Surviving members of the 1978-79 SuperSonics returned to Seattle for a 40th year anniversary reunion of their NBA championship. Former Governor Gary Locke welcomed the team at Chihuly Gardens on Feb. 7, at an event emceed by Mimi Gan. Just two starters, Jack Sikma and Gus Williams, are still living. They were joined by Coach […]
Van running for Renton City Council
Kim-Khanh Van, an attorney and married mother of two, is running for a Renton City Council seat. A refugee from Vietnam, Van said she is running “because I want to make every one of our neighborhoods safe — it’s unacceptable that we now live in one of the top 10 most unsafe places in the […]
Shin Lim wins America’s Got Talent
Shin Lim, a Canadian American magician, earned the first-place trophy on the finale of the 2019 “America’s Got Talent: The Champions” on Feb. 18 Lim was already ecstatic when he won the AGT title back in September 2018. Now, months later, his card tricks have once again led him to victory. Filipino American singer Angelica […]
Marcus Naylor swearing-in
Marcus Naylor was sworn in last month as a judge for King County’s Northeast District Court in Redmond. Naylor started his public defense work at the Northwest Defenders Association as a licensed legal intern in 1992, before the agency was a part of King County. When he left King County in late December, he capped […]
Lunar New Year celebrations at Sea-Tac Airport
Sea-Tac Airport got into the Lunar New Year spirit on Feb. 19 with a kickoff celebration. The airport celebrated the forthcoming openings of Caffe D’arte and Bambuza Vietnam Kitchen, both locally and Asian-owned concessionaires at the new North Satellite Modernization Project. It was followed by a performance by the Mak Fai Washington Kung Fu Club […]
Abe mum on Trump’s claim of nomination for Nobel Peace Prize
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe kept quiet on Feb. 18 over President Donald Trump’s claim that he had nominated him for the Nobel Peace Prize, but praised him and emphasized he did not deny doing so.
Japanese same-sex couples sue for equal marital rights
Thirteen gay couples filed Japan’s first lawsuit challenging the country’s rejection of same-sex marriage earlier this month, arguing the denial violates their constitutional right to equality.
Admissions bias lawsuit against Harvard in judge’s hands
A federal judge will now decide whether Harvard University intentionally discriminates against Asian American applicants, an allegation made in a 2014 lawsuit that was debated in a final round of arguments on Feb. 13.
Alita: Battle Angel is ready for battle, but do enough people care?
Good thing the movie title clarified that Alita was a Battle Angel because I had never heard of Alita before this movie. “Battle Angel Alita” is a Japanese cyberpunk manga created by Yukito Kishiro in 1990.
After dedicating years as a speechwriter for a Philippine senator, Ben Cacho suddenly finds himself in the midst of a political scandal, thrown under the bus and out of a job.