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Vietnamese Friendship Association welcomes interim director

Vietnamese Friendship Association welcomes interim director

Carmen D’Arcangelo is the Vietnamese Friendship Association’s (VFA) interim director. D’Arcangelo comes from a background of

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 38 | 9/13-9/190 Comments

High school student invited to honors programs for future physicians

High school student invited to honors programs for future physicians

Mercer Island High School Junior  Gordon Zhang was nominated to attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders on Nov. 14-16 in Washington, DC.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 38 | 9/13-9/190 Comments

Seattle local running to be Miss Washington

Seattle local running to be Miss Washington

Jane Stone, a 23-year-old resident of the Seattle area, has joined the race to be Miss Washington USA 2015. A graduate from Edmonds Community College, Stone is currently a branch banking supervisor who has an online business on the side called The House of Stones where she sells her handmade jewelry, crafts, and paintings. She […]

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Student volunteer awards starting

The annual search for outstanding youth volunteers has begun. Prudential Spirit of Community Awards kicks off its 20th year looking for youth between grades 5-12 that have dedicated their time to volunteering. The students are honored on a local, state and national level with national winners receiving gold medallions, $5,000, trophies for their schools, and […]

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Local business celebrates  ten-year anniversary

Local business celebrates ten-year anniversary

T.D. Wang Advertising Group celebrated its ten-year anniversary with community members, clients, vendor partners and the local ethnic media on Aug. 22 at Benaroya Hall in Downtown Seattle. T.D. Wang is an award-winning, certified and minority-owned, multicultural ad agency that offers marketing and experiential services to companies looking to engage with diverse audiences.

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May 10: HSBC in Bellevue holds grand opening

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the new HSBC branch in Bellevue at 821 Bellevue Way Northeast. About 100 people attended

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 30 No 20 | 5/14-5/200 Comments

Tech cos. appeal rejection of jobs settlement

Tech cos. appeal rejection of jobs settlement

AP Wire Service NEW YORK (AP) — Four tech companies including Apple and Google are appealing a judge’s rejection of a $324.5 million settlement for a class-action lawsuit brought by more than 60,000 high-tech workers.

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Posted in National News, Vol 33 No 38 | 9/13-9/190 Comments

5 women named to Japan’s Cabinet, tying past high

5 women named to Japan’s Cabinet, tying past high

By Yuri Kageyama Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s prime minister picked five women for his Cabinet on Wednesday, matching the past record and sending the strongest message yet about his determination to change deep-seated views on gender and revive the economy by getting women on board as workers and leaders.

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Wanted: Media directors for ancient Chinese temple

Wanted: Media directors for ancient Chinese temple

AP Wire Service BEIJING (AP) — Help wanted: Ancient Buddhist temple famed for its kung fu monks seeks media directors to build brand. English and social media skills required. Not necessary to be a monk, practice martial arts, or eat vegetarian.

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A guide to Thailand’s surrogacy scandals and laws

By Jocelyn Gecker Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) — A string of recent scandals has lifted a lid on Thailand’s largely unregulated commercial surrogacy industry, which has been around for over a decade. Here’s a look at the controversies, some of the ethical dilemmas they have raised, and the Thai military government’s new draft law that […]

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China sacks officers after 3-man jailbreak

AP Wire Service BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities announced Friday that a jail warden and three other police officers were fired after a rare jailbreak in northern China by three inmates who strangled a guard.

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Killings by China anti-terror cops raise concerns

By Gillian Wong Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — When attackers from China’s minority Uighurs killed 37 people in a July rampage in far western Xinjiang, police responded by gunning down at least 59 of them. When three Uighurs allegedly killed a top state-appointed Muslim cleric, police shot dead two of them. When security forces led […]

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No textbooks! — Books you will actually want to read

No textbooks! — Books you will actually want to read

By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly Nisei Daughter By Monica Sone University of Washington Press, 2014 Growing up in Seattle in the 1920s and 1930s, Monica Sone constantly battled with her Japanese heritage and her American home. From the time she was 5 and told by her parents that she and her older brother Henry […]

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Posted in On the Shelf, Vol 33 No 38 | 9/13-9/190 Comments

A-pop! Choi dominates — Fukunaga wins an Emmy; K-pop tragedy

A-pop! Choi dominates — Fukunaga wins an Emmy; K-pop tragedy

By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Nobody wants to admit it, but summer is over. With the yellow school buses rolling in, it’s a sure sign that fall is right around the corner. But who said you still can’t savor the remnants of August? Let’s take a second to remember end-of-summer highlights with some of […]

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Column: Pop Culture, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 38 | 9/13-9/190 Comments

SPAM: Love it or hate it?

SPAM: Love it or hate it?

By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly SPAM. It’s more than just junk mail in your inbox. People have called it different names like “shoulder of pork and ham,” “spiced ham,” “specially-processed American meats,” and skeptics have called it “something posing as meat.”

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Posted in Food, Vol 33 No 38 | 9/13-9/190 Comments

Honoring our women mentors

Honoring our women mentors

Women of Color Empowered (WOC) is a nonproft organization started by Northwest Asian Weekly in 1996. This year WOC’s  theme is “Amazing Women Mentors,” where women across Seattle are being honored as mentors. There is a luncheon honoring the women mentors on Friday, Sept. 17 at China Harbor Restaurant. Tickets can be purchased by calling […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 38 | 9/13-9/190 Comments

Night Owl bus service continues

The King County City Council unanimously approved the agreement to continue the Night Owl buses, routes 82, 83, and 84. Under the agreement, the City of Seattle will pay for the operation of these routes that service many Seattle neighborhoods including Queen Anne, Greenwood, Belltown, Wallingford, and others during 2-4 a.m.

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 38 | 9/13-9/190 Comments

Seattle’s Night Market returns to I.D.

Seattle’s Night Market is back on Sept. 13 from 6 p.m. to midnight at Union Station Plaza along Fifth Avenue south. That evening the area will be transformed to an Asian night market with street vendors, food trucks, and live music performances.To celebrate the Chinatown-International District, and the Night Market, each participating food truck and […]

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 38 | 9/13-9/190 Comments

Wise words for youth — How do you overcome adversity?

Wise words for youth — How do you overcome adversity?

“Welcome back to school. Be curious. Question everything. Serve your community.” — Kenyon S. Chan Chancellor, UW-Tacoma “It’s how we react to the adversity that matters. I encourage all students to make a goal and plan to reach that goal. When adversity strikes, step back and figure out how to remove the roadblock. When you […]

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Posted in Vol 33 No 37 | 9/6-9/12, Wise Words Series0 Comments

Bicyclist-lawyer killed fought ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’

Bicyclist-lawyer killed fought ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’

SEATTLE (AP) — The bicyclist who died in a collision with a truck in downtown Seattle was identified as a

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 38, National News, Vol 33 No 38 | 9/13-9/190 Comments

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