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Reverend Jackson addresses STEM summit

Reverend Jackson addresses STEM summit

  Gov. Jay Inslee and Reverend Jesse Jackson  joined more than 320 business and education leaders

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First Indian community roundtable

First Indian community roundtable

Governor of Washington State Jay Inslee had a meeting with community and business representatives from Washington state Indian community in a Indian Diaspora forum on Dec 11th at The Westin Bellevue WA. It was Governor’s Inslee’s first round table with the local Indian Diaspora after being elected as Governor. Various topics were discussed including ideas […]

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Supporting survivors of domestic violence

Supporting survivors of domestic violence

On Dec. 10, the Co-Directors of API Chaya, Molly Harper Haines & Sarah Rizvi (front left and center) hold a check for $15,000 awarded by the Diversity Partner Grant Committee of the Washington Women’s Foundation in support of their work with survivors of domestic violence.

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Kin On celebrates a community of dedicated volunteers

Kin On celebrates a community of dedicated volunteers

  Kin On held its Annual Volunteers Appreciation Dinner at Imperial Garden Seafood Restaurant on December 9, 2014. Over 200 volunteers and guests attended. Christine and Omar Lee for generously sponsored the dinner.

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Murthy appointed U.S. Surgeon General

Murthy appointed U.S. Surgeon General

The U.S. Senate voted to confirm Dr. Vivek Murthy as the next U.S. Surgeon General. President Barack Obama nominated Dr. Murthy more than a year ago. As a physician, Dr. Murthy expressed a desire for the nation to implement solutions to reduce gun injuries and deaths, a stance in line with many medical associations as […]

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Thailand princess relinquishes her title

Thailand princess relinquishes her title

  BANGKOK (AP) — The wife of Thailand’s crown prince has relinquished her royal title, culminating a downfall that means she is no longer in line to become the Southeast Asian country’s next queen.

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China to punish tourists in Thai air rage assault

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities vowed to severely punish Chinese travelers who threw hot water and noodles on a Thai flight attendant and threatened to blow up the plane after they became enraged over sitting arrangements.

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US Marine charged in Filipino transgender slaying

US Marine charged in Filipino transgender slaying

By Jim Gomez Associated Press MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine government prosecutors charged a U.S. Marine with murder Monday in the killing of a Filipino, saying the suspect acknowledged attacking the victim after he found out she was a transgender woman.

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Rise and fall of China’s Zhou Yongkang

Rise and fall of China’s Zhou Yongkang

By Didi Tang Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities announced early Saturday that they have arrested Zhou

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Japan’s ruling party heads for election landslide

Japan’s ruling party heads for election landslide

By Ken Moritsugu Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s ruling coalition was headed for a resounding victory in lower house elections Sunday, firming up Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s hold on power as he prepares to push forward on several politically difficult fronts.

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Professional development opportunities

Education Development Institute (EDI) has filled 50 percent of the spots in their 2015 Discovery and Navigation classes in the Greater Seattle area and Portland. The goal is to have 83 total participants across the Puget Sound API Discovery, Hispanic Discovery, and Navigation program, along with Portland Discovery. EDI will continue to accept applications until all classes are […]

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Smithsonian completes digitization of Asian art

By Brett Zongker Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Smithsonian Institution’s Asian art museums have completed an effort to digitize their entire collections and plan to release the images online in 2015.

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Fellowships for artists

Washington State artists working  in emerging fields/cross-disciplinary, performing, traditional/folk, and visual arts are invited to apply for Artist Trust’s  annual 2015 Fellowship.  

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Not cute, but impressive — “Live on” exhibition at Seattle Asian Art Museum

Not cute, but impressive — “Live on” exhibition at Seattle Asian Art Museum

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly The Japanese artist known only as “Mr.” grew up in the 1970s and 1980s, absorbing the pop culture

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The Layup Drill — Pacquiao, Mariota big winners

The Layup Drill — Pacquiao, Mariota big winners

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill.  In this issue, we look at Manny Pacquiao’s latest victory, a Heisman winner, and a Seattle Marathon winner, among other things for the last column of the year. Pacquiao wins, Mayweather next? Six knockdowns.  This is how many times Manny Pacquiao […]

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Guts and voice — Reflecting on the Hong Kong protests

Guts and voice — Reflecting on the Hong Kong protests

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly I watched on live television about how the Hong Kong (HK) government shut down students’

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A Man of Character — First Asian American chancellor fell victim to US’ fear of China

A Man of Character — First Asian American chancellor fell victim to US’ fear of China

By Soumya Karlamangla For a moment in 1996, a political milestone for Asian Americans was within Chang-Lin Tien’s

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Jury finds Bowman guilty of first-degree murder — Former child prodigy attempts suicide after jury verdict

Jury finds Bowman guilty of first-degree murder — Former child prodigy attempts suicide after jury verdict

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Thomasdinh “Dinh” Bowman was found guilty of first-degree murder by a King County jury on Thursday, December 11th.  The jury determined that Bowman had set out to kill when he shot Yancy Noll in August 2012.

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New senior housing community accepting applications

New senior housing community accepting applications

The Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) announces the availability of 50 brand new Senior HUD-subsidized affordable apartments located in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle, close to the Seattle Public Library, Ballard Commons Park, NW Market Street and the Majestic Bay movie theater. Occupancy begins January 2015.

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Control (and compost) your garbage — New regulations take effect in 2015

Starting January 1, 2015, the City of Seattle will no longer allow food or compostable paper, including pizza boxes, paper napkins and paper towels, in the garbage.

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