Archive | Vol 31 No 15 | 4/7-4/13

White Center Community Development Association announces new Executive Director Sili Savusa

White Center Community Development Association announces new Executive Director Sili Savusa

On March 12, White Center Community Development Association (White Center CDA) announced its new executive director, Sili Savusa, who has been a resident and advocate of this community. Savusa left her position as Family Center Coordinator for Southwest Youth and Family Service. She began at CDA as executive director on March 19, replacing former Executive […]

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Bellevue Mayor Conrad Lee and Ben Zhang host reception supporting Reagan Dunn’s candidacy for State Attorney General

Bellevue Mayor Conrad Lee and Ben Zhang host reception supporting Reagan Dunn’s candidacy for State Attorney General

(From left) Shiao-Yen Wu, CEO of WPI Real Estate, Bellevue Mayor Conrad Lee, King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn, Ben Zhang, president and CEO of Greater China Industries, and Nina Collier, managing partner at Washington2 Advocates. (Photo by George Liu/NWAW) Bellevue Mayor Conrad Lee and Ben Zhang, president and CEO of Greater China Industries, hosted a […]

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Timothy Louie, president of Tsue Chong Noodle and Fortune Cookie Company, awarded the Silver Beaver

Timothy Louie, president of Tsue Chong Noodle and Fortune Cookie Company, awarded the Silver Beaver

Scoutmaster Timothy Louie, of Boy Scout Troop 254, was honored with a Silver Beaver award at the Chief Seattle Council’s Boy Scouts of America Recognition Night, along with 18 other Silver Beaver recipients. Silver Beavers are awarded to adult leaders who have made an impact on the lives of youths through service to the Boy […]

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Bellevue’s LifeSpring raises $250,000 at its Step Up to the Plate benefit luncheon

Bellevue’s LifeSpring raises $250,000 at its Step Up to the Plate benefit luncheon

Donors and members of Bellevue-based LifeSpring gathered at its Step Up to the Plate benefit luncheon, where Patti Payne, “Puget Sound Business Journal” columnist and radio personality, emceed the event. Capt. Suzanna Darcy-Hennemann, Boeing’s first female test pilot, served as keynote speaker. The luncheon raised $250,000 to support LifeSpring’s youth, health, education, and emergency service […]

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Myanmar’s Suu Kyi hopes victory is dawn of new era

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi hopes victory is dawn of new era

By Todd Pittman Associated Press YANGON, Myanmar (AP) ― Democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi’s victory in parliamentary elections is the biggest prize of her political career. But the weekend vote for only a few dozen legislative seats may have sown the seeds of something far more significant ― the possibility her party could sweep […]

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Lin-firmary! Knicks guard done for the rest of regular season

Lin-firmary! Knicks guard done for the rest of regular season

By Brian Mahoney THE Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) ― Say so long to Linsanity. Jeremy Lin will miss the rest of the regular season because he needs knee surgery that will sideline him six weeks and could leave the Knicks without their star point guard in the playoffs ― if they make it that […]

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Shooting devastates Christian school serving Korean community

Shooting devastates Christian school serving Korean community

By Terry Collins the Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) ― A gunman opened fire at a Christian university in California Monday, killing at least seven people and wounding three more, before being captured in a nearby city, authorities said.

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SCIDpda seeks business and economic development volunteer

The Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority (SCIDpda) is looking for student volunteers to assist with creating a local business technical assistance pilot program to promote small

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Stories told by comedians and a plastic surgeon that should have been one — NWAW’s monthly must-reads

Stories told by comedians and a plastic surgeon that should have been one — NWAW’s monthly must-reads

By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly “Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)” By Mindy Kaling Crown Archetype, 2011 Before she became known as the self-involved, boy-crazy Kelly Kapoor on “The Office,” she was Mindy Kaling, a girl from Cambridge, Mass., with a love for comedy. Growing up, she was a bit on […]

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Filmmaker Robert Lieberman captures the life and struggles of Burmese citizens in “They Call It Myanmar”

Filmmaker Robert Lieberman captures the life and struggles of Burmese citizens in “They Call It Myanmar”

By Shelley Seale for Northwest Asian Weekly “They Call It Myanmar” is the story of Burma, told with stunning footage shot clandestinely over a two-year period by filmmaker Robert H. Lieberman. The film provides an astonishing and intimate look at what has been one of the most isolated countries in the world, showing the everyday […]

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BLOG: Could a UW branch stack up to its main campus?

BLOG: Could a UW branch stack up to its main campus?

By Assunta Ng A few years ago, I received a troublesome e-mail. A young Asian female was rejected by the University of Washington’s main campus. So she sought admission at the UW Bothell campus instead. Her family was furious for fear of losing face in front of friends and relatives. They used harmful words to scold their […]

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COMMENTARY: Is Obama a man of the people?

COMMENTARY: Is Obama a man of the people?

By Hai Tran For Northwest Asian Weekly Several days ago, I received an e-mail from President Barack Obama with the subject line “Do you want to have dinner with me?” A thought ran through my mind, “Wow, only in America would a president ask to have dinner with  regular folk like me.” I understood, of […]

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Musical legend Lea Salonga rises from Manila to Broadway

Musical legend Lea Salonga rises from Manila to Broadway

By Evangeline Cafe Northwest Asian Weekly Before she won a Tony Award for her acclaimed portrayal of Kim in the hit musical “Miss Saigon,” Lea Salonga captivated audiences inside her childhood home near Manila. “One of my earliest memories was singing at family parties,” said Salonga. “Whenever somebody asked me to sing, I kind of […]

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Righting a wrong — Congress seeks to amend Civil Rights Act for benefit of cannery workers

Righting a wrong — Congress seeks to amend Civil Rights Act for benefit of cannery workers

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Congressman Jim McDermott introduced a bill last week that would right a wrong inflicted upon many Asian American cannery workers more than 30 years ago. The amendment to the 1991 Civil Rights Act would strike language that has prevented cannery workers from seeking legal damages for discrimination.

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Queer APIs use identities to address violence and oppression

Queer APIs use identities to address violence and oppression

Part 2 of 2 in a series about the difficulties APIs face when it comes to sexual identity By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly The feeling of disdain was palpable at one particular South Asian event that Bish, who wishes that his full name not be used in this story, and his partner attended. Bish […]

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EDITORIAL: Students offer more than just the color of their skin

Do students of color require special consideration? This is an issue that schools across the country have tried to resolve through affirmative action or other special measures. Should spaces be allotted to rectify inequalities and enhance diversity? There are many who oppose affirmative action, and there are those who see it as the answer to […]

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