By Stephen Wade and Yuri Kageyama The Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Tick-Tock-Tick. The countdown clock for the postponed Tokyo Olympics hit 200 days to go on Jan. 4. Tick-Tock-Tick. Also on Jan. 4, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said he would consider calling a state of emergency as new coronavirus cases surge to record […]
By GENE JOHNSON Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — Washington, Oregon, more than two dozen Native American and Alaska Native tribes and cultural groups from the Northwest are suing the federal government to stop the sale of the National Archives building in Seattle, a plan that would force the relocation of millions of invaluable historical records […]
Zhong Shanshan rose to become Asia’s richest man with a worth of nearly $77.8 billion on Dec. 31. According to Bloomberg, Zhong, 66, a bottled water and vaccine tycoon, is the 11th richest person on the planet. “It’s one of the fastest accumulations of wealth in history,” said the report as Zhong’s businesses surged from […]
By JOE McDONALD AP Business Writer BEIJING (AP) — The New York Stock Exchange has withdrawn plans to delist shares of three Chinese state-owned phone carriers. The shares were to be removed under an order from President Donald Trump, a move Beijing had warned might lead to retaliation. The exchange cited “further consultation’’ with regulators […]
Eligible households can enroll in the City of Seattle’s Utility Discount Program (UDP), which offers a 60% discount on Seattle City Light bills and a 50% discount on Seattle Public Utilities bills.
Democratic Rep. Marilyn Strickland—who became one of the first three Korean American women elected to Congress last year, as well as the first Black representative from Washington state—wore a traditional Korean hanbok as she took the oath of office on Jan. 3. Strickland shared a photo from the ceremony in a tweet, writing, “As a […]
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY The year 2020 will be remembered for more than just the pandemic. How about recognition for the players in a year of contradiction and conflict, drama and anti-climaxes, the highs and lows during COVID? This helps us to understand the dynamics involved in 2020. It’s also a good way […]
Cleaning out a relative’s house recently, Imei Hsu found a portrait of her grandfather. A Nationalist general, he is bedecked with medals.
You’ve likely heard about the recent resignation of Dr. Ben Danielson from Seattle Children’s and the Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic (OBCC) over ongoing racist and discriminatory practices at Seattle Children’s. Danielson, who has earned widespread admiration and respect for advocating for and serving children of color and those living in low-income families, told Crosscut he […]