th St. in Ballard. The building, named for the former Seattle City Councilmember Cheryl Chow, will comprise 50 units of green, affordable homes for senior citizens, provided by the Low Income Housing Institute. (end)
Co-chairs of WASITRAC invited to the White House
The co-chairs of Washington State–India Trade Relations Action Committee (WASITRAC), Debadutta Dash and Habib M. Habib, were invited to the White House policy briefing, followed by the White House holiday celebration on Dec. 20.
Misato Sandoval brings home the Judo gold from France
Misato Sandoval, an 8th-grader at Gateway Middle School in Everett, competed in two major elite Judo tournaments last month in France.
Services held for Fred Cordova
Fred Cordova, executive director of the national office of the Filipino American National Historical Society, died on Dec. 21, 2013. His funeral and mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Jan. 11 at Immaculate Conception Church, located at 820 18th Ave. in Seattle. He will be buried at the Calvary Cemetery, which […]
Gregerson has lots of support
Mia Gregerson, the newly appointed state representative for the 33rd district, held a “meet-and-greet” with her supporters at the Nagomi Tea House on Dec. 18.
Pres. Obama will nominate Max Baucus China ambassador
President Obama announced his intent to nominate Senator Max Baucus as Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China, replacing former Washington state Governor Gary Locke. “For more than two decades, Max Baucus has worked to deepen the relationship between the United States and China, said President Obama. The economic agreements he helped forge have created millions […]
Lawsuit filed over Oregon bus crash
The Associated Press PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) – A British Columbia lawyer representing 12 victims from the 2012 charter bus crash on Interstate 84 near Pendleton filed a lawsuit Monday at the Umatilla County Courthouse seeking $700 million. The East Oregonian reports the group is seeking a jury trial on accusations that operators of Mi Joo […]
Deportation is a bigger issue for Asians and Hispanics than a pathway to citizenship
By Hope Yen Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – With immigration legislation stalled in Congress, Hispanics and Asian Americans say getting relief from deportations is more important for many of the 11 million immigrants here illegally than creating a pathway to U.S. citizenship, a new study finds.
Opponents to fight new U.S. military base on Okinawa
By Ken Moritsugu Associated Press TOKYO (AP) – Threatening lawsuits and protests, opponents are gearing up to fight a decision by Okinawa’s governor that could pave the way for a new U.S. military base on the southern Japanese island.
China: Abe not welcome after war shrine visit
By Gillian Wong Associated Press BEIJING (AP) – China’s Foreign Ministry on Monday accused Japan’s prime minister of hypocrisy and said he would not be welcome in China after he visited a shrine honoring Japan’s war dead.