Archive | Vol 33 No 7 | 2/8-2/14

Ceremony honors Paul Chiles

Ceremony honors Paul Chiles

Students, faculty, and staff paid tribute to Paul Chiles on Jan. 23 as he stepped down after 10 years of service as a member of the Bellevue College Board of Trustees. Chiles helped the college win the Charles Kennedy Equity Award in 2005 from the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT). The award recognizes “exemplary […]

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Seattle sends Ka Man Lee to Miss Chinatown USA in SF

Seattle sends Ka Man Lee to Miss Chinatown USA in SF

For over 55 years, young women from throughout the United States have come to San Francisco to compete for prizes and scholarships in the annual Miss Chinatown USA Pageant. The winners become goodwill ambassadors for the Chinese community throughout the Lunar New Year. This year’s Miss Chinatown USA Pageant will be held at Palace of […]

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SCID hosts IDEA open house

SCID hosts IDEA open house

The Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority hosted “IDEA Space Open House” on Jan. 29.

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Suquamish tribal members visit the Philippines

Suquamish tribal members visit the Philippines

Seven representatives of the Suquamish Tribe went to the Philippines at the end of January. Over the course of eight days, they visited communities on Palawan Island to learn about the archaeological history of the island, as well as its modern day challenges to preserve natural resources in the face of tremendous growth in both […]

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Presidential nominations to key posts continue

Presidential nominations to key posts continue

On Jan. 16, President Obama announced his intent to nominate Nina Hachigian as Representative of the United States of America to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, with the Rank of Ambassador, Department of State. Hachigian is currently a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, a position she has held since 2008. She worked […]

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Twins arrested in fatal stabbing

Twins arrested in fatal stabbing

Police in San Jose, Calif., have arrested 18-year-old twin brothers in the stabbing death of a San Jose State University student. Anh and Duc Tong, of San Jose, are suspected of killing 22-year-old Richard Pham on the morning of Jan. 26. According to a press release from the San Jose Police Department, Pham was at […]

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White House honors legacy of Fred Korematsu

White House honors legacy of Fred Korematsu

On Jan. 30, the White House issued a statement honoring the legacy of Fred Korematsu, a Japanese American hero who stood his ground in the face of injustice.

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‘Angry Asian Man’: An evening of righteous anger

‘Angry Asian Man’: An evening of righteous anger

By Alia Marsha Northwest Asian Weekly On Thursday, Jan. 30, the ASUW Asian Student Commission hosted a talk by Phil Yu, founder of the famous blog Angry Asian Man. Yu is not a very angry person after all. Rather, he likes to describe himself as a pretty chill man. However, as he pointed out that […]

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Kollaboration Seattle hosts online auditions

By Marino Saito Northwest Asian Weekly Kollaboration Seattle has opened its auditions to the digital world in seeking diverse and talented Asian and Pacific Islander performance artists for its fifth annual showcase. Performers can submit their auditions online at KollaborationSeattle.org/Auditions until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 9.

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Leadership program for U.S. teens offered in Chinese cities

A new two-week Global Leadership program in China for English-speaking high school and college students is accepting applications for summer 2014.

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Li Na: Grand Slam winner is the first woman of Chinese tennis

Li Na: Grand Slam winner is the first woman of Chinese tennis

By Jason J. Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Li Na is not your typical female tennis player. Her performance on the court and her talk off it are what makes her one of the most influential persons in the sport. Li was voted one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world. She is […]

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Refugee & Immigrant Legislative Day at State Capitol

The 8th Annual Refugee and Immigrant Legislative Day will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 11, in Olympia. This event presents an opportunity for refugees and immigrants to address policies impacting their communities, while demonstrating the strength and diversity they bring to Washington.

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When two worlds become one

When two worlds become one

By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly The Surprise of Haruhi Suzumiya By Nagaru Tanigawa Little, Brown and Company, 2013 As in the previous book, the latest installment in the Haruhi Suzumiya series features two different versions of the same story and continues where the last one ended. The first version begins with Kyon, Haruhi, time-traveler […]

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A-pop! Yay Superbowl, boo TV sitcom — A new year begins in Asian pop culture

A-pop! Yay Superbowl, boo TV sitcom — A new year begins in Asian pop culture

By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Pop culture meets sports! Something big happened in Seattle this past weekend. Perhaps you caught it on TV? Our city celebrated a big win with the Super Bowl this past Sunday — congrats to the Seahawks and the 12th man! — and the big game included an incredible halftime […]

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New Seattle employment law limits use of criminal history

On Nov. 1, a new employment law went into effect in the City of Seattle. The Seattle Job Assistance Ordinance (JAO) limits how employers can use criminal records for hiring and employment decisions for employees working within Seattle city limits.

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COMMENTARY: Eliminate our transportation bottlenecks before the new Panama Canal opens

By Don C. Brunell Washington Business Commentator Improving Highway 167 could help change the face of global commerce and the future of Washington state. Really.

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PICTORIAL: Welcoming the Year of the Horse!

PICTORIAL: Welcoming the Year of the Horse!

Northwest Asian Weekly hosted the annual Children’s Parade Contest, featuring dozens of children in festive costumes — from the traditional Korean dress Hanbok to handmade horse costumes. Calligraphy, face painting booths, and other delights surrounded the park and the neighborhood. The whole Chinatown-International District was transformed into a giant, remarkable Lunar New Year festival. Photos […]

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Satya Nadella named CEO of Microsoft

Satya Nadella named CEO of Microsoft

Microsoft announced on Feb. 4 that Satya Nadella is the company’s new CEO. Nadella, who was born in Hyderabad, India, has been with Microsoft for 22 years. He previously held the position of executive vice president of Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise group.

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Seattle Thais rally for Thailand reforms

Seattle Thais rally for Thailand reforms

More than 100 Thais and Americans gathered at the American Legion hall in Shoreline Feb. 1 to stage a

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Seahawks victory parade

Seahawks victory parade

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