Archive | Vol 31 No 2 | 1/7-1/13

Wayne’s Worlds: Facebook banned: a social dilemma in China

Wayne’s Worlds: Facebook banned: a social dilemma in China

Having come back from China this past week, I realize that what I really missed was something unexpected. This time, it had nothing to do with the little conveniences we all sometimes take for granted, at least materially speaking. China is chock full of Ferraris, Rolexes, and every little extravagance you can imagine. Let me […]

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Ticiang Diangson honored with Seattle Management Association award

Ticiang Diangson honored with Seattle Management Association award

Ticiang Diangson Ticiang Diangson, director of Seattle Public Utilities Environmental Justice and Service Equity (EJSE) Division of the Human Resources and Service Equity Branch, was awarded the 2011 Management in Race and Social Justice Award by the Seattle Management Association (SMA) on Dec. 8 at the Columbia Tower Club. 

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Kathy Hsieh named Seattle’s cultural partnerships and grants director

Kathy Hsieh named Seattle’s cultural partnerships and grants director

Kathy Hsieh Last month, Kathy Hsieh was named director of the City of Seattle’s cultural partnerships and grants program. Hsieh has worked with the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs since 2003, originally as part of the community development and outreach team and then as part of the cultural partnerships and grants team as […]

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Garfield High School Orchestra performs with Sanyo Band from Japan

Garfield High School Orchestra performs with Sanyo Band from Japan

On Dec. 13, Garfield High School Orchestra performed with the Sanyo Band of Okayama, Japan, at Meany Hall on the University of Washington campus.

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Seattle Public Schools Board of Directors elects three board members, including API Betty Patu

Seattle Public Schools Board of Directors elects three board members, including API Betty Patu

At a Dec. 7 meeting, the Seattle Public Schools Board of Directors elected the following new officers for the 2012 calendar year: — Michael DeBell, president — Kay Smith-Blum, vice president — Betty Patu, member at large Patu will serve on the executive committee with the president and vice president and will preside at board […]

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LIHI Awarded $10,000 from ID Rotary Club

LIHI Awarded $10,000 from ID Rotary Club

On Dec. 15, the Seattle International District Rotary Club presented Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) with a $10,000 grant to help families with children living in transitional housing. The grant will focus on the needs of homeless, immigrant and refugee families living at Columbia Court in Seattle.

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Dentist from Alaska helps honor Nisei soldiers

By Mary Beth Smetzer Fairbanks Daily News-Miner FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — The day Pearl Harbor was bombed, Dec. 7, 1941, Brian Yamamoto’s father, Edward, was attending the University of Southern California on a baseball scholarship.

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‘Octomom’ case stuns one-child public in China

‘Octomom’ case stuns one-child public in China

By Alexa Olesen The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — The photo was undeniably cute. A studio portrait of eight babies in identical onesies and perky white cotton hats, sports an array of expressions from giggly to goofy, baffled to bawling.

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Samoa and Tokelau jump ahead a day on New Year’s Eve

Samoa and Tokelau jump ahead a day on New Year’s Eve

By Keni Lesa The Associated Press   APIA, Samoa (AP) — Sirens wailed and fireworks exploded in the skies over Samoa, as the tiny South Pacific nation jumped forward in time, crossing westward over the international date line and effectively erasing Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, from the country’s calendar.

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Charges of United States bias as Taiwan election nears

By Peter Enav The Associated Press TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Washington has been lavishing attention on Taiwan, stepping up official visits and saying it will likely allow visa-free travel to the United States. The moves are raising suspicions that America is trying to influence a tight presidential election here in January.

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Stories about artists — NWAW’s monthly must-reads

Stories about artists — NWAW’s monthly must-reads

By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly “Drawing from Memory” By Allen Say Scholastic Press, 2011 From the time he was a young boy growing up in Japan, Allen Say knew he wanted to be a cartoonist. Inspired by comic books, he drew what he saw, what he imagined, and what he copied from his beloved […]

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Olympia Mayor Doug Mah bids farewell, though not ruling out return to politics

Olympia Mayor Doug Mah bids farewell, though not ruling out return to politics

By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly “This was an important project. It taught me that size matters,” Mah said, somewhat jokingly, at the Sept. 19, 2011 meeting of Rotary Club of Olympia. “Size matters here because it was a big meaningful definitive project. It was more than just a bridge because it enabled us to […]

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BLOG: What our political leaders have taught us about failure

BLOG: What our political leaders have taught us about failure

I am not insane. People will probably accuse me of being insane because I’m starting my 2012 blog by talking about failures. I can imagine some readers’ reaction. “Don’t you have better things to write about?”

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COMMENTARY: Stereotyped impressions of North Koreans hurting Korean reunification

COMMENTARY: Stereotyped impressions of North Koreans hurting Korean reunification

Dr. Vernasius T. Tandia By Dr. Vernasius T. Tandia For Northwest Asian Weekly Compared to about a decade ago, when there was widespread opposition to reunification, a growing number of Koreans now seem to be settling for it. With increasing public discourse on the issue, including the current jostling over a mandatory reunification tax, the […]

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WWU prof sheds light on drastic climate change in Alaska, Sri Lanka, and Mongolia

WWU prof sheds light on drastic climate change in Alaska, Sri Lanka, and Mongolia

By Jeffrey Osborn Northwest Asian Weekly The human race has been considered a race of hunter–gatherers. Groups that lived inland hunted wild animals and when the opportunity presented itself, they fished in lakes and rivers. Alternatively, groups that lived by a coast relied far more heavily on fish from the ocean, naturally leading to the […]

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Conrad Lee,  Bellevue’s new mayor

Conrad Lee, Bellevue’s new mayor

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly On the night of Jan. 3, Bellevue City Councilmembers unanimously voted for fellow Councilmember and Deputy Mayor Conrad Lee to serve as the city’s mayor. Lee is the first person of color to serve as mayor of Bellevue. Lee was also the first person of color on the city council, […]

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Oakland mayor under fire over Occupy protests

Oakland mayor under fire over Occupy protests

By Terence Chea and Terry Collins The Associated Press Oakland Mayor Jean Quan at Oakland’s Lake Merritt OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Mayor Jean Quan made history in January when she became the first Asian American woman to lead a major U.S. city. Less than a year later, the Democratic mayor is quickly losing support […]

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Community-minded new immigrants are wanted for jobs in lawmaking

Community-minded new immigrants are wanted for jobs in lawmaking

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly The year of 1957 stands out in the history of Asian Americans. Dalip Singh Saund, an immigrant from India, became the first Asian American to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives on Jan. 3 of that year. A Democrat, he represented the state of California and served […]

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EDITORIAL: Jean Quan, the story of a failed Asian American politician

This week, the contentious friction between Oakland’s mayor Jean Quan and her constituents continues heating up. She started her administration with such promise, too.

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