Archive | February 2013

BLOG: The port seat is for ladies only

BLOG: The port seat is for ladies only

By Assunta Ng Twenty-nine applicants were interested in the vacant Port of Seattle Commissioner’s seat, vacated by Gael Tarleton, who had left to become a state representative for the 36th District.

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

North Korea apparently conducts third nuclear test

By Hyung-Jin Kim The Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea apparently conducted a widely anticipated nuclear test Tuesday, Feb. 12 strongly indicated by an “explosion-like” earthquake that monitoring agencies around the globe said appeared to be unnatural.

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Posted in Vol 32 No 8 | 2/16-2/22, World News0 Comments

LETTER: Yes, it’s museum quality

LETTER: Yes, it’s museum quality

Connie Young Yu To the Northwest Asian Weekly Thank you for printing the excellent article, “TAM sale of Chinese treasures upsets donors” in the Northwest Asian

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 32 No 8 | 2/16-2/220 Comments

EDITORIAL: Hope coming in the Year of the Snake

Last year, during the opening of the Year of the Dragon, the Northwest Asian Weekly wished for a few things. We wished that the economy would improve. We wished that business would go up. We wished for less vacant properties in the International District.

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

PICTORIAL: Children’s Costume Parade 2013

PICTORIAL: Children’s Costume Parade 2013

Over 100 kids from the ages of two months to 12 years participated in the Third Annual Children’s Costume Parade. First, second, and third place winners received prizes of $100, $50, and $25 respectively. Fourth and fifth place received golden dragon statues full of candy. Photos by George Liu/NWAW

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

The Wing receives distinction from National Park Service

The Wing receives distinction from National Park Service

By Deanna Duff Northwest Asian Weekly The Wing Luke Museum celebrated the Lunar New Year by embarking on a new chapter in its own future. Visiting U.S.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 32 No 8 | 2/16-2/221 Comment

Uncle Bob goes to the Philippines

Uncle Bob goes to the Philippines

By Bob Santos For the Northwest Asian Weekly The letter was dated Nov. 12, 2012 and said, “It is with great

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Bruce Harrell kicks off campaign on Capitol Hill — Councilmember calls on city’s diverse communities for change

Bruce Harrell kicks off campaign on Capitol Hill — Councilmember calls on city’s diverse communities for change

By Travis Quezon Northwest Asian Weekly Over 600 people rallied in support of Seattle City Councilmember Bruce Harrell’s bid for mayor during his Feb. 7 campaign kick-off at the First African Methodist Episcopal Church on Capitol Hill.

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

Chinatown–International District parking rates to drop in March

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Cheaper street parking is coming back to the International District, including a return to free parking during dinner hours in some areas.

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Kendee Yamaguchi hired as Director of Policy, Legislative Affairs, and External Relations of the Attorney General’s office

Kendee Yamaguchi hired as Director of Policy, Legislative Affairs, and External Relations of the Attorney General’s office

Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced the hiring of Kendee Yamaguchi as Director of Policy, Legislative Affairs, and External Relations on Tuesday, Feb. 5. As the executive director of the Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs, Yamaguchi served as a small agency cabinet member and advised the governor, state agencies, the Legislature, and local […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 32 No 7 | 2/9-2/150 Comments

Japanese Consul General Ota to end Seattle diplomatic mission

Japanese Consul General Ota to end Seattle diplomatic mission

Japanese Consul General to Seattle Kiyokazu Ota and his wife will be leaving Seattle in the month of February to receive his new diplomatic assignment in Japan. Consul Ota has served at the Seattle consulate for the past three years,  being part of a period of close cooperation of the two countries. Consul General Ota’s […]

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Kin On announces new board of director members

Kin On announces new board of director members

Kin On Community Health Care and the Kin On Health Care Center announced new additions to their board directors and new executive officers during their annual meeting on Dec. 4, 2012.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 32 No 7 | 2/9-2/150 Comments

Mayor McGinn kicks off campaign in South Seattle

Mayor McGinn kicks off campaign in South Seattle

Mayor McGinn kicked off his re-election campaign on January 9 at an event hosted at the Filipino Community Center in South Seattle.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 32 No 7 | 2/9-2/150 Comments

Chinese truck explosion caused by illegal fireworks

Chinese truck explosion caused by illegal fireworks

By Didi Tang The Associated Press BEIJING, China (AP) — A truck that exploded and caused an elevated stretch of a highway to collapse in central China, killing 10 people, was loaded with holiday fireworks that were illegally produced and transported, authorities said Saturday, Feb. 2.

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Posted in Vol 32 No 7 | 2/9-2/15, World News0 Comments

Licenses, college aid shape Washington immigration debate

By Manuel Valdes The Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — Emboldened by the critical role minorities played in the November elections, immigrant rights advocates in Olympia want to play offense this year.

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 32 No 7 | 2/9-2/151 Comment

Vietnam deports US activist who was held for 9 months

Vietnam deports US activist who was held for 9 months

By Shaya Tayefe Mohajer The Associated Press LOS ANGELES, Calif. (AP) — A Vietnamese American accused of conspiring to overthrow Vietnam’s communist government smiled broadly as he reunited with his family after he was deported back to the United States. Nguyen Quoc Quan, who had been detained for nine months, was greeted by his wife, […]

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5 accused men plead not guilty in India gang rape

By Nirmala George The Associated Press NEW DELHI, India (AP) — Five men pleaded not guilty Saturday, Feb. 2 after being formally indicted in a special court on 13 charges, including rape and murder, in the fatal gang rape of a woman in a New Delhi bus, a lawyer said.

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Al-Qaida-linked militants free 2 Filipino hostages

By Jim Gomez The Associated Press MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Abu Sayyaf gunmen have freed two Filipino members of a Jordanian TV journalist’s crew who were kidnapped by the al-Qaida-linked militants last year, as they set out to interview the extremists in their jungle lairs in the southern Philippines, police said Sunday, Jan. 31.

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Ex-aides trial puts Chinese American politician in spotlight

Ex-aides trial puts Chinese American politician in spotlight

By Jennifer Peltz and Larry Neumeister The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A Chinese American mayoral hopeful’s reputation and popularity may be at stake when his former campaign treasurer and fundraiser go on trial this week on charges of conspiring to break campaign finance laws to raise more money for him. City Comptroller John […]

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Posted in National News, Vol 32 No 7 | 2/9-2/150 Comments

Tensions linger over US ‘comfort women’ plaques

By Staff The Associated Press HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — After noticing plaques at the local courthouse commemorating slavery, the Holocaust, and other atrocities, Korean American community leader Chejin Park had the idea of adding a tribute to the “comfort women” of World War II.

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Posted in National News, Vol 32 No 7 | 2/9-2/150 Comments

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