With time running out before Sound Transit (ST) makes a recommendation to its board about the placement of a transit hub in, near, or outside the Chinatown-International District (CID), the agency last month narrowed the number of options it was considering outside the neighborhood to two.
CID organizations’ open letter to Sound Transit
Dear Sound Transit Board, Chong Wa Benevolent Association represents over 21 traditional Chinatown organizations within the Chinatown-International District (CID).
Washington sues plastic surgery provider for fake reviews
A Seattle-area plastic surgery provider is facing a federal lawsuit for allegedly posting fake positive reviews online and intimidating or bribing patients to remove negative reviews, Washington state prosecutors said on Dec. 29.
Cho, Hasegawa make history
Seattle Port Commissioners Sam Cho and Toshiko Hasegawa will be honored on Jan. 11 as they are both sworn-in as Commission president and Commission vice president respectively.
NKorea’s Kim orders ‘exponential’ expansion of nuke arsenal
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered the “exponential” expansion of his country’s nuclear arsenal and the development of a more powerful intercontinental ballistic missile, state media reported on Jan. 1, after he entered 2023 with another weapons launch following a record number of testing activities last year.
Man charged in Washington armed courthouse standoff
A man accused of carrying guns into a Washington state courthouse, triggering a lockdown and standoff last month, is facing six felony and several misdemeanor charges.
Yip to be sworn-in
Wyman Yip will be sworn in as King County Superior Court judge by presiding Judge Patrick Oishi on Jan. 9.
Man faces California hate-crime charge after anti-Asian rant
Prosecutors have charged a Colorado man with a misdemeanor hate crime offense after he allegedly targeted two young adults of Asian descent with racist and homophobic comments last week as they recorded a TikTok food review video at an In-N-Out Burger restaurant in Northern California.
26 bodies found as search ends at Cambodian hotel fire site
The search for bodies in the wreckage of a burned-out casino hotel complex in western Cambodia has concluded with 26 people confirmed dead, a senior official said on Dec. 30.
Putin, Xi hold talks as Russia fires another Ukraine barrage
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese leader Xi Jinping vowed on Dec. 30 to deepen their bilateral cooperation against the backdrop of Moscow’s 10-month war in Ukraine, which weathered another night of drone and rocket attacks following a massive missile bombardment.