Harmony Palace Restaurant celebrated its grand opening on Feb. 26 with a ribbon cutting ceremony and lion dance. The site of the restaurant, located at 711 South King Street, used to house the Seattle chapter of Kuomintang, a Chinese nationalist party, whose headquarters is in Taiwan. Since the office closed, it has housed a couple […]
Waples appointed to VT Supreme Court
Vermont Gov. Phil Scott announced on Feb. 25 his appointment of Superior Court Judge Nancy Waples to the Vermont Supreme Court. “Character, competence, commitment, and chemistry are the qualities I seek when deciding on an appointment,” Scott wrote in a statement. “There is no doubt Judge Waples possesses these attributes and will excel on the […]
KWA celebrates Asian American small business owners
The Korean Women’s Association (KWA), along with the Pierce County Economic Development Department and the Pierce County Chamber of Commerce, held a celebration for 21 Asian American small business owners, who graduated from the Pierce County Business Accelerator program on Feb. 23. Michael Choe, owner of Choe’s Martial Arts School, said, “Many Asian American small […]
Appreciation luncheon for Durkan administration
About 30 people attended an appreciation lunch for former Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and former Seattle Senior Deputy Mayor Mike Fong at the Joyale Restaurant on Feb. 27. Michael Chen presented a lucky bamboo to Fong for his support of the community, and Elaine Ko presented a plaque to Durkan for her contribution to the […]
Keiro of fers exoneration of former CEO
An apology issued by Keiro Northwest to its former CEO Bridgette Takeuchi on March 1 included a statement that there was a “false narrative” released about her, claiming she was responsible for the closure of the community nursing home.
Wing Luke Museum gets $1 million grant
The Wing Luke Museum received a $1 million grant from Bank of America to help with forthcoming capital building renovations and safety upgrades.
WA, OR, CA to drop mask mandates on March 21
Schoolchildren in California, Oregon and Washington will no longer be required to wear masks as part of new indoor mask policies the Democratic governors of all three states announced jointly on Feb. 28.
“Empowering Women” webinar stresses mentorship and following your passion
Just in time for International Women’s Day, the Japan-America Society of the State of Washington presented an online talk titled, “Empowering Women in Japan and the U.S.A.” on Feb 24.
3 ex-cops convicted of rights violations in Floyd killing
By AMY FORLITI, STEVE KARNOWSKI and TAMMY WEBBER Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Three former Minneapolis police officers were convicted on Feb. 24 of violating George Floyd’s civil rights, as a federal jury rejected their arguments that inexperience, improper training or the distraction of shouting bystanders excused them from failing to prevent Floyd’s […]
Texan pleads guilty to hate-crime attack on Asian family
MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — A West Texas man pleaded guilty on Feb. 23 to hate-crime charges from his March 2020 knife attack on an Asian family at a warehouse store, officials said. Jose Gomez III, 21, of Midland, Texas, pleaded guilty to three hate-crime counts from his attack on Bawi Cung and his son at […]