Archive | January 2013

APAs hired as part of Inslee’s administration staff

APAs hired as part of Inslee’s administration staff

Though Gov. Jay Inslee has yet to make an appointment to his Cabinet, Asian and Pacific Americans will already have a part in his administration. Joby Shimomura, Kelly Wicker, Kirstan Arestad, and Stacey Tichenor all currently hold positions working for the governor. Shimomura, Inslee’s former campaign manager and congressional office staff member, has been brought […]

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Tuck Eng celebration raises funds for Chinatown gate

Tuck Eng celebration raises funds for Chinatown gate

Tuck Eng celebrated his 79th birthday on Oct. 7, 2012 at the Maple Greens Golf Club with over 130 relatives, close friends, and associates attending.  

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New President and Vice President of Events appointed to AAJA Seattle board

New President and Vice President of Events appointed to AAJA Seattle board

The Seattle chapter of the Asian American Journalist Association appointed Mai Hoang as Chapter President and Tiffany Wan as Vice President of events. This action follows a 60-day nomination period and fills two vacancies on the five-person board.

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King County appoints Vietnamese-speaking representative to Elections Committee

King County appoints Vietnamese-speaking representative to Elections Committee

King County appointed a Vietnamese-speaking representative to its Citizens’ Elections Oversight Committee last week, selecting Linh Thai, Community Liaison of Congressman Adam Smith’s office, to fill the role. A naturalized citizen, Thai will be serving on the committee until December 2017.

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South East Asia and Japan get closer over China concerns

By Tran Van Minh The Associated Press HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Japan’s prime minister promised closer security and economic ties with Vietnam on Wednesday, bolstering an alliance that shares concerns over rising Chinese territorial assertiveness in regional waters.

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Japan talk of warning shots heats up China dispute

By Eric Talmadge The Associated Press TOKYO, Japan (AP) — Japan says it may fire warning shots to keep foreign aircraft from violating its airspace in the latest verbal blast between Tokyo and Beijing that raises concerns that a dispute over hotly contested islands could spin out of control.

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Obama deflects criticism about lack of diversity

By Josh Lederman The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Deflecting criticism about a perceived lack of diversity in his second-term Cabinet, President Barack Obama on Monday, Jan. 14 urged Americans not to rush to judgment about who he will appoint to replace departing members of his team.

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Delayed-deportation immigrants can drive in Oregon

By Jonathan J. Cooper THE Associated Press SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon will issue driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants accepted into a new federal program that delays deportation for some young people brought illegally to the United States as children, officials said Wednesday, Jan. 16.

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The Layup Drill — Please explain to me what happened with Manti Te’o

The Layup Drill — Please explain to me what happened with Manti Te’o

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Happy New Year! Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. While we are going to look at a wide spectrum of sports this month, one late-breaking story required that I rewrite the column. Thank you, Manti Te’o.

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Community says goodbye to Wai Eng

Community says goodbye to Wai Eng

Seattle paid its respects to community leader Wai Chow Eng last Saturday, Jan. 19, at a service that turned out to be a Chinatown affair. Over 300 people attended to say goodbye to the man who brought Chinese barbecue to Seattle, helped revitalize Chinatown, and loved and cared for his family his entire life.

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International District library hours extended

The hours of the International District–Chinatown branch of the Seattle Public Library have been extended in 2013. The library will now be open Mondays and Tuesdays from 1 p.m.–8 p.m.; Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 11 a.m.–6 p.m.; and Sundays from 1 p.m.–5 p.m.

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Applications open for Judo fund

Applications are now open for the Women’s Sports Foundation’s 2013 Rusty Kanokogi Fund for the Advancement of U.S. Judo.

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BLOG: Inslee’s inauguration

BLOG: Inslee’s inauguration

By Assunta Ng What inspired me to go to Gov. Jay Inslee’s inauguration ball on Jan. 16, even though I was sick? Gratitude.

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Lawsuit brought against Korean tour bus owner

Lawsuit brought against Korean tour bus owner

By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly A lawsuit has been brought against the Korean-language tour bus group, bus driver, and company president involved in the tour bus accident in Oregon last December that left nine dead and 29 injured.

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Massive Monkees light a Beacon — Seattle dance crew build dreams

Massive Monkees light a Beacon — Seattle dance crew build dreams

By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly Two years ago, the space at 664 South King Street was a vacant room on the ground floor of the Milwaukee Hotel,

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Delhi gang-rape trial starts in fast-track court

Delhi gang-rape trial starts in fast-track court

By Nirmala George Associated Press NEW DELHI, India (AP) — Legal proceedings in the fatal gang-rape attack on a student in India’s capital began Monday, Jan. 21, in a fast-track court for crimes against women that has stirred debate over how best to deliver justice to rape victims.

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Fashion Night at The Wing showcases local designers

Fashion Night at The Wing showcases local designers

By Elizabeth Wang Northwest Asian Weekly Seattle might not be known as a traditional fashion town, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a fashion industry here. That’s what nine Seattle-based Asian American fashion designers sought to prove, showcasing their work at The Wing Luke Museum’s Fashion Night on Jan. 19.

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PICTORIAL: Governor’s Inaugural Ball 2013

PICTORIAL: Governor’s Inaugural Ball 2013

Photos by George Liu/NWAW

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LETTER: A letter to the County Council and Executive

In 2012, we honored the groundbreaking contributions of former Seattle Councilmember Cheryl Chow and in 2008 the first and only Asian American King County Councilmember Ruby Chow, who retired 28 years ago. These two trailblazing leaders remind us how much difference one person can make. Asian and Pacific Islanders make up 15.8% of King County […]

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EDITORIAL: Cultural change takes time

Thirty-two years ago, at the age of 17, Sohalia Abdulali was gang raped in Bombay. She and a friend had gone for a walk up a mountain near her home, where four armed men captured both of them. They beat and raped her.

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