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Oct. 2: Wang Yung wins gold at Veteran Worlds

Oct. 2: Wang Yung wins gold at Veteran Worlds

Bellevue resident Wang Yung won his first Veteran World Championship title in fencing. The championship took place in Croatia, and Team USA won 17 medals in total, the most earned by any U.S. team at the World Championships. Yung started fencing in 1969 at City College of New York and was inducted into City College […]

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Sept. 22: Mary Yu named Outstanding Judge of the Year

Sept. 22: Mary Yu named Outstanding Judge of the Year

The Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) presented Judge Mary I. Yu, of King County Superior Court, with the 2011 Outstanding Judge of the Year Award, along with Judge Steven C. González at an awards dinner at the Hyatt at Olive 8. Yu was appointed to the bench in 2000 by then-governor Gary Locke. Prior to […]

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Sept. 12: Seattle Passport Agency celebrates relocation

Sept. 12: Seattle Passport Agency celebrates relocation

Secretary of State for Management Patrick F. Kennedy, with Deputy Assistant Secretary for Passport Services Brenda S. Sprague, hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the official relocation of the Seattle Passport Agency in downtown Seattle (300 5th Ave., Ste. 600). The agency is open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays, and has served […]

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Sept. 14: LIHI’s Gossett Place celebrates grand opening

Sept. 14: LIHI’s Gossett Place celebrates grand opening

The grand opening celebration for the Low Income Housing Institute’s (LIHI) Gossett Place took place at its location in the University District (4719 12th Ave. N.E.). Gossett Place is named in honor of King County Council chair and human rights champion Larry Gossett. Named as one of the most influential graduates of the University of […]

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September: Seattle artists featured on ‘Ragas Across Space’

September: Seattle artists featured on ‘Ragas Across Space’

Stardust Records released the music album “Ragas Across Space — A space physicist’s musical journey through our solar system” this month. ‘Ragas Across Space’ is a unique album in which sounds from the Earth, Jupiter, and Saturn, gathered by NASA’s Polar, Voyager, and Cassini spacecrafts, are harmonized with Indian classical music. The project was spearheaded […]

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Secret to winning taekwondo? Try not to get kicked

Secret to winning taekwondo? Try not to get kicked

By Maria Cheng The Associated Press MANCHESTER, England (AP) — For the Iranian competitors, simplicity rules. Whereas for the Taiwanese, it’s grace and accuracy. But for the Europeans, it’s strength and speed. At last weekend’s British Open in Manchester, regional interpretations of Korea’s oldest martial art are clashing in one of the key taekwondo competitions […]

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Filipino maid wins landmark Hong Kong ruling on residency

HONG KONG (AP) — A Filipino maid in Hong Kong won the opening legal battle in her fight for permanent residency after a court ruled Friday, Sept. 30, that an immigration provision excluding the city’s hundreds of thousands of foreign maids was unconstitutional.

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In Beijing, Gary Locke is both admired and reviled

In Beijing, Gary Locke is both admired and reviled

By Christopher Bodeen The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — Gary Locke has been praised for his down-to-earth manner since becoming the first Chinese American ambassador to Beijing. He’s also been denounced as a showboater, a neocolonialist tool, and a traitor to the Chinese race. China’s bipolar reactions to Locke since his appointment last month are […]

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Congress addresses Chinese currency manipulation

Congress addresses Chinese currency manipulation

By Jim Abrams The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s a political given that China’s economic assault has damaged American manufacturers and taken away American jobs. After years of trying, Congress is taking another stab at retaliating against what many see as Chinese manipulation of its currency to make its exports to the United States […]

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Jailed China Nobel winner’s wife still silenced

Jailed China Nobel winner’s wife still silenced

By Gillian Wong The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — In a quiet, leafy neighborhood of Beijing, a woman has been living in enforced isolation in her book-lined, fifth-floor apartment. Her apparent misdeed: being married to a Nobel Peace Prize winner the Chinese government calls a criminal. In the year since jailed democracy campaigner Liu Xiaobo […]

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Kim Jong Il’s grandson enrolls in Bosnia school

Kim Jong Il’s grandson enrolls in Bosnia school

By Sabina Niksic The Associated Press SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Il’s grandson will be enrolling at a private high school in Bosnia made up of international students, a school official indicated on Friday, Sept. 30. Kim Han Sol, 16, will be the first student from North Korea to attend the […]

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Kollaboration Seattle 2 to showcase the area’s young Asian/Pacific Islander talents

Kollaboration Seattle 2 to showcase the area’s young Asian/Pacific Islander talents

  On Oct. 15, Kollaboration Seattle 2 will take place at the Auburn Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. Kollaboration is an annual event and movement produced by young Asian and Pacific Islander (API) professionals and students to promote a strong API presence in entertainment and media.

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Health survey coming to community, with non-English language options

The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) launched in King County on Sept. 23. Each year, approximately 7,000 randomly selected residents in 15 counties across the nation have the opportunity to participate in the current National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for […]

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$3.95 million awarded to API-serving institutions

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and the U.S. Department of Education awarded $3.95 million to the Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs) program.

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Got green? Lack of fresh produce damages immigrant communities

Got green? Lack of fresh produce damages immigrant communities

By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly As a young girl growing up in San Francisco, Violet Lavatai gathered the boxes that came in the mail, boxes of taro and other vegetables still fresh with the dirt of her native land clinging to its roots. “My mom said that the [prices of] vegetables at the store […]

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Asians convert home gardens into food sources

Asians convert home gardens into food sources

By Nan Nan Liu Northwest Asian Weekly Green is in.

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Women of color bust environmental myths

Women of color bust environmental myths

By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly   “Tell me your zip code, and I can tell you what problems you suffer from, or the problems you will suffer from. And I can tell you how long you’re going to live and how long your children are going to live,” said Ngozi Oleru. “That is a […]

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Yale Wong: Generating positive energy for a brighter future

Yale Wong: Generating positive energy for a brighter future

By Evangeline Cafe Northwest Asian Weekly   Yale Wong learned life’s most important lessons while growing up in a crowded home in Seattle’s Beacon Hill neighborhood. “My grandparents, my parents, and my aunt all lived together in one house,” said Wong.

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BLOG: Bye, Phyllis Wise

BLOG: Bye, Phyllis Wise

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly This will be the first big week for our former Interim President Phyllis Wise of the University of Washington. She takes the helm as chancellor of the University of Illinois, Champagne with a student body of 41,000.

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BLOG: A garden with a purpose

BLOG: A garden with a purpose

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly   You might notice that fall has changed the color of many green trees to dry, yellow brown. However, the Danny Woo Garden in Chinatown/International District remains in lush greens.

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