Archive | Vol 32 No 39 | 9/21-9/27

EDI participant takes leadership program in Philippines

EDI participant takes leadership program in Philippines

Maria Bea Querido, a current Leadership Discovery participant with the Executive Development Institute and a Boeing employee, was one of 10 young Filipinos from the United State to take part in the second annual Filipino American Youth Leadership Program. The program, hosted by the Embassy of the Philippines, took place in July of 2013 in […]

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Andrea Akita joins InterIm CDA as director of community and housing services

Andrea Akita joins InterIm CDA as director of community and housing services

InterIm Community Development Authority (InterIm CDA) added Andrea Akita as director of community and housing services, effective Sept. 10. She will have oversight of InterIm CDA’s direct housing and homelessness prevention services, the Danny Woo Community Garden program, the Wilderness Inner-City Leadership Development (WILD) program, and sustainable neighborhood planning activities.

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Esther Kia’aina nominated as Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas

Esther Kia’aina nominated as Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas

Esther Puakela Kia’aina was nominated to serve as the Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas at the U.S. Department of the Interior by President Barack Obama on Sept. 11. If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Kia’aina would lead the Department’s efforts to coordinate federal policy for Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S. […]

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WASITRAC hosts India Ambassador to U.S. Nirupama Rao

WASITRAC hosts India Ambassador to U.S. Nirupama Rao

The Washington State–India Trade Relations Action Committee (WASITRAC) hosted a reception to welcome India Ambassador to the United States Nirupama Rao on Sept. 13 at the Westin Seattle. Rao was appointed ambassador in September 2011. Previously, she served as the second-ever woman Indian Foreign Secretary, the top diplomat for Indian foreign relations, from 2009 to […]

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Japanese soldiers train with Army in Yakima

By Adam Ashton The News Tribune YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — A 360-degree view from Col. Paul Mele’s hilltop vantage point in central Washington’s high desert gave him a lot to smile about this week as a new Army brigade commander.

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US poverty rate stuck at 15 percent

By Hope Yen The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s poverty rate stood still at 15 percent last year, the sixth straight year that it has failed to improve.

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Beijing rejects democracy for next HK leader

Beijing rejects democracy for next HK leader

By Kelvin Chan The Associated Press HONG KONG (AP) — Beijing’s top official in Hong Kong has rejected letting the public nominate candidates to run for leader, in the strongest sign yet from China that it won’t allow the former British colony to freely choose its next leader. Zhang Xiaoming said in an open letter […]

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4 men given death sentences in India gang rape

By Shivani Wawat and Katy Daigle Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) — An Indian court Sept. 13 sentenced to death four men for the December gang rape and murder of a young New Delhi woman, ordering them to the gallows for a brutal attack that riveted India, where it became a symbol of the rampant […]

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S Korea hoists national f lag in Pyongyang

S Korea hoists national f lag in Pyongyang

By Staff The Associated Press PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — South Korean weightlifters marched with their national flag at the start of an international competition hosted by bitter rival North Korea — something of a milestone for two countries that were trading war threats this spring. It’s the first time South Korean athletes have attended […]

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Cambodia opposition pressures with rally

Cambodia opposition pressures with rally

By Sopheng Cheang and Justine Dreannan The Associated Press PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia’s main opposition leader kicked off a new wave of demonstrations against Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government Sept. 15, warning the protests would not stop until the nation’s post-election deadlock is resolved. The mass rally comes one day after Cambodia’s king […]

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A-pop! The end of an era and the start of a new one — Goodbye, Miyazaki! Hello, TV!

A-pop! The end of an era and the start of a new one — Goodbye, Miyazaki! Hello, TV!

By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Summer is out and fall is in! But before we usher in the new season, let’s take a moment to reflect on all that has happened in the pop culture world this past month, as well as prepare ourselves for what’s ahead this autumn. The end of an era […]

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Wishing on ‘My Lucky Star’

Wishing on ‘My Lucky Star’

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Dennie Gordon’s new Chinese thriller opens with music ripped note-for-note from the “James Bond Theme,” a clear sign that we’re in for an enjoyable, thrilling, but not terribly original ride. As the film progresses, the screenplay (by Amy Snow, Chris Chow, Hai Huang, and Yao Meng, from a story […]

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Englund works for a higher cause — 2013 Visionary Award Recipient

Englund works for a higher cause — 2013 Visionary Award Recipient

This October, the Northwest Asian Weekly presents the Visionary Awards Gala, an event honoring visionaries in the APA community. By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly As an army brat, Englund and her family moved often when she was young, jumping from military base to military base. She was born in a military hospital in Seoul, […]

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APA children at risk of autoimmune disease

APA children at risk of autoimmune disease

By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly Asian and Pacific American children are susceptible to an autoimmune disease that attacks the blood vessels,

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Indian American crowned Miss America

Indian American crowned Miss America

By Wayne Parry The Associated Press ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Moments after winning the 2014 Miss America crown, Nina Davuluri

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APDC votes to back Jeff Chen in Medina case

APDC votes to back Jeff Chen in Medina case

By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly The Asian Pacific Directors Coalition (APDC) voted on Sept. 11 to officially

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Julie Chen reveals plastic surgery

Julie Chen reveals plastic surgery

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Compare photos of Julie Chen from 1996 to photos from the present day, and it’s obvious that the Big Brother

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BLOG: Wow, China at the Washington State Fair!

BLOG: Wow, China at the Washington State Fair!

By Assunta Ng I consider Luminasia at the Washington State Fair amazingly avant garde and dramatically in the style of Chihuly.

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BLOG: Harrell endorses Murray, Steinbrueck stays silent

By Assunta Ng Seattle City Councilmember Bruce Harrell, a former contender for the mayor’s race, has announced his endorsement to Sen. Ed Murray on Sept. 6. Former Seattle City Councilmember Peter Steinbrueck also ran for mayor in the primary but has yet to decide who to endorse.

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EDITORIAL: Miss America is what ‘American’ has been about all along

When Nina Davuluri was crowned Miss America on Sept. 11, the wave of social media controversy started almost immediately. Hundreds of racists took to Twitter to call the New York-born, Indian American medical-student-to-be a “terrorist,” “Miss Al Qaeda,” and “Miss 7–11.” Honestly, this sort of reaction has become so commonplace that it’s not even surprising. […]

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