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Seattle chapter of JACL holds 90th annual banquet, honors Bridge, Narasaki, Sugiyama

Seattle chapter of JACL holds 90th annual banquet, honors Bridge, Narasaki, Sugiyama

On Feb. 4, the Seattle Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League held its 90th annual banquet at Tea Palace Restaurant in Renton.

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Kin On welcomes new board members and executive officers

Kin On welcomes new board members and executive officers

  On Jan. 25, Kin On Community Health Care and Kin On Health Care Center introduced new additions to their board of directors and new executive officers. The new board members are Daniel Chan, Garret Dong, Darryl Hue, James Huie, and Helen Wang.

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Lake Washington Institute of Technology receives $135,00 to help ESL students

Lake Washington Institute of Technology receives $135,00 to help ESL students

Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWIT) recently received more than $135,000 in grants towards its Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST) program, which is designed to give English as a second language (ESL) students a jump start into their technical and professional education. More than 100 students are enrolled in LWIT’s I-BEST program. LWIT’s […]

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Diversity Makes a Difference — Part 2

Diversity Makes a Difference — Part 2

Compiled by Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Northwest Asian Weekly’s Diversity Makes a Difference scholarship program celebrates young people who are committed to reaching out across cultural lines. Students are nominated by their schools as being champions of diversity. From among those students, a judging panel will choose five winners who will receive $1,000 scholarships and […]

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Wise words from health professionals

Wise words from health professionals

“Staying active physically, intellectually, and socially is the key to good health. Sharing the wisdom your activity has earned you is the key to creating healthy communities.” — Kay Wagers, R.N., M.B.A. Community Health Director Aljoya Mercer Island – an Era Living retirement community 2430 76th Ave. S.E., Mercer Island, WA 98040 206-230-0150, www.eraliving.com/communities/mercer-island “Oral […]

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The ‘baby’ raised me! — Part 3 of the NWAW 30th anniversary series

The ‘baby’ raised me! — Part 3 of the NWAW 30th anniversary series

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly My baby just turned 30. She is the youngest of my three children. And in some ways, she has more influence on me than either of my two sons.

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10 unexpected (and natural!) ways to keep your stress in check

10 unexpected (and natural!) ways to keep your stress in check

By Vivian Miezianko Northwest Asian Weekly Work, study, taking care of others, worrying about finance, and relationships…

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Are Asian Americans immune to becoming overweight?

Are Asian Americans immune to becoming overweight?

By Nan Nan Liu Northwest Asian Weekly Asians don’t get fat…right? “Most Asians I encounter are smaller and thinner,” said Rebecca Kelley, a Korean American who is half white. She is the creator of MediocreAthlete.com. “I imagine it’s partly due to genetics and partly their upbringing.”

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The gift of life — Northwest Kidney Centers celebrate its 50th anniversary this year, 50 years of saving lives through kidney treatments

The gift of life — Northwest Kidney Centers celebrate its 50th anniversary this year, 50 years of saving lives through kidney treatments

By Joyce F. Jackson For Northwest Asian Weekly Editor’s note: Joyce F. Jackson, CEO and president of Northwest Kidney Centers, originally presented this as a speech given to the Seattle Rotary at its Jan. 25 meeting at the Seattle Convention Center. The speech has been edited from its original form. Seattle is an amazing place […]

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Diabetes becoming a global epidemic, but also hits close to home with Asian Americans

Diabetes becoming a global epidemic, but also hits close to home with Asian Americans

By Jeffrey Osborn Northwest Asian Weekly Diabetes is a disease that is quickly becoming a global epidemic. In recent history, diabetes has become the focus of numerous medical studies. Alarmingly, those that are Asian American or who live in Asian countries are some of the highest at-risk people in the world.

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Woman robbed in Chinatown, loses $2,000 and passport

Woman robbed in Chinatown, loses $2,000 and passport

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly On Feb. 14, a robbery occurred in Chinatown near Uwajimaya, in the alley between Maynard Avenue South and Sixth Avenue South, adjacent to South Weller Street.

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EDITORIAL: Save Janet Liang’s life. Become a marrow donor.

EDITORIAL: Save Janet Liang’s life. Become a marrow donor.

Janet Liang was born in Hawaii and moved to California when she was 10 years old. She started attending college at the University of California, Los Angeles, in 2005. Her major was international development studies. She dreamed of becoming a teacher, and her future looked incredibly bright.

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EDITORIAL: JACL, 90 years of doing the right thing

The Seattle chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) recently had its 90th annual banquet. That’s right — 90th! It’s a number that no other Asian American organization can lay claim to. Notably, the Seattle chapter was actually conceived before the greater JACL, which was formed in 1929.

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