Gov. Jay Inslee appointed Shinhae Hwang to the Edmonds College (EC) Board of Trustees as the 10th student trustee. Hwang’s term began July 1 and runs through June 2023. Hwang is a native of Seoul, South Korea. She previously obtained her bachelor’s in business and master’s in business administration from Korea University and worked in […]
University of Michigan hires first Asian American president
The University of Michigan appointed Santa Ono as its new university president on July 13, making him the first Asian American to hold the university position. In a news release, the school said its board of regents voted unanimously to approve Ono’s appointment in a special meeting held the same day. Ono, born to Japanese […]
Miss Texas crowns first Asian American winner
Averie Bishop, a Filipino American, is the first Asian American to win the title of Miss Texas in the 85-year history of the beauty pageant. “It’s such an emotional feeling because when I was a kid, I never dreamed of becoming Miss Texas because I didn’t think that anyone looked like me as Miss Texas,” […]
Man accused in threats to kill Rep. Pramila Jayapal released
A 48-year-old Seattle man arrested on suspicion of committing a hate crime against U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal was released from jail on July 13.
SPD investigating after shooting victim found dead in CID park
Seattle Police Department (SPD)’s homicide detectives are investigating after a man was found dead in a park in the Chinatown-International District last weekend. At 2:54 p.m. on July 17, police were called to Kobe Terrace Park for reports that a man was overdosing on narcotics. Officers arrived and found an adult male victim slumped over […]
Secret Service Jan. 6 texts erased despite Congress’ request
Secret Service text messages from around the time of the attack on the U.S. Capitol were deleted despite requests from Congress and federal investigators that they be preserved, the agency confirmed Tuesday on July 19 in response to a subpoena from the House Jan. 6 committee.
Pair charged with making straw donations to Trump committees
Two Chinese American businesspeople were charged on July 18 with funneling foreigners’ money into political donations that bought entry to an exclusive dinner with then-President Donald Trump so the duo could impress and swindle Chinese investors.
AAPI candidates on the primary election ballot
King County Elections (KCE) has mailed out over 1.4 million ballots to registered voters across King County for the 2022 Primary election on Aug. 2. KCE is projecting 45% turnout for this election. In 2020, Primary turnout in King County reached 56%. In 2018, voters turned out at 43%.
Hawaii museum revisits history of gender-fluid healers
More than 500 years ago, Hawaiians placed four boulders on a Waikiki beach to honor visitors from the court of Tahiti’s king who had healed the sick.
“Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank” is all Mel Brooks, all the way
When I walked into a showing for “Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank,” I was thinking, right, “paws of fury” equals “fists of fury.”