Shin Yu Pai of Seattle has been nominated for a Stranger Genius Award in literature. Pai is the author of seven books of poetry, a photographer, and oral historian.
Singh small biz champion
Seattle Attorney Madhu Singh has been named the U.S. Small Business Administration 2014 Washington Women-Owned Business Champion. Singh is principal of MK Singh Law Office — now Foundry Law Group. She was honored at a celebration recognizing SBA award winners on May 8 at the Museum of Flight.
County honors Korean Consul
Korean Consul General Moon Duk-ho was honored today by the Metropolitan King County Council on May 19, receiving a certificate of recognition from the Council.
Eng is new SYLP leader
Marvin Eng has been hired as the new coordinator for the Northwest Asian Weekly’s Summer Youth Leadership Program for 2014. Eng is a government and community relations student assistant at the University of Washington, Bothell. Previously, Eng served as a Washington State Legislative intern in Olympia. (end)
Portrait lauds Hon. Smith
On May 20, after Judge Mary Yu was sworn in as an Associate Justice of the Washington Supreme Court in Olympia, the Hon. Charles Z. Smith was honored with unveiling of his portrait by painter Alfredo Arreguin.
SF Mayor makes good on bet
San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee and Mayor Murray present a $4,000 check to Northwest Harvest On May 15, San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee made good on his NFC Championship wager with Mayor Murray by presenting the Northwest Harvest Cherry Street Food Bank with a check for $4,000, thanks to the generous donations of Bay area […]
U.S. charges Chinese military officials in cyberspying case
By Eric Tucker Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – In a landmark case alleging international economic spying, the United States announced on May 19 unprecedented cyber espionage charges against five Chinese military officials accused of hacking into U.S. companies to gain trade secrets.
Cherry trees from Japan to grace UW campus
By Walker Orenstein Northwest Asian Weekly Every spring, the quad on the University of Washington (UW) campus transforms from a peaceful green space to a bustling habitat for hundreds of shuttering cameras, families, and onlookers.
After huge win, next Indian PM begins victory lap
By Ashok Sharma and Muneeza Naqvi Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) – Thousands of people welcomed India’s next prime minister in the capital on May 17 after he led his party to a resounding election victory, with Narendra Modi flashing a victory sign to his cheering supporters and telling them that the win “created a […]
Lao defense chief, four others killed in plane crash
By Thanyarat Doksone and Jocelyn Gecker Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) – A military plane carrying senior Lao government officials crashed May 17 in a wooded area as it approached an airport in the country’s northeast, killing at least five people, including the defense minister and other high-ranking members of the authoritarian country’s ruling party.