Archive | Vol 29 No 50 | 12/11-12/17

Wang family to revisit patriarch’s gruesome murder at clemency hearing

Wang family to revisit patriarch’s gruesome murder at clemency hearing

More than 20 years ago, Shirley Wang’s life was irrevocably changed when a pair of teenage boys killed her husband.

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Local charities need public help to make holidays brighter for Asian American families

Local charities need public help to make holidays brighter for Asian American families

Are you looking for a way to make the holiday season brighter for Asian American and Pacific Islander families in Western Washington?

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PeaceTrees Vietnam and Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund to help get rid of explosive ordnance

PeaceTrees Vietnam (PeaceTrees) has formed a partnership with the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) to establish and fund an explosive ordnance disposal

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Chinatown-ID and Little Saigon Shop-O-Rama runs through December

Seattle’s Chinatown-International District and Little Saigon are featuring a series of shopping events through Dec. 18 for their second annual Holiday Shop-O-Rama.

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Cambodian refugee goes home as U.S. Navy commander

SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia (AP) — The distant thuds of gunfire and bombs weren’t nearly as memorable for Michael Misiewicz as fishing barehanded with

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Malaysian girl, 14, has controversial wedding in public

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A 14-year-old girl and 23-year-old man have celebrated their recent marriage in public in Malaysia’s

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Mongolian activist’s son: China police took mother

BEIJING, China (AP) — Chinese police detained the wife of the co-founder of a Mongolian separatist movement and raided the family bookstore just days before the

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Japanese prisons are facing a swelling elderly population

ONOMICHI, Japan (AP) — Handrails run down the middle of the hallway to help prisoners make their way from one end to the other. Adult diapers are neatly

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Bhutanese teens find comfort and a voice in school club

Bhutanese teens find comfort and a voice in school club

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — David Douglas High School frequently witnesses young immigrants walk the wire between respecting tradition and embracing this crazy new place in Portland.

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2010 Top Contributors celebrate achievements at awards dinner

2010 Top Contributors celebrate achievements at awards dinner

It was a night that included delicious food, great company, and a room filled with influential community leaders.

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Who wants to marry Lucy Liu?

Who wants to marry Lucy Liu?

I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season because it looks like our favorite celebrities are! I have plenty of good news this month and a little bit of bad news.

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Editorial: Michelle Rhee bounces back and wants to put students first with $1 billion

Editorial: Michelle Rhee bounces back and wants to put students first with $1 billion

After Michelle Rhee unexpectedly stepped down as chancellor of the Washington, D.C., schools in October

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Nov. 10: Annual VABAW banquet features Thai Nguyen fashion show

Nov. 10: Annual VABAW banquet features Thai Nguyen fashion show

The Vietnamese American Bar Association of Washington (VABAW) held its 6th annual banquet at the Triple Door.

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Nov. 29: Bellevue teen donates $1,750 to First Tee

Nov. 29: Bellevue teen donates $1,750 to First Tee

Chinese American Jessica Kent presented a $1,750 check to the First Tee of Greater Seattle. Kent recently won at the RBC Dain Rauscher Fred Couples Clinic

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Dec. 3: Naoko Morisawa earns merit award from Northwind Arts Center

Dec. 3: Naoko Morisawa earns merit award from Northwind Arts Center

Naoko Morisawa is one of three merit award winners at the Northwind Arts Center’s Small Expressions, a holiday season juried show in Port Townsend.

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New face in new place: Helen Lee

New face in new place: Helen Lee

Helen Lee has joined Morgan Stanley Smith Barney’s Wealth Management office in Bellevue as a financial adviser and certified financial planner.

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Blog: Publisher’s confession: the story behind a gala

Blog: Publisher’s confession: the story behind a gala

Why does the Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation organize the Top Contributors to the Asian Community gala?

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Readers’ Corner: A reflection on how the community has changed

Readers’ Corner: A reflection on how the community has changed

I was one of the honorees at the Northwest Asian Weekly Dinner on Dec. 3. The event was held at the House of Hong Restaurant in the International District (ID).

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