Archive | Vol 31 No 13 | 3/24-3/30

Diversity Makes a Difference  — final part

Diversity Makes a Difference — final part

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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Komen Puget Sound raises $825,000 in fight against breast cancer

Komen Puget Sound raises $825,000 in fight against breast cancer

About 360 benefactors gathered on March 3 to save lives and end breast cancer. They raised $825,000 for the Puget Sound affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure at the annual Grace Notes Gala, held at The Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle.

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World Dance Party held at Filipino Community Center

World Dance Party held at Filipino Community Center

The Filipino Community of Seattle held a multicultural night and celebration called World Dance Party at the Filipino Community Center on Martin Luther King Jr. Way on Feb. 24.

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J-Pros release new free album

J-Pros release new free album

Recently, J-Pros, consisting of Filipino American rappers Mercury and R’Senull and DJ Razs, released a new album, “Level Up EP,” on their website, jprosmusic.com. The album is available as a free download and can also be found on iTunes or Amazon.com. The group held a release party on March 10 at The Mix in Seattle. […]

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Noland Hoshino receives award from University of Phoenix

Noland Hoshino receives award from University of Phoenix

On March 14, University of Phoenix Oregon Campus honored alumnus Noland Hoshino with an Alumni Community Service Award for his efforts to develop an innovative website and social media campaign for the Portland chapter of Heifer International, a global non-profit organization that works with communities to help end hunger and poverty. Hoshino, a 20-year veteran of […]

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9/11 hate crime victim’s kin become U.S. citizens

By Samantha Henry The Associated Press WEST WINDSOR, N.J. (AP) — Anum Hasan has seen many conflicting visions of America: the hope of a better life that brought her family from Pakistan and the hate-filled act that ended her father’s life in the name of American vengeance. An outpouring of compassion that her family has […]

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Former Mr. Universe turns 100 in India, still in tip-top shape

Former Mr. Universe turns 100 in India, still in tip-top shape

By Manik Banerjee The Associated Press KOLKATA, India (AP) — A former Mr. Universe, who has just turned 100, said that happiness and a life without tensions are the key to his longevity.

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Indian girl trapped in life of cigarette rolling

By Ravi Nessman The Associated Press DHULIYAN, India (AP) — Sagira Ansari sits on a dusty sack outside her uneven brick home in this poor town in eastern India, her legs folded beneath her. She cracks her knuckles, then rubs charcoal ash between her palms.

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Wayne’s Worlds: The three cardinal rules for finicky eaters

Wayne’s Worlds: The three cardinal rules for finicky eaters

By Wayne Chan Northwest Asian Weekly I am a finicky eater. There. I’ve said it. It’s “out there.” I’ve always been a bit squeamish about trying new things. I’ve gotten better in the last 10 years though. I remember as a little kid trying to explain to my mom, from a scientific perspective, the real […]

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Seattle’s Immigrant and Refugee Commission seeks new members

In keeping with the Race and Social Justice Initiative, Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn and the Seattle City Council want to ensure that city government provides customer service to all, including immigrants and refugees living and working in Seattle.

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Seattle Chinese Garden seeking docents, will train

The Seattle Chinese Garden is recruiting volunteers for the next docent training program.

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Senate proposal affects Washington’s low-income families

On Feb. 28, Washington State Senate released its proposed supplemental budget, which aims to protect, maintain, and even restore some lost funding to essential services for low-income children, families, immigrants, seniors, and people with disabilities.

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COMMENTARY: Who are the Teochew people? They are our neighbors and friends.

COMMENTARY: Who are the Teochew people? They are our neighbors and friends.

By Cindy Luc For Northwest Asian Weekly When I first tell people that I am Chinese, I get an instantaneous assumption and the question “Do you speak Cantonese or Mandarin?” I kindly respond with, “No. I speak the Teochew dialect.”

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Pacific’s new mayor wins by write-in — months later, faces controversy over medals

Pacific’s new mayor wins by write-in — months later, faces controversy over medals

By Jeffrey Osborn Northwest Asian Weekly On Nov. 4, the residents of Pacific, a small town just outside of Auburn, voted in a new mayor, Cy Sun, an Asian American. While it’s not unusual to vote a new mayor into office, the circumstances surrounding his election are rare. Not only that, months into his term, […]

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In memory of Col. Janice Mano Lehman: nurse, wife, and friend

In memory of Col. Janice Mano Lehman: nurse, wife, and friend

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Col. Janice Mano Lehman passed away on the morning of March 11 after a nine-year battle with lung cancer. She was 48. Mano Lehman grew up in Seattle and attended Renton High School, graduating in 1982. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Washington State University, where she […]

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Immigrants have hard time keeping their kids enrolled in their health insurance

Immigrants have hard time keeping their kids enrolled in their health insurance

By Viji Sundaram New America Media When the breadwinner of a Hmong family in Merced, Calif., lost his employer-sponsored health insurance coverage when he got laid off from his job last year, he didn’t think to find a public insurance program for his 5-year-old son. So when his son got sick a few months later […]

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Mariners release pitcher Kuo Hong-Chih

Mariners release pitcher Kuo Hong-Chih

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly On March 19, the Seattle Mariners announced that it was releasing Kuo Hong-Chih, 30, a left-handed Taiwanese relief pitcher. The reason cited was poor performance during spring training and also to make room for others on the 40-man roster, according to the Mariners’ website. “I think he just needs more […]

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EDITORIAL: Mayor Cy Sun deserves an apology

EDITORIAL: Mayor Cy Sun deserves an apology

It’s an underdog story. It’s an American story. It’s a story that illustrates to us that if we work hard, dreams can come true. Unfortunately, the story has an unfortunate footnote. Cy Sun, 81, is an Asian American veteran with a Purple Heart and a Croix de Guerre. He served during the Korean War before […]

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