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No school! — Lunar New Year option to be a school holiday in NYC

Community leaders celebrated a new law that will require the city to consider closing schools on Lunar New Year. The legislation was signed into law in December by New York Governor Cuomo. Schools in neighborhoods throughout New York City with high populations of Asian American students, such as Chinatown in Manhattan and Flushing in Queens, […]

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Posted in National News, Vol 34 No 10 | 2/28-3/60 Comments

Celebrating in Bellevue Square — The Bellevue Collection Third Annual Lunar New Year Festival

Celebrating in Bellevue Square — The Bellevue Collection Third Annual Lunar New Year Festival

By Laura Ohata Northwest Asian Weekly Drums beat and cymbals crash. Lion dancers move in sinuous steps, leap and kick to a rapt audience. Last weekend, The Bellevue Collection celebrated the Year of the Ram with its third annual Lunar New Year festival. The event started with a performance by the South Puget Sound Chinese […]

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Posted in Community News, Cultures, Features, Features 10, Vol 34 No 10 | 2/28-3/60 Comments

Google celebrates Lunar New Year

Google celebrates Lunar New Year

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Google employees, their family and friends celebrated Lunar New Year on Wednesday, February 18th at its Kirkland campus. Employees took time from their busy days to join in celebrating the Year of the Sheep.  There were lots of young children dressed in customary Chinese dress, most in red signifying […]

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Posted in Community News, Cultures, Features, Features 10, Vol 34 No 10 | 2/28-3/60 Comments

BLOG: Lunar New Year Confessions — It’s already an interesting year

BLOG: Lunar New Year Confessions — It’s already an interesting year

By Assunta Ng “What’s going on in the community?” This is a question I often get, and well, it makes me uncomfortable. People assume I know everything being a newspaper publisher. But I don’t. I’ve learned that “I don’t know” is not an embarrassing response.  I don’t feel insecure or have an ego issue that […]

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 34 No 10 | 2/28-3/60 Comments

Sugiyama retires; Nakano is new EDI Executive Director

Sugiyama retires; Nakano is new EDI Executive Director

Executive Development Institute (EDI) announced that its Board of Directors appointed Marci Nakano as EDI’s Executive Director. EDI is a non-profit organization that focuses on leadership training for multiethnic professionals. Nakano will transition to Executive Director on March 1, 2015. EDI’s current Executive Director, Alan Sugiyama, is retiring on February 28, 2015 for health reasons […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 9 | 2/21-2/270 Comments

Matsukawa awarded

Matsukawa awarded

The UW Department of Communication announced that Lori Matsukawa is a 2015 Distinguished Alumna. Each distinguished alumnus is part of the Department’s Alumni Hall of Fame on the basis of making significant contributions to the field and society. Matsukawa will give the keynote speech to graduating students at the department’s graduation celebration on June 11, […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 9 | 2/21-2/270 Comments

Jean Lee has spirit!

Jean Lee has spirit!

The Parks and Recreation Department of Seattle is presenting the John C. Little Spirit Award Thursday evening to Jean Lee, Activity Supervisor at the Jefferson Community Center. This is an annual award to the employee who demonstrates high degree of commitment and leadership to the youth of our community, the fourteenth time this award has been […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 9 | 2/21-2/270 Comments

Shuko Hara celebrates 100 years

Shuko Hara celebrates 100 years

King County Assessor Lloyd Hara’s mother, Shuko Hara, a former Seattleite, celebrated her 100th birthday on Jan 31. She cheered for her beloved Seahawks on the recent Super Bowl Sunday. She now lives in Delaware near Lloyd’s sister, Mitzi. (end)

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 9 | 2/21-2/270 Comments

Everyone’s on the boat!

Everyone’s on the boat!

Taiwanese Association of Professionals – Seattle Chapter had a viewing party for the new Asian American TV series Fresh off the Boat on Feb. 10. The show currently airs on Tuesday ABC 8PM to 9PM. TAPs expects to have more viewing parties in the future. (end)

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 9 | 2/21-2/270 Comments

OCA New Year celebration and awards

OCA New Year celebration and awards

  The OCA-Greater Seattle chapter held its Lunar New Year celebration and awarded its 2015 Golden Circle Awards February 7 at Joy Palace Restarant. The award recipients were Fred Cordova, Katty Chow, Dorothy Cordova, Assunta Ng, Alan Sugiyama, and the Japanese American Citizens League. OCA is not-for-profit, non-partisan organization representing over 10,000 people nationally, including […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 9 | 2/21-2/270 Comments

