More than 200 people attended a party for former longtime King County Councilmember Larry Gossett on Jan. 23 at El Centro de la Raza. Elected in 1993, Gossett served for 25 years on the King County Council. Gossett was also in the forefront of the civil rights movement, and is the last surviving member of […]
Eileen Aparis joins Seattle Goodwill
Seattle Goodwill has named Eileen Aparis as its new vice president of Job Training and Education. Previously, Aparis was executive director of a Philippines-based Foundation whose philanthropic focus was on education, arts, and computer science programs. She was also executive director of Literacy Source, a non-profit learning center for adult basic education that serves mostly […]
Lunar New Year traditions discussed at Rotary Club
Vibrant Cities CEO James Wong spoke at the Jan. 29 Rotary Club of Seattle meeting, along with Taylor Shimizu of Young Professionals of Seattle, about Lunar New Year traditions. Aadil Palkhivala, a world-renowned yoga master, also spoke about why yoga has appealed to so many Americans in the last decade.
Source provides directive telling CBP officers to detain Iranian-born travelers
In a bulletin issued by the tactical analytical unit (TAU) in U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)’s Seattle Field Office, officers were instructed to conduct vetting on all individuals who met certain criteria, including being Iranian nationals or having traveled to Iran.
1st US patient with new virus leaves hospital, is recovering
The man who became the first U.S. patient infected with the new virus from China has left the hospital and said in a statement that he is getting better and looking forward to life returning to normal, according to a statement from the man provided to The Associated Press on Feb. 4.
Professor accused of hiding links to China released on bond
A Harvard University professor charged with lying about his role in a Chinese talent recruitment program was released from custody on Jan. 30 and ordered to post a $1 million cash bond.
Philippines reports world’s 1st virus death outside China
The first death outside China from the new coronavirus was recorded on Feb. 2 in the Philippines, as countries around the world evacuated hundreds of their citizens from the infection zone and Chinese authorities completed a new, rapidly constructed 1,000-bed hospital for victims of the outbreak.
New ISRD board seated
The new International Special Review District (ISRD) board held its first meeting on Jan. 28. The new members seated were Russ Williams, Matt Chan, and M. Faye Hong — after an election that was contested late last year. Among the items discussed was the proposed installation of an illuminated sign at Louisa Hotel. The next […]
Kwon receives Slade Gorton Rising Star Award
On Jan. 25, Seatac City Councilmember Peter Kwon received the Slade Gorton Rising Star Award, in recognition of his dedication to public service, community engagement, pragmatic approach, and tangible community improvements. Kwon is the first non-partisan elected official to receive this award in its ten year history. Originally called the “Rising Star Award,” it was […]
Gary Locke endorses Joe Biden for president
On Jan. 29, former Gov. Gary Locke released a statement saying, “I cannot think of anyone better than Joe Biden to assume the role of commander-in-chief at this critical time. I am proud to endorse him for president.”