Archive | Vol 33 No 16 | 4/12-4/18

Komen event raises $600K

Komen event raises $600K

On March 1, former U.S. Ambassador to China Gov. Gary Locke and former Washington State First Lady Mona Locke joined Komen Puget Sound executive director David Richart and honorary co-chairs Jerry and Charlene Lee at Komen Puget Sound’s annual Grace Notes Gala. About 300 benefactors attended the event at the Fairmount Olympic Hotel, raising $600,000 […]

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Women discuss ‘glorious food’

Women discuss ‘glorious food’

The Wells Fargo Washington Women’s Roundtable was held March 18 at FareStart in Seattle. The theme, “Food, Glorious Food,” featured a panel of top local women in the multi-million dollar food industry on the topics of restaurant trends, sustainability, and “good eats.” Speakers included Andrina Bigelow of Fran’s Chocolates, Maria Smeraldo of Il Terrazzo Carmine, […]

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Miyake named city manager

Miyake named city manager

The City Council on April 8 unanimously selected Brad Miyake as Bellevue’s next city manager, pending contract negotiations.

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Korean consul returns home

Korean consul returns home

Consul General Song Young-wan, the Republic of Korea’s highest-ranking consular officer at the nation’s Seattle consulate, is leaving his post after three years. The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea covers the states of Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Alaska, and Montana, providing visa and passport services. Song also spent his time both on diplomatic affairs […]

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General Biodiesel named West Seattle Business of the Year

General Biodiesel named West Seattle Business of the Year

General Biodiesel recently received the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce Westside Business of the Year Award. The company helps businesses with free pickup of used greases. This is then used to provide an alternative to petroleum fuel. Yale and Laura Wong launched General Biodiesel in 2006 to help reduce the nation’s reliance on foreign fuel.

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Supreme Court Justice says internment ruling could happen again

Supreme Court Justice says internment ruling could happen again

By Audrey McAvoy Associated Press HONOLULU (AP) – U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia told law students at the University of Hawaii last month that the nation’s highest court was wrong to uphold the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, but he wouldn’t be surprised if the court issued a similar ruling during […]

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API bands compete in Kollaboration showcase

API bands compete in Kollaboration showcase

Five local API bands will vie for the chance to compete at Kollaboration Star in L.A. next fall.

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Sting operation nets stolen goods, drug dealers, and scammers in ID

Sting operation nets stolen goods, drug dealers, and scammers in ID

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly The Seattle Police Department reported the March 27 arrest of 25 suspects in a

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Bank fraudsters preyed on Vietnamese community

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly A member of a bank fraud scheme who threatened people with a firearm to try to collect debts was sentenced last week to six years in prison, announced U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan.

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Loans available for businesses impacted by Chinatown fire

Loans available for businesses impacted by Chinatown fire

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering low-interest working capital federal loans to small businesses economically impacted by the Hudson Building fire in Seattle’s International District. The SBA declared the fire a disaster following an April 1 request from Gov. Jay Inslee.

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Students, educators honored at Diversity Makes a Difference dinner

Students, educators honored at Diversity Makes a Difference dinner

By Alia Marsha Northwest Asian Weekly The Diversity Makes a Difference scholarship dinner at New Hong Kong restaurant on

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Looking back at March  — The latest fall, rise, & situations in pop culture

Looking back at March — The latest fall, rise, & situations in pop culture

By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly This month’s column stars a disgraced co-founder and a celebrated EGOT winner. Wondering who or what an EGOT is? Read on to find out the answer, along with updates from this month’s entertainment headlines! Pinkberry CEO gets jail time Young Lee, co-founder of the popular frozen yogurt chain Pinkberry, […]

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Groups partner up to help undocumented APIs enroll in DACA

The Asian Pacific Islander Community Leadership Foundation (ACLF) and 21 Progress announced a partnership to help undocumented Asian Pacific Islander youth connect with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) resources.

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Beautify Chinatown

Join hundreds of volunteers for the beautification of the Chinatown-International District on April 26, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Comcast will host the event, which will include pressure washing sidewalks, painting over graffiti, working in the Danny Woo Garden, and more. (end) For questions or to join the fun, call 206-838-8718.  

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Classes available for Vietnamese immigrants

Helping Link is a non-profit Vietnamese organization that helps Vietnamese immigrants adjust to American culture with tutoring and adult classes in ESL, citizenship preparation, and basic computer skills. Classes cost $25 and are held at 1032 S. Jackson St. Suite C, in Seattle.

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Beacon Hill building energizes Seattle Lees

Beacon Hill building energizes Seattle Lees

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Four beauties wearing their crowns and native costumes — all sharing the same surname

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Reign welcomes a Women’s World Cup veteran to the club

Reign welcomes a Women’s World Cup veteran to the club

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Atop the roof of the Space Needle on April 2, the Seattle Reign FC unveiled its new “kits,” a soccer term for uniforms, for the 2014 season.

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Fukushima children start new school after f leeing radiation

Fukushima children start new school after f leeing radiation

By Yuri Kageyama Associated Press MATSUMOTO, Japan (AP) – The 12-year-old girl didn’t want to leave her younger

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EDITORIAL: Overturn ‘Korematsu’ for good

The United States Supreme Court has an opportunity to settle once and for all the illegality of the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. It has the opportunity to help ensure that it never happens again.

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