How cases involving 2 NYC cops and 2 unarmed men measure up

By Colleen Long and Tom Hays Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The indictment of New York Police Department Officer Peter Liang Wednesday on charges of manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide in the stairwell shooting of Akai Gurley comes two months after a grand jury declined to charge Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death […]

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Posted in Vol 34 No 9 | 2/21-2/27, World News0 Comments

Jackie Chan’s son apologizes after release from jail

AP Wire Service BEIJING (AP) — The son of actor Jackie Chan apologized to the public Saturday and asked for a second chance following his release from a six-month jail sentence for allowing people to use marijuana in his apartment. Jaycee Chan, 32, said at a news conference that he was rededicating himself to his […]

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Hand-drawn ‘Princess’ stands apart from other Oscar nominees

Hand-drawn ‘Princess’ stands apart from other Oscar nominees

By Yuri Kageyama Associated Press TOKYO (AP) —The princess laughs and floats in sumie-brush sketches of faint pastel, a lush landscape that animated film director Isao Takahata has painstakingly depicted to relay his gentle message of faith in this world. But his Oscar-nominated work stands as a stylistic challenge to Hollywood’s computer-graphics cartoons, where 3D […]

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, National News, Vol 34 No 9 | 2/21-2/270 Comments

Immigration reform is not easy — Texas delays executive order

By Minal Singh Northwest Asian Weekly Immigration reform is delayed while Texas prepares to battle the executive order against federal courts. On Nov. 20, President Obama announced an executive action on immigration reform. On Feb. 15, in the case of Texas vs the United States, a Texas District Court obtained a temporary injunction to halt […]

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Posted in Community News, Vol 34 No 9 | 2/21-2/270 Comments

Hindus concerned after two US incidents in 10 days

Hindus concerned after two US incidents in 10 days

  Hindus nationwide are concerned after two incidents—roughing-up of a Hindu grandfather by police in Madison (Alabama) on February six resulting in partial paralysis and then scrawling of “GET OUT” on Bothell (Washington) Hindu Temple wall discovered on February 15—happened in a span of ten days. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada […]

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Posted in Briefs, Community News, Features, Vol 34 No 9 | 2/21-2/270 Comments

Lakers’ Clarkson overshadows Lin in game against Blazers — Despite cancellation of Asian Heritage Night, fans get a treat

Lakers’ Clarkson overshadows Lin in game against Blazers — Despite cancellation of Asian Heritage Night, fans get a treat

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Jeremy Lin and the Los Angeles Lakers visited the Portland TrailBlazers on Wednesday, February 11th, the last night before the NBA teams headed into the All-Star Break when the league takes a week off in preparation for the second half of the season.  Lin has tailed off since being […]

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Posted in Sports, Vol 34 No 9 | 2/21-2/270 Comments

COMMENTARY: Diversity: Moving beyond zip codes

COMMENTARY: Diversity: Moving beyond zip codes

By Halimah Hussein Northwest Asian Weekly Diversity is a beautiful thing; it adds a pop of color to a community, like an abstract painting. I remember when I was a student at Franklin High School, where the diversity was so rich.  Being in South Seattle, Franklin had a lot to be proud of, as it […]

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Posted in Commentaries, Education, Vol 34 No 9 | 2/21-2/270 Comments

First class — “Diversity makes a difference” scholarship nominees

First class — “Diversity makes a difference” scholarship nominees

Compiled by Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly Each year, the Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation offers scholarships for extraordinary students who contribute and play a part in promoting diversity in our community. Here is a sampling of a few of our many exceptional nominations: Ace Wilson, NOVA High School “Ace’s compassion and commitment to building community […]

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Posted in Education, Vol 34 No 9 | 2/21-2/270 Comments

PICTORIAL: Celebrating Pakistan

PICTORIAL: Celebrating Pakistan

The host nation for the 17th annual Asia Pacific New Year Celebration at the Tacoma Dome was Pakistan.  There was a presentation of the Pakistan national anthem, and a feature cultural show. The Stage Mistress of Ceremony was Cheryl Lee of the University of Washington.  Festivities included a variety of performances from schools and societies […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Pictorials, Vol 34 No 9 | 2/21-2/270 Comments

Did you know? — Wool, dairy, and even placenta: Facts about sheep

Did you know? — Wool, dairy, and even placenta: Facts about sheep

Compiled by Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Meat Sheep are multi-purpose animals, raised for their meat, milk, wool, hides, and skins. The most important product we get from sheep is meat. Meat is an important component of our diets, and lamb and mutton supply us with many of the vital vitamins and proteins we need for […]

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Posted in Cultures, Food, Vol 34 No 9 | 2/21-2/270 Comments

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