Archive | Vol 33 No 14 | 3/29-4/4

Tong promotes book on KING 5

Tong promotes book on KING 5

Seattle’s Collin Tong was on KING 5’s New Day Northwest program March 18 to talk about his book “Into the Storm: Journeys Through Alzheimer’s.” The book details his and others’ experiences caring for people with Alzheimer’s Disease. Tong’s wife died in 2011, after a 12-year struggle with early-onset Alzheimer’s.

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VFA honors 2 people, 1 church

VFA honors 2 people, 1 church

Two people and a church were awarded in the March 20 Vietnamese Friendship Association’s 2014 benefit dinner at the UW HUB Ballroom.

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Dalai Lama thanks Wong

Dalai Lama thanks Wong

The Dalai Lama was an honored guest at a luncheon event at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in

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Taiwanese dance group debuts

Taiwanese dance group debuts

Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan made its Seattle debut with “Songs of the Wanderers,” a modern dance by choreographer Lin Hwai-min, on March 8 at the University of Washington’s Meany Hall. The performance featured 39 dancers and 3.5 tons of rice. It was part of the UW’s “World Series” 2013-14 season, bringing “extraordinary performances […]

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US schools add Vietnamese to dual immersion

By Amy Taxin Associated Press GARDEN GROVE, California (AP) – When Thuy Vo Dang came to the United States as a young girl, her English took off. Her parents sent her to Vietnamese school on the weekends to learn her native language, but she eventually had to study it in graduate school to become fully […]

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Life of Fukushima nuke worker recorded in comic-book style

Life of Fukushima nuke worker recorded in comic-book style

By Yuri Kageyama Associated Press TOKYO (AP) – First off, no one who works at Japan’s wrecked nuclear power plant calls it Fukushima Dai-ichi, comic-book artist Kazuto Tatsuta says in his book about his time on the job. It’s ichi efu, or 1F.

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Behind jet’s passenger list is rich human tapestry of life

Behind jet’s passenger list is rich human tapestry of life

By Rod McGuirk and Stephen Wright BANGKOK (AP) – Numbered 1 to 227, the passenger manifest for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is an outwardly unremarkable document.

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Japanese architect Shigeru Ban wins Pritzker Prize

Japanese architect Shigeru Ban wins Pritzker Prize

By Jocelyn Noveck Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) – The Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, who has combined a talent for innovative design and experimental use of everyday materials with extensive humanitarian efforts around the globe, has won the 2014 Pritzker Architecture Prize.

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Zumbathon to raise funds for Beacon Hill students’ visit to China pen pals

Zumbathon to raise funds for Beacon Hill students’ visit to China pen pals

By Evangeline Cafe Northwest Asian Weekly Victoria Lum-Nye is a proud alumna of Beacon Hill Elementary School, which is now Beacon Hill International School (BHIS). She recently attended the 50-year reunion of her sixth-grade class, where she was able to reminisce and reconnect with old friends.

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Calif. Sen. Leland Yee accused of wire fraud and conspiracy

Calif. Sen. Leland Yee accused of wire fraud and conspiracy

By Paul Elias Associated Press A California state senator who was lauded for his efforts to make government more transparent was arrested March 26 during a series of raids by the FBI in Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area, authorities said. Federal officials are accusing a California State Senator State Leland Yee of conspiracy […]

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Most uninsured AANHPIs may be eligible for coverage

According to a new report released today by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, eight out of 10 (1.6 million) uninsured Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians,

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The Village Report — Lost in the cacophany of Asia

The Village Report — Lost in the cacophany of Asia

By Dipika Kohli Northwest Asian Weekly Phnom Penh is hot, but not terribly so, and the air has a softness to it. People from around the world are here to invest, do business, and see the potential.

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George Takei to beam up to Seattle for Pride parade

George Takei to beam up to Seattle for Pride parade

Seattle Out & Proud, organizers of Seattle Pride, have announced that George Takei will lead this year’s Seattle Pride Parade as Celebrity Grand Marshal.

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The Layup Drill — Racism in NFL, baseball is back, and good news for UW golfer

The Layup Drill — Racism in NFL, baseball is back, and good news for UW golfer

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Racism alive and well in the NFL? Former University of Missouri football player Michael Sam made waves with his

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J-Pop inspired clothing designer moves studio to Sassafras in Belltown

J-Pop inspired clothing designer moves studio to Sassafras in Belltown

By Shin Yu Pai Northwest Asian Weekly Malia Peoples, the designer best known as Lady Konnyaku, recently moved her

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COMMENTARY: Chinese Americans to benefit from the Affordable Care Act

By Daphne Kwok For Northwest Asian Weekly Almost one in seven Chinese Americans does not have health insurance.

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Diversity Makes a Difference — Part 4 (final)

Diversity Makes a Difference — Part 4 (final)

Janae Chan Inglemoor High School “I know that Janae likes to diversify her own life by being friends with all kinds of people and not being cliquish by hanging just with people of her own background,” said her teacher Katrina Allemeier. “She is just kind and sweet to everyone.”

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Local woman champions brother’s release from imprisonment in North Korea

Local woman champions brother’s release from imprisonment in North Korea

By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly   “It’s hard. It’s all consuming. It overshadows everything. I’m always on the phone, always on the computer

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Marijuana is legal, now what?

Marijuana is legal, now what?

By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly You can buy a bottle of vodka in grocery stores in Washington state now. Soon, you’ll be able to buy a small amount of recreational marijuana from a shop, possibly as early as this summer.

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Tacoma area man sentenced for murder plot claims it was just ‘a joke’

Tacoma area man sentenced for murder plot claims it was just ‘a joke’

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly A University Place man, who pleaded guilty last September to federal conspiracy and solicitation charges for attempting to hire assassins to kill his own relatives in Vietnam, will serve 14 years in jail for his crime. Long Van Nguyen, 45, was sentenced on March 13 before the Honorable Robert […]

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