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The Korean American Bar Association invites Supreme Court Justice Steven Gonzáles as guest speaker for 12th annual banquet

The Korean American Bar Association invites Supreme Court Justice Steven Gonzáles as guest speaker for 12th annual banquet

Members of the Korean American Bar Association (KABA) came together last month for their annual banquet at the Palace Ballroom. Participants were treated to the keynote speaker, Steven Gonzáles, Washington Supreme Court Justice. Before his appointment as Supreme Court Justice, Gonzáles served as a domestic-violence prosecutor for Seattle and worked in the business law department […]

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Community advocate Angela Wan wins national contest with a video about ICHS

Community advocate Angela Wan wins national contest with a video about ICHS

Angela Wan’s video submission to the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organization’s (AAPCHO) “Our Stories 2012: Empowering Healthy Communities” won the grand prize for the competition, which asked contestants to share how their community health center improved their local community’s health and inspired community members to be leaders. Wan’s video shared how she started […]

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Wing Luke Museum receives grant to preserve stories of World War II veterans and internees

Wing Luke Museum receives grant to preserve stories of World War II veterans and internees

Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience received a $170,833 grant for its “Honoring a Legacy, Forging a Future: Preserving the Stories and Collections of World War II Veterans and Internees” project, from the Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant Program. The national 4-year-old grant program, established to protect U.S. confinement sites where Japanese […]

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28-year-old Iranian American Sahar Fathi announces run for state representative

28-year-old Iranian American Sahar Fathi announces run for state representative

Sahar Fathi, former legislative aide to City Councilmember Mike O’Brien, declared her intention to run for state representative of the 36th District. Fathi, who sits on the boards of the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project and ACLU Washington, vows to stand for progressive sustainability in Olympia. Fathi earned a law degree and a master’s degree from […]

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Vietnamese San Francisco slaying suspect had been ordered deported

Vietnamese San Francisco slaying suspect had been ordered deported

By Terry Collins and Jason Dearen The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An immigration judge in 2006 had ordered the suspect in the recent slayings of five people in San Francisco to be removed from the country, officials said on March 26. However, he remained in the United States after the Vietnamese government declined […]

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Boeing delivers 787 planes to Japan Airlines

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Boeing Co. delivered two of its new 787s to Japan Airlines on March 26. The planes will be the first 787s that will fly commercially from the United States.

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Woman gets 3 years in illegal immigrant case

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A woman convicted in Mississippi of harboring illegal immigrants from China, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, India, and Mexico has been sentenced to three years in prison.

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U.S. importers of research monkeys facing cruelty charges

By Linda Deutsch The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — A U.S. importer of research monkeys was set to stand trial March 26 on cruelty charges after 15 primates died during an international flight.

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U.S. nominee for World Bank job to visit seven countries

U.S. nominee for World Bank job to visit seven countries

By Martin Crutsinger The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Jim Yong Kim, the Obama administration’s nominee to head the World Bank, is starting a global tour to promote his candidacy with stops in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, the Treasury Department announced on March 26. Treasury officials said that Kim, the president of Dartmouth College, began his […]

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A 1970s fountain by local artist George Tsutakawa is brought back to life in Seattle

Several art patrons are working with art dealer John Braseth to feature a large fountain sculpture by local acclaimed artist George Tsutakawa. The fountain, originally named the Jefferson Plaza Fountain, was displayed in an office plaza in Indianapolis, Ind. before the office property changed hands and the work was placed on sale. The 3-ton fountain […]

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BLOG: Returning to a changed Hong Kong, without Dad

BLOG: Returning to a changed Hong Kong, without Dad

By Assunta Ng My brother sent me an e-mail. “Dad has passed away, please contact Hong Kong,”  it said. So began my sad trip to the funeral in Hong Kong. Despite my great sadness, I attended an exciting event for my son while I was in Hong Kong, where he served as co-emcee with a […]

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BLOG: My son and his Oscars glamor

BLOG: My son and his Oscars glamor

By Assunta Ng “Mom, I will be emceeing in Cantonese?” said my American-born son  Jason.

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BLOG: U.S. democracy in Hong Kong

By Assunta Ng While I was in Hong Kong, the country was electing its new chief. The format of the debate among the three candidates looked familiar. The podium, setting, accusations, rebuttals, and surprises, combined with candidates that jeered and attacked at every opportunity were similar to those of U.S. presidential candidates. The candidates did […]

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Vertical limitless — Asian women climbers reach new heights, find identity in the outdoors

Vertical limitless — Asian women climbers reach new heights, find identity in the outdoors

By Nan Nan Liu Northwest Asian Weekly The rugged climber in the wilderness — it’s not an image readily associated with Asian American women.  

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For Chinese American activist Grace Lee Boggs, the Asian American movement came later

For Chinese American activist Grace Lee Boggs, the Asian American movement came later

By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly Longtime activist Grace Lee Boggs was asked to make the closing statement at

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Pulitzer Prize winner Sheryl WuDunn raises awareness of gender inequity in Seattle

Pulitzer Prize winner Sheryl WuDunn raises awareness of gender inequity in Seattle

By James Tabafunda NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY The title of Sheryl WuDunn’s 2009 New York Times bestseller “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide” comes from a Chinese proverb that says “Women hold up half the sky.” Last May, her appearance at the University of Oregon expanded on women’s importance in the world […]

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Understanding passion and perfection through ‘Jiro Dreams of Sushi’

Understanding passion and perfection through ‘Jiro Dreams of Sushi’

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly David Gelb’s remarkable documentary film “Jiro Dreams of Sushi” opens quietly with images of a peaceful restaurant, white gloves, and a man explaining the importance of falling in love with one’s work. We soon learn that the man is 85-year-old Jiro Ono, the founder and head chef of the […]

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The Top 10 influential women who have contributed to Asian communities worldwide

The Top 10 influential women who have contributed to Asian communities worldwide

By Abby Sun Northwest Asian Weekly In honor of International Women’s Day, celebrated earlier this month, we introduce our list of 10 women who have contributed immensely to Asian communities all around the world. These women have devoted time and effort and have dedicated their lives for the benefit of society.

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EDITORIAL: The solution to police brutality starts with an overhaul of the way they’re trained

EDITORIAL: The solution to police brutality starts with an overhaul of the way they’re trained

The shooting of Trayvon Martin and the inaction of the Florida police that followed angered the world, but here in Seattle, we’ve been brimming over with frustration and anger over the excess of unwarranted violence from our own police force. These cases often result in an officer stepping down, but that consolation is not enough. […]

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