Archive | 2013

Lessons on power of parents in schools

Lessons on power of parents in schools

Editor’s note: This is a condensed version of a story published Dec. 8, 2013, in The Seattle Times, as part of a yearlong project called The

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Posted in Education, Vol 32 No 51 | 12/14-12/200 Comments

Hyeok Kim one of two deputy mayors

Hyeok Kim one of two deputy mayors

By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly Seattle Mayor-elect Ed Murray has announced key staff roles and hires within the Office of the Mayor and named several new City department head appointments.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Vol 32 No 51 | 12/14-12/201 Comment

EDITORIAL: Contributors, you’re the tops!

Last week, many in the Asian community came together to honor their own — if anyone can call the wildly diverse countries of China, Korea, Vietnam, Nepal, Japan, and Philippines all one’s own, which they do. It was the Northwest Asian Weekly’s annual Top Contributors celebration at the House of Hong.

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 32 No 51 | 12/14-12/200 Comments

ReWA honors Amirfaiz

ReWA honors Amirfaiz

The Refugee Women’s Alliance hosted more than 100 people at the Northwest African American Heritage Museum Nov. 21 to bid a fond farewell to Someireh Amirfaiz, who was stepping down from her role as executive director after 12 years. Included among the people paying tribute to Amirfaiz was Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn. (end)

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 32 No 50 | 12/7-12/130 Comments

Au to chair UW Bothell Diversity Council

Au to chair UW Bothell Diversity Council

Wayne Au, an associate professor in the Education Program, has been appointed to chair the University of Washington Bothell Diversity Council by Chancellor Wolf Yeigh. The Diversity Council was established in 2009 as a major priority of the 21st Century Campus Initiative strategic plan to enhance campus commitment to diversity and inclusiveness. “Wayne’s expertise and passion […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 32 No 50 | 12/7-12/130 Comments

Locals mix it up in ID

Locals mix it up in ID

Pioneer Square and Chinatown International District’s Historic South Downtown board members hosted their annual mixer Nov. 21 at the CID’s new café and event space, the Eastern Café on Maynard Ave. Complimentary appetizers, beer and wine were served, A good time was had by all. (end)

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 32 No 50 | 12/7-12/130 Comments

Northwest Area Foundation elects Hyeok Kim to board

Northwest Area Foundation elects Hyeok Kim to board

Hyeok Kim, of Seattle, has been elected to the Northwest Area Foundation Board of Directors. She will begin her three-year term at the regularly scheduled board meeting in February 2014. Kim, a native of Seoul, Korea, is the executive director of Interim Community Development Association, a nonprofit affordable housing and community development organization serving Asian, […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 32 No 50 | 12/7-12/130 Comments

Ethnic police honored at awards banquet

Ethnic police honored at awards banquet

About 200 people showed up to honor local police at the 2013 Ethnic Community Awards Banquet on Nov. 12 at the Filipino Community Center. The “Community Achievement Award” was given to Sergeant Jay Shin, and also to Mayor Mike McGinn for all he did for the ethnic community over the years.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 32 No 50 | 12/7-12/130 Comments

The president and first lady visit activists fasting for immigration

The president and first lady visit activists fasting for immigration

By Darlene Superville  The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama told activists who are fasting to protest House

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Posted in National News, Vol 32 No 50 | 12/7-12/130 Comments

North Korean leader’s uncle rumored to be dismissed

North Korean leader’s uncle rumored to be dismissed

By Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – South Korea’s spy agency believes that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s powerful uncle may have been dismissed from his posts last month and that two of his aides were executed, two lawmakers said Tuesday. The lawmakers said they were told by South Korea’s National Intelligence Service […]

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Indian spacecraft leaves Earth, headed to Mars

By Ashok Sharma Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) – India’s Mars orbiter mission left Earth’s sphere of influence early Sunday, after performing a maneuver to put it on its way to orbit the red planet.

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Asian students dominate international tests

By Kimerly Hefling AP Education Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – Teens from Asian nations dominated a global exam given to 15-year-olds, while U.S. students showed little improvement and failed to reach the top 20 in math, science, or reading, according to test results released Tuesday.

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Beijing destroys barbecue grills to reduce pollution

Beijing destroys barbecue grills to reduce pollution

BEIJING (AP) – Beijing is waging a war against air pollution, one barbecue at a time.

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LETTER: Clarifying Thailand

Dear Editor, I applaud you and your reporting team for doing an excellent job with your report on the mass protests of Thai people. You are so keen on current events that happen not only in our local area (around Seattle and Washington state), but also overseas. 

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 32 No 50 | 12/7-12/130 Comments

LETTER: Fired fairly

  Dear Editor,  Reading your September article about the APDC supporting Jeff Chen in his retrial saddened me. I believe that the facts in the Chen case clearly showed a man out of control and a leader who had lost the support and respect of his officers because of his abuses of power. We are […]

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 32 No 50 | 12/7-12/131 Comment

Bruce Lee’s famous yellow jumpsuit up for auction in HK

Bruce Lee’s famous yellow jumpsuit up for auction in HK

HONG KONG (AP) – Bruce Lee fans who covet the original yellow jumpsuit that the martial arts legend wore onscreen will get a chance to bid for it at a Hong Kong auction this week.

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Reign Supreme brings international break dancing talent to Seattle competition

Reign Supreme brings international break dancing talent to Seattle competition

By Gabrielle Nomura Northwest Asian Weekly When you hear the words “Seattle” and “hip hop,” it’s possible that a red-haired emcee rocking your grandpa’s hand-me-downs comes to mind.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Profiles, Vol 32 No 50 | 12/7-12/130 Comments

A-pop! November edition — Racism rears its ugly head again at the AMAs, while Asian Americans kill it elsewhere in the media world

A-pop! November edition — Racism rears its ugly head again at the AMAs, while Asian Americans kill it elsewhere in the media world

By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Another music award show, another display of racism If you caught the American Music Awards (AMAs) recently, perhaps you saw the abomination that

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Column: Pop Culture, Vol 32 No 50 | 12/7-12/130 Comments

Book recommendations

Book recommendations

By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly The Dissociation of Haruhi Suzumiya By Nagaru Tanigawa Little, Brown and Company, 2013 In the latest installment in the Haruhi Suzumiya series, we find the SOS Brigade (Save the World By Overloading It With Fun Haruhi Suzumiya) entering a new school year. As brigade chief Haruhi, resident alien Yuki […]

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Posted in On the Shelf, Vol 32 No 50 | 12/7-12/131 Comment

Former Yankees player signs with Japanese team

Former Yankees player signs with Japanese team

CHIBA, Japan (AP) – The Lotte Marines of Japan’s Pacific League say they have signed former New York Yankees utility infielder Luis Cruz to a one-year contract worth $750,000. The 29-year-old Cruz, who split the 2013 season between the Yankees and the Los Angeles Dodgers, has a career batting average of .234 with seven home […]

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Posted in Sports, Vol 32 No 50 | 12/7-12/130 Comments

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