Archive | Vol 30 No 47 | 11/19-11/25

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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Hokubei Hochi Foundation now a nonprofit

Hokubei Hochi Foundation now a nonprofit

On Oct. 17, The Hokubei Hochi Foundation Board of Directors announced establishment of the foundation as a new nonprofit 501(c)3 organization.

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Tibetans and supporters hold vigil in Seattle

Tibetans and supporters hold vigil in Seattle

On Oct. 19, Tibetans and their supporters around the world held prayer services and candlelight vigils to mourn the self-immolations of nine Tibetans in Tibet. The event was organized by the Tibetan Association of Washington. Palden Gyatso led the service at Seattle’s Westlake Park. After the 1959 uprising in Tibet, the Tibetan monk spent 33 […]

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High hopes for 1st Chinese American mayor of San Fran.

By Beth Duff-Brown The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Bowing deeply and shaking hands with shopkeepers along the streets of Chinatown, San Francisco’s newly elected mayor understands the significance. These are the people who put him in office, the people for whom he fought when he was an activist attorney, and the people who […]

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Amazon: Actress lawsuit over age revelation bogus

By Gene Johnson The Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — Frivolous and selfish is how lawyers for Amazon.com describe a lawsuit brought by an actress upset that her age — 40 — was revealed on an Internet database.

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Ashes to beads: South Koreans find a new way to mourn

Ashes to beads: South Koreans find a new way to mourn

By Hyung-jin Kim The Associated Press ICHEON, South Korea (AP) — The intense grief that Kim II-nam has felt every day since his father died 27 years ago led to a startling decision. He dug up the grave, cremated his father’s bones, and paid $870 to have the ashes transformed into gem-like beads. Kim is […]

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Tensions boiled as North Korea upsets Japan in World Cup qualifier

Tensions boiled as North Korea upsets Japan in World Cup qualifier

By Jean H. Lee Associated Press PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — There are no hot dogs, peanuts, or plastic cups of beer for sale when the North Korean soccer team takes the pitch. There are no noisemakers, and no one does the wave.

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Citywide school attendance campaign to improve student attendance with incentives

The Be Here Get There campaign is a research-driven, incentive-based campaign designed to raise awareness and improve academic achievement by improving citywide school attendance.  

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Scholarship available for Washington students who are young entrepreneurs

Since 2003, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)’s Young Entrepreneur Foundation (YEF) has awarded 2,095 scholarships to graduating high school seniors totaling $2,382,000. The NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards program was established to raise awareness among the nation’s youth about the critical role that private enterprise and entrepreneurship play in the building of America.

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Volunteers needed for 2nd annual Chinatown–ID Holiday Clean & Clear

With the holiday season around the corner, the Chinatown–International District Business Improvement Area (CIDBIA) invites all friends of the Chinatown–International District (C-ID) to come out on Thursday, Dec. 1 to help clean C-ID business windows.

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A-POP! Asians conquer YouTube

A-POP! Asians conquer YouTube

 A monthly column about all things Asian in popular culture By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Controversies and — a movie opening Relativity Media, an L.A.-based film studio, defended its decision to shoot part of its comedy film, “21 and Over,” in Linyi, China. This decision is controversial because Linyi, a city in China’s eastern […]

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Column: Pop Culture, Vol 30 No 47 | 11/19-11/250 Comments

BLOG: An American (Gary Locke!) in China  — Part 1

BLOG: An American (Gary Locke!) in China — Part 1

By Assunta Ng   Visiting the ambassador in Beijing “Did you see Gary?” my friends immediately asked when they learned I had just returned from Beijing, referring to U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke.

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READER’S CORNER: The pitfalls of being an American in China

READER’S CORNER: The pitfalls of being an American in China

By Colgan Chan For Northwest Asian Weekly Editor’s note: Being fans of his blog, “The ABCs of China,” which details the adventures and cultural differences he experiences in Asia, we asked Colgan Chan if he’d write something special for the newspaper. Chan is an American student studying in China. When I was asked to write […]

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A cold front (of people) settles in Seattle for Asian Americans

A cold front (of people) settles in Seattle for Asian Americans

By Nan Nan Liu Northwest Asian Weekly Moving to Seattle? Beware. It is not just cold. It can be freezing. The Seattle Freeze, brought to infamy in a 2005 article on NWSource.com, was explained as a highly contagious “social disease,” where people in Seattle are polite in passing, but extremely cold and disinterested when making […]

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Where are all the Asian American conservatives?

Where are all the Asian American conservatives?

By Jeffrey Osborn Northwest Asian Weekly The American political left is often portrayed as being minority friendly, an advocate of social programs, and staunch supporter of minority communities. The American right, on the other hand, is normally seen as predominantly white, wealthy, and focused on equality through a government that does not have programs that […]

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In memory of Ark Chin, community leader and activist (1924–2011)

In memory of Ark Chin, community leader and activist (1924–2011)

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Ark Chin, a Chinese American community leader, passed away at his home on Nov. 13. He was 87 years old. Chin was born in a small village in Tai Shan, China, in 1924 and immigrated to the United States with his parents at the age of 10. He worked in […]

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Gov. Gregoire appoints Bharat Shyam as state’s CIO

Gov. Gregoire appoints Bharat Shyam as state’s CIO

On Nov. 14, Gov. Chris Gregoire appointed Bharat Shyam as the state’s chief information officer. “I am incredibly impressed with Bharat,” Gregoire said. “With nearly 20 years of experience at Microsoft, he brings a deep understanding of software and technology. And his level of enthusiasm for the position is unmatched. I welcome him to this […]

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Our top 10 burning questions with Patrick Yalung

Our top 10 burning questions with Patrick Yalung

By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Patrick Yalung, a Filipino American, is the president of Wells Fargo of the Northwest. He oversees about 130 branches and 1,500 employees. Yalung joined Wells Fargo in 1983. Previously, he was the regional president for Wells Fargo in Greater Arizona. He is a member of the National Board of […]

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Our top 10 burning questions with Sherri Wade

Our top 10 burning questions with Sherri Wade

By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Sherri Wade is the vice president of operations at State Farm Pacific Northwest, headquartered in DuPont, Wash. Wade joined State Farm in 1993 as an auto operations underwriter in the Northeast zone. There, she was named office underwriting supervisor. In 1998, she moved to corporate as a training analyst […]

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