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Ribbon ceremony opens new Goddard School in Bellevue

Ribbon ceremony opens new Goddard School in Bellevue

A ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrated the grand opening of the Goddard School in Bellevue on Jan. 23. The ribbon was made out of $1 and $5 bills, totaling about $150, which will be donated to Seattle Children’s Hospital. After the ceremony, there was a fashion show parade in which children wore their cultural clothing to celebrate […]

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Nakano named to Washington Health Benefit Exchange board

Nakano named to Washington Health Benefit Exchange board

The International Community Health Services (ICHS) has announced the appointment of its ICHS board secretary Hiroshi Nakano to the Washington Health Benefit Exchange board. Nakano, a native of Fife, has been with ICHS for 16 years, serving in a variety of leadership positions on the board. He earned his undergraduate degree in sociology from the […]

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Lunar New Year celebration held at Westminster Chapel

Lunar New Year celebration held at Westminster Chapel

Chinese Lunar New Year was celebrated at Westminster Chapel in Bellevue on Jan. 25. Westminster Chapel began celebrating the Lunar New Year 11 years ago and now shares sponsorship of the event with various schools and nonprofit organizations. This event was not only about Chinese culture, but other Asian cultures, such as Korean, Vietnamese, and […]

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Kin On elects board & officers

Kin On elects board & officers

Kin On, the organization that supports the elderly and adults in the greater Seattle Asian American community, recently named Randy Chan, Minh Ngo, Marcella Wing, Teri Wong, and David Yip as new board members for 2014. In addition, the following executive committee officers were elected: Darryl Hue, Stella Leong as first vice president, Hannah Wong […]

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Two physicians join Polyclinic

Two physicians join Polyclinic

The Polyclinic recently hired hand surgeon Divya Singh and orthopedic spine surgeon Sean Keem. Both physicians will be based at The Polyclinic Madison Center, located at 904 7th Ave. in Seattle.

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AALDEF applauds bipartisan bill to modernize the Voting Rights Act — Asian Americans ‘continue to face significant obstacles to the vote’

The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) commends the introduction of bipartisan legislation offering common sense fixes to modernize the Voting Rights Act (VRA). This bill will address the Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby County v. Holder by ensuring greater protections for all voters against discrimination at the ballot box and ensuring that […]

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Investigation in Vietnamese woman’s L.A. beating death stymied by silence

Investigation in Vietnamese woman’s L.A. beating death stymied by silence

SANTA ANA (AP) – Police detectives are having trouble unraveling a nightclub brawl that left a 23-year-old Vietnamese American woman dead because they can’t identify many of the victim’s friends and others won’t talk to them.

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Claim filed by family of Asiana crash victim

Claim filed by family of Asiana crash victim

By The Associated Press The parents of a teenage girl who was run over and killed by two emergency vehicles after an Asiana Airlines crash have filed a claim against the city of San Francisco, saying rescuers were reckless and poorly trained. In legal forms filed this week in San Francisco, attorneys for the parents […]

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Judge OK’s anti-bias policy for Seattle police

Judge OK’s anti-bias policy for Seattle police

SEATTLE (AP) – A federal judge has approved new Seattle Police Department policies designed to eliminate concerns over biased policing and unjustified stops.

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New Chinatown store selling pipes, not pot

New Chinatown store selling pipes, not pot

Trichome, a new “elevated glassware & design” store that sells pipes and other products for cannabis use, has opened for business in the International District. The new store is located at 618 South Jackson Street.

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Lynnwood seeks Korean for its diversity commission

Lynnwood’s Neighborhoods and Demographic Diversity Commission, a seven-member volunteer advisory body, is currently accepting applications to fill two vacancies. Special effort is being given to recruit a member of the Korean community.

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UW offers master’s in international studies

The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington is accepting applications for its new 10-month Master of Arts (MA) degree in Applied International Studies (MAAIS). This accelerated program is designed for U.S. and international professionals with experience in a variety of fields, including business, government, military, philanthropy, and international development.

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Japanese Americans remember wartime incarceration

The stories of local Japanese Americans who were incarcerated in Idaho concentration camps during World War II are the subject of a talk by Tom Ikeda, founder and executive director of “Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project,” on Thursday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. at the Longhouse Cultural Center on the Evergreen campus in Olympia. Admission […]

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Celebrate Lunar New Year in the ID neighborhood

Celebrate Lunar New Year in the ID neighborhood

By Marino Saito Northwest Asian Weekly The Lunar New Year is a major holiday for the Chinese and other Asian cultures. This is the Year of the Horse.

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A look at Year of the Horse celebrities

A look at Year of the Horse celebrities

By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly The Year of the Horse lands on Jan. 31. It is said to be a good year for those who are hardworking, who persevere, and who want to achieve success. Some horse traits include being popular, intelligent, talented, and kind. On the other hand, they can also be stubborn, […]

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Plan for second China Gate still in the works

Plan for second China Gate still in the works

By Marino Saito Northwest Asian Weekly About six years have passed since the first Chinese Gate was built in the Chinatown-International District in Seattle. The Historic China Gate Foundation — a group of business leaders in the International District — came together in 1999 with the hope of completing two traditional Chinese gates to serve […]

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APIs head to Sochi

APIs head to Sochi

By Jason J. Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly The Winter Olympics begin on Friday, Feb. 7, in Sochi, Russia. Asian American athletes will be well represented, and here is a list of APIs to look for in the coming weeks.  

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Film festival shares Asian experience

Film festival shares Asian experience

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly The Seattle Asian American Film Festival, previously the Northwest Asian American Film Festival, owes its previous and current existence to local Asian talent. “I was a loyal fan of the Northwest Asian American Film Festival,” recalls SAAFF co-director Kevin Bang,  “the previous iteration of SAAFF. NWAAFF ran from 2002 […]

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‘The Bachelor’ couple exchange vows in a ‘grown sexy’ setting

‘The Bachelor’ couple exchange vows in a ‘grown sexy’ setting

By Alia Marsha Northwest Asian Weekly The Bachelor cast members Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici are now husband and wife, as witnessed by family and friends and millions of viewers at home.

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Celebrate Lunar New Year on both sides of the lake

Celebrate Lunar New Year on both sides of the lake

The Lunar New Year celebrations start this Friday, Jan. 31, but they don’t end there. The big celebration in the International District on Saturday, Feb. 1 (see story on page 7), will be followed one week later, on Feb. 8 and 9, at Bellevue Connection’s third annual Lunar New Year Celebration at Bellevue Square’s Center […]

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