BELLEVUE — The Board of Trustees of Bellevue College announced on April 22 three finalists to be considered for the college’s interim president position—former Gov. Gary Locke, Dr. Yoshiko Harden, and Dr. Raúl Rodríguez. Harden serves as the vice president for Student Services at Seattle Central College and in the past, worked in Diversity, Equity, […]
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought Peter Tsai, the material scientist and engineer who developed the N95 mask’s virus-blocking technology, out of retirement to study safe ways to disinfect the single-use masks for reuse —nearly 30 years after his invention.
Condolences continue to pour in for a woman who contracted COVID-19 and died, along with her sister and mother. Regina Lee, 58, is the first known Costco employee in the United States to die of COVID-19. She worked for 20 years as a Costco travel agent and continued to go to the office because the […]
SEATTLE — The Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival is going virtual this year. The annual festival seeks to deepen understanding, exchange ideas and advance the cultural contributions and achievements of the Japanese American community. The festival, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., April 24-26, will include online performances and martial arts, exhibits and demonstrations, hands-on activities […]
The Seattle Police Department (SPD)’s Bias Crimes Unit is investigating after three men appeared to target Asian American-owned businesses in the Chinatown-International District (ID) with jingoistic stickers. The three men, who were wearing face coverings and dark sunglasses, were reportedly seen placing the stickers on businesses throughout the ID on April 12. Police believe the […]
InterIm handed out food to approximately 900 Chinatown-International District residents on April 17, across 11 buildings. Thirty-five volunteers, including state Rep. Sharon Tomiko Santos, Seattle police officers, community supporters, and people from neighborhood organizations, helped to distribute close to 700 pounds of food. This was Santos’ third time volunteering for this event.
Helen Kawagoe, who served two terms as national president of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) from 1996-2000, has died. She was 92. Kawagoe was only the second woman named to the JACL presidency (after Lillian Kimura), and she had already been the first Japanese American woman in the continental United States to hold a […]
State Sen. Joe Nguyen was named Seattle University’s Alumnus of the Year. For the past 35 years, Seattle University has celebrated extraordinary alumni and members of the community who exemplify the university’s Jesuit values and excel in areas of leadership, professional achievement, and community service. Nguyen, from the class of 2006, is the first person […]
Dr. Samantha Lee-Chiu began her new role as International Community Health Services (ICHS)’ interim chief dental officer on April 20. Lee-Chiu first joined ICHS as the Bellevue Clinic assistant dental director in 2018. Prior to that, she was with Neighborcare Health for 14 years as a practitioner performing comprehensive dentistry, diagnosing, preventative, restorative, periodontics, endodontic, […]
Bhasha Mukherjee, who was crowned Miss England in August 2019, has returned to the United Kingdom from overseas charity work to continue her career as a doctor amid the coronavirus pandemic. The 24-year-old had been in India. As the coronavirus situation worsened in the UK, Mukherjee contacted the management team at her old hospital to […]