Archive | Vol 30 No 17 | 4/23-4/29

Beacon Hill: a cultural melting pot made of neighbors

Beacon Hill: a cultural melting pot made of neighbors

When residents on Beacon Hill were asked to name their favorite aspect of the neighborhood, diversity was always on top of the list.

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Beacon Hill district: Emerald City’s unofficial center for green thumbs

Beacon Hill district: Emerald City’s unofficial center for green thumbs

Some Asian Americans view gardening as an enjoyable hobby. For others, growing food is simply a matter of survival. Asian farmers — in China

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Posted in Business, Features, Vol 30 No 17 | 4/23-4/292 Comments

Should I stay or should I go? — Despite fears surrounding Japan’s nuclear situation, many expats stay put

Should I stay or should I go? — Despite fears surrounding Japan’s nuclear situation, many expats stay put

With the nuclear situation unclear in Japan, expats are urged to evacuate affected areas.

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SPS superintendent cleans house, HR head a casualty

SPS superintendent cleans house, HR head a casualty

Last Friday, Seattle Public Schools (SPS) Interim Superintendent Dr. Susan Enfield issued a letter to SPS employees explaining that human resources

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Posted in Education, Vol 30 No 17 | 4/23-4/291 Comment

Japanese nationals impacted by recent disaster may be eligible for immigration benefits

In light of the recent earthquakes and tsunami in Japan, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reminds Japanese nationals

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 30 No 17 | 4/23-4/290 Comments

Chinatown-ID Clean Streets Committee looking for members

The Chinatown-International District Business Improvement Area (CIDBIA) will be hosting a meeting of the Chinatown-ID Clean Streets Committee

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Ex-Rep. Cao says he’ll seek AG job

Ex-Rep. Cao says he’ll seek AG job

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Joseph Cao, the Vietnamese American Republican who won, then lost a mostly Black, mostly Democratic

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Posted in National News, Vol 30 No 17 | 4/23-4/290 Comments

White House calls on more youth to become teachers

The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders issued a call to action encouraging Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI)

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Posted in National News, Vol 30 No 17 | 4/23-4/290 Comments

Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi welcomes U.S. envoy nomination

Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi welcomes U.S. envoy nomination

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi says she hopes that a new U.S. special envoy to Myanmar will be able to help

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Ride of a life: Adventurers risk limbs to drive rickshaws in India

Ride of a life: Adventurers risk limbs to drive rickshaws in India

KOCHI, India (AP) — Traditional drums rolled as hundreds of spectators bid farewell and good luck Sunday to scores of flimsy autorickshaws starting

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Student suicides jolts nation and lead to soul-searching in South Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A day after meeting the school psychiatrist, a 19-year-old mathematics student at South Korea’s most prestigious

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NWAW’s April must-reads: laughs in honor of moms

NWAW’s April must-reads: laughs in honor of moms

For Asian Americans, the term “fob” is not new. If anything, it’s commonly used to refer to those moments we have that lean more toward

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Posted in On the Shelf, Vol 30 No 17 | 4/23-4/290 Comments

Happy New Year (in April)! — A spotlight on Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Thailand, and Cambodia’s new year celebrations

Happy New Year (in April)! — A spotlight on Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Thailand, and Cambodia’s new year celebrations

Unlike the Gregorian calendars that start the year on Jan. 1, most South Asian countries use lunisolar calendars that start the year at the beginning of spring.

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Editorial: Seattle Schools needs voices for diversity

This week, we learned that Seattle Public Schools (SPS) Interim Superintendent Susan Enfield announced that Ann Chan, head of human resources

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Blog: What sets Uwajimaya apart from other groceries?

Blog: What sets Uwajimaya apart from other groceries?

Walking into the newest Uwajimaya supermarket in Bellevue, I noticed that many smart ideas have been incorporated into this fourth store.

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April 5: Jeanne Chang is new Regal Bank director

April 5: Jeanne Chang is new Regal Bank director

Jeanne Chang has joined Regal Financial Bank as senior vice president and director of corporate affairs.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 30 No 17 | 4/23-4/290 Comments

March 10: Social justice leaders honored at Legacy Event

March 10: Social justice leaders honored at Legacy Event

The Center for Ethical Leadership (CEL) honored three people at its 2011 Legacy Event. The event was held in the Rainier Room at Seattle Center.

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March 26: Christopher Lu wins national music competition

March 26: Christopher Lu wins national music competition

Christopher Lu, of Redmond, won top honors at the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Junior Piano Competition.

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April 5: Seattleite Matt Chan represents Asians on reality power list

April 5: Seattleite Matt Chan represents Asians on reality power list

Local Asian American Matt Chan ranks 36 on The Hollywood Reporter’s Reality Power List. Chan, who is president of Screaming Flea Productions

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April 7: Sea Beez wraps up the year with finale party

April 7: Sea Beez wraps up the year with finale party

Sea Beez, an ethnic media capacity building program, concluded its first phase a year after its launch with a finale party held on the third floor

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