Archive | Vol 31 No 42 | 10/13-10/19

Third Kollaboration Seattle features local APA talent

Third Kollaboration Seattle features local APA talent

The third annual Kollaboration Seattle showcase will take place Friday, Oct. 12, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in downtown Seattle at the STG Moore Theatre. Six local competitors will be competing for a grand prize of $1,000 and an opportunity to perform in a live-broadcast Kollaboration all-star show in Los Angeles on Nov. 16.

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Florence Chang promoted to executive VP of MultiCare

Florence Chang promoted to executive VP of MultiCare

Florence Chang, one of our 2010 Asian American Pioneers in Healthcare, has been promoted to executive vice president of the not-for-profit MultiCare Health System, based in Tacoma.

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Vancouver-based Wanting Qu starts North American tour

Vancouver-based Wanting Qu starts North American tour

Vancouver-based, Chinese-born singer-songwriter Wanting Qu began her North American tour this week, opening with a show in Vancouver on Sunday, Oct. 7, before moving on to shows in Los Angeles, New York, and Toronto.

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Verizon sends four to California for Korean culture convention

Verizon sends four to California for Korean culture convention

Verizon Wireless announced the winner of its KCON Flyaway Sweepstakes last Friday, Oct. 5. Nancy Lee and three of her friends will be flying to Irvine, Calif. to experience KCON, the first convention of Korean culture in North America.

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Supreme Court looks at race in college admissions again

By Mark Sherman The Associated Press Washington, D.C. (AP) — Nine years after the Supreme Court said colleges and universities can use race in their quest for diverse student bodies, the justices have put this divisive social issue back on their agenda in the middle of a presidential election campaign.

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Delta to expand Asia service from Seattle

Delta to expand Asia service from Seattle

By Samantha Bomkamp The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Delta Air Lines wants to expand service to Asia through its partnership with Alaska Airlines. Delta plans to add a flight between Seattle and Shanghai starting on June 17, 2013. Delta, which is based in Atlanta, is also proposing a flight between Seattle and Tokyo-Haneda, […]

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US to allow South Korea to have longer-range missiles

US to allow South Korea to have longer-range missiles

By Hyung-Kin Kim The Associated Press Seoul, S. Korea (AP) — The United States has agreed to allow South Korea to possess longer-range ballistic missiles that could strike all of North Korea, South Korean officials said Sunday, Oct. 7. Under a 2001 accord with Washington, Seoul has been barred from developing and deploying ballistic missiles with a range of more […]

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Foxconn denies worker unrest slows iPhone assembly

By Didi Tang The Associated Press Beijing, China (AP) — Foxconn Technology Group denied on Saturday, Oct. 6 that production was affected at a Chinese factory that makes Apple’s iPhones, although both state media and an overseas labor watch group said some workers halted production lines on Friday, Oct. 5 apparently over higher quality control […]

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Philipines, Muslim rebels agree on peace pact

By Jin Gomez and Eileen Ng The Associated Press Manila, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine government and the country’s largest Muslim rebel group have reached a preliminary peace deal that is a major breakthrough toward ending a decades-long insurgency that killed tens of thousands and held back development in the south.

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British and Japanese scientists win Nobel

British and Japanese scientists win Nobel

By Malcolm Ritter and Karl Ritter The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Two scientists from different generations won the Nobel Prize in medicine Monday for the groundbreaking discovery that cells in the body can be reprogrammed into completely different kinds, work that reflects the mechanism behind cloning and offers an alternative to using embryonic […]

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A-pop! September Edition

A-pop! September Edition

A monthly column about all things Asian in popular culture By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Between fall television premieres and online dowries (you read that correctly), September saw Asians popping up in the media in random but interesting ways.

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BLOG: Behind the scenes at the NWAW Gala

BLOG: Behind the scenes at the NWAW Gala

By Assunta Ng Dragon politics Partisan politics kicked in at the Northwest Asian Weekly’s 30th anniversary gala at the Seattle Sheraton Hotel last Friday, Oct. 5.

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COMMENTARY: U.S. political campaigns – too long?

COMMENTARY: U.S. political campaigns – too long?

By Marge Wang For the Northwest Asian Weekly We, the citizens of the United States, are fortunate to live in a democracy where we can elect our government leaders. Every four years, we have a major election. However, the election process is getting more troublesome and annoying.  Personally, I attribute this to the length of […]

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Construction begins on the Edmonds International District stretch of SR 99

Construction begins on the Edmonds International District stretch of SR 99

Construction on the SR 99 Edmonds International District Enhancements Project began on Thursday, Oct. 4. The $662,000 project is funded though federal Highway Enhancements grants and will provide improved illumination and enhanced visibility for the Edmonds International District commercial district, as well as create a visual gateway for the area.

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ACRS raises $120,000 at annual gala

ACRS raises $120,000 at annual gala

The Asian Counseling and Referral Service raised over $120,000 last Saturday, Oct. 6, at their annual gala, “A Culinary Journey.” The event was anchored by a four-course dinner menu, which was planned by four local celebrity chefs. This year’s meal was created by Chef Mark Santiago of the Westin Bellevue, Phnom Penh Noodle House’s Chef […]

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Northwest Asian Weekly celebrates its 30th  anniversary

Northwest Asian Weekly celebrates its 30th anniversary

By Charles Lam The Northwest Asian Weekly The Northwest Asian Weekly celebrated its 30th anniversary last Friday, Oct. 5, with about 650 guests at the Seattle

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Kenyon S. Chan to step down as UW Bothell chancellor

Kenyon S. Chan to step down as UW Bothell chancellor

By Charles Lam The Northwest Asian Weekly Chancellor Chan announced that he will complete his tenure as the University of Washington Bothell’s second

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EDITORIAL: It’s time to finish DREAMing

In a TIME magazine cover story earlier this year, undocumented Filipino American journalist Jose Vargas, famous for “coming out” about his immigration status in an essay published in The New York Times Magazine, wrote:

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PICTORIAL: Northwest Asian Weekly’s 30th anniversary gala

PICTORIAL: Northwest Asian Weekly’s 30th anniversary gala

The Northwest Asian Weekly would like to thank our friends and supporters for helping us celebrate our 30th anniversary. The gala was made so much more special by your attendance. Here’s to another 30 years!

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Filipino American Journalist Jose Vargas will not be deported

Filipino American Journalist Jose Vargas will not be deported

By Steve Karnowski The Associated Press Minneapolis, Minn. (AP) — Immigration authorities said Monday they won’t take action against a Pulitzer

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