SEATTLE — Mayor Jenny Durkan wants community members to apply for an open position on the International Special Review District (ISRD) Board. The original deadline of Feb. 5 has been extended till Feb. 22. The seven-member board reviews façade alterations, signs, new construction, changes of use, and street improvements, and makes recommendations to the Seattle […]
By ALICE FUNG and NICOLE KO The Associated Press HONG KONG (AP) — The Lunar New Year holiday is usually a busy period for flower farms in Hong Kong, which gear up to sell plum blossoms, orchids and daffodils at flower markets during the festive season. But the pandemic and restrictions on such festive markets […]
By KAREN MATTHEWS Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Black and Latino New York City residents are receiving COVID-19 vaccines at far lower rates than white or Asian New Yorkers, Mayor Bill de Blasio acknowledged on Jan. 31 as he vowed to continue expanding access to the shots in communities that have been ravaged by […]
Ten panda cubs made their public debut in China’s leading panda reserve on Feb. 3 to mark Lunar New Year.
BEIJING (AP) — A ruckus brought by China over Canadian T-shirts bearing an altered logo of the New York hip-hop group Wu-Tang clan continued, with China’s Foreign Ministry saying it didn’t buy Canada’s explanation that the shirts were not an insult linked to the coronavirus. Canada’s Foreign Ministry said earlier this month that the shirts […]
By STEPHEN WADE AP Sports Writer TOKYO (AP) — The president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee said he would not resign despite pressure on him to do so after making derogatory comments earlier in the week about women. The controversy surrounding Yoshiro Mori, the gaffe-prone former Japanese prime minister, is one more problem the […]