Archive | Vol 31 No 10 | 3/3-3/9

Celebrate Asia! in pictures

Celebrate Asia! in pictures

On Friday, Feb. 24, Seattle’s Asian community and Classical music fans came together for the annual Celebrate Asia! concert. Conducting the Seattle Symphony was Mei-Ann Chen. Master of Ceremonies was Mimi Gan. The event featured famed violinist Hahn-Bin, pipa player Jia Ma, and jazz group The Cuong Vu Group. An original composition by Kay He, […]

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Asian Pacific Cultural Center holds 14th Annual New Year Celebration

Asian Pacific Cultural Center holds 14th Annual New Year Celebration

On Feb. 11, The Asia Pacific Cultural Center (APCC), headed by Executive Director Faaluaina Pritchard, held its 14th Annual New Year Celebration, called Bula!, at the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall.

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MulvannyG2 Architecture holds special reception for new Bellevue Mayor Conrad Lee

MulvannyG2 Architecture holds special reception for new Bellevue Mayor Conrad Lee

On Feb. 22, MulvannyG2 Architecture hosted a reception to welcome newly elected Bellevue Mayor Conrad Lee into office. The reception took place at the MulvannyG2 headquarter office in Bellevue.

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‘The Secret Life of Copernicus H. Stringfellow’ on shelves in March

‘The Secret Life of Copernicus H. Stringfellow’ on shelves in March

Lorin Barber’s latest young adult book, “The Secret Life of Copernicus H. Stringfellow” is due out on shelves on March 13. The novel tells the unique adventures of Copernicus, or ‘Nick,’ as he moves to Seattle and begins a new life for himself. Nick happens to speak Japanese. Barber grew up in the Tri-Cities, attended […]

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Diversity Makes a Difference  — Part 4

Diversity Makes a Difference — Part 4

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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Calif. GOP struggles for young voters and minorities voters

By Juliet Williams The Associated Press BURLINGAME, Calif. (AP) — Leaders of the California Republican Party acknowledge they must broaden their appeal to Asians, Hispanics, young voters, and women to ensure relevancy for a party that has been losing registration and elections at a fast clip in recent years.

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Autism not diagnosed as early in minority children

By Lauran Neergaard The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Early diagnosis is considered key for autism, but minority children tend to be diagnosed later than white children. Some new work is beginning to try to uncover why — and to raise awareness of the warning signs, so more parents know that they can seek help […]

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A-pop! Hate doesn’t look pretty

A-pop! Hate doesn’t look pretty

A monthly column about all things Asian in popular culture By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly This month, new and old Asian faces landed in the hot seat due to controversy. And 2012 has only just begun! Is there something in the water? Maybe Haterade? Because lots of people seem to be sipping it.

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BLOG: Celebrate Asia!’s success formula

BLOG: Celebrate Asia!’s success formula

I was completely lost during the first half of Celebrate Asia! at Benaroya Hall last Friday. I was the problem. Pipa, a traditional Chinese instrument similar to a guitar (except it’s played vertically), is too profound for me.

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BLOG: Conquering aging

No one can truly conquer aging. However, science, medicine, and cosmetics can help to slow down the aging process.

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COMMENTARY: A Shadow of the Past: the Chinese experience in Walla Walla

COMMENTARY: A Shadow of the Past: the Chinese experience in Walla Walla

By Art Chin For Northwest Asian Weekly Editor’s note: This is an edited version of a much larger work by author Art Chin. It was edited to fit in the space allotted. The early history of the Chinese in the Walla Walla region may be explained by the forces of historical geography intertwined with economic […]

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7th Annual Guiding Lights Weekend sparks National movement to reimagine citizenship March 8–10 in Seattle

7th Annual Guiding Lights Weekend sparks National movement to reimagine citizenship March 8–10 in Seattle

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly On March 8–10 in Seattle, hundreds of leaders and change-makers from across the United States will participate in the Guiding Lights Weekend conference on the art of great citizenship.

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The Jeremy Lin effect

The Jeremy Lin effect

By Christopher Foster UW News Lab Jeremy Lin, the Taiwanese American point guard for the New York Knicks, has captured headlines and hearts all over the country, and rightfully so.

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For Cambodian American, growth at Youth Green Corps not restricted to plants

For Cambodian American, growth at Youth Green Corps not restricted to plants

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Long ivy vines are considered invasive when they are allowed to grow uncontrolled, replacing many of the native plant species in Seattle’s 430 parks and open areas.

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Wise words on aging

Wise words on aging

“As one ages, many of the doors that are open to joyful activities will close, but there are a myriad of closed doors that beckon one to happily open.” — Rear Admiral Herb Bridge Co-chair of Ben Bridge Jeweler “I keep my mind and body very active. I love to work. Even though I am […]

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EDITORIAL: Susan Enfield to go to Highline; Seattle loses

EDITORIAL: Susan Enfield to go to Highline; Seattle loses

On Feb. 28, Highline Public Schools in Burien announced that their new superintendent will be Dr. Susan Enfield, Seattle Public Schools’ current interim superintendent. Enfield will start at Highline on July 1. We believe this is a huge loss for Seattle Public Schools (SPS). Enfield took over SPS after a financial scandal ousted Maria Goodloe-Johnson. […]

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EDITORIAL: HB 2801 is deadly to local newspapers

House Bill 2801 was scheduled for a hearing on Feb. 29. It is a bill that has instilled fear and anger in news publishers.

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For Chinese elders, there’s a new retirement home option

For Chinese elders, there’s a new retirement home option

By Nan Nan Liu Northwest Asian Weekly “It is very important for us [to live in a Chinese-speaking community],” said Jing Liu. “We are coming from China, and we don’t speak too much English. We can speak everyday English, but we cannot exchange thoughts.”

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North Korea to suspend key nuclear activities

By Matthew Pennington The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea has agreed to suspend uranium enrichment and nuclear and long-range missile tests in a breakthrough in negotiations with the United States, which is set to provide food aid in return.

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