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SYSO raises $67,000 at anniversary concert

SYSO raises $67,000 at anniversary concert

The Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra raised $67,000 at their Spectacularly SYSO Gala on June 8. The event, which included a performance and silent auction, was hosted at the Museum of History and Industry and was attended by approximately 150 people. Yoshi Minegishi, Celebrate Asia committee member, donated $10,000. (end)

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Shari Song holds campaign kickoff

Shari Song holds campaign kickoff

Shari Song, a real estate broker and current candidate for King County Council, held her campaign kickoff on May 21 at the Renton Community Center. She is running for Position 9, currently held by former Republican candidate for Attorney General Reagan Dunn.

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EDI Leadership Discovery participant honored by Philippine Embassy

EDI Leadership Discovery participant honored by Philippine Embassy

Maria Bea Querido, a current Leadership Discovery participant with the Executive Development Institute (EDI), has been selected for the 2013 Filipino American Youth Leadership Program. She is one of 10 participants chosen from the United States and Guam.

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LIHI receives award for Ernestine Anderson Place

LIHI receives award for Ernestine Anderson Place

Sen. Maria Cantwell presented the Edson Tax Credit Excellence Award to the Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) for the performance of Ernestine Anderson Place on May 22 in Washington, D.C. Pearl Leung, who serves on the LIHI Board of Directors, accepted the award.

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Holly Woo receives Legacy Award from The Arc of King County

Holly Woo receives Legacy Award from The Arc of King County

Holly Woo received a Living Our Legacy Award on behalf of Bill Sellars, a long-time supporter of The Arc of King County.

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Another Chinatown bus company shut down by Feds

By Staff The Associated Press BOSTON, Mass. (AP) — Federal transportation regulators ordered a discount bus service between Boston and New York to shut down June 6, saying its vehicles and drivers were a threat to public safety and that it once dispatched a bus with a large hole in the bottom.

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Obama, Xi signal new start

By Julie Pace AP White House Correspondent PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — It may not have been Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev’s Cold War walk by a frozen lake in Switzerland.

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SF schools to reduce services for Chinese immigrant students

By Staff New America Media Two schools in San Francisco will be scaling back courses and other programs for newly arrived Chinese immigrants starting next year, reports the Sing Tao Daily. While the decision has caused alarm among parents and teachers, district officials say it will ultimately benefit students struggling with the English language.

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Cambodia passes bill against genocide denial

By Sopheng Cheang The Associated Press PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia’s National Assembly approved a bill on June 7 making it a crime to deny that atrocities were committed by the country’s genocidal 1970s Khmer Rouge regime, a law that critics allege will be used as a weapon against the political opposition.

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Japanese troops head to California to train

By Julie Watson The Associated Press SAN DIEGO, Calif. (AP) — Japanese troops will converge on California’s southern coast in the next two weeks as part of a military exercise with U.S. troops aimed at improving that country’s amphibious attack abilities.

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Singer Charice comes out as lesbian

Singer Charice comes out as lesbian

By Staff The Associated Press MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Charice Pempengco, a Filipino singer who played an exchange student in “Glee,” says she’s a lesbian and has apologized to her family in an emotional TV interview. The 21-year-old said on a talk show June 9 on ABS-CBN TV that she wants to apologize to those […]

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“Wish You Were Here”

“Wish You Were Here”

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly The two people on the beach at the beginning of “Wish You Were Here” are white and attractive, though iridescently so. They look healthy enough — normal enough.  They’re wistful, though a little tired. The sand gleams underneath them. They ask themselves where they would go if they could […]

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5 rules to a perfect marriage

5 rules to a perfect marriage

By Wayne Chan Northwest Asian Weekly This September will mark my 22nd wedding anniversary, and the only thing I keep asking myself is “how the heck did that happen?”

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Maulik Pancholy, the man behind Nickelodeon’s Sanjay

Maulik Pancholy, the man behind Nickelodeon’s Sanjay

By Monica Luhar India-West Staff Reporter He’s got plenty of tween energy, even after he gorges down on spicy chicken wings at the local

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COMMENTARY: Low interest at home, kung fu master opens secrets to the West

COMMENTARY: Low interest at home, kung fu master opens secrets to the West

By Andrew Lam New America Media Lam Chun-fai, a master of Southern Chinese kung fu style, Hung Kuen, is the first of the kung fu

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Month-long celebration of Korean culture comes to Pacific Northwest

Month-long celebration of Korean culture comes to Pacific Northwest

By Vivian Miezianko Northwest Asian Weekly What do you think when you hear kimchi, bulgogi, Psy, Chang-rae Lee,

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Professor honors Japanese American baseball in research

Professor honors Japanese American baseball in research

By Gabrielle Nomura Northwest Asian Weekly Long before Ichiro, Seattle’s Japanese American community had other baseball

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NSCC President Mitsui headed to U.S. Education Dept.

NSCC President Mitsui headed to U.S. Education Dept.

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly North Seattle Community College (NSCC) President Mark Mitsui has been selected to serve as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Colleges in the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, D.C. The selection follows a many-month-long process that began in January. 

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UW instates diversity graduation requirement

UW instates diversity graduation requirement

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly A long-time student-led effort to pass a diversity course requirement for all University of Washington undergraduates came to fruition May 24.

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BLOG: T he Lockes are homeward bound

BLOG: T he Lockes are homeward bound

By Assunta Ng If you see U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke’s family walking around Seattle’s Chinatown this fall, you’d probably think that Locke is back in town. Well, no, he isn’t, but his family will be. While Gary will continue serving in China, his wife and children will be moving back to Seattle this […]

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