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Patricia Moy named associate vice provost at UW

Patricia Moy named associate vice provost at UW

University of Washington (UW) Professor of Communication and Adjunct Professor of Political Science Patricia Moy became associate vice provost for academic and student affairs on Aug. 1. The half-time appointment will see Moy planning, coordinating, and evaluating the University of Washington’s academic programs.

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Hang Chen wins national NAAAP award

Hang Chen wins national NAAAP award

Hang Ping Chen was awarded the National Leadership Award at the 31st Annual National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) International Convention, held in Toronto from Aug. 8 to Aug. 10. Chen serves on the NAAAP–Seattle Executive Advisory Board. The NAAAP National Leadership Award is given to three NAAAP members who exemplify the organization’s vision […]

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Murray hosts Obamacare panel at ICHS

Murray hosts Obamacare panel at ICHS

Sen. Patty Murray hosted a roundtable discussion at International Community Health Service (ICHS) on Aug. 22 to discuss the upcoming implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare.

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Seattle-area dancer performs during RED Tour

Seattle-area dancer performs during RED Tour

Dancer Yoshi Wright toured with singer Taylor Swift earlier this year during Swift’s currently on-going Red Tour. Wright performed as a dancer with YouTube star Austine Mahone, who opened several shows for Swift. Wright also appears in several Mahone music videos.

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Last of 5 suspects captured in latest Mumbai rape

Last of 5 suspects captured in latest Mumbai rape

By Katy Daigle The Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) — Police on Aug. 25 arrested the last of five men wanted in the gang rape of a photojournalist in Mumbai, and said charges would be filed soon in a case that has incensed the public and fueled debate over whether women can be safe in […]

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Radioactive groundwater at Fukushima nears Pacific

By Mari Yamaguchi The Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Deep beneath Fukushima’s crippled nuclear power station, a massive underground reservoir of contaminated water that began spilling from the plant’s reactors after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami has been creeping slowly toward the Pacific.

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Bo slams wife, ex-aide at trial exposing Chinese elite

Bo slams wife, ex-aide at trial exposing Chinese elite

By Gillian Wong The Associated Press JINAN, China (AP) — The defense strategy of fallen Chinese politician Bo Xilai, who is battling accusations of corruption and shielding a murderer, boils down to this: One of the prosecution’s key witnesses is a liar, and the other is crazy. Four days of testimony at the trial, which […]

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Jeremy Lin keen to work on Howard chemistry

Jeremy Lin keen to work on Howard chemistry

By Staff The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — Jeremy Lin says he’s looking forward to pairing up with the Houston Rockets’ newly acquired star Dwight Howard. Lin told reporters Aug. 25 on a visit to Beijing that he saw a natural affinity in the pair’s affection for the pick-and-roll game.

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Men smuggled guns on Chinatown busses

By Tom Hays The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A pair of gunrunners smuggled firearms into New York City by hiding them in luggage they carried on discount buses that offered cheap fares and lesser odds of getting caught, authorities said Aug. 19.

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US envoy to seek Bae’s release

By Matthew Pennington and Matthew Lee The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. — A senior U.S. envoy will travel to North Korea this week to seek the release of an American sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in the authoritarian country, the State Department said Aug. 27.

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Buddhists in Myanmar torch Muslim homes and shops

HTAN GONE, Myanmar (AP) — Members of a 1,000-strong Buddhist mob torched dozens of homes and shops in northwestern Myanmar following rumors that a Muslim man tried to sexually assault a young woman, officials and witnesses said Aug. 25, as the country was once again gripped by sectarian violence.

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Kollaboration Seattle to host fourth annual showcase of APA talent

Kollaboration Seattle will be hosting their fourth annual event, a 60s-themed evening on Sept. 21, 2013 at the Edmonds Center for the Arts. Acoustic solo artist Agnes Ingarra, singer and songwriter Christian Kang, hip-hop dance team The Bosses, emcee Rogue Pinay, and spoken word artist Troy & Ariel will compete for a grand prize of […]

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Two classics make their Blu-ray debuts

Two classics make their Blu-ray debuts

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly “Enter The Dragon” The young man was only 32 when he died. He’d been born in San Francisco and lived in Oakland, Hong Kong, and elsewhere, but his family chose to have him buried in Seattle, where he’d attended school and worked for Ruby Chow as a waiter. His […]

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Wayne’s World: In the zoo, a mini zoo, a lyin’ sleeps tonight

Wayne’s World: In the zoo, a mini zoo, a lyin’ sleeps tonight

By Wayne Chan Northwest Asian Weekly They say that “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” If that is indeed the case, the Chinese are flattered up the wazoo.

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Jazz singer Matsui reveals soul

Jazz singer Matsui reveals soul

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Japanese jazz pianist Keiko Matsui, a native of Tokyo, has traveled around the world for the past three decades, promoting her

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21 new American citizens naturalized at ReWA event

21 new American citizens naturalized at ReWA event

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Twenty-one new United States citizens, 19 of them women, were naturalized on Aug. 26 at a ceremony hosted by the Refugee Women’s Alliance (ReWA) in celebration of Women’s Equality Day. Seven of the new citizens came to the United States as refugees.

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Federal judge vacates Chen decision

Federal judge vacates Chen decision

By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly A federal judge vacated a $2 million jury decision for former Medina Police Chief Jeffrey Chen on Aug. 23, citing misconduct by his attorney in influencing the jury. Chen sued the city of Medina over his dismissal in April 2011, charging that it had been racially motivated. The city […]

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UW Japanese American alumni celebrate 90 years

UW Japanese American alumni celebrate 90 years

By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly The University of Washington (UW) hosted its first Japanese student in 1894. Now, over a century later, the University of Washington Nikkei Alumni Association (UWNAA) — the successor of multiple Japanese American student organizations — is celebrating its 90th anniversary.

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Dim Sum King ‘customer’ starts soy sauce scare

Dim Sum King ‘customer’ starts soy sauce scare

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Dim Sum King co-owner Amy Eng apologized to diners on Aug. 27 for the incident that took place on Aug. 25. Then, a 52-year-old woman walked into the restaurant and allegedly stole food, flipped over patron’s plates, and covered a man and his baby in chocolate milk and soy sauce. […]

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Woman Leaders in New Ventures

Woman Leaders in New Ventures

Woman Leaders in New Ventures WHEN: Friday, September 20, 2013 11:30 a.m.—1:30 p.m. WHERE: New Hong Kong Restaurant, 900 S. Jackson St. #203, Seattle Honorees: Maire Chacon & Lesly Chacon Maud Daudon Sophath Chou Adriana Medina Angela Shen Anjana Shanker Beverly Norris Edna Daigre Kira Bundlie & Lisa  Strom Kendee Yamaguchi Purple Tramble Natasha Savage […]

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