In 2005, about 30 young artists gathered in the basement of a Seattle home. They shared a vision of starting a more positive hip-hop scene for young people—wanting a scene with more purpose than what was there at the time.
Off the (pi) charts!
Emma Haruka Iwao started programming when she was in elementary school. Now, she’s broken the world record for computing the most digits of pi—twice.
A-pop! ‘Squid Game’ is coming back! ‘Iron Chef’ should stay retired.
Happy Pride Month! In this column, I spontaneously made the decision to stop giving Netflix my money because I suddenly realized how much they are taking from me each month.
Book recommendations: LGBTQ folks saving the day
In Godolia, tyranny runs rampant, thanks to the giant mechanized weapons, known as Windups, aiding the rulers.
Court pauses Washington tribe’s evictions for ousted members
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — The Washington Supreme Court has temporarily halted evictions for people living in certain households on Nooksack Tribal Land who were contentiously disenrolled from the tribe. On June7, a panel of justices granted an injunction requiring the Nooksack Indian Tribe in northwestern Washington to pause the evictions while the high court determines […]
Grants available to small business owners: Apply through June 26, 2022
SEATTLE — The Ready for Business Fund formed by GSBA—Washington’s LGBTQ+ and allied chamber of commerce—and Comcast is now accepting applications from small businesses throughout Washington seeking financial assistance. Applications opened on June 13 and small businesses owners may apply through June 26, 2022, at theGSBA.org/ready-for-business. More than $200,000 in grants will be allocated to […]
Andrew Yang to endorse Suraj Patel in NY congressional race
NEW YORK (AP) — Former Democratic presidential candidate and New York City mayoral candidate Andrew Yang is getting involved in a New York congressional primary that’s pitted two veteran lawmakers against each other. But Yang, who became known for his call for the government to issue a universal basic income, is not backing U.S. Rep. […]
China calls COVID ‘lab leak’ theory a lie after WHO report
BEIJING (AP) — China on June 10 attacked the theory that the coronavirus pandemic may have originated as a leak from a Chinese laboratory as a politically motivated lie, after the World Health Organization recommended in its strongest terms yet that a deeper probe is needed into whether a lab accident may be to blame. […]
Vietnam’s health minister arrested over COVID test gouging
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam’s health minister and the mayor of the capital Hanoi have been arrested as part of an expanding investigation into massive price gouging of COVID-19 tests, state media reported. Nguyen Thanh Long was dismissed from his ministry post and Chu Ngoc Anh, who previously was the science minister, was fired as […]
Malaysia agrees to abolish mandatory death penalty
Associated Press KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia has agreed to abolish the mandatory death penalty and allow judges to set alternative punishments for a range of offenses, the country’s law minister said on June 10. The government will study other proposed punishments for 11 offenses that currently trigger a mandatory death sentence and also […]