Archive | Vol 30 No 23 | 6/4-6/10

May 28: Frederica Mackert crowned 2011 Japanese queen

May 28: Frederica Mackert crowned 2011 Japanese queen

The Seattle Japanese Queen Scholarship Organization crowned Frederica Miako Mackert as its 2011 queen at the 52nd annual scholarship celebration

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May 27: Joel Ing appointed to Public Stadium Authority

May 27: Joel Ing appointed to Public Stadium Authority

Gov. Chris Gregoire appointed Joel Ing to the Washington State Public Stadium Authority, which is the entity responsible for representing

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May 2: Ehrik Aldana a semi-finalist in national Shakespeare competition

May 2: Ehrik Aldana a semi-finalist in national Shakespeare competition

Ehrik Aldana, a student at Skyline High School in Sammamish, placed as a semi-finalist at the English-Speaking Union (ESU) National Shakespeare Competition

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May: Fred Wong publishes Chinese Art book

May: Fred Wong publishes Chinese Art book

Frederic Wong’s book, “Brush Ink Mind, The Practice of Chinese Calligraphy and Painting,” has been published and is available

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April 19: Carolee Boyd and Sarah Coleman receive mayoral recognition for English classes

April 19: Carolee Boyd and Sarah Coleman receive mayoral recognition for English classes

Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn gave Carolee Boyd and Sarah Coleman mayoral recognition for their work over the years, teaching immigrants English

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Blog: How to be proactive  in finding a mentor

Blog: How to be proactive in finding a mentor

Of the many stories we worked on in this Renton issue, one that stands out is the real estate partnership of Lisa Lam and State Rep. Marcie Maxwell.

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Blog: Ichiro finally back and fighting

Blog: Ichiro finally back and fighting

I am a Mariners’ fan, though I don’t watch the games. I don’t need to. Dinner table talk with my family is all about the Mariners.

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Goodwin Liu withdraws his appeals court nomination

Goodwin Liu withdraws his appeals court nomination

WASHINGTON (AP) — A liberal legal scholar is withdrawing his nomination to an appeals court judgeship after Senate Republicans blocked a vote on his confirmation late last month.

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Q&A: MasterCard’s Ajay Banga on money

Q&A: MasterCard’s Ajay Banga on money

NEW YORK (AP) — Ajay Banga leads a company that is synonymous with plastic, yet he encourages his staff to focus on cash.

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To do things the Chinese way or the Brazilian way?

SAO PAULO (AP) — Stocking shelves in a Chinese grocery store, Thiago warned that he didn’t want to be caught chatting during working hours. Within seconds

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Blog: The love of words is the secret to success

Blog: The love of words is the secret to success

People often wonder, how does the Northwest Asian Weekly and its sister paper, the Seattle Chinese Post, keep on surviving after nearly three decades?

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Blog: Dim sum in Renton? Yes, please!

Blog: Dim sum in Renton? Yes, please!

Years ago, Renton folks had to venture to Chinatown/International District for Asian groceries and dim sum. Not anymore. Owned by Faye and Janie Hong

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Home, sweet Renton — A liveable city that is drawing Asian Americans

Home, sweet Renton — A liveable city that is drawing Asian Americans

He didn’t know it then, but his effort transformed what was formerly an open space along the trail from Seattle to what is now a thriving city of 90,927 people

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Renton Uwajimaya — A neighborhood grocery with a big name

Renton Uwajimaya — A neighborhood grocery with a big name

This year, Renton became the third largest city in Washington state in terms of Asian population, according to the newly released 2010 U.S. Census.

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Q&A: Susan Enfield — The Seattle Public Schools Superintendent on diversity, Ingraham, and what keeps her up at night

Q&A: Susan Enfield — The Seattle Public Schools Superintendent on diversity, Ingraham, and what keeps her up at night

Dr. Susan Enfield has been a ubiquitous face in the community ever since Dr. Maria Goodloe-Johnson was dismissed as superintendent by the Seattle School Board last March

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NWAW at SIFF This week: relationships, relationships, relationships, and a kung fu mystery

NWAW at SIFF This week: relationships, relationships, relationships, and a kung fu mystery

Released to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of Battle of P’ohang-dong in the Korean War, this historical re-creation of those conditions satisfies on all the levels of the classic war movie.

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Editorial: A look closer at white-only preference

Last week, we ran the story, “Hospital workers sue over patient who requested only white workers,” of nine Western State Hospital employees

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Blog: So many Asians spotted on the trail

I was hiking on Renton’s Cedar River trail on Memorial Day, from the Renton Public Library to the end of the trail, where the river flows into Lake Washington.

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