Northwest Film Forum (NWFF) announced on Sept. 24 that Vivian Hua has been appointed as its new executive director. Hua joined the NWFF team in 2017, and in addition to leading design and marketing initiatives, Hua has produced numerous community programs at NWFF that center around equity, collective action, and coalition-building. Board President Sudeshna Sen […]
Award-winning television producer and documentary filmmaker Shannon Gee has been appointed general manager of Seattle Channel. “Shannon brings a breadth of public media experience, including more than a decade as a producer, photographer, and editor at Seattle Channel,” said Jim Loter, director of digital engagement for the Ccity of Seattle. Gee joined Seattle Channel in […]
The new Chinese Consul General in San Francisco, Wang Donghua, visited Seattle on Sept. 15. He met with members of the local Chinese community, including Bing Gung Hall, Gee How Oak Tin, Soo Yuen Benevolent Association, Ng Family Association, and others. Wang attended a celebration of National Day (which is officially on Oct. 1) at […]
Kinokuniya Seattle celebrated the release of “Luis and Tabitha” on Sept. 15. Attendees were treated to a fun story time reading with the author Stephanie Campisi and illustrator Hollie Mengert. And Kinokuniya held its fall Artist Alley on Sept. 22. Yuuki Jia was one of the artists who showed off their work.
Representatives from various City of Seattle departments met with the Chinatown community on Sept. 18 at the Chong Wa Benevolent Association. Residents wanted to expressed their concerns over the homeless, garbage, public safety, and the Navigation Center.
By TOM HAYS Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A woman stabbed five people — including three newborn babies — and then slashed her wrist on Sept. 21 inside a New York City home that was apparently being used as an unlicensed neighborhood nursery for new mothers and their children, authorities said. State records indicate […]
By JENNIFER McDERMOTT Associated Press PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — After harsh criticism, a Rhode Island homeowner removed a campaign sign for the state’s Republican gubernatorial nominee that was hanging upside down from a noose in his yard. Homeowner Ray Izzo of Glocester took down the sign after Allan Fung, the GOP candidate for governor, called […]
By FRANCES D’EMILIO Associated Press VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican and China announced on Sept. 22 they had signed a “provisional agreement’’ over the appointment of bishops, a breakthrough on an issue that stymied diplomatic relations for decades and aggravated a split among Chinese Catholics. The deal resolved one of the major sticking points […]
By ASHOK SHARMA Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s government approved an ordinance on Sept. 19 to implement a top court ruling striking down the Muslim practice that allows men to instantly divorce. The government decision came after it failed to get approval from Parliament a year after the court ruled that the practice […]
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang, the country’s No. 2 after the ruling Communist Party’s leader, died on Sept. 21 after a serious illness, the government said. He was 61. Quang passed away despite “utmost efforts to treat him by Vietnamese and foreign professors and doctors and care by the party and […]