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Obama nominates Wu for Labor Dept. position

Obama nominates Wu for Labor Dept. position

President Obama has announced his intent to nominate Portia Y. Wu as assistant secretary for Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor.

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Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber welcomes new board

Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber welcomes new board

On Nov. 18, the Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce voted to renew terms and welcome the new board of directors for 2014. Afterwards, new officers were selected from the board. They are Martha Lee, president; Felicity Wang, 1st vice president; David Leong, 2nd vice president; Will Chen, treasurer; and John Liu, secretary. (end)

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King for a day

King for a day

Tony Thai-Bao Vo was crowned Homecoming King at the University of Washington’s Husky Stadium on Oct. 26. Vo is a senior from White Center, majoring in American ethnic studies and public health. His queen was Annah Wanjiku, a senior international studies major from Edmonds. Each received at $1,000 scholarship. (end)

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Numata returns to Tatum

Numata returns to Tatum

Tatum, a management and advisory firm offering hands-on strategic, financial, and technology solutions, announced today that Mae Numata has rejoined the company as an engagement partner following a multi-year engagement with a former Pacific Northwest Tatum client.

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Chu receives NWPC award

Chu receives NWPC award

Elaine Chu, along with other nominees, received the 2013 Campaign Heroine Award from the National Women’s Political Caucus of Washington. Chu was the campaign director for Maya Vengadasalam, Kent School Board director, Position 5. (end)

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NOAA dedicates Daniel K. Inouye facility in Honolulu

On Dec. 16, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) dedicated its new NOAA Daniel K. Inouye Regional Center, located on Ford Island in Honolulu.

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US ups security aid to SE Asia, criticizes China

US ups security aid to SE Asia, criticizes China

By Matthew Lee and Matthew Pennington Associated Press HANOI, Vietnam (AP) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry offered harsh words for China and new maritime security assistance for Southeast Asia on Dec. 16 to bolster countries facing growing Chinese assertiveness in a region where the two world powers are jockeying for influence.

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North Korea explodes myth of Kim dynasty

By Foster Klug Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – North Korea’s propaganda machine has long kept alive the myth of a serene, all-powerful ruling dynasty that enjoyed universal love and support at home. In a single stroke last week, that came crashing down.

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Welcoming waves enhance freeway columns

Welcoming waves enhance freeway columns

By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly The strip of 30 columns under the I-5 overpass on South King Street has undergone a makeover in a bid to transform and revitalize the area. The community project, led by former architects-turned-retirees Dennis Su and Alex Young, had a recent dedication ceremony to commemorate the painting done on […]

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Art exhibit deconstructs our perceptions of race

Art exhibit deconstructs our perceptions of race

By Jason J. Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly The color of one’s skin is one of the most telling differences between people. In the past, racial

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COMMENTARY: UFW is a tribute to the real solidarity achieved between Latinos and Filipinos

COMMENTARY: UFW is a tribute to the real solidarity achieved between Latinos and Filipinos

By Lorraine Agtang I’m one of the few living Filipino grape strikers — members of the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee — who walked out of Delano vineyards on Sept. 8, 1965.

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LETTER: Retain Interim SPD Chief Jim Pugel

Dear Editor, I strongly believe that to gain the endorsement of the Seattle Police Officers Guild, Ed Murray promised them that he would go slow on police reform and fire Interim SPD Chief Jim Pugel.

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Minority businesses ranked, awarded

Minority businesses ranked, awarded

The University of Washington Minority Business Awards were announced Dec. 5 at the Westin

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Lee is new King 5 meteorologist

Lee is new King 5 meteorologist

By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly Mary Lee loves weather. She is especially passionate about extreme weather. She even moved to Texas just to be near severe thunderstorms, hurricanes, and flash flooding. “I’ve experienced golf-ball sized hail and flew into the eye of a hurricane,” she said, as if that’s a good thing. For Lee, […]

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Get free help signing up for health insurance

The International Community Health Services (ICHS) offers free help to Washington residents to enroll or answer questions about health coverage options through Washington “Healthplanfinder.”

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Against the odds, Gregerson appointed to state legislature

Against the odds, Gregerson appointed to state legislature

By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly Against the wishes of the King County Democrats’ 33rd District, SeaTac Deputy Mayor Mia Su-Ling Gregerson has been appointed by the King County Council to the Washington State House of Representatives.

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Lawyers demand immigration reform

Lawyers demand immigration reform

By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly Local attorneys and other legal professionals sat down for an empty lunch at tables set up in front of the Federal building in Seattle on Dec. 10. The staged protest was an effort to join fasters in a “symbolic protest of Congress’ empty promises to fix our broken immigration […]

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China bans NW shellfish imports

China bans NW shellfish imports

SEATTLE (AP) – China has suspended imports of shellfish from the U.S. West Coast, cutting off one of the biggest export markets for Northwest companies and prompting fears of a months-long shutdown.

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Two winning lottery tickets sold by Asian shop owners

Two winning lottery tickets sold by Asian shop owners

By Johnny Clark Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) – Two lucky winning tickets were sold in this week’s near-record $636 million Mega Millions drawing. One ticket was sold at a tiny newsstand in Atlanta, the other more than 2,000 miles away at a gift shop in California.

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India diplomat outraged by invasive arrest

India diplomat outraged by invasive arrest

By Nirmala George Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) – An Indian diplomat said she faced repeated “handcuffing, stripping, and cavity searches” following her arrest in New York City on visa fraud charges in a case that has infuriated the government in New Delhi.

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