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Du contestant for Miss Chinese International

Du contestant for Miss Chinese International

The 2014 Miss Chinese International Pageant will be held in Hong Kong on Jan. 26. Sixteen delegates from around the world will compete for the crown, including Seattle’s Tiffany Du, who won the title of “Miss Chinese Seattle Second Princess” in last year’s 2013 Scholarship for Women Pageant (also known as the Miss Chinese Seattle […]

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Mayor’s advisory committee to address income inequality

Mayor’s advisory committee to address income inequality

Calling it a “disparity strikes at the very core of who we are as a democratic society,” Mayor Ed Murray last month committed to addressing Seattle’s growing income divide.

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CWU hosts Korean students

CWU hosts Korean students

Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Wash., recently welcomed a group of 14 students from South Korea as part of a new program with Chung-Ang University in Seoul. The students spend the first year of college in their home country and then finish the last three years in the United States.

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Jill Mangaliman named Got Green executive director

Jill Mangaliman named Got Green executive director

Got Green has announced that Jill Mangaliman will be its new executive director. Former executive director Michael Woo will remain as the organization continues to lead efforts to see Seattle’s Local Hire Ordinance through implementation.

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Wong is new president of SMA

Wong is new president of SMA

The Seattle Management Association (SMA) has named Sandra Wong as its new president. Wong has been with the City of Seattle for 33 years, and currently works as an employment manager. She also served as the American Society’s Training and Development’s Puget Sound Chapter Employee Learning Week director for the past term. SMA, a non-profit […]

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Kenneth Bae appeals to U.S. for N. Korea release

Kenneth Bae appeals to U.S. for N. Korea release

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) – An American missionary who has been jailed in North Korea for more than a year appeared before reporters Monday and appealed to the U.S. government to do its best to secure his release.

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Japan’s last WWII straggler dies at 91

Japan’s last WWII straggler dies at 91

By Elaine Kurtenbach Associated Press TOKYO (AP) – Hiroo Onoda, the last Japanese imperial soldier to emerge from hiding in a jungle in the Philippines and surrender, 29 years after the end of World War II, has died. He was 91. Onoda died Jan. 16 at a Tokyo hospital after a brief stay there. Chief […]

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Vikesh Kapoor’s folk music is ‘dealing with the now’

Vikesh Kapoor’s folk music is ‘dealing with the now’

By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly For folk singer and songwriter Vikesh Kapoor, he is a musician first and a social observer second. A first-generation Indian American, Kapoor draws on observations and reactions to the world around him for inspiration. Born and raised in rural Pennsylvania, his first taste of the larger world came when […]

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Hundreds celebrate the life and  work of Martin Luther King Jr.

Hundreds celebrate the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr.

By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly The Mt. Zion Baptist Church was nearly overflowing Friday, Jan. 17, when hundreds gathered for the

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The Layup Drill — Welcome 2014

The Layup Drill — Welcome 2014

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. In this offering, we take a look at the antics of Dennis Rodman, the incredible story of a local gymnast, and getting ready for the Winter Olympics. Baldwin helps Hawks to Super Bowl The Seattle Seahawks are going to the Super […]

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Wireless living: Limited Internet access in North Korea affects country’s development

Wireless living: Limited Internet access in North Korea affects country’s development

By Imana Gunawan Northwest Asian Weekly While most of the developed world enjoys Internet access as a basic human right, North Koreans live with their web access heavily regulated and monitored.

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Crisis and Calm: Ruth Ozeki and the Art of Being a Novelist

Crisis and Calm: Ruth Ozeki and the Art of Being a Novelist

By Signe Predmore Northwest Asian Weekly It wasn’t until disaster struck that Japanese American author Ruth Ozeki’s latest, critically acclaimed novel, “A Tale for the Time Being,” truly came to life. She had struggled with an earlier version of the story since 2006, eventually completing what she thought was the final version in 2011. “It […]

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There are plenty of Lunar New Year celebrations

By Marino Saito Northwest Asian Weekly Lunar New Year is known as the most important celebration in the Chinese calendar — a time for families to get together. It’s like Christmas Day for Americans. The Lunar New Year starts on Jan. 31 this year. A lot of events will be held around the Seattle and […]

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SDOT: Parking rates in the ID seem good enough for now

SDOT: Parking rates in the ID seem good enough for now

By Marino Saito Northwest Asian Weekly A year has passed since the parking rates in the Chinatown-International District were lowered, after

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Life’s a game — Leap of faith turns comic strip into successful gaming company

Life’s a game — Leap of faith turns comic strip into successful gaming company

“Working with Robert Khoo is almost entirely painless.”  — Jerry ‘Tycho’ Holkins By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly

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‘Bachelor’ couple headed for altar

‘Bachelor’ couple headed for altar

Read all about it in the Publisher’s Blog

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Vera Ing leaves lasting legacy

Vera Ing leaves lasting legacy

“For many of us, Vera was like a mother…she had a great heart and always saw kindness in people. Our community lost a great friend and a beautiful person.”   — Jerry Lee, Mulvanny/G2 By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly Long time community activist Vera Faye Ing died on Jan. 18, 2014. She was 73.

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Post Office reveals new Year of the Horse stamp

Post Office reveals new Year of the Horse stamp

The U.S. Post Office on Jan. 15 issued the “Celebrating Lunar New Year: Year of the Horse” Forever stamp. It is available in sheets of 12 stamps.

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PICTORIAL: ’Hawks are in!

PICTORIAL: ’Hawks are in!

Victory is sweet for the Seattle Seahawks, who beat the San Francisco 49ers 23-17 in Sunday’s conference championship game at CenturyLink Field. It was a nail-biter, with the ’Hawks down 17-13 at the start of the fourth quarter, but several big plays put them over the top. Fans came from near and far in their […]

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EDITORIAL: Congratulations, Seahawks! From your Chinatown neighbors

EDITORIAL: Congratulations, Seahawks! From your Chinatown neighbors

How about those Seahawks? A win for the team is a win for the city, not only for the fans’ personal pride and joy, but also in revenue for local businesses, especially in downtown. Good.

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