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What do Susan Amini, Sharon Sakamoto, and Sheryl Willert have in common? They, along with the rest of the Women of Color Empowered (WoCE) honorees, are powerhouses in law. Some are lawyers championing …

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Who’s to fill Emmert’s purple and gold shoes?

Who’s to fill Emmert’s purple and gold shoes?

On April 27, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) announced that University of Washington (UW) President Mark Emmert will be the NCAA’s next president, leaving a big hole at the very top of the UW.

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Brahms, Mozart, and … Takemitsu?

Brahms, Mozart, and … Takemitsu?

The Japanese are considered to be one of the biggest consumers of classical music. Despite the global economic downturn, concerts are constantly being presented in Tokyo and other cities. The number of foreign artists and orchestras performing in Japan has also been increasing.

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Dentist drills the competition in a bikini

Dentist drills the competition in a bikini

Natalie Pennington works on her muscles at the gym and on cavities at the office. As a professional fitness competitor, Pennington spends much of her free time training. As a full-time dentist, she spends her days working on patients. Pennington competes in the bikini division of the International Federation of Bodybuilding (IFBB) — a major federation for bodybuilding competitors.

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Judge Chin confirmed for landmark position

Judge Chin confirmed for landmark position

By Jocelyn Chui Northwest Asian Weekly U.S. District Judge Denny Chin was confirmed as a second circuit judge by a 98–0 vote by the U.S. Senate on April 22, making him the only active Asian Pacific American (APA) federal appellate court judge. It has been more than five years since an APA has served anywhere […]

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Muckleshoot Indian Tribe gives back to the communities

The Muckleshoot Indian Tribe provided more than $4.1 million to nonprofits and other government-serving communities throughout Washington state last year, according to the tribe’s press release.

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Attention: Free computer classes offered at Seattle Public Library

Adults interested in learning beginning computer skills can now join free computer classes offered by the Seattle Public Library. Courses will go over how to use a mouse and keyboard, create word documents, make …

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What Asian Pacific Americans need to know about diabetes

What Asian Pacific Americans need to know about diabetes

Julie Cheng began ice skating at age 7.

After skating competitively for three years, she took a yearlong break from the sport at age 10. She wasn’t sidelined due to injury. She was out for health reasons.

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Chinese gov’t school grant divides U.S. community

HACIENDA HEIGHTS, Calif. (AP) — Bobby Fraker is taking a stand against what she perceives to be a sinister threat from across the Pacific, right here in her suburban Southern California community of tree-lined streets and stucco homes.

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Boxer Pacquiao runs for office in Philippines

Boxer Pacquiao runs for office in Philippines

SAN MIGUEL, Philippines (AP) — The pounding beat of “Eye of the Tiger” from “Rocky III” blared from the speakers as Manny Pacquiao’s black Hummer pulled up at an open-air basketball court on a recent humid evening.

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Long-hated one-child rule may be eased in China

DAFENG, China (AP) — When asked why she and her husband don’t want a second child, Shi Xiaomei smiles at her pudgy 9-year-old son and does a quick tally of the family budget.

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Actor and martial artist opens kung fu club in Redmond

Actor and martial artist opens kung fu club in Redmond

For Robin Leong, starting kung fu at an early age was not his decision.

“I was 4 years old when I started kung fu, so of course, I didn’t have any say about joining it,” said Leong, jokingly.

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NWAW’s May must-reads

NWAW’s May must-reads

In every child’s life, there is a time when they feel unwanted. Whether they’re in deep trouble or a new baby has joined the family, these feelings of not being wanted usually pass quickly.

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Editorial: Confirmation of Denny Chin to open doors for APAs

More than six months after President Obama nominated him, Judge Denny Chin has finally been confirmed by a vote of 98–0 for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, which covers New York, Connecticut …

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April 21: Obama names five to United States District Court

April 21: Obama names five to United States District Court

Last week, President Obama nominated Judge Leslie E. Kobayashi, Judge Susan Richard Nelson, Judge Ellen Lipton Hollander, Judge James K. Bredar, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Edmond E. Chang to United States District Court judgeships.

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April 22: EWISP announces six finalists for scholarships

April 22: EWISP announces six finalists for scholarships

Executive Women International of Seattle’s scholarship program will award one $2,500 and two $1,500 scholarship grants to outstanding local high school juniors.

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April 10–11: Vegfest 2010 promotes healthy eating

April 10–11: Vegfest 2010 promotes healthy eating

This year, Vegfest, an annual vegetarian food festival, was held at Seattle Center’s Exhibition Hall. Attendees at the event tried free samples of more than 500 different foods and watched cooking demonstration by …

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March 10: Eric Liu helps TAF raise $115,000

March 10: Eric Liu helps TAF raise $115,000

Author and educator Eric Liu was the speaker at Technology Access Foundation’s 9th Annual Leadership Breakfast, held at the Sheraton Hotel in Seattle. The foundation raised $115,000, which will support the foundation and its students.

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Blog: Speed dating in a bubble

Blog: Speed dating in a bubble

I wasn’t expecting an adventure when one of Northwest Asian Weekly’s reporters invited me to mentor a group of young professional women at The Vine. Drama unfolded as I walked in.

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Blog: The man who hired Don Wakamatsu

Blog: The man who hired Don Wakamatsu

Jack Zduriencik, executive vice president and general manager of the Seattle Mariners, was the speaker at the Seattle Rotary Club meeting last Wednesday.

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