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Happy New Year! USPS celebrates Lunar New Year  with special edition monkey stamp Lucky in love? Work woes to come? — Astrological predictions for the Year of the Fire Monkey Visionary community health center ICHS hosts its first API fun run EDITORIAL: Kings rightly pull Lunar New Year monkey shirts deemed racially insensitive
 
Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

USPS celebrates Lunar New Year  with special edition monkey stamp

USPS celebrates Lunar New Year with special edition monkey stamp

On Feb. 5, the United States Postal Service (USPS) issued its Year of the Monkey stamp. The stamp art features two bright reddish-orange peonies against a purple background. Peonies symbolize wealth and honor in Chinese culture and often decorate the sides of the traditional drums played during the holiday festivities. Art director and stamp designer […]

Lucky in love? Work woes to come? — Astrological predictions for the Year of the Fire Monkey

Lucky in love? Work woes to come? — Astrological predictions for the Year of the Fire Monkey

By Sun Lee Chang Northwest Asian Weekly Are you tired of the status quo? If that is the case, then the impending year of the monkey, which by the lunar calendar will start on Feb. 8, won’t disappoint you. Each animal in the Chinese zodiac has five associated elements, including wood, fire, earth, metal, and […]

Visionary community health center ICHS hosts its first API fun run

Visionary community health center ICHS hosts its first API fun run

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Dozens of long-distance fun runs and walks take place throughout the year in the Pacific Northwest, each focused on a different cause or theme, as well as set in different geographical locations. Ethnic diversity in participation has been limited until now, and Seattle-based International Community Health Services (ICHS) is […]

EDITORIAL: Kings rightly pull Lunar New Year monkey shirts deemed racially insensitive

EDITORIAL: Kings rightly pull Lunar New Year monkey shirts deemed racially insensitive

On Monday, Feb. 1, the Sacramento Kings beat the Milwaukee Bucks, 111–104. According to various news outlets (and Twitter), a bit of drama also went on right before the game. Kings center DeMarcus Cousins — who sat out of Monday’s game due to a sprained ankle — arrived at the Sleep Train Arena and found […]

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

05 February 2016

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USPS celebrates Lunar New Year  with special edition monkey stamp

USPS celebrates Lunar New Year with special edition monkey stamp

05 February 2016

On Feb. 5, the United States Postal Service (USPS) issued its Year of the Monkey stamp. The stamp art features two bright reddish-orange peonies against a purple background. Peonies symbolize wealth and honor in Chinese culture and often decorate the sides of the traditional drums played during the holiday festivities. Art director and stamp designer […]

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Lucky in love? Work woes to come? — Astrological predictions for the Year of the Fire Monkey

Lucky in love? Work woes to come? — Astrological predictions for the Year of the Fire Monkey

05 February 2016

By Sun Lee Chang Northwest Asian Weekly Are you tired of the status quo? If that is the case, then the impending year of the monkey, which by the lunar calendar will start on Feb. 8, won’t disappoint you. Each animal in the Chinese zodiac has five associated elements, including wood, fire, earth, metal, and […]

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AAPI leaders meet with Gov. Inslee to discuss pressing issues

05 February 2016

On Jan. 26, a delegation of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) leaders went to Olympia to meet with Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee and state legislators to raise awareness on the following issues: Supporting the Clean Air Rule & organizing around climate justice (initiative 732) Closing the K-12 opportunity and achievement gap (HB 1541) Supporting the […]

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King County asks, bike eLockers needed in ID?

05 February 2016

King County Metro Transit wants to install eLockers at its International District/Chinatown Station’s street level central plaza. Currently, there are 10 eLocker locations in King County, each of which can park four bikes. An increase in the number of eLockers will increase non-motorized access to the regional and local transit system. If new eLockers are […]

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Visionary community health center ICHS hosts its first API fun run

Visionary community health center ICHS hosts its first API fun run

05 February 2016

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Dozens of long-distance fun runs and walks take place throughout the year in the Pacific Northwest, each focused on a different cause or theme, as well as set in different geographical locations. Ethnic diversity in participation has been limited until now, and Seattle-based International Community Health Services (ICHS) is […]

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Kung Fu Panda 3 directors talk Jackie Chan films and Angelina Jolie’s children

Kung Fu Panda 3 directors talk Jackie Chan films and Angelina Jolie’s children

05 February 2016

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly “Kung Fu Panda 3,” from DreamWorks, marks the third installment of the adventures of Po, an amiable and witty animated panda bear who, somewhat against his own nature, becomes a martial-arts expert and helps to defend his Chinese village from evil. The film’s two directors, Jennifer Yuh Nelson and Alessandro […]

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Differences create great harmony — Celebrate Asia concert combines music of different cultures to bridge worlds together

Differences create great harmony — Celebrate Asia concert combines music of different cultures to bridge worlds together

