Archive | Vol 32 No 41 | 10/5-10/11

APA advocates, health agencies address questions at Affordable Care Act forum

APA advocates, health agencies address questions at Affordable Care Act forum

Local residents with questions about the Affordable Care Act attended a Sept. 25 forum in Bellevue sponsored by the Washington State India Trade Relations Action Committee (WASITRAC), with the support of the Asian Counseling and Referral Service, and other APA and health groups.

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Pianist Lang Lang draws standing ovation at Seattle Symphony opening gala

Pianist Lang Lang draws standing ovation at Seattle Symphony opening gala

Guest pianist Lang Lang joined conductor Ludovic Morlot and the Seattle Symphony at the Seattle Symphony opening night gala on Sept. 15, which brought in a record-breaking $653,000 for education and community programming. About 2,200 attended the concert. The concert included Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major, Chopin’s Nocturne in E flat major, […]

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Seattle Education Access raises $36,000 in annual College Dreams Luncheon

Seattle Education Access raises $36,000 in annual College Dreams Luncheon

The Seattle-based Seattle Education Access held its annual College Dreams Luncheon at the Westin Hotel in downtown Seattle on Sept. 10. The event was attended by more than

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Local coalition to analyze MLK business needs

Local coalition to analyze MLK business needs

MLK Business Association, Banner Cross, and Rainier Valley Community Development Fund are collaborating on a report on the needs and economic opportunities in the MLK Business Districts.

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Chinese doctors build new nose on man’s forehead

By Didi Tang THE Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — A surgeon in China says he has constructed an extra nose out of a man’s rib cartilage and implanted it under the skin of his forehead to prepare for a transplant in probably the first operation of its kind.

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American Samoa commemorates deadly 2009 tsunami

By Fili Sagapolutele THE Associated Press PAGO PAGO, American Samoa — American Samoa marked four years since tsunami waves killed 34 people in the U.S. territory and more than 100 in neighboring Samoa.

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Herb Tsuchiya is ‘Renaissance Man’ of service — 2013 Visionary Award Recipient

Herb Tsuchiya is ‘Renaissance Man’ of service — 2013 Visionary Award Recipient

This October, the Northwest Asian Weekly presents the Visionary Awards Gala, an event honoring visionaries in the APA community. By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly Some would call Herb Tsuchiya a “community volunteer.” The 80-year-old retired Nisei Japanese American spent much of his life as a Seattle pharmacist. But while providing medicine had been his […]

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South Asian Film Festival explores love, comedy and f ilmmaking

South Asian Film Festival explores love, comedy and f ilmmaking

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly The 8th Annual Seattle South Asian Film Festival, presented by community organization Tasveer, brings together dozens of films from all over South Asia, from all genres, from horror to drama to film shorts. Three interesting selections are “Miss Lovely,” ‘The Rajini Effect.” and “Valley of Saints.” “Miss Lovely,” directed […]

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NWAW’s October book recommendations

NWAW’s October book recommendations

By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly Take Me Out to the Yakyu By Aaron Meshon Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2013 Although baseball may be America’s pastime, the sport’s appeal has expanded to include a global audience.

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“Herb And Dorothy 50X50”

“Herb And Dorothy 50X50”

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Megumi Sasaki, director of the new documentary “Herb and Dorothy 50X50,” started out at Japan’s NHK public broadcasting organization, working for its popular “Ohayo

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Miss Philippines crowned Miss World in Indonesia

Miss Philippines crowned Miss World in Indonesia

By Firdia Lisnawati THE Associated Press BALI, Indonesia (AP) —Miss Philippines, Megan Young, was crowned Miss World on Sept. 28 amid tight security on Indonesia’s resort island of Bali, where the contest’s final round was moved following protests by Muslim hardliner groups.

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Students at high poverty school plan dream trip to China — Parents, teachers hope financial barriers don’t put damper on students’ dream

Students at high poverty school plan dream trip to China — Parents, teachers hope financial barriers don’t put damper on students’ dream

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Former K&L Gates attorney jailed in Hong Kong for fraud

Former K&L Gates attorney jailed in Hong Kong for fraud

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly A former senior partner in the Hong Kong offices of K&L Gates is serving 12 years in jail for what the South China Morning Post is calling Hong Kong’s biggest fraud case.

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Locke: Trade with China would boost state

Locke: Trade with China would boost state

By Wen Liu contextChina Washington state exports to China have grown faster than the rest of the country, totaling

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Women entrepreneurs share challenges, successes at luncheon

Women entrepreneurs share challenges, successes at luncheon

By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly At the Women of Color Empowered event on Sept. 20, the entrepreneurial spirit was

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EDITORIAL: APA outreach on the Affordable Care Act is just beginning

After years of politicking, lawsuits, and hand-wringing, the Affordable Care Act has arrived. All Americans will need health care coverage by Jan. 1. This week, the Washington Healthplanfinder and the state insurance exchange marketplace opened. Now state residents can enroll in a health plan and find out if they are eligible for financial help if […]

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BLOG: Why tiger moms fail to raise leaders — Part 1

BLOG: Why tiger moms fail to raise leaders — Part 1

By Assunta Ng I don’t need to read “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother” to be a tiger mom. My mother was one, and I was a sort-of-tiger-sort-of-sheep parent. I often put on a tiger’s front, but in reality, I carried a gentle lamb’s heart.

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