Archive | August 2009

Opposites Constantine and Hutchison scheduled to clash in November

Opposites Constantine and Hutchison scheduled to clash in November

Coming off of last year’s exciting presidential elections, many anticipated that this year’s elections would be boring. However, this is not the case.

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ID alleys beware: compost bins are moving in and taking over

ID alleys beware: compost bins are moving in and taking over

Owners of 25 restaurants and businesses are kicking the stink of communal dumpsters by enrolling in the City of Seattle Compost Collection service. Food scraps are collected in 60-gallon, 8-yard containers and hauled to Cedar Grove Organics Recycling, LLC for composting.

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Warren Chang and Buyun Zhao: Asian American Pioneers in Music

Warren Chang and Buyun Zhao: Asian American Pioneers in Music

Husband and wife duo, Warren Chan and Buyun Zhao have introduced the traditional Chinese genre of music to the Seattle community over the last two decades. They founded the first organization dedicated to Chinese music in Washington state.

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Editorial: The primary race has the whole town talking, but what about?

Wow! What interesting election results. And it’s only the primaries, too.

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Commentary: Asians? Not so ragin’  (and pretty unimpressed with Seattle Weekly)

Commentary: Asians? Not so ragin’ (and pretty unimpressed with Seattle Weekly)

“Once again, Maynard Avenue South fills with droves of flush-faced Asians, headed home with car keys dangling from one hand and a carton of chow mein in the other.”

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Commentary: Publisher’s confession: Why I blog

Commentary: Publisher’s confession: Why I blog

Did you know that you can simply blackmail me if you want me to do something?

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Aug. 14: Luly helps raise funds

Aug. 14: Luly helps raise funds

The Teatro ZinZanni Asia show was a success. The event was a tribute to fashion designer Luly Yang, who designed special costumes for Teatro ZinZanni, and a fundraiser for Kin On and Nikkei Concerns. More than $3,000 was raised through ticket sales and donations.

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Aug. 3: Lee Lambert announced as one of top 5 administrators in nation 

Aug. 3: Lee Lambert announced as one of top 5 administrators in nation 

Lee Lambert was selected as the recipient for the 2009 Pacific Regional Chief Executive Officer Award for his regional, national, and international efforts as president of Shoreline Community College.

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June 30: John Chen wins MPI award

June 30: John Chen wins MPI award

John Chen was the recipient of the Washington State Chapter of Meeting Planners International (MPI) of the Tomorrow’s Leader Award.

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July 27: Mayor Greg Nickels visits Little Saigon

July 27: Mayor Greg Nickels visits Little Saigon

Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels visited Little Saigon, the Vietnamese American business district in Seattle’s International District. This tour was organized by Washington Vietnamese American Chamber of Commerce (WAVA). He visited Little Saigon’s business owners and expressed his desire to see more city investment in Little Saigon, enlarging buses’ free bus zones, and improving the physical appearance of the streets.

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July 30: Vietnamese students awarded scholarship

July 30: Vietnamese students awarded scholarship

At the Farmers Insurance office, located on Martin Luther King Jr Way South in Seattle, Farmers staff presented Vu T. Nguyen and Maria Tran with the 2009 Asian Pacific Islander American Fund Awards for their educational excellence. ♦

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Paddling to the beat of a new drum: Dragon boat race features new youth teams

Paddling to the beat of a new drum: Dragon boat race features new youth teams

Quieter and longer lasting, dragon boat racing of the East — featuring boats with colorful dragon heads on their bow — has some similarities with drag racing in the West. The purpose of both activities is to find out who can reach the finish line in the shortest amount of time.

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For Asian gambling addicts, there is a way out

For Asian gambling addicts, there is a way out

On a Tuesday night at any casino, many of the game tables are deserted. During this worldwide financial crisis, many businesses face losses in consumers. Everyone thinks that they need luck to survive.

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Sex offender concerns south Seattle residents

Sex offender concerns south Seattle residents

Public indignation was aroused in south Seattle when Joseph Aqui, a level III sex offender, was relocated into the Othello neighborhood without the knowledge of many of the nearby residents. Othello is a predominately Asian neighborhood.

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Anyone can e-mail in Chinese with Chinglish Mail

Anyone can e-mail in Chinese with Chinglish Mail

On Aug. 3, a new e-mail application launched which will allow users to write an e-mail message in English and then forward it with Chinese and English text side-by-side. This solves the language barrier with China and sets a new standard in e-mail communication.

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Secretary Chu takes tour with Sen. Murray

Secretary Chu takes tour with Sen. Murray

On Aug. 7, Sen. Patty Murray invited Dr. Steven Chu to tour the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.

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JACL announces completion of survey

The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), the nation’s oldest and largest Asian American civil and human rights organization, recently announced the completion of a survey which was funded by a grant from the Annie E. Casey Foundation of Baltimore, Md.

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Cantwell introduces bill to boost small and medium sized businesses

Cantwell introduces bill to boost small and medium sized businesses

On Aug. 6, Sen. Maria Cantwell announced the U.S.–China Market Engagement and Export Promotion Act. This act will help small and medium sized businesses enter China’s economy.

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Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donates to help dying mothers and newborn babies

On July 28, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donated a $41 million grant to Concern Worldwide US. Concern Worldwide US is an organization that works to find solutions for the high rate of deaths of newborn babies and mothers throughout the world.

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PGA champ is a farmer’s son who picked up golf at 19

PGA champ is a farmer’s son who picked up golf at 19

JEJU, South Korea (AP) — Y.E. Yang played baseball, basketball, soccer, and volleyball as a child.

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