Archive | Vol 31 No 16 | 4/14-4/20

Calif. Congressmember Judy Chu attends swearing-in ceremony of ILF’s Seattle chapter

Calif. Congressmember Judy Chu attends swearing-in ceremony of ILF’s Seattle chapter

On April 7, more than 100 guests attended the inaugural party and dinner for the International Leadership Foundation (IFL)’s Seattle chapter at the home of IFL Seattle

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Seattle filmmaker Jimmy Zhang’s short film selected for NFFTY

Seattle filmmaker Jimmy Zhang’s short film selected for NFFTY

Local Asian American filmmaker Jimmy Zhang’s short film, “The Boy and the Tree,” is an official selection for the 2012 National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY). The film was selected as one of 225 films from 30 states and more than 20 countries. During his freshman year of college, an interest in Pixar led […]

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UW Bothell Associate Vice Chancellor Hung Dang receives Fulbright Award

UW Bothell Associate Vice Chancellor Hung Dang receives Fulbright Award

Hung Dang, University of Washington Bothell’s associate vice chancellor for enrollment and student affairs, has received a Fulbright Award. As a Fulbright scholar, he will participate in the U.S.–Japan International Education Administrators’ Seminar, designed to introduce participants to the society, culture, and higher education system in Germany, India, Japan, or Korea. Dang’s work will aim […]

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Rainier Valley Community Development Fund turns 10 under the watch of new Executive Director Wayne Lau

Rainier Valley Community Development Fund turns 10 under the watch of new Executive Director Wayne Lau

After the previous executive director of the Rainier Valley Community Development Fund (RVCDF) left in 2010, the organization hired Richard McIver to serve as interim director until the end of 2010. The RVCDF then managed to operate without an official executive director until it hired Wayne Lau. Lau has years of banking experience, having worked […]

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N. Korean rocket a suspected ruse for missile testing

N. Korean rocket a suspected ruse for missile testing

By Jean H. Lee The Associated Press PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korean space officials said all assembly and preparations for this week’s planned satellite launch have been completed and denied it is a cover for a missile test.

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Pakistani president visits India in effort to thaw relations

Pakistani president visits India in effort to thaw relations

By Nirmala George The Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) — The leaders of India and Pakistan said they agreed in talks that strained relations between their rival South Asian nations should be normalized. Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and visiting Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari said their meeting was friendly and constructive.

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Q&A Rosetta Lee — Anti-bullying expert discusses the role that Asian communities can play in addressing bullying

Q&A Rosetta Lee — Anti-bullying expert discusses the role that Asian communities can play in addressing bullying

By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly On April 10, Rosetta Lee, a national anti-bullying expert and science teacher at the Seattle Girls’ School, held a lecture that addressed ways that parents can prevent and address bullying.

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Young leaders promote diversity in local community and beyond — Diversity Makes a Difference nominees receive awards and scholarships

Young leaders promote diversity in local community and beyond — Diversity Makes a Difference nominees receive awards and scholarships

By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly On Friday, March 30, the Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation presented scholarships and awards to high school students from Western Washington at its Diversity Makes a Difference awards dinner. The event, held at the New Hong Kong Restaurant, honored 55 student nominees.

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A new editor comes on board

A new editor comes on board

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly If you’ve had to do a double take at our staff box recently, you’re not mistaken. Something is different. At the end of last month, the paper said goodbye to its editor Stacy Nguyen, and a new editor came on board. Nguyen found a new opportunity working with social media […]

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BLOG: Sake and mushrooms: a good combination?

BLOG: Sake and mushrooms: a good combination?

By Assunta Ng The other day, I was surprised to see my senior Jewish friend shopping at Uwajimaya. He confessed that it was his first time shopping in the ID. Last Christmas, I gave him a bottle of plum sake, knowing that he loves sake. “My girlfriend told me to get some mushrooms,” he said. […]

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BLOG: Welcome to Chinatown, Amanda!

BLOG: Welcome to Chinatown, Amanda!

By Assunta Ng Did you know that Amanda Knox, acquitted of murder in Italy last year, is living in the International District? Folks have seen her dining at World Pizza. Knox, a University of Washington student, has found sanctuary in an Asian neighborhood. Wise move. This is a convenient, diverse, and vibrant community at the […]

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BLOG: Is the Port Commission a stepping stone?

BLOG: Is the Port Commission a stepping stone?

By Assunta Ng Recently, I got e-mails that Gael Tarleton, president of the Port of Seattle Commission, is running for state representative. Another Port of Seattle Commissioner, Rob Holland, called me saying that he, too, is running for state representative. Bill Bryant, also a Port of Seattle commissioner, is mulling over which office to run […]

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BLOG: An emperor in Bellevue?

BLOG: An emperor in Bellevue?

By Assunta Ng My Bellevue friend always jokes that Bellevue has a city manager, a mayor, and an emperor, Kemper Freeman! Despite the negative press on Freeman, the owner of Bellevue Collection, I found the man to be humble and easy to talk to when I spoke with him during a recent private meeting.

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BLOG: Groups competing to head Bellevue Square’s Lunar New Year fest

By Assunta Ng Bellevue Square Owner Kemper Freeman raved about Bellevue Square’s Lunar New Year tradition earlier this year, an event that attracted more than 40,000 people on the snowy, freezing day of Jan. 29. Teresa Fang, president of the Taiwanese Benevolent Association, organized the event with two others, beginning in late December 2011.

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COMMENTARY: Is Mitt Romney a man of the people?

COMMENTARY: Is Mitt Romney a man of the people?

By David Chan FOR NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Regarding the commentary “Is Obama a man of people,” written by Mr. Hai Tran — where he decided not to vote for a Democrat — I suggest Mr. Tran keep an open mind and ask, “Is Mitt Romney a man of the people?” before he decides his vote. It […]

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Trevina Wang sets high goals for King Street Station’s renovation project — Can the historic King Street landmark earn LEED Platinum certification?

Trevina Wang sets high goals for King Street Station’s renovation project — Can the historic King Street landmark earn LEED Platinum certification?

By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly King Street Station sits on the border of Pioneer Square near the International District, and it’s undergoing a facelift with the help of the King Street Station Restoration Project. The station opened to the public in 1906.

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Market owner Yen Lam-Steward celebrates 21 meaningful years at Lam’s Seafood Market

Market owner Yen Lam-Steward celebrates 21 meaningful years at Lam’s Seafood Market

By Elizabeth Wang Northwest Asian Weekly Yen Lam-Steward started working with her father at Lam’s Seafood Market from its humble beginnings on the corner of Main Street in 1991, running the cash register, scaling fish, and cleaning crab.

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Asian Latinos; two check boxes on Census form reveal complex identities

Asian Latinos; two check boxes on Census form reveal complex identities

By Sarah Yee Northwest Asian Weekly It was only a little more than a decade ago. The 2000 U.S. Census was a milestone because

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Seattle Chinese Post and Northwest Asian Weekly celebrate 30 successful years

Seattle Chinese Post and Northwest Asian Weekly celebrate 30 successful years

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly The Seattle Chinese Post will celebrate its 30th anniversary on April 22. The Seattle Chinese Post was founded by publisher Assunta Ng in 1982.

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Subtle storytelling and a love story color the “The Lady”

Subtle storytelling and a love story color the “The Lady”

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly The recent news from Burma, officially known as the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, about Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy party claiming victory for 40 of 45 contested seats in parliament seems to seal Suu Kyi’s incredible transformation from a longtime housebound prisoner […]

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