05 February 2016

By Emiri Aoki Northwest Asian Weekly Often, vastly different types of things cannot unite or be in harmony when combined. Music is no exception. However, when it works, the effect can be awe-inspiring. I got to see some cool combinations of different sounds across the world coming together during Celebrate Asia, an annual Asian concert […]

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Community News, Features, Features, Profiles, Profiles, Vol 35 No 6 | 2/6-2/120 Comments

BLOG: 7 tips for surviving Ho Chi Minh City when you’re not Vietnamese

BLOG: 7 tips for surviving Ho Chi Minh City when you’re not Vietnamese

04 February 2016

By John Liu Northwest Asian Weekly I recently took a long overdue vacation to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, and it was a really exciting experience, one that I gleaned many lessons from. Here are my 7 tips for surviving Vietnam when you’re not Vietnamese! (The exchange rate on my trip was ₫22,500 Viet […]

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EDITORIAL: Kings rightly pull Lunar New Year monkey shirts deemed racially insensitive

EDITORIAL: Kings rightly pull Lunar New Year monkey shirts deemed racially insensitive

04 February 2016

On Monday, Feb. 1, the Sacramento Kings beat the Milwaukee Bucks, 111–104. According to various news outlets (and Twitter), a bit of drama also went on right before the game. Kings center DeMarcus Cousins — who sat out of Monday’s game due to a sprained ankle — arrived at the Sleep Train Arena and found […]

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Bellevue’s Kelsey Schmidt is Miss Washington USA 2016

Bellevue’s Kelsey Schmidt is Miss Washington USA 2016

01 February 2016

Kelsey Schmidt, of Japanese American heritage, is Miss Washington USA. Schmidt took the post after former Miss Washington USA Stormy Keffeler resigned this month due to controversy surrounding a DUI arrest. Schmidt earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Scripps College and is currently a pre-doctoral fellow at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and […]

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WGU ranks as a top educator of people of color in nursing

WGU ranks as a top educator of people of color in nursing

01 February 2016

For the second year in a row, Western Governors University (WGU) was among the top producers of nursing degrees awarded to people of color, according to a recent issue of Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine. WGU ranked fourth in the nation in volume of nurses with minority backgrounds who earn their bachelor’s and master’s […]

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Heather Kawamoto joins network for equity in early childhood

Heather Kawamoto joins network for equity in early childhood

01 February 2016

Heather Kawamoto and joined the Equity Leaders Action Network (ELAN) to advance racial equity in early childhood systems. Kawamoto is the Puget Sound Educational Service District’s equity in education program manager. ELAN is a focused effort across 20 states, the District of Columbia and Guam, composed of 38 fellows who work at the state or […]

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Phillip Yin vying for Washington state lieutenant governor seat

Phillip Yin vying for Washington state lieutenant governor seat

01 February 2016

Phillip Yin, a Bellevue resident and Yakima native, is running for Washington state lieutenant governor. “I know we can make Washington the most family-friendly, job-creating, and innovative state in the country,” Yin said in a release. Yin previously worked for Bloomberg Television and CNBC Asia as a business/political anchor and was also a senior portfolio […]

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State cherry growers talk supply, demand, and industry challenges

State cherry growers talk supply, demand, and industry challenges

30 January 2016

By Mai Hoang Yakima Herald-Republic YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Demand for Northwest cherries was strong last summer, but the supply wasn’t always there. While more than 19 million 20-pound boxes of Northwest cherries — most from Washington state — were shipped in 2015, a majority of the boxes were shipped in June as the hot […]

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Filipino Miss Universe winner says next dream is to be a Bond girl

Filipino Miss Universe winner says next dream is to be a Bond girl

30 January 2016

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The reigning Miss Universe has her eyes set on her next big dream: being a Bond girl. Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach returned home to the Philippines for the first time since her crowning — and that awkward moment when host Steve Harvey mistakenly announced Miss Colombia as the winner instead of her. […]

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Taiwan elects first female president and rejects pro-China party

Taiwan elects first female president and rejects pro-China party

30 January 2016

By Christopher Bodeen and Ralph Jennings Associated Press TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan elected Tsai Ing-wen as its first female president Jan. 16, handing her pro-independence party its first majority in the national legislature and rejecting the China-friendly party that has led the self-governing island for eight years. The result should be deeply unsettling to […]

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Suicide of student triggers protests over castes in southern India

30 January 2016

HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Shouting slogans and holding placards, hundreds of students on Jan. 19 angrily protested the death of an Indian student who, along with four others, was barred from using some facilities at his university in the southern tech-hub of Hyderabad. The protesters accused Hyderabad University’s vice chancellor along with a federal minister of unfairly […]

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Coconut trees are no longer considered trees in Indian state, now are palms

30 January 2016

PANAJI, India (AP) — Coconut trees are no longer considered trees in the tropical Indian state of Goa, where authorities have reclassified them as palms to allow farmers to cut them down more easily.

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Predictions and advice for the week of Jan. 30–Feb. 5

30 January 2016

Do you have good luck coming to you this week? Check and see!

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