Archive | Vol 29 No 47 | 11/20-11/26

For the love of art: Asian Americans go against the tide in unconventional field

For the love of art: Asian Americans go against the tide in unconventional field

Artist Diem Chau noticed an untouched box of crayons from her school days sitting on a table. Chau was inspired by coin carvers and folk art sculptors

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Dance shimmies onto the international sports stage

Dance shimmies onto the international sports stage

GUANGZHOU, China (AP) — Dance Sport shimmies onto its biggest international stage when it recently debuted this year as an Asian Games event.

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E-coupons: all the rage in the ID

E-coupons: all the rage in the ID

Online marketing may be a foreign idea to many merchants in the International District. However, in September, the Phnom Penh Noodle House

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Posted in Business, Community News, Features, Vol 29 No 47 | 11/20-11/263 Comments

Attention: Web series “The Invested Life” needs Asian Americans to appear on the show

Sponsored by TD Ameritrade and distributed by MSN.com, “The Invested Life” is a new reality web series that is focused on helping real-life investors

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Attention: Enter to win Little Saigon’s first photo contest

The Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority (SCIDpda) has launched a new photo contest called, EXPOSED: Little Saigon

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New partnerships will provide up to $200,000 to end family homelessness

Rotary International District 5030, along with Rotary Districts 5020 and 5050, is partnering with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to fund local

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Obama’s Asian trip shows limits on the global stage

Obama’s Asian trip shows limits on the global stage

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama left Asia with a greater foothold in the emerging nations that could help shape the American economy for years.

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Myanmar’s Suu Kyi seeks to revive political party

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi seeks to revive political party

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi began the nuts and bolts work of reviving her political movement Monday

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Hiroshima is not shy of its atomic bomb legacy

HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Unlike most of Japan, Hiroshima doesn’t shy from its wartime past.

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After tight race, Oakland has first female mayor

After tight race, Oakland has first female mayor

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — City Councilwoman Jean Quan edged a heavily favored opponent to become Oakland’s first female mayor and the first Asian American woman

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Will SF’s new mayor be Asian or openly gay?

Will SF’s new mayor be Asian or openly gay?

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (AP) — The November election results have touched off intense political jockeying in San Francisco over who will become

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Restaurateur Chang Rae Lee gives free lunches to fight homelessness

Restaurateur Chang Rae Lee gives free lunches to fight homelessness

Homelessness is prevalent on the streets of Seattle and Bellevue. When Chang Rae Lee immigrated to Washington state years ago, he knew that

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After retiring, Yoshi Minegishi finds a second career in mentoring and classical music

After retiring, Yoshi Minegishi finds a second career in mentoring and classical music

He loves Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov. He is also an unassuming retiree who likes to mentor young people.

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Editorial: Finding inspiration in Aung San Suu Kyi

Editorial: Finding inspiration in Aung San Suu Kyi

Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi was released from house arrest on Nov. 13. She has been detained for 15 of the past 21 years.

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Nov. 6: NAAAP-Seattle holds gala and awards scholarships

Nov. 6: NAAAP-Seattle holds gala and awards scholarships

At the event, Erika Sanchez, a senior at Seattle University, was awarded the Verizon National NAAAP Scholarship. Tian Kisch, a student at Redmond High School

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Oct. 5: Five South Seattle CC students earn APIASF/Walmart Foundation scholarships

Oct. 5: Five South Seattle CC students earn APIASF/Walmart Foundation scholarships

South Seattle Community College had five of its students earn the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF)/Walmart Foundation Scholarship.

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Oct. 20: Alexandra Moerdomo wins national Leader of Promise scholarship

Oct. 20: Alexandra Moerdomo wins national Leader of Promise scholarship

Alexandra Moerdomo, a Bellevue resident from Jakarta, Indonesia, was awarded a $1,000 Leadership of Promise scholarship from Phi Theta Kappa

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New face in a new place: Washington Fencing Academy finds a permanent home

New face in a new place: Washington Fencing Academy finds a permanent home

For the past 10 years, the Washington Fencing Academy (WFA) has been renting sites around the Puget Sound. However, in September,

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Blog: How the Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation picks its honorees

Blog: How the Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation picks its honorees

“You should not honor this person,” one person said. “She is overexposed.” Just because others have honored her before is not a valid reason

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Commentary: Undeterred by election results, I will continue fighting for a truly non-partisan King County Council

Commentary: Undeterred by election results, I will continue fighting for a truly non-partisan King County Council

In 2010, I ran for the King County Council on a non-partisan platform of responsible reform, government accountability, and job growth.

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