Former Seattle Seahawk Doug Baldwin Jr. will address graduates as the keynote speaker for Bellevue College’s virtual commencement ceremonies that will be streamed online on June 25. Baldwin, whose grandmother is Filipino, graduated from Stanford University with a bachelor’s in Science, Technology and Society before signing with the Seattle Seahawks. Since retiring from the NFL […]
Puget Sound Energy has selected four small businesses, including Maneki Restaurant, in its Small Business Energy Makeover Contest to receive free energy efficiency audits and lower their energy usage. The restaurant has twice experienced temporary closures: during World War II and the COVID-19 pandemic. Maneki’s upgrades include a new, more efficient hot water heater, energy-efficient […]
Lina Khan was sworn-in on June 15 as chair of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)—the Senate confirmed Khan in a 69-28 vote. “I look forward to working with my colleagues to protect the public from corporate abuse,” Khan said in a statement. At age 32, Khan is the youngest ever FTC chair and the first […]
CNN’s chief international anchor Christiane Amanpour told viewers on June 14 that she has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer. “I’ve had successful major surgery to remove it, and I’m now undergoing several months of chemotherapy for the very best possible long-term prognosis,” Amanpour said at the beginning of her daily television program. Amanpour, 63, one […]
Yajuan Liu has been appointed to a three-year term on the University of Washington (UW)–Bothell’s Accounting Advisory Board. The board provides strategic thought leadership and community connections to the school’s accounting program, leaders, and faculty. Liu is a Certified Public Accountant and principal of Hongxin Wealth & Tax Planning Group. She previously worked as a […]
If I have been infected with COVID-19, do I still need a vaccine?
Yes, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends anyone who previously had COVID-19 to get the vaccine.
MacKenzie Scott announced on June 15 that she is giving away $2.7 billion to 286 organizations focused on promoting equity, alleviating poverty, and promoting education and the arts. Seattle’s Wing Luke Museum is one of the beneficiaries of Scott’s latest round of donations—she has given away $8.5 billion since July 2020. Scott, formerly married to […]
By Nicholas Pasion NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY The pandemic has amplified accessibility disparities for people living with disabilities. In an effort to correct inequities, the public relations firm DH hosted an online webinar event on June 3, which examined ways to increase accessibility and inclusion for people of all abilities. The free webinar was moderated by […]
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY While I am excited for June 30, the reopening of Washington state, I have some reservations. I can’t help wondering if we are ready. A month ago, I couldn’t wait. I wished reopening was immediate. Now, I have second thoughts because some people have refused to get vaccinated. I […]
Wish Dragon is a Chinese American animated film directed by Chris Appelhans and produced by Jackie Chan. Is seeing Jackie Chan’s production company a foreshadowing of cool martial arts in the film?