Anaconda, Montana was once a mining boom town built around the world's largest copper smelting operation. The smelter closed in 1980, and after a multi-million dollar environmental cleanup effort, the picturesque town is struggling to attract new jobs and keep younger residents.
By the end of this year, Delta officials say Seattle-Tacoma International Airport will see the addition of 96 flights to 33 destinations, including Seoul, Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong, as well as many domestic flights.
Delta and Alaska Airlines are both bidding for more market share, resulting in overlapping flights on routes to Anchorage, San Francisco, and other destinations. Already the number of seats offered by Delta has more than quadrupled since last year, up from 700 to 3,200. Most industry analysts see this as an indication that Delta wants to make Seattle as its new hub.
This Saturday, celebrating the unique islands of Indonesia — from Sumatra, Java, Bali, Madura and more — will manifest in eclectic dance performances at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute.
“Malam Budaya: A Cultural Night of Indonesian Dance in Seattle,” produced by Seattle folk dance veteran Astrid Vinje, showcases elaborate and diverse performances by Vinje, Christina Sunardi, Hawwa Djuned and Tikka Sears. It’s a rare opportunity to see the stylistic trademarks of different Indonesian islands on one stage.
After living in Brazil for over a year, I had mixed feelings on the arrival of the World Cup. Those feelings got even more mixed with the country’s devastating loss to Germany July 8th.
On the one hand, hosting the World Cup brought an incredible amount of human suffering. Lawless land evictions and copious amounts of public spending on stadiums sat uneasily with me. But as a visitor from Seattle in a place where the sport of soccer is revered nearly as a religion, it would be elitist to impose my beliefs on something happening to a country that isn’t mine.