Dr. Brinda Sarathy, professor of environmental analysis at Pitzer College in Claremont, California, has been named dean of the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (IAS) at the University of Washington Bothell, effective July 1. Sarathy said she was struck by how closely the mission of IAS resonated with her own work at Pitzer, a […]
Steve Fortney, a former Department of Justice lawyer, current lawyer at Microsoft, and progressive Democrat, announced in April that he is running for Seattle City Attorney. “More than 15 years ago, Seattle committed to end homelessness in 10 years. It’s even worse today than it was then, despite us spending three times the amount of […]
Consul General Won-Jik Kwon, of the Republic of Korea in Seattle, presented 20,000 KF 94 Face Masks to the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) on behalf of the Republic of Korea Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs on April 16. “We are grateful to the more than 120,000 Washingtonians who served in the […]
Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) released her book, “Heart of Fire: An Immigrant Daughter’s Story,” on April 20. In the memoir, Hirono traces her life from her earliest days in Hawaii to her emergence as a legislator, and it chronicles her recent transformation from dogged yet soft-spoken public servant, into a fiery advocate.
Three-time James Beard Award semi-finalist, Chef Shota Nakajima, will reopen his casual Capitol Hill restaurant, Taku, on May 5—nearly one year after closing it due to the pandemic. Nakajima has simplified and recreated Taku’s menu to feature his favorite childhood food—karaage, also known as Japanese fried chicken. “My favorite lunch growing up was my mom’s […]
Individuals unable to work due to COVID-19 risk may qualify for Unemployment Insurance support. A worker may file an unemployment claim at the same time they initiate a discrimination action with Labor and Industries (L&I).
Members of the International District Rotary Club, along with club members from the Mercer Island and Sammamish Rotary, raised money and collected donations to help 225 homeless people move into their new homes on Capitol Hill and downtown Seattle. Homeless veterans and other homeless individuals are moving into the 76-unit Clay Apartments, a new building […]
The Bothell Police Department (BPD) said it is investigating “all possible motives” in the stabbing death of 29-year-old John Huynh. He was stabbed on the night of April 25 in the 19000 block of 112th Avenue Northeast, just west of Beardslee Boulevard. Police arrived on scene shortly after many 911 calls around 7:30 p.m., but […]
Seattle police are investigating the shooting death of Earl Estrella, a 16-year-old of Filipino descent. Just before 11 p.m. on April 23, someone shot Estrella as he answered the door of a home on the 9200 block of Waters Avenue South. According to eyewitnesses, he was shot multiple times. The suspect ran away. If you […]
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have growing concerns about their safety amid attacks that have targeted them during the pandemic, according to a Pew Research Center survey released on April 21. Roughly one-third of Asian Americans feared someone might threaten or physically attack them, a larger share than all other races. More than 80% say […]