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Maryknoll sister Fallon to receive peacemaker award

Maryknoll sister Fallon to receive peacemaker award

Maryknoll Sister Jean Fallon, a Seattle native who has worked many decades for justice and peace throughout the world, will receive the Sister Christine Mulready Peacemaker Award from Pax Christi Metro New York at its Peacemaker Awards Reception on June 1, at St. Joseph’s Greenwich Village Church in New York.

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Cancer Network helps Chinese

Cancer Network helps Chinese

The Washington State Chinese Cancer Network Association held its 10th anniversary fundraising dinner at Seattle Seaview Restaurant on May 31. About 300 people attended the event, including cancer patients, their family members, and supporters. The network provides support and assistance for cancer patients and survivors, and their families, in the Chinese community. (end)

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Hatchery named for Chew

Hatchery named for Chew

NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center and the Puget Sound Restoration Fund hosted a ceremony for the opening of the new shellfish restoration hatchery at the Manchester Laboratory in Port Orchard on May 22. The event included a dedication ceremony honoring Kenneth K. Chew, professor emeritus at the University of Washington and shellfish expert, whom the […]

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CISC hosts Friendship Dinner

CISC hosts Friendship Dinner

The Chinese Information and Service Center held its 42nd Anniversary Friendship Dinner & Auction on May 31 at Westin Bellevue, where 290 attendees were entertained by lion dancers and participated in live and silent auctions. Nearly $120,000 was raised to fund various programs that help Chinese and other Asian immigrants in the community. (end)

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Spring rolls in at Wing Luke

Spring rolls in at Wing Luke

“Celebrating Community Partners” was the theme of the sixth annual Spring Roll auction and celebration at the Wing Luke Museum on May 30. Since the event, $63,000 has been raised for Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority’s community development programs. More is expected as attendees submit matching fund requests to their employers. (end)

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China planning for an extra 2 million babies per year

China planning for an extra 2 million babies per year

By Associated Press BEIJING (AP) – China is preparing for 2 million extra babies each year as a result of a loosening of its “one child per family” birth limits that will allow more couples to have two children, Chinese health officials said on May 29.

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25 years on, protests at Tiananmen barely known to China youth

25 years on, protests at Tiananmen barely known to China youth

By Didi Tang Associated Press BEIJING (AP) – Born in 1989, Steve Wang sometimes wonders what happened in his hometown of Beijing that year. But his curiosity about pro-democracy protests and the crackdown on them passes quickly.

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Mourning, tight security on anniversary of Tiananmen crackdown

By Gillian Wong Associated Press BEIJING (AP) – Yin Min held the ashes of her son and wept, she said, as she marked 25 years since he was killed in the crackdown by Chinese tanks and troops on protests at Tiananmen Square. Outside, guards kept a close eye on her home while police blanketed central […]

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Shinseki had support of many vet groups until end

Shinseki had support of many vet groups until end

By Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – He’s one of them — a disabled veteran who lost part of his right foot to a mine in Vietnam, a soldier who riled his superiors in the Bush years by telling Congress the United States needed more troops in Iraq than the administration wanted. That bond is why […]

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Immigrants fueling a U.S. boom in cricket

By Frank Eltman Associated Press EAST ISLIP, New York (AP) – Cricket, the international game of bats and balls that isn’t baseball, is enjoying a surge of popularity in America, with the debut of a national league this spring and higher demand to build “pitches” across the country.

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California city votes to end Sriracha dispute

By Associated Press IRWINDALE, Calif. (AP) – The fiery fight is apparently over between the makers of a popular hot sauce and a small Southern California city that said its factory’s smells were unbearable.

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S. Korea rescues North Koreans drifting off coast

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – South Korea has rescued three North Koreans who were drifting off the east coast of South Korea on May 31.

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Cheers, jeers, and a lawsuit for Seattle’s $15 wage

By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly The Seattle Restaurant Alliance called it “disappointing,” City Councilmember Kshama Sawant called it a “historic victory,” the immigrant-rights group OneAmerica said it was “a critical first step,” and the International Franchise Association is filing a lawsuit against the City of Seattle — all because Seattle City Council unanimously approved […]

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Hudson Building burgled, vandalized

Hudson Building burgled, vandalized

The burned-out Hudson Building in the International District continues to suffer indignities as it waits for rehabilitation. Last month, the owner of one of the building’s businesses — closed since the Dec. 24 fire — reported the burglary of $10,000 to $20,000 worth of herbs being stored in the Yuan Sheng Hang herbal shop.

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SIFF coming to a close

SIFF coming to a close

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly This is the final weekend of the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF). Here are three preview picks for Asian films showing as the festival winds down.

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Life in a country away from home

Life in a country away from home

By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly Sisters Written by Amy Laizans, Illustrated by Sophie Scahill Little Steps Publishing, 2013 Jane and her best friend are like most other kids their age living in Australia. They like to play outside in the sun, jump rope together, and read books aloud together. The two girls even help […]

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PICTORIAL: Women of the Century

PICTORIAL: Women of the Century

The Women’s University Club of Seattle presented its annual Brava! Awards on May 16, honoring women in the greater Seattle area who have made a positive, enduring difference in the community and beyond. This year, in celebration of the club’s centennial, members nominated “Women of the Century.”

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The Asian Hall of Fame

The Asian Hall of Fame

The Asian Hall of Fame honored four Asian Americans at its annual event at the Fairmont Olympic in Seattle on May 31.

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Korean adoptees find culture at festival

Korean adoptees find culture at festival

By Jamie Sun Northwest Asian Weekly On May 31, more than 100 people gathered at South Bellevue Community Center to celebrate the annual Korean Culture Festival, hosted by the Korean Adoptee Family Foundation (KORAFF).

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New report on language diversity and English proficiency among AAPIs

The Center for American Progress, in conjunction with AAPI Data, released a report in May on language diversity and English proficiency among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. This release is part of the report series “State of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.”

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