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Uwajimaya receives EnergySmart Grocer award

Uwajimaya receives EnergySmart Grocer award

Grocery store Uwajimaya was honored at a ceremony at its International District location on Oct. 9 for its efforts in reducing its energy usage. It was awarded a large check in the amount of $255,166, signifying the amount of rebates it has received for the efficiency improvements it has made over the years.

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Luly Yang previews new designs at Wells Fargo Women’s Roundtable

Luly Yang previews new designs at Wells Fargo Women’s Roundtable

Seattle-based fashion designer Luly Yang previewed some of her latest pieces Thursday, Oct. 18, at a Wells Fargo Women’s Roundtable event.

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Filipino American teen is first runner-up Miss WA Teen USA

Filipino American teen is first runner-up Miss WA Teen USA

Puget Sound high schooler Starla Sampaco was crowned first runner-up Miss WA Teen USA during the Miss Washington USA pageant that took place over the weekend of Oct. 20 and Oct. 21. In addition to first runner-up, she was awarded most academic and most photogenic.

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Vietnam prime minister admits mismanaging economy

By Chris Brummitt THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Hanoi, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam’s embattled prime minister acknowledged Monday, Oct. 23, that he had mismanaged the country’s slumping economy, and he pledged to push forward with difficult reforms of bloated state-owned enterprises.

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Ohio casino caters to Asian American gamblers

By Staff THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Cleveland (AP) — A new northeast Ohio casino is reaching out to gamblers of Asian descent with events tailored to Asian tastes and hosts that handle tasks for those bettors — including arranging for complimentary meals or hotel stays.

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Voter registration still open

You still have time to register to vote. The deadline for in-person voter registration in King County is Monday, Oct. 29. Though you can no longer register online, you can still register at the King County Elections headquarters in Renton or the King County Voter Registration annex in downtown Seattle in time to vote in […]

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Voter materials available in multiple languages

In addition to the standard English Voter’s Guide, Washington state also produces voter information packets in Spanish, Vietnamese, and Chinese as required by Federal law. These packets are available by mail and by pick up from local sources. 

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By Rama’s bow

By Rama’s bow

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly  “Ramayana,” A Contemporary Theatre’s adaptation of the Indian epic going back almost 2,000 years, runs roughly three hours, including intermissions. It tells a story of great loves, courage, battles against villains, and sacrifices, all interlaced with a warm helping of humor.

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Dumbfoundead can’t ‘Take the Stares’

Dumbfoundead can’t ‘Take the Stares’

By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly Jonathan Park’s debut album, DFD, was perfect. It showcased his velvety smooth, quick flow and was built on masterful production. It reached near

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The Slants are not a gimmick

The Slants are not a gimmick

By Samantha Test Northwest Asian Weekly The Slants, a Portland-based crew of five Asian Americans, put on an energetic, sweaty, and intense head-nodding-to-the-beat rock show last Saturday night, Oct. 20 at the Columbia City Theater. The band played songs off of their latest project, third album “The Yellow Album,” which won’t be released until Nov. […]

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COMMENTARY: Dealing with mental illness in the Asian community

COMMENTARY: Dealing with mental illness in the Asian community

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly In contrast to the star chefs’ demonstrations at the Asian Counseling & Referral Service benefit gala on Oct. 6, David Ma walked onto the stage without any fanfare. But, despite this, the first words he spoke caught the audience’s attention. He revealed his 30-year struggle of fighting to change […]

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BLOG: Temptations facing a newspaper publisher

By Assunta Ng The recent controversy involving the Seattle Times publisher’s support of Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna by giving free advertising worth over $70,000 puzzles a little publisher like me.

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BLOG: Remembering Elaine Akagi

By Assunta Ng What killed Elaine Akagi, president of the Japanese American Citizens League Seattle chapter? Selflessness. A former educator, Akagi was the co-chair for the group’s national convention at the Bellevue Hyatt Hotel last July. She was sick while working on the convention, but her selfless attitude pushed her to continue giving and serving the […]

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COMMENTARY: APIs need to vote

COMMENTARY: APIs need to vote

By Rahul Gupta APACE Board Member On behalf of APACE Asian and Pacific Islander Americans have several beliefs in common. Our families need to be strong, our elders need security, and our children deserve a fair shot at a prosperous future. Our proud history as

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Northwest Asian Weekly Endorses…

Northwest Asian Weekly Endorses…

Both gubernatorial candidates have heavily courted the Asian and Asian Pacific community’s support this year. They

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Inslee, McKenna appear at communities of color forum

Inslee, McKenna appear at communities of color forum

By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly Washington Communities of Color United for Progress hosted a legislative discussion day and candidate forum to

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U.S. carrier cruises in disputed South China Sea

U.S. carrier cruises in disputed South China Sea

By Chris Brummitt THE ASSOCIATED PRESS On board the USS George Washington (AP) — A U.S. aircraft carrier group cruised through the disputed South China

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