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Project documenting history of Southeast Seattle complete

Project documenting history of Southeast Seattle complete

Seattle’s Historic Preservation program completed a three-year project documenting the history of Southeast Seattle. The finished product is a series of posters, essays, and reports which focus on the era after World War II and looks at the historical roots of the area’s ethnic diversity. The project was completed with the efforts of community historians […]

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Deputy Mayor honors interns from city internship program

Deputy Mayor honors interns from city internship program

Deputy Mayor Darryl Smith joined other City of Seattle department leaders on June 13 to honor 18 Seattle teens who completed a four-month internship program. The program provides teens with skills and experience in various professional fields. The participants, aged 16–19, including many youth of color, gained experience in engineering, information  technology, and business. The […]

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EDI’s “Inclusion Fusion” benefit dinner raises record amount

EDI’s “Inclusion Fusion” benefit dinner raises record amount

The Executive Development Institute (EDI) held its annual benefit dinner and auction at Seattle’s SODO Park on June 8, raising a record amount of more than $120,000. More than 250 guests attended the benefit, including major sponsors like Boeing, State Farm Insurance, Nordstrom, Wells Fargo, and Weyerhaeuser. Proceeds from the event will allow EDI to […]

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Gang task force receives $850K from gambling raid

By Matthew Barakat The Associated Press ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — U.S. Marshals on Friday gave a regional gang task force in northern Virginia more than $850,000 in funds seized during a controversial gambling raid last year at the Eden Center in Falls Church, a hub of Vietnamese culture in the region.

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Malaysia court rules to hand bomb suspect to Thailand

The Associated Press Staff KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian court ruled Monday that an Iranian man accused of plotting to attack Israeli targets in Bangkok must be extradited to Thailand.

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Japan sells first fish caught since nuclear crisis last year

Japan sells first fish caught since nuclear crisis last year

By Yuri Kageyama The Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — The first seafood caught off Japan’s Fukushima coastline since last year’s nuclear disaster went on sale Monday, but the offerings were limited to octopus and marine snails because of persisting fears about radiation.

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Philippines opens school on disputed island

The Associated Press staff MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine officials have opened a small kindergarten on a South China Sea island that is also claimed by five other governments.

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BLOG: Asian Weekly Foundation’s summer youth program

By Assunta Ng In case you see 40 students walking and dining around the International District from now until  July 13, know that they’re part of Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation’s Summer Youth Leadership Program.

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ArtPlace grant funds restoration of Japantown’s Higo Garden

ArtPlace grant funds restoration of Japantown’s Higo Garden

The Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience aims to reactivate the Higo Garden in

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ENMA seeks volunteers for Japanese Fall Festival, Aki Matsuri

The Eastside Nihon Matsuri Association (ENMA) will be hosting the 15th Annual Aki Matsuri, Japanese Fall Festival, at Bellevue College on Sept. 8 and Sept. 9. Aki Matsuri is a two-day event of cultural, educational, and

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BLOG: Dos and don’ts: Lifestyle tips to save you money

BLOG: Dos and don’ts: Lifestyle tips to save you money

I enjoy a lean lifestyle. I lived thriftily even when our economy prospered. Financial gurus love to advise people to cut back on expenses in this tough economy. However, there are common lifestyle changes you can incorporate to keep wallets full during hard times. 1. Count alcohol out Now that I-1183 has passed, grocery stores […]

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BLOG: The short but sweet party

BLOG: The short but sweet party

By Assunta Ng Have you been to a party with a long program and the guests show up late? I have been to many, and my stomach grumbles when dinner is served late. Okay, I know I will get  flack for this, but I am just speaking the truth. It’s important we respect people’s time.

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Asian traditional arts flourish locally

Asian traditional arts flourish locally

By Jeffrey Osborn Northwest Asian Weekly The transition to America is difficult for many immigrants and their family members. Many immigrants in the Northwest have brought over treasured traditional arts and cultural practices and have preserved them for future generations. Seattle alone has the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience and the […]

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The long journey home — Part 2 of 2: Indian mother and son find divide after miracle reunion

The long journey home — Part 2 of 2: Indian mother and son find divide after miracle reunion

By Kristen Gelineau The Associated Press KHANDWA, India (AP) — Saroo Brierley pulled up to the train station and stepped out of his car into the chaotic landscape that had haunted his dreams.

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New immigration policy excludes Pulitzer Prize winning journalist

New immigration policy excludes Pulitzer Prize winning journalist

News that the Obama administration will offer immunity to illegal immigrants under the age of 30 came as a relief to many, including Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, who came out last year as an undocumented immigrant. Though the change will affect an estimated 800,000 immigrants, it excludes Vargas, who, at the age […]

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“Starry Starry Night”

“Starry Starry Night”

By Andrew Hamlin NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY When Taiwanese director Tom Lin wanted to make a film based on one of his favorite books, the illustrated tale “Starry Starry Night” by Jimmy Liao, he had a small production in mind. What he got in the end was a richly-budgeted production shared between Taiwan and mainland China, […]

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EDITORIAL: A past wrong corrected: Expressing regret for Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882

EDITORIAL: A past wrong corrected: Expressing regret for Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882

On June 19, the House of Representatives unanimously passed a bipartisan resolution that formally expresses regret for the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 and other legislation that discriminated against people of Chinese origin in the United States.

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