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Aug. 20: 2nd Annual Tagumpay Awards honors local Filipinos

Aug. 20: 2nd Annual Tagumpay Awards honors local Filipinos

  The 2nd Annual Pinoy Reporter Tagumpay Awards took place at the SeaTac Hilton and honored Filipino Americans who are leaders in their respective communities, careers, and companies. Eighteen Filipinos were nominated for the awards, and 10, chosen in part through public voting, were recognized at the awards ceremony.

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Aug. 26: Christine Chen Velazquez says farewell to Seattle

Aug. 26: Christine Chen Velazquez says farewell to Seattle

Christine Chen Velazquez and her husband, Richard, bid farewell to Seattle on Aug. 25 at a farewell party held at Boom Noodle in Bellevue. The Velazquezes are relocating to New York City, as Richard was recently tapped to be the senior director of innovation for PepsiCo.

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Aug. 3: Frank Irigon kicks off campaign for Newcastle City Council

Aug. 3: Frank Irigon kicks off campaign for Newcastle City Council

Frank Irigon, a community activist, kicked off his campaign for Newcastle City Council, position 4, with a fundraiser and party at Tea Palace Restaurant in Renton.

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Aug. 5: Tateuchi Foundation awards $200,000 to Bellevue Botanical Garden Society

Aug. 5: Tateuchi Foundation awards $200,000 to Bellevue Botanical Garden Society

The Tateuchi Foundation awarded a gift in the amount of $200,000 toward the Growing a Living Legacy Campaign for the Bellevue Botanical Garden, owned by the City of Bellevue. The gift will fund the Tateuchi Loop Trail, which is the primary pathway through the garden.

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Pakistani tech wiz utilizes the Internet for the poor

Pakistani tech wiz utilizes the Internet for the poor

By Sebastian Abbot The Associated Press LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — While many young tech wizards strive to invent the next iPad, Umar Saif is working to bring Internet-style networking to millions of Pakistanis who don’t have access to the web. He could shake up the country’s politics in the process. Saif’s efforts recently earned him […]

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Post-9/11, Sikhs say they are mistaken targets

By Tamara Lush The Associated Press ELK GROVE, California (AP) — Kamaljit Atwal’s neighborhood seems like an unlikely place for a hate crime. His street in this Sacramento suburb is very diverse.

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Former Washington State Representative is one of nine to receive award honoring remarkable women leaders

Former Washington State Representative is one of nine to receive award honoring remarkable women leaders

By Linda Mitchell For Northwest Asian Weekly Velma Veloria, who served as state representative for Southeast Seattle’s 11th District from 1992 to 2004, was one of nine outstanding women leaders that received a 2011 Women of Courage award, presented by the National Women’s Political Caucus. She was nominated for the award by the Washington state […]

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Eco women make their footprint in the environment

Eco women make their footprint in the environment

Compiled by staff Northwest Asian Weekly Sometimes, improving and maintaining the health of the planet and its people isn’t the most glamorous job. It requires long hours, oftentimes without much thanks. This makes the accomplishments of Northwest Asian Weekly’s Women of Color Empowered honorees all the more significant. On Sept. 23, from 11:30 a.m. to […]

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For overseas students: Where is the money for school?

For overseas students: Where is the money for school?

By Keishi Matsuda Northwest Asian Weekly It is becoming more common for international students from Asian countries to further their education in Washington state colleges. Some students flourish and have relatively little trouble studying in the United States, but others struggle.

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Shoreline a bright spot for thriving Korean Americans

Shoreline a bright spot for thriving Korean Americans

By Jean Wong Northwest Asian Weekly Among the cities in Washington with a large Korean American community presence, Shoreline stands out. Having had three Korean American elected officials, two of them women, Shoreline is a beacon for local Korean Americans aspiring to enter the state’s political scene. It is also a thriving hub for local […]

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What Asian men don’t know can cost them $250,000 — How neglecting to register with the Selective Service System can hurt in the future

What Asian men don’t know can cost them $250,000 — How neglecting to register with the Selective Service System can hurt in the future

By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly In this country, 6,500 young men turn 18 every day, but something that many are unaware of may come back to haunt them years later.  

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Albert Shen: business owner ties community service with commerce

Albert Shen: business owner ties community service with commerce

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Despite these tough economic times, Albert Shen maintains a positive attitude. His businesses are doing well, but it’s what he does during his off-hours that really stands out. For him, social entrepreneurship is about using his professional know-how and skills to help various nonprofit organizations and academic institutions reach […]

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Michael Son Pham: a businessman with a passion for helping kids

Michael Son Pham: a businessman with a passion for helping kids

By Ninette Cheng Northwest Asian Weekly Son Michael Pham directs a team of up to 400 people on more than seven projects and visits Vietnam on a regular basis. Shockingly, this is not even his day job, but rather his volunteer work for his nonprofit, Kids Without Borders. Pham’s original vision was not just about […]

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EDITORIAL: Gov. Gregoire a champion of diversity? Some are in doubt

Last week, a news story appeared on The Associated Press (AP) wire, stating that all of Gov. Chris Gregoire’s new hires on her leadership team are white. The hirings were befuddling to many of her supporters, especially those of color, as Gregoire has always vowed that diversity is of the utmost importance to her.

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BLOG: Seeing “Mission Impossible” in action

BLOG: Seeing “Mission Impossible” in action

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly   “Ain’t no mountain high enough,” so goes the song. Literally and figuratively, I reached new heights on Aug. 25, flying on a KC-135 from Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Tacoma. Our goal was to watch two fighter jets flying parallel to our plane in the sky for refueling once […]

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BLOG: A new American Dream

By Assunta Ng In this stagnate economy, can we achieve the American Dream? In the old days, owning a house, a car, and having a solid education and well-paid job defined the American Dream. However, today’s high unemployment rate has changed the definition. 

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Secret Asian Man by Tak Toyoshima

Secret Asian Man by Tak Toyoshima

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