Archive | Vol 30 No 46 | 11/12-11/18

Tateuchi Foundation awards $175,000 grant to ICHS

Tateuchi Foundation awards $175,000 grant to ICHS

On Oct. 21, the Atsuhiko and Ina Goodwin Tateuchi Foundation awarded a grant of $175,000 to the International Community Health Services (ICHS) Foundation to support women’s health care access.

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White House posthumously honors Indian American activist Vijaya Emani

White House posthumously honors Indian American activist Vijaya Emani

On Oct. 20, President Barack Obama presented the 2011 Presidential Citizen’s Medals to 13 people — thousands of nominations were sent in. The medal is one of the highest honors a civilian can receive. Among those honored was Vijaya Emani, who died in 2009. Her children, Sujata and Nirmala, accepted on their mother’s behalf. Emani […]

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Asian Americans Joey Ing, Vera Ing, and Cynthia del Rosario among those honored at MAP breakfast

Asian Americans Joey Ing, Vera Ing, and Cynthia del Rosario among those honored at MAP breakfast

On Oct. 29, the University of Washington (UW)’s Multicultural Alumni Partnership (MAP) held its 17th Annual Bridging the Gap Breakfast at Haggett Hall on the Seattle UW campus.

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N. Parthasarathi is new consul general of India, San Francisco

N. Parthasarathi is new consul general of India, San Francisco

N. Parthasarathi joined the Consulate General of India in San Francisco on Oct. 13, replacing Susmita Thomas. From October 2008 to September 2011, Parthasarathi served as Ambassador of India to Senegal. He was also concurrently accredited as Ambassador of India to Mali, Mauritania, Guinea Bissau, and Cape Verde islands, as well as high commissioner of […]

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Martial arts instructor Jonathan Bannister promoted for swordsmanship

Martial arts instructor Jonathan Bannister promoted for swordsmanship

Local martial arts instructor Jonathan Bannister, Ph.D., was promoted to fifth degree black belt in Iaido, Japanese quick draw swordsmanship, on Sept. 19 in Tokyo. Bannister was one of only 14 of 80 candidates who successfully passed the examination. The promotion places Bannister among only a handful of Americans who have attained this rank according to […]

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Lily Jung Henson named chief of staff at Swedish/Issaquah Medical Center

Lily Jung Henson named chief of staff at Swedish/Issaquah Medical Center

Dr. Lily Jung Henson was named chief of staff at Swedish’s new medical campus in Issaquah on Sept. 29. As chief of staff of the new hospital, she will be responsible for oversight of the medical staff’s qualifications and optimization of its practice standards. She will also serve as medical director for Neurology at the Issaquah […]

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Social Security benefits increases 3.6 percent for 2012

The Social Security Administration announced on Nov. 1 that monthly Social Security benefits will increase 3.6 percent in 2012. This cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) is the first since 2009.

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Manny Pacquiao shows off other talent — singing — on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

Manny Pacquiao shows off other talent — singing — on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Manny Pacquiao is taking a beating in the center of this ring. He barely knows a word of this Bee Gees song, which is a bit too high and complicated for his singing skills. He’s struggling to read the lyrics off the cue cards — probably because he’s wearing sunglasses in […]

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Pakistan stars pay for overstepping the mark

Pakistan stars pay for overstepping the mark

By Simon Haydon The Associated Press LONDON (AP) — The fixing scandal that saw three Pakistani cricket stars led away to prison Nov. 3 more than a year ago when one of the players literally overstepped the mark on a damp summer’s day in London.

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Federer beats Nishikori, wins Swiss Indoors title

Federer beats Nishikori, wins Swiss Indoors title

By Graham Dunbar The Associated Press BASEL, Switzerland (AP) — Roger Federer ended his 10-month trophy drought on Sunday, Nov. 6, by outclassing Kei Nishikori 6–1, 6–3 in the Swiss Indoors final. Federer was emotional as he thanked his hometown fans after winning for the fifth time in six years at the event where he […]

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Gary Locke’s brother-in-law involved in financial scandal

Geosun, a lighting manufacturer, is suing a company owned by Wade Lee, claiming that Lee’s U.S.-based company, EML Technologies, owes Geosun $11 million. Lee is the brother-in-law of U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke, Mona Locke’s brother.

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Gary Locke visits his family’s ancestral village in China with his sister Rita

Gary Locke visits his family’s ancestral village in China with his sister Rita

  On Nov. 4, the U.S. ambassador to China, Gary Locke, went back to his ancestral home, Jilong village in Taishan, a county-level city in southern China’s Guangdong province.

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Washington’s WWII Nisei veterans receive nation’s highest civilian honor

Washington’s WWII Nisei veterans receive nation’s highest civilian honor

  On Nov. 2, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) joined in honoring 33 World War II Japanese American veterans from Washington state with the highest civilian award in the United States.

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Beacon Hill extension of Mountains-to-Sound trail system now open

On Oct. 29, a new multi-purpose trail on Beacon Hill was opened. The 12-foot wide, paved trail connects the I-90 trail at the south end of the Jose Rizal Bridge (12th Avenue South) with Holgate Street in Seattle’s SODO area.

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LETTER: Story about LIHI’s dispute with SeaSol did not reveal all

Editor: On Nov. 3, the Northwest Asian Weekly ran an article on the dispute between George Berumen working with the Seattle Solidarity Network, and the Low Income Housing Institute and its executive director, Sharon Lee. The article, “LIHI’s Sharon Lee and SeaSol clash over $99,” did not fully represent the position of SeaSol. 

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Ed Lee poised to win SF’s mayoral race

Ed Lee poised to win SF’s mayoral race

By Beth Duff-Brown The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — Mayor Ed Lee, born in Seattle and raised in Beacon Hill, held a commanding lead in the mayor’s race against a diverse slate of 15 candidates, but because he didn’t garner a majority in last Tuesday’s election, the city’s instant runoff system kicked in. Lee, a […]

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General election results

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly State of Washington Initiative No. 1125 (Concerning state expenditures on transportation) Yes — 48.51 percent No — 51.49 percent State of Washington Initiative No. 1163 (Concerning long-term care workers and services for elderly and disabled people) Yes — 66.34 percent No — 33.66 percent State of Washington Initiative No. 1183 […]

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Results of selected races

Results of selected races

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly   King County, Assessor Lloyd Hara (ran unopposed) — 98.55 percent of the vote King County, Director of Elections Mark Green — 22.89 percent Sherril Huff — 76.62 percent King County, Council District No. 2 Larry Gossett (ran unopposed) — 98.17 percent King County, Council District No. 4 Larry Phillips […]

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How Asians have clashed with U.S. politics

How Asians have clashed with U.S. politics

By Jeffrey Osborn Northwest Asian Weekly Asian Americans haven’t always been welcome in the arena of United States politics. As the nation has grown older, policies have changed and boundaries have shifted; and political fields have changed as well. This has created opportunities for Asian Americans to enter the world of United States politics, but […]

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How to get a job when you’re from  out-of-town — actually, out-of-country

How to get a job when you’re from out-of-town — actually, out-of-country

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly The high unemployment rate — more than 9 percent — continues to be a major national problem, one that has affected a specific segment of the population more than the general population.

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