Archive | Vol 32 No 37 | 9/7-9/13

Washington State Fair unveils Luminasia exhibit

Washington State Fair unveils Luminasia exhibit

This year, the Washington State Fair — formerly known as the Puyallup Fair — is featuring a new-to-Washington attraction, Luminasia. The attraction has taken the traditional form of Chinese lantern making and modernized it for the 21st Century.

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Three APA White House fellows announced

Three APA White House fellows announced

The President’s Commission on White House Fellowships announced the appointment of the 2013–2014 Class of White House Fellows on Aug. 27. The White House Fellows Program was created in 1964. Three of the 11 fellows are Asian or Pacific Islanders.

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Columbia Pacific opens senior care facility in Beijing

Columbia Pacific opens senior care facility in Beijing

Seattle-based Columbia Pacific opened a 60,000-square-foot senior living facility in Beijing on Aug. 21.  

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Sheng-Yen Lu Foundation awards $240,000 in grants to Seattle nonprofits

Sheng-Yen Lu Foundation awards $240,000 in grants to Seattle nonprofits

The Sheng-Yen Lu Foundation (SYL Foundation) held a grant award ceremony on Aug. 24 at Meydenbauer Convention Center. A total of $240,000 in grant funds were distributed to fifteen nonprofit organizations working to improve health and education access.

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Manila says China withdrew invitation for Aquino

Manila says China withdrew invitation for Aquino

By Hrvoje Hranjski The Associated Press MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines and China, already locked in a territorial dispute, engaged in a diplomatic tussle Aug. 29, with the Philippine president canceling a visit to a trade fair in China after being told to stay away, and Beijing saying it never invited him in the […]

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China confirms raid on alleged terror cell

China confirms raid on alleged terror cell

By Christopher Bodeen The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — China confirmed Aug. 28 that police conducted a raid last week on an alleged terrorist cell in the restive northwestern region of Xinjiang, although details about the death toll and identities of those killed in the bloody incident remain sketchy. Officials have refused to discuss the […]

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Indonesia upholds death sentence for British woman

Indonesia upholds death sentence for British woman

By Staff The Associated Press JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s highest court has upheld the death sentence for a British woman convicted of smuggling $2.5 million worth of cocaine into the resort island of Bali, a court official said Aug. 30.

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N. Korea blames US threat for aborting envoy’s trip

By Hyung-Jin Kim The Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has withdrawn its invitation to a U.S. envoy to visit the country over a detained American because Washington perpetrated a “grave provocation” by allegedly mobilizing nuclear-capable bombers during recent military drills with Seoul.

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Hengda’s ‘Dream of the Golden Clown’

Hengda’s ‘Dream of the Golden Clown’

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly This month, the China National Acrobatics Troupe will bring “The Dream of the Golden Clown” to Seattle. This production premiered in China in March 2013 and has been called “a visually stunning modern acrobatic spectacular” and a significant milestone work in Chinese acrobatic performance. This world-class show will be coming […]

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The Back to School Issue 2013

The Back to School Issue 2013

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Kelly Aramaki — 2013 Visionary Award Recipient

Kelly Aramaki — 2013 Visionary Award Recipient

This October, the Northwest Asian Weekly presents the Visionary Awards Gala, an event honoring visionaries in the APA community. By Gabrielle Nomura Northwest Asian Weekly Before he’d taken his SATs, driven a car, or even knew which high school he was attending, Kelly Aramaki had a profound experience that would influence his future career. It […]

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SYLP: Visiting a homeland, but not a home

SYLP: Visiting a homeland, but not a home

By Tracey Trinh Summer Youth Leadership Program Hearing my parents say, “Tracey, we’re visiting Vietnam” when I was nine gave me so much excitement. It was the first time I ever traveled outside of the United States or Canada, and I would meet a lot of relatives that I had only heard about. I was […]

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SYLP: The life of a TCK

SYLP: The life of a TCK

By Cindy Lee Summer Youth Leadership Program “Cindy, we’re moving to __________ in a few weeks.”

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SYLP: Racial prejudice from the viewpoint of a caucasian

SYLP: Racial prejudice from the viewpoint of a caucasian

By Natasha Zastko Summer Youth Leadership Program One of the most shameful things about today’s society is that those who are privileged live their entire lives not knowing the advantages they are presented with and therefore continuously overlook the challenges that others face.

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BLOG: Rekindling my passion

BLOG: Rekindling my passion

By Assunta Ng I almost killed the Northwest Asian Weekly’s Summer Youth Leadership Program (SYLP) this year.

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EDITORIAL: As school begins, it’s important to appreciate Seattle’s teachers

Seattle is used to the first day of school being tense. After all, during the last three contract negotiations between the Seattle Public Schools and the Seattle Education Association, parents weren’t sure if they should send their kids to school until the last few days of summer break. This year is no different, and with […]

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SYLP: On art, music, and youth

SYLP: On art, music, and youth

By Halden Lin Summer Youth Leadership Program As a musician and a person who experiments with various forms of art, including

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