Archive | Vol 30 No 51 | 12/17-12/23

Refugees share personal stories at Beyond Talking Points

Refugees share personal stories at Beyond Talking Points

On Nov. 16 at the Bellevue Art Museum, Humanities Washington’s Beyond Talking Points series wrapped up its multifaceted look at immigration with a program featuring refugees from around the world who now call Washington home.

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NAAAP-Seattle honors 4 scholarship recipients at gala

NAAAP-Seattle honors 4 scholarship recipients at gala

The National Association of Asian American Professionals’ Seattle chapter (NAAAP-Seattle) hosted its 32nd annual gala and scholarship reception on Nov. 4. The event was held at the Woodland Park Zoo’s Zoomazium and honored four students.

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ICHS part of community vigil to support health center funding

ICHS part of community vigil to support health center funding

 On Nov. 30, about 400 supporters of Seattle community health centers — including International Community Health Services (ICHS) supporters — gathered at Swedish Medical Center for a candlelight vigil to call upon lawmakers to save safety net programs and help people in need.

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Bill Gates developing nuclear reactor with China

Bill Gates developing nuclear reactor with China

BEIJING (AP) — Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates says he is in discussions with China to jointly develop a new kind of nuclear reactor. During a talk at China’s Ministry of Science & Technology on Wednesday, the billionaire said, “The idea is to be very low cost, very safe, and generate very little waste.” Gates […]

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New proposed bill would ban abortions based on sex or race

By David Crary The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The practice of sex-selection abortion, usually targeting a female fetus due to parental preference for a son, has few defenders in the United States. Yet a proposed federal ban is drawing vehement opposition from liberal advocacy groups who call it a veiled attempt to undermine […]

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9 things to do in Seattle with your guests during the holidays

9 things to do in Seattle with your guests during the holidays

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly How do you entertain your out-of-town friends and family during the holidays? The best way is to present them programs and entertainment with a Northwest flair.

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Posted in Cultures, Vol 30 No 51 | 12/17-12/230 Comments

A-POP! Jin breaking into the mainstream?

A-POP! Jin breaking into the mainstream?

By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Sometimes, when one person’s dream begins, the dream unfortunately ends for someone else. Such is the case for two Asian celebrities featured in this month’s column.

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BLOG: What Locke doesn’t do — 5th and final part of the Gary Locke blog series

BLOG: What Locke doesn’t do — 5th and final part of the Gary Locke blog series

By Assunta Ng So you want to help your relatives and friends from China come to the United States. You think Ambassador Gary Locke can help you? 

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BLOG: The vital role of consulates and embassies

By Assunta Ng Ordinary folks think only of visas when they think of consul generals. Actually, consul generals play an important role in serving the local community. For instance, the recent haze in Beijing, which shut down airports and highway transportation, caused local people to turn to the U.S. Embassy for an accurate measure of […]

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‘Outrage’ aptly portrays yakuza, but too gory

‘Outrage’ aptly portrays yakuza, but too gory

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Takeshi Kitano’s new film “Outrage” opens with the camera panning slowly across a group of men slouching against luxury cars, some fanning themselves in the heat. They are the yakuza promised in the film’s advance publicity, but they are not stylish. They do not immediately look dangerous. The filmmaker […]

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Posted in At the Movies, Vol 30 No 51 | 12/17-12/230 Comments

Mayor Ed Lee reflects on a childhood in Seattle and a career in San Francisco

Mayor Ed Lee reflects on a childhood in Seattle and a career in San Francisco

By Jeffrey Osborn Northwest Asian Weekly Mayor Ed Lee (Photo by George Liu/NWAW) The date is May 5, 1952, and in a Seattle hospital, a piece of American history was born. Edwin Mah Lee was born to immigrant parents from the Chinese province of Guandong. They had moved to America hoping for a better life. […]

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Posted in Community News, Profiles, Vol 30 No 51 | 12/17-12/230 Comments

Chess leads to more thoughtful children?

Chess leads to more thoughtful children?

By Nan Nan Liu Northwest Asian Weekly  “Daddy, I won! I won!” exclaimed Jaden Gao.

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Posted in Features, Vol 30 No 51 | 12/17-12/230 Comments

Korean poet gives back by teaching at Renton Tech

Korean poet gives back by teaching at Renton Tech

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Breaking through the bamboo ceiling

Breaking through the bamboo ceiling

By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Every year, the Northwest Asian Weekly recognizes some of the most influential community leaders in the area at the Diversity at the Top awards dinner and gala. This year, the paper honors 10 individuals who have fought to break through the bamboo ceiling to get to the top.

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EDITORIAL: Don’t go overboard on holiday spending, teach kids to think of those less fortunate

Here is a story that we read online recently, and maybe it’s familiar to you, too. A six-year-old child opens gifts upon mountains of brightly colored gifts. The holiday gifts are from various relatives, but mostly, they are from the child’s grandparents, who must have spent hundreds of dollars on the presents.

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