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FCS celebrates 78 years

FCS celebrates 78 years

The Filipino Community of Seattle is partnering with Catholic Community Services in the creation of FCS Village — a $17 million project.

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Japanese art & tea celebrates elders

Japanese art & tea celebrates elders

East West Chanoyu Center and the neighbors and residents of Aljoya Thornton Place, a retirement community in North Seattle, partnered on Nov. 14 to share the joy of Chanoyu, or the traditional Japanese tea ceremony, with 90-year-old Japanese American artist Teiko Shimazaki, whose work is currently on exhibit at Aljoya. The event was part of the […]

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EDI graduates 14 professionals

EDI graduates 14 professionals

 The Bellevue-based Executive Development Institute (EDI) presented its 20th annual Puget Sound graduation celebration on Nov. 14 at the Hilton Bellevue, with a reception, dinner, and ceremony.

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All that glitters is gold

All that glitters is gold

More than 700 people attended Goodwill’s Glitter Gala and Fashion Show held at the Seattle Sheraton on Nov. 2. The event raised more than $385,000 to support computer and technology classes sponsored by Goodwill. More information about the classes, which are free to the public, can be found at seattlegoodwill.org. (end)

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Myanmar’s president pardons 69 political prisoners

Myanmar’s president pardons 69 political prisoners

By Aye Aye Win Associated Press  YANGON, Myanmar (AP) – Myanmar’s president on Nov. 15 pardoned 69 political prisoners, including two grandsons of a former dictator, as part of a promise to free all such detainees by the end of the year.

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Easing of China policy may not result in baby boom

Easing of China policy may not result in baby boom

By Didi Tang Associated Press BEIJING (AP) – Don’t expect a new Chinese baby boom, experts say, despite the first easing of the country’s strict one-child policy in three decades.

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New Jamie Ford novel explores Depression-era Chinatown

New Jamie Ford novel explores Depression-era Chinatown

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Jamie Ford grew up in the Seattle area and his first novel, “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet,” won

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Seattle’s young adults of color get real about success

Seattle’s young adults of color get real about success

By Signe Predmore Northwest Asian Weekly It was a packed house at Jumbo Chinese Restaurant on Rainier Avenue on Nov. 12. More than 200 people

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Bellevue mayor signs trade agreements in Beijing

Bellevue mayor signs trade agreements in Beijing

A top construction firm in China intends to open an office in Bellevue as a result of an agreement signed Nov. 13 in Beijing by Mayor Conrad Lee and the company’s chairman.

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Typhoon relief continues

More efforts are underway to bring relief to the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, which struck the Philippines on Nov. 8, leaving thousands dead and millions homeless.

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Murray announces transition team

Seattle Mayor-elect Ed Murray has announced the members of the committee that will advise his transition and “help solidify his mayoral agenda” as he prepares to assume office in January, according to the Office of the Mayor-elect. The committee of 43 includes at least seven Asian Americans, and several more people of color.

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Judge orders spa to pay employees $135,536

The U.S. Department of Labor announced  on Nov. 12 that Redmond Herbal Spas LLC, Asian Miracle Massage, and Mei Zheng, also known as Margaret Sutton, individually and as owner of three area spas, were ordered by a federal judge to pay 23 massage therapists $67,768 in back wages and an equal amount in liquidated damages, […]

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$5000 for Nikkei Concerns

Nikkei Concerns was awarded $5,000 from the Symetra Community Spirit Grant Challenge, held through Facebook. Five nonprofits had competed for votes to win a $15,000 grant, but in the end Symetra chose to award all five a $5,000 grant each, due to “a number of block voting irregularities that made it impossible to designate a […]

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Ski school offers instruction for Asian skiers starting in 2014

Ski school offers instruction for Asian skiers starting in 2014

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Taiwan is not known as a place for skiers. But the island off the coast of China is where Key Donn learned

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Filipino American organizer’s legacy ignored, but not by all

Filipino American organizer’s legacy ignored, but not by all

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly As with justice, a rightful place in U.S. history delayed is that place denied.

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COMMENTARY: Add a touch of history and heritage to Thanksgiving

COMMENTARY: Add a touch of history and heritage to Thanksgiving

By Curtis S. Chin For Northwest Asian Weekly As families plan reunions and gather in homes across the Pacific Northwest this month to celebrate the most American of holidays — Thanksgiving — the Seattle area offers up one more reason and special means to celebrate the richness and diversity of people who have built this […]

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Socialist wins seat on City Council

Socialist wins seat on City Council

By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly Nobody thought it could happen, but Kshama Sawant, the self-declared Socialist candidate,

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Locke resigns

Locke resigns

By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly The United States ambassador to China, Gary Locke, said Nov. 19 that he would resign his post early next

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Top Contributor: Rey Pascua

Top Contributor: Rey Pascua

By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Rey Pascua was the persistent and committed man who helped proclaim October as Filipino American

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Top Contributor: Mohan Gurung

Top Contributor: Mohan Gurung

By Signe Predmore Northwest Asian Weekly Mohan Gurung has remarkable dedication to his fellow Seattle-area Nepalis. He is an energetic,

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