On Dec. 23, International Community Health Services (ICHS) was among the first of the area’s health centers to receive doses of the COVID-19 vaccine from Moderna and begin vaccinating its frontline health workers. Ping Yang, acupuncturist, the first to be delivered the vaccine at the International District Clinic, said, “The vaccine is good for me, […]
The U District Partnership (UDP) announced on Dec. 28 the appointment of Don Blakeney as its new executive director. Previously, Blakeney served as the executive director for the Chinatown-International District Business Improvement Area. Most recently, Blakeney was the VP of Policy and Advocacy with the Downtown Seattle Association. Born and raised in Seattle, Blakeney holds […]
President-elect Joe Biden has announced that he will nominate Katherine Tai as U.S. trade representative (USTR). A previously lower-profile position, USTR has drawn the spotlight in recent years, thanks to President Donald Trump’s trade war with China. Tai is currently the Democratic chief trade counsel to the House Committee on Ways and Means. She was […]
The Texas Rangers have signed Japanese pitcher Kohei Arihara to a $6.2 million, two-year contract. The right-hander gets $3.6 million in 2021 and $2.6 million in 2022 and can earn $50,000 in performance bonuses each year. He spent six years with the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters of Japan’s Pacific League. The 28-year-old was 8-9 with […]
Chinatown International District (CID) Visioning Project has a second round of community engagement, and is seeking feedback on the draft community model.
With tennis, like so much of the world, shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic, Naomi Osaka found herself with time to read and think.
Wilson Tang was getting ready to celebrate the 100th anniversary of his restaurant, Nom Wah Tea Parlor, last winter and launch his first-ever cookbook.
Eric Roman struts onstage in his torn jeans and grasps the microphone.
BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese court on Dec. 28 sentenced a former lawyer who reported on the early stage of the coronavirus outbreak to four years in prison on charges of “picking fights and provoking trouble,” one of her lawyers said. The Pudong New Area People’s Court in the financial hub of Shanghai gave the […]
We all hope that our communities, state, and nation will enjoy a resurgence of health, optimism, and healing in 2021.