Archive | February 2013

EDITORIAL: New parking rates are a good step forward

Street parking in the International District has been an issue for a while. In tandem with the weak economy, restaurants in the International District have seen a drop in dinner-time business by up to 40 percent since the original increase in parking rates. But there’s good news. After much work by the CIDBIA, parking rates […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 32 No 9 | 2/23-3/10 Comments

Nate Miles named chair of the Seattle Urban League

Nate Miles named chair of the Seattle Urban League

The Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle has named Nate Miles of Eli Lilly and Company as chair of its Board of Directors for 2013. He was unanimously elected chair for the 2-year leadership term.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 32 No 8 | 2/16-2/220 Comments

Catherine Giudici featured on the Bachelor

Catherine Giudici featured on the Bachelor

Catherine Giudici, daughter of Carey and Cynthia Giudici, is currently participating in the 17th season of ABC’s “The Bachelor.” She if half Filipino American. She has survived seven episodes and is one of the four final contestants from the original 26. Before appearing on the show, Giudici was a graphic designer working with Amazon. Her […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 32 No 8 | 2/16-2/220 Comments

Lunar New Year Kids Parade breaks participation record

Lunar New Year Kids Parade breaks participation record

The 3rd annual Northwest Asian Weekly Lunar New Year Kids Parade happened on Saturday, Feb. 9, breaking its previous participation record.

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AAJA holds Lunar New Year Banquet and Silent Auction

AAJA holds Lunar New Year Banquet and Silent Auction

The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) hosted its annual Lunar New Year Banquet and Silent Auction on the night of Saturday,

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Leah Li to represent Seattle in Miss Chinatown USA pageant

Leah Li to represent Seattle in Miss Chinatown USA pageant

Leah Li will be representing the Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce in the 2013 Miss Chinatown USA pageant. Leah is 20 years old and will be the youngest contestant. She is currently studying at NYU and attended high school on Mercer Island. The competition will take place Feb. 16 at the Palace of Fine Arts […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 32 No 8 | 2/16-2/220 Comments

Myanmar community flourishes in Kentucky

Myanmar community flourishes in Kentucky

By Bob Driehaus The Cincinnati Enquirer CINCINNATI, Ohio (AP) — Pastor Thomas Kap rattles off the accomplishments of his congregation of Myanmar immigrants as if they were family. “We have five college students and 86 students total in the church,” he said. “There are 296 of us now.”

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Posted in National News, Vol 32 No 8 | 2/16-2/224 Comments

Laotians top growers of marijuana on Calif. farms

By Gosia Wozniacka The Associated Press FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Last fall, narcotics agents confiscated thousands of marijuana plants, many 10 feet tall, from a 140-acre farm just on the edge of Fresno — one of the biggest pot busts in the county’s history. The pot grew hidden among rows of rotting peppers, tomatoes, and […]

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Posted in National News, Vol 32 No 8 | 2/16-2/220 Comments

Rare Afgan fashion show empowers women

By Amir Shah and Kim Gamel The Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan models paraded down a candle-lined catwalk Friday, Feb. 8 as men and women watched from the audience in a restaurant off a muddy street in Kabul.

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Filipino extremists face new foe: fellow rebels

By Jim Gomez The Associated Press MANILA, Philippines (AP) — After years of fighting the government from hidden jungle bases in the southern Philippines, an Al-Qaida-linked militant group is facing a new adversary, fellow Muslim insurgents who can match their guerrilla battle tactics and are eager to regain their lost stature by fighting the widely […]

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Diversity Makes a Difference — Part 1

Diversity Makes a Difference — Part 1

Compiled by Staff Northwest Asian Weekly The Northwest Asian Weekly’s Diversity Makes a Difference scholarship program celebrates young people who are committed to reaching across cultural lines. Students are nominated by their school for being champions of diversity. From those nominations, a judging panel will choose five winners who will receive $1,000 scholarships and a […]

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Posted in Education, Vol 32 No 8 | 2/16-2/220 Comments

APA Legislative Day set to take place in Olympia

More than 1,000 Asians and Pacific Islanders, collectively speaking over 20 languages, are expected to participate in this year’s Asian Pacific American Legislative Day in Olympia, the largest pan-Asian Pacific American gathering of its kind in the nation.

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New members appointed to VA advisory committee

The Department of Veterans Affairs has announced the appointment of six new members to the Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans on Jan. 31.

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 32 No 8 | 2/16-2/220 Comments

IDCC announces lunchtime programs

The International District Community Center has started a lunchtime activities program running from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on weekdays. The program aims to help International District residents and workers live healthy and active lifestyles. For a drop-in fee of $3 for adults and $2 for seniors, participants can play basketball on Mondays and Fridays, […]

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 32 No 8 | 2/16-2/220 Comments

Port commission candidates to attend two moderated forums

The six finalists vying to take over Gael Tarleton’s Port Commissioner seat will be participating in two moderated town-hall-style forums in February.

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 32 No 8 | 2/16-2/220 Comments

Medina Ex-Police Chief Chen trial set to begin

Medina Ex-Police Chief Chen trial set to begin

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Former Medina Police Chief Jeffrey Chen’s wrongful-termination lawsuit against the city of Medina will finally be seeing a trial by jury. However, the lawsuit will be without several claims that were thrown out by the judge. The trial is scheduled to begin on March 11. U.S. District Court Judge Thomas […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Vol 32 No 8 | 2/16-2/220 Comments

BLOG: Rhea Suh, a product of the American Dream

BLOG: Rhea Suh, a product of the American Dream

By Assunta Ng It’s always wonderful to see Obama’s Asian appointees in Seattle. Last Sunday, Rhea Suh accompanied Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar to the signing ceremony for the Wing Luke Museum’s becoming an Associated Affiliate of the National Parks System.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 32 No 8 | 2/16-2/220 Comments

BLOG: Passing the torch

BLOG: Passing the torch

By Assunta Ng In case you don’t know, Congressman Adam Smith of the 9th district is now representing part of the Chinatown/International District, after redistricting. It used to only be Congressman Jim McDermott.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 32 No 8 | 2/16-2/220 Comments

EDITORIAL: “Snaky” in the ID

By Assunta Ng The Year of the Snake sneaked into the ID with a lot of good omens. The weather forecast said it was going to be sunny for the

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 32 No 8 | 2/16-2/220 Comments

BLOG: Can our community collaborate?

BLOG: Can our community collaborate?

By Assunta Ng I wish that the Year of the Snake could grant me wings, so I could fly to all the great things happening in our community.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 32 No 8 | 2/16-2/220 Comments

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