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Ground broken in ceremony at Cheryl Chow Court housing

Ground broken in ceremony at Cheryl Chow Court housing

A ceremonial groundbreaking was held Dec. 20 on the site of what will become the Cheryl Chow Court at 2014 N.W. 57th St. in Ballard. The building, named for the former Seattle City Councilmember Cheryl Chow, will comprise 50 units of green, affordable homes for senior citizens, provided by the Low Income Housing Institute. (end)

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Co-chairs of WASITRAC invited to the White House

Co-chairs of WASITRAC invited to the White House

The co-chairs of Washington State–India Trade Relations Action Committee (WASITRAC), Debadutta Dash and Habib M. Habib, were invited to the White House policy briefing, followed by the White House holiday celebration on Dec. 20.

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Misato Sandoval brings home the Judo gold from France

Misato Sandoval brings home the Judo gold from France

Misato Sandoval, an 8th-grader at Gateway Middle School in Everett, competed in two major elite Judo tournaments last month in France.

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Services held for Fred Cordova

Services held for Fred Cordova

Fred Cordova, executive director of the national office of the Filipino American National Historical Society, died on Dec. 21, 2013. His funeral and mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Jan. 11 at Immaculate Conception Church, located at 820 18th Ave. in Seattle. He will be buried at the Calvary Cemetery, which […]

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Gregerson has lots of support

Gregerson has lots of support

Mia Gregerson, the newly appointed state representative for the 33rd district, held a “meet-and-greet” with her supporters at the Nagomi Tea House on Dec. 18.

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Pres. Obama will nominate Max Baucus China ambassador

Pres. Obama will nominate Max Baucus China ambassador

President Obama announced his intent to nominate Senator Max Baucus as Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China, replacing former Washington state Governor Gary Locke. “For more than two decades, Max Baucus has worked to deepen the relationship between the United States and China, said President Obama. The economic agreements he helped forge have created millions […]

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Lawsuit filed over Oregon bus crash

The Associated Press PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) – A British Columbia lawyer representing 12 victims from the 2012 charter bus crash on Interstate 84 near Pendleton filed a lawsuit Monday at the Umatilla County Courthouse seeking $700 million. The East Oregonian reports the group is seeking a jury trial on accusations that operators of Mi Joo […]

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Deportation is a bigger issue for Asians and Hispanics than a pathway to citizenship

By Hope Yen Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – With immigration legislation stalled in Congress, Hispanics and Asian Americans say getting relief from deportations is more important for many of the 11 million immigrants here illegally than creating a pathway to U.S. citizenship, a new study finds.

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Opponents to fight new U.S. military base on Okinawa

Opponents to fight new U.S. military base on Okinawa

By Ken Moritsugu Associated Press TOKYO (AP) – Threatening lawsuits and protests, opponents are gearing up to fight a decision by Okinawa’s governor that could pave the way for a new U.S. military base on the southern Japanese island.

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China: Abe not welcome after war shrine visit

China: Abe not welcome after war shrine visit

By Gillian Wong Associated Press BEIJING (AP) – China’s Foreign Ministry on Monday accused Japan’s prime minister of hypocrisy and said he would not be welcome in China after he visited a shrine honoring Japan’s war dead.

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New China law abolishes re-education labor camps

By Associated Press BEIJING (AP) – State media say China’s national legislature has voted to abolish a much-criticized penal system that allowed police to lock up people for up to four years without due process.

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Vision for new ‘parklet’ unveiled in Chinatown

Vision for new ‘parklet’ unveiled in Chinatown

The Chinatown-International District Business Improvement Area (CIDBIA) has announced plans for a Chinatown-ID parklet program in 2014. Neighborhood community leaders are launching a Kickstarter fundraising campaign to build a public parklet on 6th Avenue South at South Weller Street.

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Mukilteo set to save historic Japanese Gulch

Mukilteo set to save historic Japanese Gulch

Mukilteo Mayor Joe Marine and a representative of Metropolitan Creditors Trust have signed an agreement for the City of Mukilteo to purchase 98 acres within Japanese Gulch for $5.4 million dollars. Located at the northeastern corner of the Mukilteo city limits, Japanese Gulch has a rich cultural history. For generations of Native Americans, the mouth of […]

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Learn about the health insurance marketplace in Mandarin

Access to information on healthcare in Chinese is available via Google Hangout on Thursday, Jan. 23, from 3 to 4 p.m.

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Book recommendations

Book recommendations

By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly Auntie Yang’s Great Soybean Picnic Story by Ginnie Lo, Illustrations by Beth Lo Lee & Low Books, 2012 While growing up in a small town in Indiana, Jinyi and Pei’s family would often make the three-hour drive to visit their mother’s sister, Auntie Yang, and her family just outside […]

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Local cellist goes on tour with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

Local cellist goes on tour with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Rebecca Chung Filice, 28, is not your typical classically trained musician. She rocked out on her cello with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis on their European and U.S. Heist World tour this year. She will be joining them next year for their tour in New Zealand, Australia, and Malaysia. Born […]

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LETTER: Mayor Lee is a boost to Bellevue

Dear Editor, We believe Mayor Conrad Lee should continue to be Bellevue’s mayor. Mayor Lee’s active promotion of Bellevue as a growing business hub to the international community has greatly expanded Bellevue’s visibility to investors worldwide. He has tirelessly worked to bring businesses and investments to Bellevue, our region, and our state.

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The Top APA Movies of 2013

The Top APA Movies of 2013

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly 2013 brought us outstanding anime, almost-unbelievable documentaries, and inspiring narratives. Here are my picks for the Top 10 Asian Pacific American films new to Seattle for this year.

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Top 10 Asian American achievements of 2013

Top 10 Asian American achievements of 2013

By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Each year, certain people are recognized for their accomplishments in the Asian American communities. There were many incredible feats this year, so we grouped them into 10 accomplishments.

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A-pop! Top 10 stories of 2013 — Take one final look at the best, and the best of the worst, of last year’s Asian pop media moments

A-pop! Top 10 stories of 2013 — Take one final look at the best, and the best of the worst, of last year’s Asian pop media moments

By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly With the New Year underway, it’s the perfect time to take a moment and reflect on 2013’s biggest hits and misses in pop culture. It’s been an interesting year, which saw Asian Americans breaking ground in new ways in pop media, as well as some spectacularly offensive moments from […]

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