Archive | November 2011

EDI Hosts gala dinner for 2011 graduates

EDI Hosts gala dinner for 2011 graduates

The Executive Development Institute (EDI) held a gala dinner honoring 62 graduates, with more than 250 sponsors, mentors, friends, and family in attendance, at the Hilton Bellevue on Nov. 4. The EDI graduates represent emerging leaders and managers from leading Pacific Northwest companies. 

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John Wu and Mitch Shepherd win People’s Choice Award at Renton FilmFrenzy IV

John Wu and Mitch Shepherd win People’s Choice Award at Renton FilmFrenzy IV

“The Disconnect” won the Curvee Award at Renton FilmFrenzy IV on Oct. 24 at Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center. “The Disconnect,” written and produced by Mitch Shepherd and starring John Wu, won best picture. Wu also won best actor. FilmFrenzy is a competition in which filmmakers have 50 hours to complete a 4-minute film. Films […]

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King County Executive presents first-ever county-wide Small Business Awards

King County Executive presents first-ever county-wide Small Business Awards

King County Executive Dow Constantine celebrated the importance and the accomplishments of small businesses throughout the county by presenting the first annual King County Executive’s Small Business Awards at the Meydenbauer Center, in Bellevue, on Oct. 12.

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LIHI celebrates 20 years with 9th annual gala and auction

LIHI celebrates 20 years with 9th annual gala and auction

The Low Income Housing Institute celebrated 20 years of providing housing and services to the community with its 9th annual gala and auction at the Hyatt at Olive 8 in Seattle on Oct. 28. During the past two years, LIHI staff have developed more than 3,600 units stretching across six counties. Their portfolio includes 1,845 units housing over […]

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Class assignment becomes book for dad of adopted Chinese girl

Class assignment becomes book for dad of adopted Chinese girl

By Katie Lovett The Gloucester Daily Times GLOUCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A burly court officer at Newburyport District Court, Mick Verga of Gloucester interacts with prisoners all day and keeps his cool. But when it comes to his 9-year-old daughter, Amanda, it’s a different story.

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After a rough presidency, Arroyo fights to stay free

After a rough presidency, Arroyo fights to stay free

By Hrvoje Hranjski The Associated Press MANILA, Philippines (AP) — With a sense of entitlement and a life of privilege familiar to a scion of the political elite, former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo successfully weathered coup attempts and corruption scandals during her nine years in power. She once even banished her husband abroad when he […]

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Future cancers from Fukushima may be hidden

By Malcolm Ritter and Mari Yamaguchi The Associated Press FUKUSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Even if the worst nuclear accident in 25 years leads to many people developing cancer, we may never find out. Looking back on those early days of radiation horror, that may sound implausible.

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EDITORIAL: For Thanksgiving, maybe give your relatives (and Obama) a bit of a break?

EDITORIAL: For Thanksgiving, maybe give your relatives (and Obama) a bit of a break?

For some, the holidays are a wonderful time to visit friends and make familial bonds stronger. For others, the holidays can be a minefield full of hurt feelings and contentious arguments. Some people are going to enter Thanksgiving with their battle gear on. Though we understand what can go on when 20 members of an […]

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BLOG: What is normal for Gary Locke these days? — Part 2

BLOG: What is normal for Gary Locke these days? — Part 2

By Assunta Ng   Former U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman frequently walked to restaurants near the embassy to buy his own lunch box.

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BLOG: Remembering community leader Ark Chin

BLOG: Remembering community leader Ark Chin

By Assunta Ng   Much was said, at his funeral, on what Ark Chin did for the Kin On Nursing Home and Chinese orphanages. Yet, what he contributed in education and politics was barely touched upon.

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Emi Meyer, on being a biracial jazz pianist and her latest album

Emi Meyer, on being a biracial jazz pianist and her latest album

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Bouncing between continents, and cultures, could leave a young

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Old ways meet new, perserving culture — NWAW’s November must-reads

Old ways meet new, perserving culture — NWAW’s November must-reads

By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly “How to Be an American Housewife” By Margaret Dilloway Berkley Books, 2010 Growing up, Shoko was very close with her brother Taro. But when she got older and decided to marry an American GI and leave Japan after the end of World War II, Taro was not happy about […]

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Please take off your shoes when you enter my house (for Thanksgiving!)

Please take off your shoes when you enter my house (for Thanksgiving!)

By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Yeah, a Thanksgiving article about etiquette is pretty exciting and cutting-edge stuff. But before

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Our top 10 burning questions with Dianne Chong

Our top 10 burning questions with Dianne Chong

By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Dianne Chong is vice president of Assembly, Factory & Support Technology in the Boeing

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Our top 10 burning questions with Paul Killpatrick

Our top 10 burning questions with Paul Killpatrick

By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Dr. Paul Killpatrick is president of Seattle Central Community College and vice chancellor

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Our top 10 burning questions with Sue Anderson

Our top 10 burning questions with Sue Anderson

By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Sue Anderson is CenturyLink’s vice president and general manager (VP/GM)

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COMMENTARY: America — no place for moderates

COMMENTARY: America — no place for moderates

By Susan L. Cassidy For Northwest Asian Weekly Where has my country gone? I am one of the millions of Americans who has no interest in my neighbor’s religion. I care that they obey the law and rake their leaves. I am grateful that they welcomed me into the neighborhood with brownies. I have no […]

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Dr. Youn shares the pratfalls (and joy) behind becoming a plastic surgeon

Dr. Youn shares the pratfalls (and joy) behind becoming a plastic surgeon

By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Anthony Youn, a board-certified plastic surgeon, doesn’t believe that there was one moment when he realized his calling as a doctor. Rather, he explains that his journey has been a series of moments with patients. “I think in any physician’s practice, there is a handful of patients that stick […]

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Steven Gonzalez appointed to Washington State Supreme Court

Steven Gonzalez appointed to Washington State Supreme Court

On Nov. 15, Gov. Chris Gregoire appointed King County Superior Court Judge Steven Gonzalez, 48, to serve as one of nine justices on the Washington State Supreme Court. He will replace Gerry Alexander, who is retiring this year. Gonzalez was appointed to Superior Court by former Gov. Gary Locke in March 2002. Gonzalez was re-elected […]

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Don Mee Choi receives 2011 Whiting Writers’ Award

Don Mee Choi receives 2011 Whiting Writers’ Award

On Oct. 26, poet Don Mee Choi was honored at a ceremony in New York City. She was one of 10 young writers awarded the Whiting Writers’ Award of $50,000. These awards have been given annually since 1985. Choi is an instructor in adult basic education at Renton Technical College and lives in Seattle. “The […]

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