Diwali, the festival of lights, was celebrated for the first time at the State Department on Thursday Oct. 23. The Co-Chair of WASITRAC, Debadutta Dash was among the invited guest among 200 other guests, including a large number of eminent Indian Americans, were present to celebrate Diwali for the first time at the State […]
FOCS opens Cornerstone Café
Families of Color Seattle (FOCS) opened a cultural cornerstone and family friendly community cafe in Seattle
White House’s new liaison to the LGBT community
Aditi Hardikar started as the new Associate Director of Public Engagement in the Office of Public Engagement Nov. 10. In her role, she is the White House’s primary liaison to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender community and Asian American and Pacific Islander community. (end)
The Raikes Foundation honored InterIm for reaching the highest bar of quality on its out-of-school-time
Saturay honored with nonprofit leader award
Jonathan Saturay was honored as the winning “Emerging Leader” at the third annual Light a Fire Awards dinner sponsored by Seattle Metropolitan in partnership with The Seattle Foundation. The Light a Fire awards honors nonprofit organizations and individuals whose extraordinary acts of service embody the spirit of giving to make our region more prosperous, beautiful, healthful, […]
Lee Chong Wei fails doping test
By Eileen Ng Associated Press KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) —Badminton’s top-ranked player Lee Chong Wei has failed a doping test, a senior Malaysian sports official said Saturday.
China and Japan agree to resume dialogue
By Christopher Bodeen Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — China and Japan reached agreement to ramp up high-level contacts, the strongest indication yet of a possible meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at next week’s Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit.
Myanmar-Rohingya Trafficking — Myanmar profits off Rohingya exodus
By Todd Pitman and Esther Htusan Associated Press MYIN HLUT, Myanmar (AP) — The small wooden boats leave the shores of western Myanmar nearly every day, overloaded with desperate Rohingya Muslims who are part of one the largest boat exoduses in Asia since the Vietnam War.
No baby boom from easing of China’s 1-child policy
BEIJING (AP) — Despite earlier estimates that new exemptions to China’s one-child policy would add up to 2 million extra births per year, only 700,000 newly qualified couples applied to have a second child this year, a Chinese official said.
Tourette’s and logistics — Movie made in Washington seeks to make film festival splash
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly A family trip to the Tri-Cities area in Washington State helped Dale Peterson decide on where his movie should be filmed. “When I saw the beauty of the topography, I decided to do part of the filming here,” stated Peterson.