Archive | February 2013

2 Calif. chefs charged with serving whale

2 Calif. chefs charged with serving whale

By Staff The Associated Press LOS ANGELES, Calif. (AP) — A now-shuttered Southern California sushi restaurant and two of its chefs were indicted on conspiracy and other charges for allegedly serving illegal and endangered whale meat, authorities said Friday, Feb. 1.

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

Energy Secretary Chu to step down

Energy Secretary Chu to step down

By Matthew Daly The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Energy Secretary Steven Chu, who won a Nobel Prize in physics but came under questioning for his handling of a solar energy loan, is stepping down.

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

US targets Korean birth tourists

By Jane Han New America Media NEW YORK ― For certain privileged Korean moms-to-be, their baby’s first gifts aren’t toys, rattles, or clothes. It’s U.S. citizenship.

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

Taking the Last Stand

Taking the Last Stand

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Many people were curious about “The Last Stand” because it marks action superstar Arnold Schwarzenegger’s first return to the silver screen since leaving office as governor of California. However, I was reluctant to watch another film from South Korean director Ji-woon Kim, since I gave his gore-drowned film “I […]

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Posted in At the Movies, Vol 32 No 7 | 2/9-2/150 Comments

Love, it’s complicated

Love, it’s complicated

By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly Tiger’s Destiny By Colleen Houck Splinter, 2012 It’s three quests down and one to go for Kelsey Hayes, Ren, and Kishan, as they continue to work to break the curse that forces the two brothers to live part of their days as tigers. In the last three books in […]

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Posted in On the Shelf, Vol 32 No 7 | 2/9-2/151 Comment

BLOG: Modernizing my Lunar New Year dinner

BLOG: Modernizing my Lunar New Year dinner

By Assunta Ng When I was a child, I followed some silly Lunar New Year traditions. My family wouldn’t bathe on the first day because in Chinese culture, it is believed that all your wealth will be washed away. We wouldn’t clean our house either, because we’d be doomed to lose our fortune. But there’s […]

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 32 No 7 | 2/9-2/150 Comments

BLOG: A Night at the Executive Excellence Awards

BLOG: A Night at the Executive Excellence Awards

By Assunta Ng Normally, when I’m invited to a mainstream event, I have high expectations for their program and networking opportunities, but low expectations for their diversity. Don’t blame me, that’s the way many events are in Seattle — white and exclusive. I am usually one of the few women of color.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 32 No 7 | 2/9-2/150 Comments

TAM sale of Chinese treasures upsets donors — Museum sells collection of jades and robes

TAM sale of Chinese treasures upsets donors — Museum sells collection of jades and robes

By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly For years, the Tacoma Art Museum has wowed attendees with its collection of Chinese textiles and jades, many of which

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Community News, Features, Features, Profiles, Profiles, Vol 32 No 7 | 2/9-2/153 Comments

2013 Lunar New Year stamp released

2013 Lunar New Year stamp released

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Postal Service released its 2013 Lunar New Year stamp, featuring firecrackers, paper-cut designs, and Chinese calligraphy on Jan. 16 to help customers usher in the Year of the Snake.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Features, Vol 32 No 7 | 2/9-2/150 Comments

Uniting Communities — Women of Color Empowered share memories of inclusion

Uniting Communities — Women of Color Empowered share memories of inclusion

By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly “I didn’t know I was breaking down barriers. I didn’t know I was creating new paths,” said Dr. Sharon Parker, the Assistant

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Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 32 No 7 | 2/9-2/150 Comments

How 8 Asians exemplify (or defy!) their snake traits

How 8 Asians exemplify (or defy!) their snake traits

By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly According to ancient Chinese wisdom, having a snake in the house is a good omen because it means that your loved ones

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Cultures, Features, Profiles, Vol 32 No 7 | 2/9-2/154 Comments

EDITORIAL: Duke party is a sign of larger issues

Racist-themed fraternity parties have become old news now — they have cropped so often that they don’t really surprise anyone anymore. As offensive as they are, they’ve almost become expected, and that’s a shame.

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

Service Directory: February 9 – February 15, 2013

Service Directory: February 9 – February 15, 2013

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Posted in Service Directory, Vol 32 No 7 | 2/9-2/150 Comments

One Night Count finds an increase in homelessness

One Night Count finds an increase in homelessness

The One Night Count, a count of homeless people in King County, took place early in the morning on Friday, Jan. 25.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 32 No 6 | 2/2-2/80 Comments

ICHS honors long-tenured employees

ICHS honors long-tenured employees

International Community Health Services (ICHS) honored their longest working employees in December, highlighting the careers of some of their most dedicated team members. In addition to those honored, several employees have been with ICHS for nearly the organization’s entire 40-year existence.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 32 No 6 | 2/2-2/80 Comments

Seattleite among members of 2013 Japanese American Leadership Delegation

Seattleite among members of 2013 Japanese American Leadership Delegation

Ten Japanese Americans have been selected to travel to Japan where they will visit Fukushima Prefecture and Tokyo for meetings with newly elected top officials from March 8–16.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 32 No 6 | 2/2-2/80 Comments

Snoqualmie Casino heading into their fifth year

Snoqualmie Casino heading into their fifth year

By Eric Booker For the Northwest Asian Weekly Set amidst the majestic backdrop of the Snoqualmie Valley is what has become an unexpected gem, the Snoqualmie Casino.  Snoqualmie is heading into its fifth year of operation and is the premier casino in the Northwest.

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Posted in Briefs, Features, Vol 32 No 6 | 2/2-2/80 Comments

Kevin Tsujihara named CEO of Warner Bros. Entertainment

Kevin Tsujihara named CEO of Warner Bros. Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kevin Tsujihara was named the next chief executive of the Warner Bros. studio, one of the largest producers of TV shows and movies in Hollywood, on Monday, Jan. 28. He’ll take over for Barry Meyer on March 1. Tsujihara, 48, has been president of the studio’s home entertainment division since 2005. […]

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Posted in National News, Vol 32 No 6 | 2/2-2/80 Comments

Chinese nationals plead guilty to corporate spying

By Staff The Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Chinese business owner and one of his employees have pleaded guilty in Missouri to conspiring to steal trade secrets from a U.S. company, in what one expert called a rare example of foreign business people being successfully prosecuted for corporate spying.

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Posted in National News, Vol 32 No 6 | 2/2-2/80 Comments

Images suggest North Korea ready for nuclear test

By Matthew Pennington The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — North Korea could be almost ready to carry out its threat to conduct a nuclear test, a U.S. research institute said, pointing to recent satellite photos.

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Posted in Vol 32 No 6 | 2/2-2/8, World News1 Comment

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