Archive | Vol 32 No 28 | 7/6-7/12

ACRS hosts 23rd annual Walk for Rice

ACRS hosts 23rd annual Walk for Rice

Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS) hosted their annual Walk for Rice on June 29, raising over $200,000 for the ACRS food bank.

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New China Counsel General visits Seattle

New China Counsel General visits Seattle

China’s new counsel general headquartered in San Francisco, Yuan Nansheng, visited Seattle in late May, making his first round of diplomatic visits since he assumed the position on April 5.

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Former Twitter lawyer Nicole Wong joins White House

Former Twitter lawyer Nicole Wong joins White House

Nicole Wong, Twitter’s former legal director of products, joined the White House in June as deputy U.S. chief technology officer, the White House announced in a statement. Wong will work on Internet privacy and technology issues. She is joining the White House at a time when confidence in online privacy is low following the disclosure […]

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Apolo Anton Ohno takes hosting duties on game show

Apolo Anton Ohno takes hosting duties on game show

Federal Way Olympic Speedskater Apolo Anton Ohno is currently taking on hosting duties for the Game Show Network’s (GSN) Minute to Win It program, which aired on NBC from 2010 to 2011.

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‘Dhrupad Days’ Indian music festival visits Seattle

‘Dhrupad Days’ Indian music festival visits Seattle

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly “Dhrupad,” said Vibhavaree Gargeya, Director of the Western Region for the Dhrupad Music Institute of America (DMIA), “is an ancient style of Indian classical music.” The nature of Dhrupad is spiritual, seeking not to entertain, but to induce feelings of peace and contemplation in the listener.

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NYPD race oversight measure sees push back

By Colleen Long and Jennifer Peltz The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s police commissioner on June 27 called the City Council’s move to impose new oversight on the department misguided. The mayor joined in, vowing to fight the council measure.

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American boss held hostage in China returns to US

By Staff The Associated Press MIAMI, Florida (AP) — An American executive held hostage for nearly a week by his company’s Chinese workers in a pay dispute said on June 28 from his Florida home that he was held for ransom and that he paid nearly half a million dollars for his freedom.

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Bangladesh trade privileges suspended over safety

By Matthew Pennington The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — President Barack Obama announced June 27 the suspension of U.S. trade privileges for Bangladesh because of concerns over labor rights and worker safety that intensified after hundreds died there in the global garment industry’s worst accident earlier this year.

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Federal rule could upend states’ shark fin bans

By Judy Lin The Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Several members of Congress representing coastal states are voicing concern about a proposed federal regulation that could pre-empt state bans on buying or selling shark fins.

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Votes trend toward recall for embattled Pacific mayor

Votes trend toward recall for embattled Pacific mayor

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly The ballad of Pacific Mayor Cy Sun seems to be reaching its finale as early returns from the City of Pacific’s June 25 special election show that their mayor is likely to be recalled.

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Wong debuts ‘Letters to You’

Wong debuts ‘Letters to You’

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly “Music is where my heart is,” said Seattle-based Rachel Wong.

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COMMENTARY: The immigration reform bill is not ‘immigrant-friendly’ to F-1 students

COMMENTARY: The immigration reform bill is not ‘immigrant-friendly’ to F-1 students

By Shierly Mondianti Special to the Northwest Asian Weekly The United States Senate recently passed an immigration reform bill that they  said would fix our broken immigration system. In short, the bill boasts a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S., an overall increase in most visa caps for each […]

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Stories of spirituality

Stories of spirituality

By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly In the Shadow of the Buddha, One Man’s Journey of Discovery in Tibet By Matteo Pistono Plume, 2012 When Matteo Pistono first traveled to Tibet, he went as a Buddhist pilgrim. But after living among Tibetans and hearing their stories, he spent nearly 10 years smuggling out photos of […]

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Kung Fu anniversary attracts masters from across the world

Kung Fu anniversary attracts masters from across the world

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Master John S.S. Leong celebrated the 50th anniversary of his Kung Fu school, the Seattle Kung Fu Club, on June 29 at the Seattle Westin Hotel with over 500 guests.

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Seattle Kung Fu Club celebrates 50 years

Seattle Kung Fu Club celebrates 50 years

Photos by George Liu/NWAW

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McGinn’s ethnic media relationship, now and then

McGinn’s ethnic media relationship, now and then

By Assunta Ng Who scored last week Last week, Mayor Mike McGinn received two major setbacks. His leading challenger for mayor, Sen. Ed Murray, received endorsements from former King County Executive Ron Sims — who contemplated running — and the Civic Alliance for a Sound Economy (CASE), a political organization sponsored by the Seattle Metropolitan […]

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American Dream — Immigrants reflect on America

American Dream — Immigrants reflect on America

“The American Dream is absolutely alive; my own experience is testament to this! The freedom

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Medina city manager to leave post following bias verdict

Medina city manager to leave post following bias verdict

By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly After a two-year trial that ended with a $2 million dollar verdict for former Medina Police Chief Jeffrey Chen, Donna Hanson will be ending her tenure as Medina city manager on July 14.

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Chinatown–International District fired up for Dragon Fest 2013

Chinatown–International District fired up for Dragon Fest 2013

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Thousands of visitors will make their way to Seattle’s Chinatown on July 13 and 14 to enjoy a weekend of entertainment and international cuisine designed at the neighborhood’s annual Dragon Fest.

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