Vera Ing, the late community leader was known as the “glue” of the Asian community. But glue does not stick if it has nothing to attach to. Vera was able to get community support because there was a force behind her, giving her strength and guidance through thick and thin, tears and laughter through all […]
India Ambassador visits Bellevue
Dr. S. Jaishankar, Ambassador of India, attended a dinner at the Hyatt at Olive 8 in Seattle on May 6, hosted by the Indo-American Friendship Forum. During his visit, the ambassador visited Boeing, Amazon, Starbucks, and Microsoft, and met with Governor Inslee, other business and cultural groups, and visited the Statue of Mahatma Gandhi in […]
Manhas is distinguished leader
Raj Manhas, superintendent of North Thurston Public Schools, was one of three honorees at the 2014 Distinguished Leader Awards hosted by Leadership Thurston County on Feb. 26. Recently, he his three-year contract extension was approved by the school board. Manhas was superintendent of Seattle Schools from 2003 to 2006.
Tea with the First Gentleman
Mayor Ed Murray and First Gentleman Michael Shiosaki were hosted by the Nikkei Community Network in a “Meet & Greet” tea ceremony on May 12 at the Nagomi Tea House in Seattle. Shiosaki is a Sansei born in Spokane. (end)
Two earn National Merit awards
Tara I. Martin-Chen, from Garfield High School, and Anthony L. Bencivengo, from Nathan Hale High School, have each been awarded $2,500 National Merit Scholarships.
Sounder fans are good luck
On April 26, Sue Anderson of CenturyLink organized the first ever “All Women in the Suite” at a Seattle Sounders match.
South Korean man deported for human smuggling
A South Korean man convicted in March of facilitating the illegal entry of South Korean nationals into the United States was deported May 12 by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations.
U.S. will allow some high-skilled immigrant spouses work in country
By Alicia A. Caldwell WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration wants to allow some spouses of high-skilled immigrants to work in the United States, the departments of Homeland Security and Commerce announced last week.
‘Troubling’ reports of schools make it tough to enroll immigrants
By Kimberly Hefling Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – Despite a 32-year-old court ruling, school districts continue to raise barriers to enrollment for children brought into the United States illegally, the Obama administration said last week, characterizing reports of hindrances as troubling.
Vietnam allows anti-China protest over oil rig in Paracel Islands
By Chris Brummitt Associated Press HANOI, Vietnam (AP) – Vietnam allowed several hundred demonstrators to stage a noisy rally outside the Chinese Embassy in Hanoi on May 11 against Beijing’s deployment of an oil rig in the contested South China Sea that has triggered a tense standoff and raised fears of confrontation.