Archive | Vol 32 No 13 | 3/23-3/29

Northwest MSDC presents awards, raises scholarship funds at annual event

Northwest MSDC presents awards, raises scholarship funds at annual event

The Northwest Minority Supplier Development Council (MSDC) honored three outstanding individuals and six distinguished organizations at its annual awards dinner on March 8. The celebration, part of Northwest MSDC’s ongoing 35th anniversary activities, was attended by more than 250 professionals from across the country.

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City Council Confirms 13 of 15 Community Police Commissioners

City Council Confirms 13 of 15 Community Police Commissioners

The Seattle Public Safety, Civil Rights, and Technology Committee, chaired by councilman Bruce Harrell, held a hearing on March 13 to review and approve nominees for the Seattle Community Police Commission. The Commission will help reform the Seattle Police Department as required by the U.S. Department of Justice Settlement Agreement.  

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Dash and Habib honored at McDermott Potato Festival

Dash and Habib honored at McDermott Potato Festival

Congressman Jim McDermott hosted his annual “Celebrating Our Roots” Festival on Sunday, March 17, celebrating his district’s diversity and honoring two community leaders, Habib M. Habib and Debadutta Dash, both co-chairs of the Washington State and India Trade Relations Action Committee (WASITRAC). The festival is held each year in March near St. Patrick’s Day. The […]

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CISC holds 2013 Singing and Dancing Cultural Event

CISC holds 2013 Singing and Dancing Cultural Event

The Chinese Information and Service Center held their annual Singing and Dancing Cultural Event on Saturday, March 9, at Ocean City restaurant, raising money to cover operation costs. Over 120 guests attended, totaling over $8,000 in proceeds.

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Vermont nonprofit removes racist ad

Vermont nonprofit removes racist ad

By Dave Gram The Associated Press MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont nonprofit housing group took down an online video ad Tuesday, March 19 after criticisms that it played on stereotypes of people from India. The ad on the website of NeighborWorks had Vermont-based comic actor Rusty DeWees imitating someone with an Indian accent answering […]

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Koreas’ rhetoric no match for surreal calm at DMZ

Koreas’ rhetoric no match for surreal calm at DMZ

By Foster Klug The Associated Press IMJINGAK, South Korea (AP) — Busloads of tourists still show up to gawk at the world’s most heavily fortified border, even as governments on both sides threaten to reduce each other to rubble.

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New China premier pledges strong ties with US

By Staff The Associated Press BEIJING, China (AP) — China’s government is committed to strong relations with the United States and sees a rosy outlook for trade and investment between the sides, newly appointed Premier Li Keqiang said Sunday, March 17 in his first news conference in his new role.

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The Layup Drill — March Madness

The Layup Drill — March Madness

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. This month, we take a look at Dennis Rodman, Ichiro and the alligator, bad neighbors, and lots more.  

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“Stoker,” an elegant horror

“Stoker,” an elegant horror

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Chan-wook Park told reporter Rachel Lee, “I like telling stories through small, artificially created worlds.” This predilection obviously influenced the South Korean director’s first English-language film, “Stoker,” which takes a small world, an adolescent girl’s, and then gradually expands it. Step by step, the viewer sees more, though the […]

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Community groups work with U.S. Postal Service representatives to find alternative location for Chinatown-ID station

In early 2012, the U.S. Postal Service announced dramatic cutbacks that included the proposed closure of the Chinatown-International District Station and distribution center.  Responding to community concerns, representatives from the Chinatown-ID BIA, SCIDpda, the Mayor’s Office, Seattle Parks & Recreation, and Seattle’s Office of Economic Development have been working to track this issue and advocate […]

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White House to honor AAPI women as part of AAPI Heritage Month

The White House Champions of Change series spotlights ordinary citizens who are demonstrating extraordinary commitment to their community, their country, and their fellow citizens.

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Diversity Makes a Difference — Part 6

Diversity Makes a Difference — Part 6

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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COMMENTARY: On gun rights and the Second Amendment

COMMENTARY: On gun rights and the Second Amendment

By Frederick Su For the Northwest Asian Weekly Following the Sandy Hook shootings, gun control is back on the books, with Obama and like-minded people pushing for an “assault weapons” ban. They decry such weapons as high-capacity, high-powered arms designed to specifically kill people, implying the 2nd Amendment is for hunting.

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BLOG: What can the reality show contestants learn from each other?

BLOG: What can the reality show contestants learn from each other?

By Assunta Ng Seattle has been on the map recently. Local Filipino girl Catherine Giudici, who attended Roosevelt High School, won ABC’s reality show “The Bachelor” and is planning to wed Sean Lowe.

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BLOG: Hara’s mom is 98 and doing well

BLOG: Hara’s mom is 98 and doing well

By Assunta Ng Former Seattleite Shuko Hara, mother of King County Assessor Lloyd Hara, is 98 and now living in Delaware to be close to her daughter.

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BLOG: ID Rotary deserves praise

BLOG: ID Rotary deserves praise

By Assunta Ng The International District Rotary Club might be small, but it intends to produce a great international impact. Its 54 members have launched several global projects. From Zimbabwe, China, and Laos, to Brazil, India, and the Philippines, the ID Rotary is all over the map. It has done work in 26 countries, including […]

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An organization for all Asians

An organization for all Asians

By Hayat Norimine Northwest Asian Weekly Each year, the Associated Students of the University of Washington Asian Student Commission (ASC) spends weeks organizing the ASC Talent Show, finding student organizations to participate and trying to equally represent the more than 10,000 Asian and Asian American students on campus.

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Lt. Gov. Brad Owen, a friend of the Asian community

Lt. Gov. Brad Owen, a friend of the Asian community

By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly You might think you know Lt. Governor Brad Owen, but did you know that his two sons are Korean adoptees? Or that he was raised by a single mother?  

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Dis/orient/ed Comedy — Five Asian comedians visit Seattle in sold-out show

Dis/orient/ed Comedy — Five Asian comedians visit Seattle in sold-out show

By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Random, hilarious, and relatable, five funny Asian women took Seattle by storm at the Renton Civic Theater last Saturday, March 16.

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APA announces NYC mayoral bid

APA announces NYC mayoral bid

By Jennifer Peltz The Associated Press NEW YORK, New York (AP) — City Comptroller John Liu embarked Sunday, March 17 on a mayoral bid that illuminates the political rise of New York City’s Asian American population, but has been shadowed by a fundraising conspiracy case against two former aides.

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