Archive | Vol 31 No 23 | 6/2-6/8

ICHS honors Fred Yee and the Children’s Alliance at Bloom annual fundraiser gala

ICHS honors Fred Yee and the Children’s Alliance at Bloom annual fundraiser gala

On May 19, International Community Health Services (ICHS) and the ICHS Foundation, which supports affordable health care in the Seattle area, honored Fred Yee and the Children’s Alliance at Bloom, their fundraising gala at the Seattle Marriott Waterfront. Yee is the director of Kin On, an elderly health care center. The Children’s Alliance advocates for […]

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Puget Sound Energy awarded National New Marketer of the Year for multiethnic ads

Puget Sound Energy awarded National New Marketer of the Year for multiethnic ads

On May 16, Puget Sound Energy (PSE) was announced as an Asian American Advertising Federation (3AF) Creative Excellence Awards winner at the 3FA Federation Marketing Summit held in Las Vegas, Nev. 3AF is a nonprofit trade organization comprising of Asian American advertising agencies, market advertisers, media companies, and other industry specialists. As the leading energy […]

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Seattle Nisei veterans honored on Memorial Day

Seattle Nisei veterans honored on Memorial Day

The Nisei Veterans Committee and the Japanese American community will gather to honor fallen veterans at the 67th Annual NVC Memorial Day Program at Lake View Cemetery on Capitol Hill. Michael Reagan, a combat veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War, gave the keynote speech. Reagan is a portrait artist who has […]

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Woman adopted as baby faces deportation

Woman adopted as baby faces deportation

By P. Solomon Banda The Associated Press DENVER (AP) — Attorneys are scrambling to find a way to prevent the deportation of a woman who was adopted from an orphanage in India as a 3-month-old baby, following a determination by the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that she is in the country illegally.

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Ping pong dreaming for 16-year-old Olympian

Ping pong dreaming for 16-year-old Olympian

By Stephen Wade The Associated Press Ariel Hsing was 8 when she wrote down her Olympic dream on a piece of paper. She rolled it up, wrapped it with a string, and tucked it into a small box. “I said something along the lines of ‘I wish to become an Olympian one day,’ ” the 16-year-old […]

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Thai king makes first trip outside of Bangkok in years

Thai king makes first trip outside of Bangkok in years

By Thanyarat Doksone The Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) — Thousands upon thousands of devoted Thais feted their 84-year-old monarch Friday on his first trip outside the capital in almost three years, a period marked by his ailing health and national political turmoil. The elaborate tribute to King Bhumibol Adulyadej in the old capital of Ayutthaya […]

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Slack-key guitarist Makana to attend Town Hall event

Slack-key guitarist Makana to attend Town Hall event

YES! Magazine will celebrate a “Year of People Power in the U.S. and Beyond” at Town Hall on June 6 a 7 p.m. The attendees will include slack-key guitarist Makana, who made national headlines last fall when he performed his Occupy anthem, “We Are the Many,” for President Barack Obama and other APEC leaders gathered […]

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BLOG: An Asian spin on Rob McKenna’s campaign?

BLOG: An Asian spin on Rob McKenna’s campaign?

By Assunta Ng A roast pig, a dragon dance, and campaign signs in Asian languages were not the only Asian elements of Attorney General Rob McKenna’s gubernatorial campaign party. The celebration was held in Chinatown, where his new campaign office is located.

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BLOG: Jay Inslee in the ID

BLOG: Jay Inslee in the ID

By Assunta Ng Democrat gubernatorial candidate Jay Inslee, a former congressman, invited me to chat with him at the Panama Hotel recently. Inslee and Organizing for America opened their office close to the International District on Rainier Avenue South. Will Inslee do a better job than his fellow Democrat, current Governor Christine Gregoire, if he […]

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BLOG: Portobello mushrooms, and seafood twice a week

By Assunta Ng “What does she eat?” A Caucasian woman who has seen me often at events was curious why I don’t gain weight. You see, Asian community events are often featured lots of delicious food.

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BLOG: Counting my blessings

By Assunta Ng Seattle’s weather has been so nice the last few days that I feel sorry for those who live on the East Coast and in the South who were affected by the heat wave. That’s the reason I’ve resided in Seattle for decades. Seattle summers are the best.

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Power outage scheduled for the International District

Power outage scheduled for the International District

Seattle City Light has scheduled a 20-hour outage that will start June 5 at 11 p.m. and last until about 7 p.m. on June 6. Streetlights and traffic signals will be affected. The general boundaries of the affected area are Jackson Street on the north, Dearborn Street on the south, 5th Avenue on the west, […]

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Intergalactica, bedazzle, dance, and JK POP! — DJs bring Japanese and Korean pop to Seattle’s dance floor

Intergalactica, bedazzle, dance, and JK POP! — DJs bring Japanese and Korean pop to Seattle’s dance floor

By Samantha Test Northwest Asian Weekly At JK Pop!, a Japanese and Korean pop music dance party, the night was in full swing. The bar was

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Muay Thai comes to Seattle — NWAW’s Layup Drill columnist reviews Seattle’s first Friday Night Fight

Muay Thai comes to Seattle — NWAW’s Layup Drill columnist reviews Seattle’s first Friday Night Fight

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly A line of people waited outside the Fisher Pavilion on a Friday night in May to witness something

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Paving the way — Women of Color Empowered honorees overcome challenges to inspire leaders of tomorrow

Paving the way — Women of Color Empowered honorees overcome challenges to inspire leaders of tomorrow

By Elizabeth Wang Northwest Asian Weekly About 200 people gathered at the Westin Bellevue on May 11 to attend Northwest Asian Weekly’s

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Taking the plunge — Local APIs leave behind stable jobs to start their own businesses

Taking the plunge — Local APIs leave behind stable jobs to start their own businesses

By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Jon Tam kept a scratchpad by his bed, where he jotted down observations of the world’s respected

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SIFF PICKS

SIFF PICKS

“The Blindfold” Reviewed by Tiffany Ran “The Blindfold,” by Indonesian filmmaker Garin Nugroho is a heartbreaking look at three of the characters’ respective experiences with the Indonesian Islamic State (NII) and its aggressive recruitment techniques. In the film, the recruitment techniques largely target students and the country’s disenfranchised youth. Each scene, dark and somber, bears […]

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EDITORIAL: Diane Tran is a mirror for the struggles youth face in our own community

Diane Tran worked two jobs. She worked full-time at a dry-cleaning business and part-time for a wedding planner, while juggling advanced course work in high school. So it shocked the world when honor student Diane Tran was sentenced to jail for 24 hours last week for truancy. Tran said her parents had divorced out of […]

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Spiritual leader Amma starts North American tour in the Pacific Northwest

Spiritual leader Amma starts North American tour in the Pacific Northwest

On May 31, spiritual leader Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, also known as “Amma,” will begin her North American tour at Bellevue’s Hyatt Regency. Millions have received Amma’s “darshan,” a spiritual blessing that involves a long, motherly embrace. Amma’s fame as a spiritual leader started at a young age; she began meditating and composing devotional songs at the […]

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