Archive | Vol 32 No 21 | 5/18-5/24

SCIDpda and CIDBIA hosts 15th annual Chinatown–ID Spring Clean

SCIDpda and CIDBIA hosts 15th annual Chinatown–ID Spring Clean

The Seattle Chinatown–International District Preservation and Development Authority (SCIDpda) and the Chinatown–International District Business Improvement Area (CIDBIA) hosted the 15th annual Chinatown–International District Spring Clean on May 11.

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Tasveer holds 8th annual Aaina South Asian women’s festival

Tasveer holds 8th annual Aaina South Asian women’s festival

Tasveer, a Seattle-based nonprofit organization dedicated to showcasing South Asian film, art, and media, hosted their 8th annual Aaina South Asian Women’s Festival from May 10 to May 12 at the Seattle Asian Art Museum (SAAM).

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Vietnamese Friendship Association host fifth annual Benefit Dinner

Vietnamese Friendship Association host fifth annual Benefit Dinner

The Vietnamese Friendship Association (VFA) hosted their fifth annual Benefit Dinner on April 20 at the Garfield Community Center, raising operating funds and honoring community leaders for their accomplishments.

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Bruce Harrell inducted to Pacific Northwest Football Hall of Fame

Bruce Harrell inducted to Pacific Northwest Football Hall of Fame

Seattle City Councilmember and mayoral candidate Bruce Harrell was inducted to the Pacific Northwest Football Hall of Fame on May 10 for his time as a linebacker for the University of Washington Huskies football team. Harrell accepted a football scholarship to play at the University of Washington from 1976 to 1979. In 1979, Harrell received […]

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Black student targeted with racist note at mainly Asian campus

By Staff The Associated Press IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — University of California, Irvine officials pledged to work on race relations on campus this week after a Black student found a hand-scrawled note in her backpack calling her a slave, making it the second racist incident that has offended Black students in recent weeks.

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40 years on, f leeing Vietnamese refugees take to seas again

By Chris Brummitt The Associated Press HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Nearly 40 years after hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese fled the country’s Communist regime by boat, a growing number are taking to the water again.

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Cyberattacks a growing irritant in US-China ties

By Christopher Bodeen The Associated Press BEIJING, China (AP) — Signs are growing that the sustained surge in cyberattacks emanating from China is imperiling its relations with the United States, lending urgency to fledgling efforts by both governments to engage on the issue.

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China, India gloss over border dispute at meeting

China, India gloss over border dispute at meeting

By Christopher Bodeen The Associated Press BEIJING, China (AP) — The foreign ministers of China and India have glossed over a recent standoff along their countries’ disputed border in an apparent sign that the incident will not harm future high-level contacts.

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Japan pulls back on denials of WWII sex slavery

Japan pulls back on denials of WWII sex slavery

By Mari Yamaguchi The Associated Press TOKYO, Japan (AP) — Japan has acknowledged that it conducted only a limited investigation before claiming there was no official evidence that its imperial troops coerced Asian women into sexual slavery before and during World War II.

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COMMENTARY: Fire the Medina City Manager

COMMENTARY: Fire the Medina City Manager

By Doug Chin SPECIAL TO THE NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY In March, an eight-person federal jury found the City of Medina and City Manager Donna Hanson guilty of firing former Police Chief Jeffrey Chen because of his race. As Chen’s attorney Marianne Jones stated, Hanson fired Chen because of  “old school racism.”

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PICTORIAL: The API Heritage Month Celebration

PICTORIAL: The API Heritage Month Celebration

On May 5, over 3,000 people visited Seattle Center to celebrate national API Heritage Month. They were met with five hours of programing, including performances from the Filipino Youth Activities Drill Team, Seattle Chinese Community Girls Drill Team, the Massive Monkees, and other cultural groups.

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SIFF REVIEWS: The Asian Weekly at the movies — The first staff picks for SIFF 2013

SIFF REVIEWS: The Asian Weekly at the movies — The first staff picks for SIFF 2013

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Each year, the Northwest Asian Weekly sends a team of intrepid film reviewers to the Seattle International Film Festival to pick out the best Asian and Asian American films. Starting this week and running through the end of May, we will be reviewing our picks for the most interesting APA […]

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Aegis Living prepping for groundbreaking of Chinese-focused assisted-living facility in PNW — Culturally Chinese Aegis Gardens to offer high-end amenities

Aegis Living prepping for groundbreaking of Chinese-focused assisted-living facility in PNW — Culturally Chinese Aegis Gardens to offer high-end amenities

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Aegis Living, a Redmond-based assisted living provider administering over two dozen properties in Washington, California, and Nevada, is moving forward with plans to break ground for a new culturally Chinese retirement facility near Bellevue, modeled after its successful Aegis Gardens in Fremont, Calif.

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Visa for cash programs offer path to green card — Options available for foreign investors willing to invest in America

Visa for cash programs offer path to green card — Options available for foreign investors willing to invest in America

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly While some seek investment opportunities for themselves, others do it for their children.

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Chinese robes headed back to the Northwest

Chinese robes headed back to the Northwest

By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly Several robes from the Young collection will be heading back to the Pacific Northwest in the coming months, though their destination is not yet decided.

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Japanese landmarks on two local campuses to be restored

Japanese landmarks on two local campuses to be restored

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Two local college campuses are preparing to commission and restore art installations relating to Japanese history.

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BLOG: Can fundraising be fun-raising?

BLOG: Can fundraising be fun-raising?

By Assunta Ng How do you measure the success of an organization’s fundraising event? By the amount of money it raises? By the number of attendees or the quality of the program?

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