Archive | Vol 30 No 3 | 1/15-1/21

Korean Idol: K-pop fans test their talents on stage in first-ever Korean song contest for non-Koreans

Korean Idol: K-pop fans test their talents on stage in first-ever Korean song contest for non-Koreans

In her spare time, 15-year-old Vanessa Yamat enjoys singing at Korean karaoke houses with her friends. The teenagers dance and belt out songs from popular

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Stella Chao and City of Seattle part ways — why, and what’s next?

Stella Chao and City of Seattle part ways — why, and what’s next?

Last Friday, Mayor Mike McGinn released a statement saying he and Stella Chao, director of the City of Seattle’s Department of Neighborhoods

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Sharon Tomiko Santos clears the record on negligent driving charge

Sharon Tomiko Santos clears the record on negligent driving charge

Last Thursday, state Rep. Sharon Tomiko Santos, from the 37th District, pleaded guilty to negligent driving in the first degree. She received a three-month suspended sentence

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Jimmy Locke: Veteran, husband, father, and businessman

Jimmy Locke: Veteran, husband, father, and businessman

Jimmy Locke, born Youh K. Locke, passed away on Jan. 5 in Seattle.

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Posted in Obituaries, Vol 30 No 3 | 1/15-1/213 Comments

The Marshallese population continues to grow in Arkansas

The Marshallese population continues to grow in Arkansas

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — The Marshallese migration to Northwest Arkansas can be traced to one man.

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San Francisco leaders pick Asian American as mayor

San Francisco leaders pick Asian American as mayor

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — City supervisors on Friday overwhelmingly backed City Administrator Edwin Lee to be the interim mayor

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Vang Pao, Hmong guerrilla leader, dies in California

Vang Pao, Hmong guerrilla leader, dies in California

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Vang Pao, a revered former general in the Royal Army of Laos who led thousands of Hmong guerrillas in a CIA-backed secret army

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Rise in abortions in China, young women targeted

XI’AN, China (AP) — The leaf-strewn median on Eternal Peace Road hides a grim secret. Numerous tiny fetuses lie in unmarked graves dug by women

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Attention: Macy’s creates program for minority and women-owned businesses

This week, Macy’s announced the creation of a one-of-a-kind program covering the business of fashion — The Workshop at Macy’s

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Which is the fairest holiday card of them all?

Which is the fairest holiday card of them all?

First place
Mei Lau and Toshi Mei

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Celebrate the Lunar New Year with a parade, a rabbit competition, and dine out for only $2 a plate

Celebrate the Lunar New Year with a parade, a rabbit competition, and dine out for only $2 a plate

Did you know that children born in 2011 will be articulate, talented, and ambitious? This is according to the Chinese zodiac, which is based on the lunar calendar.

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Posted in Community News, Cultures, Features, Vol 30 No 3 | 1/15-1/212 Comments

NWAW’s January must-reads

NWAW’s January must-reads

Although this is the fourth Haruhi Suzumiya installment, this particular plot does not feature the title character as much as in previous stories.

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Posted in On the Shelf, Vol 30 No 3 | 1/15-1/210 Comments

Editorial: Asian Americans overlooked by the City of Seattle?

This week, we found out that Stella Chao will not be reappointed as director of the Department of Neighborhoods (DON).

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Blog: Remembering Jimmy Locke

Blog: Remembering Jimmy Locke

Of the many special moments I remember about Jimmy Locke, father of U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and who passed away last week, a few stand out.

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Jan. 10: Phyllis Wise wins Chang-Lin Tien Education Leadership award

Jan. 10: Phyllis Wise wins Chang-Lin Tien Education Leadership award

University of Washington (UW) Interim President Phyllis Wise has been selected by Asian Pacific Fund, a community foundation

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Jan. 10: Cindy Ryu swears in, first Korean American woman to serve in Wash. Legislature

Jan. 10: Cindy Ryu swears in, first Korean American woman to serve in Wash. Legislature

Cindy Ryu took the oath of office and officially became the state representative for the 32nd Legislative District, which includes Shoreline

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Dec. 4–16: South Seattle CC hosts 21 Vietnamese Ministers of Public Safety

Dec. 4–16: South Seattle CC hosts 21 Vietnamese Ministers of Public Safety

South Seattle Community College’s International Programs office hosted 21 Vietnamese Ministers of Public Safety as part of a short-term program

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New face in a new place: Andy C.F. Chen joins Regal

New face in a new place: Andy C.F. Chen joins Regal

Andy C.F. Chen has joined the Regal Financial Bank’s board of directors.

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Jan. 7: Luis Navarro speaks at Chinese Chamber event

Jan. 7: Luis Navarro speaks at Chinese Chamber event

Luis Navarro, Director of the Office of Social Responsibility for the Port of Seattle, was the featured speaker at a luncheon event held at New Hong Kong

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