Archive | Vol 30 No 34 | 8/20-8/26

August: Mark Kamitomo elected president of Washington State Association for Justice

August: Mark Kamitomo elected president of Washington State Association for Justice

Mark Kamitomo, a Gonzaga University graduate, was elected president of the Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ) at a recent annual convention held in Whistler, B.C., Canada. Kamitomo is the first Japanese American to be elected president of WSAJ. Kamitomo’s past awards includes Trial Lawyer of the Year and Washington Super Lawyers. Kamitomo specializes in […]

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Nebraska man reunites with long-lost Filipino friend from WWII

Nebraska man reunites with long-lost Filipino friend from WWII

By John Huthmacher Hastings Tribune KENESAW, Neb. (AP) — Never in a million years did Kenesaw resident Woodrow “Woody” Rossell imagine that he would ever reunite with the young Filipino boy he befriended during World War II.

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San Francisco’s interim mayor goes from untouchable to target

San Francisco’s interim mayor goes from untouchable to target

By Lisa Leff The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As interim mayor of San Francisco, veteran civil servant Edwin Lee enjoyed several advantages that kept him safe in a city where the politics can be as punishing as the undulating streets. But in the five minutes it took him to take out election papers […]

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July 16: Two winners crowned at the third annual Kalbi Beef BBQ Cookoff Competition

July 16: Two winners crowned at the third annual Kalbi Beef BBQ Cookoff Competition

The Korean American Coalition of Washington (KAC-WA), the Korean American Bar Association (KABA), and the Korean American Health Professional Association (KAHPA) held the third annual Kalbi Beef BBQ Cookoff Competition at the Luther Burbank Park in Mercer Island.

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July 16: Canton Alley Art Exhibit features local artists and musicians

July 16: Canton Alley Art Exhibit features local artists and musicians

This year, Sun May Company hosted the Canton Alley Art Exhibit in the International District. This year’s exhibit included artists Eun-Young Wan, Carina del Rosario, Gary Tang, Dean Wong, Jeff Wendland, the band Sometimes Astronauts, and others.

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July: SoYoung Kwon appointed committee chair of Celebrate Asia!

July: SoYoung Kwon appointed committee chair of Celebrate Asia!

SoYoung Kwon has been appointed committee chair of Celebrate Asia!, a benefit concert that celebrates and promotes a mélange of traditional music from Korea, Japan, India, and China along with Western music. As a University of Washington and Willamette University graduate, Kwon has previously worked as an attorney at Graham & Dunn and a senior […]

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Danielle Kang is U.S. Women’s Amateur champ

Danielle Kang is U.S. Women’s Amateur champ

BARRINGTON, R.I. (AP) — Danielle Kang became the first player in 15 years to successfully defend the U.S. Women’s Amateur title, beating Thailand’s Moriya Jutanugarn 6 and 5 last Sunday, Aug. 14, in the 36-hole final in rainy and windy conditions at Rhode Island Country Club.

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Concessions show influence of China’s middle class

By David Wivell and Christopher Bodeen The Associated Press DALIAN, China (AP) — Chinese authorities’ swift decision to close and move an urban chemical factory after weekend street protests underscores the ruling Communist Party’s fear of alienating the increasingly outspoken middle class.

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Vice President Joe Biden travels to China, Mongolia, and Japan

Vice President Joe Biden travels to China, Mongolia, and Japan

Vice President Joe Biden has departed for Beijing, China, the first stop on a nine-day trip to China, Mongolia, and Japan. In each country, Biden will meet with key leaders to discuss the full range of bilateral, regional, and international issues.

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Hundreds rally in Nepal for their sexual rights

By Binaj Gurubacharya The Associated Press NARAYANGHAT, Nepal (AP) — Hundreds of gay, lesbian, and transgender people marched with supporters in a southern Nepal town to demand equal rights under a new constitution the country is writing.

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Photo of bag-carrying ambassador charms China

Photo of bag-carrying ambassador charms China

SEATTLE (AP) — A photo of the new U.S. ambassador to China carrying his own backpack and ordering his own coffee at an airport has charmed Chinese citizens not used to such frugality from their officials. ZhaoHui Tang, a businessman from Bellevue snapped the photo Friday on his iPhone when he spotted Gary Locke at […]

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ICHS closing clinics one day per month due to cuts

International Community Health Services (ICHS), which operates medical-dental clinics in the International District and at Holly Park, will close its clinics one day a month because of significant cuts in state funding.

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Sue Kim: the greatest American story never told

Sue Kim: the greatest American story never told

By Sarah Gerdes For Northwest Asian Weekly Before Tiger Woods, Margaret Cho, and Michelle Wie, there were the Kim Sisters. Few Americans know the Kim Sisters, arguably one of the most talented and internationally recognized musical acts for generations, were the preeminent female act of the 1960s. Their sold-out shows rivaled those of Sammy Davis […]

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Blog: What’s cooking at Kurose’s birthday party?

Blog: What’s cooking at Kurose’s birthday party?

By Assunta Ng The guest list of Ruthann Kurose’s surprise 60th birthday party was a Who’s Who in politics. The party was held at the house of former Mayor Norm Rice and his wife, Constance.

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Blog: Celebrating India’s independence and a b-day at an Italian restaurant

Blog: Celebrating India’s independence and a b-day at an Italian restaurant

By Assunta Ng On Aug. 15, a group of Indian Americans were celebrating India’s 64th Independence Day at Il Terrazzo Carmine.

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Blog: Locke and Wang: a dynamic duo

Blog: Locke and Wang: a dynamic duo

By Assunta Ng When I switched on the television news this Saturday morning, it was great to see two former Seattleites so visible in China. Robert Wang, a 1972 University of Washington alum, was among the U.S. embassy delegation welcoming Ambassador Locke and his family at the Beijing airport. Wang, who is number two at […]

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Blog: Locke frustrating, but that’s OK

By Assunta Ng Talking to U.S. Ambassador Gary Locke before he left Seattle for China was exhilarating and absolutely frustrating. You might think that he shies away from talking about juicy details. But he doesn’t.

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Blog: Flying to China

By Assunta Ng The Locke family left Seattle with 10 pieces of luggage, a cat, and a dog on Aug. 11, flying Delta Airlines to Beijing. Immediately, a reader who saw him at the SeaTac International Airport called me and asked me why he took Delta instead of Hainan Airlines.

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Editorial: San Francisco’s elections serve as inspiration

Editorial: San Francisco’s elections serve as inspiration

This past week, many of us filled out our primary ballots. Depending on which county you live in, there may have been an Asian American or Pacific Islander American  (APIA) candidate on the ballot. If you live in King County, there were four, maybe five candidates. In Pierce County, there were two.

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Wise Words from Wise Attorneys

Wise Words from Wise Attorneys

Click on this link for more wise words: www.wisewordsseattle.com

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