Archive | Vol 32 No 10 | 3/2-3/8

President Obama’s Judicial Nominees

President Obama’s Judicial Nominees

   

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APA Legislative Day brings crowd to Olympia

APA Legislative Day brings crowd to Olympia

Approximately 1,000 Asian and Pacific Americans came to Olympia to rally for continued funding of community programs and services on Tuesday, Feb. 19, as part of the 2013 APA Legislative Day.

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Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce hosts annual Lunar New Year Gala

Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce hosts annual Lunar New Year Gala

The Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Lunar New Year Gala on Thursday, Feb. 21, bringing together over 380 community members and guests.

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Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office hosts Lunar New Year celebration in Seattle

Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office hosts Lunar New Year celebration in Seattle

The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, San Francisco hosted a reception in Seattle on Feb. 20 to celebrate the Year of the Snake.

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Vietnamese New Year celebrated at Seattle Center

Vietnamese New Year celebrated at Seattle Center

Tet in Seattle hosted its 16th annual Tet festival in Seattle at the Seattle Center from Feb. 16 to Feb. 17. Tet is the Vietnamese Lunar New Year celebration.

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US senator hopeful Vietnam adoptions to begin again

US senator hopeful Vietnam adoptions to begin again

By Chris Brummitt The Associated Press HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam and the United States are close to an agreement allowing Americans to adopt Vietnamese children again, five years after a ban was imposed amid allegations of baby-selling and babies offered without parents’ consent, a visiting U.S. senator said. Vietnam was a popular destination for […]

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Obama hosts Japan PM amid tensions in Asia

Obama hosts Japan PM amid tensions in Asia

By Matthew Pennington The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — President Barack Obama welcomed Japan’s new prime minister to the White House on Friday, Feb. 22, pledging continued close economic cooperation and a shared determination to mount a strong response to a North Korean nuclear test.

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India’s secret executions raise concerns

India’s secret executions raise concerns

By Nirmala George The Associated Press NEW DELHI, India (AP) — For 11 years, the family of a convicted terrorist waited and wondered about his fate as he sat on death row. Two weeks ago, they found out — from television. Mohammad Afzal Guru had been hanged in secrecy in a faraway jail in New […]

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Chinese dare officials to swim in polluted rivers

By Didi Tang The Associated Press BEIJING, China (AP) — A Chinese businessman angry about a filthy river has come up with an equally dirty dare. He’ll give an environmental official about $32,000 just for swimming in the polluted waterway.

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Taiwan media kingpin pushes hard on China ties

Taiwan media kingpin pushes hard on China ties

By Peter Enav The Associated Press TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Appearing last year before Taiwanese regulators, billionaire media magnate Tsai Eng-meng appeared perplexed over a decision to fine his flagship newspaper for carrying camouflaged advertising on behalf of China’s Communist government.

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Diversity Makes a Difference — Part 3

Diversity Makes a Difference — Part 3

Compiled by Staff Northwest Asian Weekly The Northwest Asian Weekly’s Diversity Makes a Difference scholarship program celebrates young people who are committed to reaching across cultural lines. Students are nominated by their school for being champions of diversity. From those nominations, a judging panel will choose five winners who will receive $1,000 scholarships and a […]

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A-pop! The Awards Season — An Asian American night at the Oscars, Grammys, and more

A-pop! The Awards Season — An Asian American night at the Oscars, Grammys, and more

By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly It may still be chilly and dreary, but Asians have been heating up the awards scene like no other this past month! From film to music, February saw Asians and Asian Americans alike raking in nominations and wins across the media awards landscape. Academy Award wins and nominations for […]

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“Children Who Chase Lost Voices”

“Children Who Chase Lost Voices”

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly “Children Who Chase Lost Voices” marks the fourth major work from master Japanese animator Makoto Shinkai. It’s also, at just a touch under two hours, his longest-running project to date. It’s the first one to deal with fantasy, rather than science fiction. The movie begins with the same winning […]

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State health insurance program now covers more kids and teens

More children and teens in Washington state now qualify for health insurance through Apple Health for Kids. Apple Health for Kids, a free or low-cost health insurance program for kids and teens in Washington state, seeks to provide an affordable health insurance option to families across the state.

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First Hill Streetcar construction underway

Construction of the First Hill Streetcar is well underway in Seattle’s Chinatown-International District and Little Saigon. The new streetcar will be operational by the spring of 2014 and will enable travel between Pioneer Square, the Chinatown-International District, Yesler Terrace, First Hill, and Capitol Hill. The new line will connect with First Hill medical centers, Seattle […]

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BLOG: Publisher Ng’s Lunar New Year Awards — And the winner is …

BLOG: Publisher Ng’s Lunar New Year Awards — And the winner is …

By Assunta Ng Over 50 local Lunar New Year events took place in February, and they were all competing for attendees and attention. So, which one had the better food, larger crowds, strongest organization, and the most memorable performances?

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Albert Shen switches from mayor to city council race — Shen to challenge Position 8 incumbent Mike O’Brien

Albert Shen switches from mayor to city council race — Shen to challenge Position 8 incumbent Mike O’Brien

By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly Small business owner and Seattle Community College trustee Albert Shen filed for the 2013 city council race on

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Rep. Grace Meng on civic engagement, public service, and being Chinese American — The first Asian American congressperson from the East Coast speaks with the Asian Weekly

Rep. Grace Meng on civic engagement, public service, and being Chinese American — The first Asian American congressperson from the East Coast speaks with the Asian Weekly

By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly Newly minted Rep. Grace Meng of New York City has helped create a lot of firsts. She managed the campaign of

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Seattle–Kobe jazz audition unites sister cities

Seattle–Kobe jazz audition unites sister cities

By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly Despite what the naysayers may say, jazz isn’t dead. It’s alive, and it thrives both in Seattle and its sister city of 56 years, Kobe, Japan.

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EDITORIAL: Ang Lee serves as an example

EDITORIAL: Ang Lee serves as an example

Taiwanese American director Ang Lee has a lot going for him. He just won a second Best Director Oscar for “Life of Pi” to go with his first Oscar award from “Brokeback Mountain.” He has become one of the most in-demand directors, successful both overseas and in the States, and has twice beaten out Steven […]

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