Archive | Vol 32 No 46 | 11/9-11/15

Neighborhoods mark 25 years

Neighborhoods mark 25 years

About 400 guests enjoyed music, food, and dancing at the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods 25th Anniversary Celebration at MOHAI Museum in Seattle on Oct. 23, including the mayor, city council

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Burrus named director of Filipino Community

Burrus named director of Filipino Community

Sheila Burrus has been named Executive Director of the Filipino Community of Seattle. Burrus is the immediate past president of the Filipino Chamber of Commerce of the Pacific Northwest, and a 2011 Northwest Asian Weekly Pioneer honoree. She is a State Farm insurance agent in Seattle. (end)

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Cuyonon and Suquamish meet

Cuyonon and Suquamish meet

A reception to welcome heritage advocates from Palawan Island, Philippines, was held Oct. 25 at the Burke Museum in Seattle, as part of the museum’s “Ancient Shores, Changing Tides” year-long cultural

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“Akira Takeda Day” declared

“Akira Takeda Day” declared

Seattle mayor Mike McGinn and the City of Seattle officially declared Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, as “Akira Takeda

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InterIm receives grant money

InterIm receives grant money

InterIm CDA received $20,000 from Bank of America’s grant money to support operations including the Danny Woo Garden in the International District. On Oct. 19, Bank of America volunteers worked in the garden weeding, picking up trash, moving the compost pile, and picking fruit. Each year, the Danny Woo Community Garden and Children’s Garden provides […]

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U.S. fire officials see danger in paper sky lanterns

U.S. fire officials see danger in paper sky lanterns

By Norma Love Associated Press CONCORD, N.H. (AP) – Thin paper sky lanterns, lit from inside by candles that send them floating aloft, have been popular for centuries at Asian festivals. But now U.S. fire officials want them banned.

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Indians mark their biggest festival with fireworks

Indians mark their biggest festival with fireworks

By Ashok Sharma Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) – Millions of Indians were setting off deafening fireworks displays Sunday (Nov. 3) to light up the sky for Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights, which celebrates the triumph of good over evil.

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Behind the scenes — The good, the bad, and the ugly in Asian pop culture

Behind the scenes — The good, the bad, and the ugly in Asian pop culture

By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Chinese food going viral One of the biggest YouTube viral hits this past month was the profoundly offensive and ridiculous music video for “Chinese Food,” a pop song crooned by (previously) unknown teenager Alison Gold.

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Seattle nonprofit, Gates Foundation, and Chinese manufacturer promote life-saving vaccine

Seattle nonprofit, Gates Foundation, and Chinese manufacturer promote life-saving vaccine

Last month, the World Health Organization (WHO) gave a stamp of approval for a Chinese-made vaccine against Japanese encephalitis (JE), a disease that plagues mostly children in poor rural communities in Southeast Asia and the Western Pacific. Seattle’s PATH (Program for Appropriate Technology in Health) had been searching for ways to develop a low-cost vaccine […]

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Governor Jay Inslee appoints new chief of staff

Governor Jay Inslee appoints new chief of staff

Gov. Jay Inslee has named senior advisor Joby Shimomura as his new chief of staff. Shimomura, 41, is a longtime aide who has served on the governor’s executive team since he took office in January.

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Young people against the world — Book Recommendations

Young people against the world — Book Recommendations

By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly Angel de la Luna and the 5th Glorious Mystery By M. Evelina Galang Coffee House Press, 2013 Angel de la Luna’s life begins to fall apart the day her father disappears. As a man who drove tourists and travelers throughout Manila, it was not unusual for him to be […]

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COMMENTARY: How I made unaffordable college affordable

COMMENTARY: How I made unaffordable college affordable

By The Anh Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly What does the word “college” mean to a former refugee?

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Top Contributor: Chinese Information and Service Center helps families start new lives

Top Contributor: Chinese Information and Service Center helps families start new lives

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly “Families” and “family” are more than just words at one South Seattle agency.

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Murray defeats McGinn — Four of 10 APA candidates victorious

Murray defeats McGinn — Four of 10 APA candidates victorious

By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly Seattle denied Mayor Mike McGinn a second term, and instead elected Sen. Ed Murray in Tuesday’s (Nov. 5) elections, with 26% of the vote counted by Wednesday afternoon.

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APIs not using new immigrant program

APIs not using new immigrant program

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Although a government program gives undocumented immigrants the opportunity to gain status and prevent the possibility of deportation, few Asian Pacific Islanders are utilizing the program.

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Anomo: New mobile app for meeting new people — “It can be bigger than Facebook”

Anomo: New mobile app for meeting new people — “It can be bigger than Facebook”

By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Facebook recently announced that it was losing its popularity among teenagers. Could the new social discovery app Anomo be one of the reasons why?

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BLOG: Advice for our new Mayor Murray

BLOG: Advice for our new Mayor Murray

By Assunta Ng Congratulations to Sen. Ed Murray for winning the election as our next mayor of Seattle. You’ve made history by being the first openly gay mayor of Seattle, though you said on election night that you are not making history, you want to “make a difference.”

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EDITORIAL: Let’s encourage exceptional Americans

People sneak into America for all sorts of reasons: more freedom, better economic opportunities, escape from repression, the American Dream. Some people come for no reason other than it’s where their parents brought them when they were too young to know what was happening.

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