Archive | September 2012

Kin On raises money for nursing home efforts

Kin On raises money for nursing home efforts

Kin On hosted an auction gala on Sunday, Sept. 16 at the Bellevue Grand Hyatt, with proceeds going towards its efforts in providing care for Seattle’s elderly Chinese community. Over 400 people attended, raising over $100,000.

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Refugee Women’s Alliance hosts 2012 Gala

Refugee Women’s Alliance hosts 2012 Gala

The Refugee Women’s Alliance hosted its 2012 Gala on Friday, Sept. 14, celebrating a year of expansion, growth, and continued service.

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Jay Inslee and Rob McKenna to attend NWAW gala

The Northwest Asian Weekly 30th Anniversary Gala, to be hosted on Oct. 5 at the Seattle Sheraton, will be crawling with Seattle-area celebrities. In addition to KOMO news anchor Molly Shen and former KIRO chief meteorologist Andy Wappler, who will both be hosting the event, are former City Councilmember Dolores Sibonga; former King County Executive […]

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Women of color honored for building the future

Women of color honored for building the future

By Charles Lam NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY More than 270 were present at the New Hong Kong restaurant on Thursday, Sept. 20, to honor 14 local women at the Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation’s Women of Color Empowered luncheon. The theme of the luncheon was “Women of Power: Future Builders,” and the women honored have each played […]

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30 years of giving back

30 years of giving back

By Charles Lam NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Over the past 30 years, the Northwest Asian Weekly has spent much of its time and efforts on philanthropy. In addition to the annual programs administered through the Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation, such as the Diversity Makes a Difference college scholarships, Summer Youth Leadership Program, and Women of Color […]

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APA Community Summit held in Tacoma

APA Community Summit held in Tacoma

The Asian Pacific American Community Summit was held in Tacoma on Friday, Sept. 21, by the Asian Pacific Islander Coalition of Washington State. The event was aimed at increasing civic engagement in the Asian Pacific American community by registering voters and convincing those who have not been naturalized to become citizens.

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What does the Asian Weekly mean to you?

What does the Asian Weekly mean to you?

What does the Asian Weekly mean to you? “To me, the Asian Weekly is about giving young people the chance to shine and to give them the tools and experiences needed to grow as leaders. Through its newspaper internships, its many scholarships, its Summer Youth Leadership Program, and the fact that Assunta Ng has been […]

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30 years of the Asian Weekly

30 years of the Asian Weekly

Over the past 30 years, the Northwest Asian Weekly has grown from two English-language articles in the Seattle Chinese Post to a

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Why Publisher Ng will forever haunt me

Why Publisher Ng will forever haunt me

By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly When I was editor of the Northwest Asian Weekly, it used to bother me when people acted as if Assunta single-handedly put

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Eight great years and counting at the Asian Weekly

Eight great years and counting at the Asian Weekly

By James Tabafunda NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY It was 10:30 in the morning on Oct. 19, 2004, when my life journey took a turn in a new and unexpected direction.

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Editor Lee and the din of the newsroom

Editor Lee and the din of the newsroom

By Eleanor Lee Northwest Asian Weekly Li-Young Lee was telling me about his morning ritual of reading Emerson, a wonderfully peaceful and introspective way to start the day, I thought.

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BLOG: How the Asian Weekly survives through conflict

BLOG: How the Asian Weekly survives through conflict

By Assunta Ng The news business is full of conflict. I have lived through a lot of it in the past 30 years. I strive for win-win situations. But, no matter how hard I try, the result is not always favorable.

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Northwest Asian Weekly welcomes new editor

The Northwest Asian Weekly welcomed a new editor Sunday, Sept. 9, as former editor Tiffany Ran left to pursue a career opportunity in the restaurant industry. Charles Lam, who was born in San Jose, Calif. to two Vietnam War refugees, will be taking over her duties. In addition to acting as editor for the paper, […]

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Delegation from Seattle to travel to Hiroshima for museum dedication

Delegation from Seattle to travel to Hiroshima for museum dedication

A delegation chosen by the city of Hiroshima will be traveling to Japan on Oct. 31 for the dedication of the Dr. Floyd Schmoe Museum of Houses for Hiroshima. After the bombing of Hiroshima, Dr. Schmoe traveled to Japan in 1949 and 1954 to rebuild houses that were damaged. He was assisted by three other […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi visits US as Myanmar releases prisoners

Aung San Suu Kyi visits US as Myanmar releases prisoners

By Matthew Pennington THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, renowned for her peaceful struggle against military rule, began a marathon tour of the United States on Monday, Sept. 17, the latest milestone in her remarkable journey from political prisoner to globe-trotting stateswoman.

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Japanese, Chinese ships exchange warnings

By Malcolm Foster THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TOKYO, JAPAN (AP) — Chinese and Japanese government ships exchanged warnings Friday, Sept. 14, in waters near disputed islands in the East China Sea, while Tokyo called on Beijing to protect its citizens amid anti-Japan protests and reported assaults in China.

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China, US file trade cases against each other

By Joe McDonald THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BEIJING, CHINA (AP) — China filed a World Trade Organization case on Monday, Sept. 17, challenging U.S. anti-dumping measures on billions of dollars of kitchen appliances, paper, and other goods, adding to worsening trade strains as global demand weakens.

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Rep. Santos receives service award from UW Multicultural Alumni Partnership

Rep. Santos receives service award from UW Multicultural Alumni Partnership

State Representative Sharon Tomiko Santos has been selected for a 2012 Distinguished Community Service Award by the University of Washington Multicultural Alumni Partnership. Rep. Santos has served the 37th district since 1996 and is a former House Minority Whip. In addition, she has worked as a volunteer for the Wing Luke Museum, the Asian Pacific […]

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US filmmaker says he won’t return to besieged home

US filmmaker says he won’t return to besieged home

By Staff THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES (AP) — A filmmaker linked to an anti-Islamic movie inflaming protests across the Middle East said following an interview with law enforcement officials that he would not return to his home, possibly heading into hiding, authorities said.

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Study: ID laws could disrupt minority voters

By Sonya Ross THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — As many as 700,000 minority voters under age 30 may not be able to cast a ballot in November because of photo ID laws in certain states, according to a new study. The lower turnout could affect several House races, as well as the tight presidential […]

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