Archive | Vol 32 No 20 | 5/11-5/17

Susan Amini appointed King County Judge

Susan Amini appointed King County Judge

Gov. Jay Inslee appointed Susan Amini to King County Superior Court, position 20, on May 2.

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Stephanie Bowman appointed Port of Seattle commissioner

Stephanie Bowman appointed Port of Seattle commissioner

Stephanie Bowman was appointed a commissioner of the Port of Seattle on May 3, joining current commissioners Tom Albro, Bill Bryant, John Creighton, and Courtney Gregoire. She fills the seat vacated by former commissioner Rob Holland.

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SCIDpda hosts annual ID Spring Roll

SCIDpda hosts annual ID Spring Roll

The Seattle Chinatown–International District Public Development Authority hosted their annual ID Spring Roll fundraising event on April 25, raising funds for their programs, including senior services and affordable housing, and honoring community leaders.

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Ron Chow receives appreciation from US Army

Ron Chow receives appreciation from US Army

Ron Chow, co-founder and CEO of the Seattle Pacific Trading Company, received an appreciation from the U.S. Army on April 23 for his work to help pass Senate Bill 5114. Gov. Inslee signed the bill into law on April 22.

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Jury convicts 2 aides of APA NYC mayoral hopeful

By Tom Hays The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — An undercover FBI investigation that imperiled a politician’s bid to become New York City’s first Asian American mayor resulted on May 2 in convictions of a former campaign worker and a fundraiser in a case that may have raised more questions than it answered.

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1st Chinese automaker in US to open factories

By John Rogers The Associated Press LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) — The first Chinese-owned vehicle manufacturer in the United States unveiled ambitious plans May 2 to eventually build as many as 1,000 plug-in electric buses a year at a refurbished RV manufacturing plant in a wind-swept, sage-dotted corner of the Mojave Desert.

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Burmese refugees flock to Iowa town

By Ryan J. Foley The Associated Press COLUMBUS JUNCTION, Iowa (AP) — The first Chin Burmese student arrived at Wilma Sime Roundy Elementary School three years ago.

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China tightens food safety laws

By Staff The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — China’s top court has issued guidelines calling for harsher punishment for making and selling unsafe food products in the latest response to tainted food scandals that have angered the public.

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US calls for NKorea amnesty for sentenced American

By Matthew Pennington and Sam Kim The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — The United States called May 3 for North Korea to grant amnesty and immediately release a Korean American sentenced to 15 years of hard labor for “hostile acts” against the state.

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Secret Asian Man by Tak Toyoshima

Secret Asian Man by Tak Toyoshima

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Three tales of two countries

Three tales of two countries

By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly The Man Who Dammed the Yangtze By Alex Kuo Haven Books, 2011 In the Chinese city of Changchun, there lives a woman named Ge. In the city of Oshkosh, Wis., there lives a Chinese-American man named G.

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Finishing ‘Eleven Samurai’

Finishing ‘Eleven Samurai’

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Director Eiichi Kudo’s “Eleven Samurai” (1966) completes his gritty, visually rich samurai trilogy. It features elements derived from the two earlier films, “13 Assassins” (1963) and “The Great Killing” (1964), but introduces additional elements, making the film worthy of its brethren.

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What did your mother teach you?

What did your mother teach you?

Happy Mother’s Day, Moms!   “My mother was a teacher who maintained high standards for her middle and high school students. She taught her sons to set high expectations for themselves, too. Without that lesson, I would never have become Executive.” — Dow Constantine King County Executive “My mother Rose taught me to love without […]

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President Obama’s half-sister on love, parenting, and the mom they both shared

President Obama’s half-sister on love, parenting, and the mom they both shared

By Gabrielle Nomura Northwest Asian Weekly It was Maya Soetoro-Ng’s mother who made her realize how lucky she was to be of mixed race. Being both Indonesian and white, Soetoro-Ng belonged to more than one world.

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Limo fire kills five, including Filipino-American newlywed

Limo fire kills five, including Filipino-American newlywed

By Martha Mendoza and Garance Burke The Associated Press REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — First came the tapping. Over the blasting music, limo driver Orville

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Finding motherhood a different way — A local mom’s long, rewarding road to motherhood through adoption

Finding motherhood a different way — A local mom’s long, rewarding road to motherhood through adoption

By Evangeline Cafe Northwest Asian Weekly After Alma Corpuz married her husband over a decade ago, she knew that she had more love to give.

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BLOG: Jay, you should  change your jokes

BLOG: Jay, you should change your jokes

By Assunta Ng Gov. Jay Inslee attended a Cinco de Mayo reception last Friday at the Columbia Tower Club, and he opened his speech with a joke. Everyone laughed.

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BLOG: The real and the fake Din Tai Fung

BLOG: The real and the fake Din Tai Fung

By Assunta Ng There’s a fake Din Tai Fung? According to Din Tai Fung owner David Wasielewski, a Taiwanese immigrant, Toronto’s Ding Tai Fung is not a part of the Taiwanese chain, although the restaurant’s name has the same Chinese characters. The only difference is the English translation — the “fake” one is spelled Ding, […]

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BLOG: My Wednesday adventures

BLOG: My Wednesday adventures

By Assunta Ng Albert Shen or May Day? For decades, every Wednesday night has been thrilling, agonizing, exhausting, and — sometimes — even hysterical and nightmarish. But if you check my calendar, you would be surprised — very few events are ever listed on Wednesdays. On Wednesdays, I have a date with my newspapers, and […]

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EDITORIAL: On what it means to be Asian Pacific American

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month is a good time to reflect on what it means to be Asian Pacific American. Our community is one of the most diverse minority groups in the United States and is made up of families that have been here for generations and those that have just arrived. Despite our differences, […]

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