Archive | Vol 33 No 11 | 3/8-3/14

Kenyon Chan named as UW Tacoma interim chancellor

Kenyon Chan named as UW Tacoma interim chancellor

The University of Washington announced that Kenyon S. Chan, who retired from his chancellor position at UW Bothell last year, will become interim chancellor at the University of Washington Tacoma on March 16. He replaces Debra Friedman, who died Jan. 26 from lung cancer. The process of picking a new permanent chancellor has not yet […]

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New Year gala raises money for Seattle Children’s Hospital

New Year gala raises money for Seattle Children’s Hospital

The Hong Kong Association of Washington Foundation Gala held its 2014 Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel on Feb. 22. More than 600 people attended and enjoyed a Luly Yang fashion show, Master David Leong’s Lion Dance performance, and live auctions. The 2014 Outstanding Philanthropist Award was given to Herbert M. […]

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Watanabe will run for senate

Watanabe will run for senate

Louis Watanabe, 1st vice-chair and precinct committee officer for the 37th district Democrats, has announced his candidacy for the Washington State Senate. He is a former Bellevue College teacher and software engineer. He has served on the boards of the Asian Counseling & Referral Service, the UW Consulting & Business Development Center, the National Association […]

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Henry Lee gives talk at UW

Henry Lee gives talk at UW

Henry Lee, one of the world’s foremost forensic scientists, gave a lecture at University of Washington Odegaard Undergraduate Library on Feb. 20, as part of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences meeting. Lee has consulted on more than 8,000 criminal cases in 46 countries.

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Caucasian woman sells Chinese pancakes on Seattle streets

Caucasian woman sells Chinese pancakes on Seattle streets

Anastasia Searfoss sells Chinese pancakes called Jianbing — which people can get from street vendors in China — early in the morning on the streets in Seattle. Searfoss taught English in Anji, of east China’s Zhejiang province, for a year and a half. During that time, she traveled around China and ate various kinds of […]

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Days after SF Asiana plane crash, families were neglected

Days after SF Asiana plane crash, families were neglected

By Justin Pritchard Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) – When anguished family members first called for information about their loved ones aboard a wrecked Asiana Airlines plane, instead of getting answers, they had to navigate an automated reservation system.

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Inslee signs bill expanding college aid to students without legal status

Inslee signs bill expanding college aid to students without legal status

By Associated Press OLYMPIA, Wash. – Gov. Jay Inslee signed a measure on Feb. 26 that expands state college financial aid to students who don’t have legal status in the United States.

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Confused Japanese tourists trigger highway pursuit

By Brady McCombs Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – The first night in the United States for a family of Japanese tourists ended with the parents being pulled from their rental car at gunpoint, with their young son watching, after their confusion about American traffic laws set off a high-speed pursuit in southern Utah.

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Chinese media uses racial slur at Ambassador Locke

By Didi Tang Associated Press BEIJING (AP) – A major Chinese government news service used a racist slur to describe the departing American ambassador in a mean-spirited editorial on Feb. 28 that drew widespread public condemnation in China.

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Tibetan Buddhist master visits UW

H.E. Garchen Rinpoche will be giving a public talk on “Karma & Loving Kindness” in Seattle on Friday, March 7, at 7 p.m. at the University of Washington, Kane Hall, room 210.

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Join the Immigrant and Refugee Commission

The City of Seattle is opening up the application process for new commissioners to serve on the Immigrant and Refugee Commission. Appointees serve two years and are responsible for the following:

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Do you “like” the government’s efforts in AAPI communities?

Last week, the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) hosted its first National AAPI Community Google+ Hangout and announced the release of the 2014–2015 Federal Agency Plans.

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Diversity Makes a Difference —Part 1

Diversity Makes a Difference —Part 1

Compiled by Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly The Northwest Asian Weekly’s Diversity Makes a Difference scholarship program celebrates

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I close my eyes and think, ‘Aloha’

I close my eyes and think, ‘Aloha’

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly I was in Hawaii’s Ko Olina Resort for a wedding when snow hit Seattle on Feb. 8. I long for snow every once in a while, but when I get my wish, I really hate it.

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Movie review: Fists of Legends

Movie review: Fists of Legends

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Mixed martial arts is the backdrop for this South Korean DVD release of the movie “Fists of Legend.” The 2013 sports drama, directed by Kang Woo-suk, is based on a popular South Korean web cartoon.

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February’s culture wars  — That Sochi snub, and that Jeopardy! guy

February’s culture wars — That Sochi snub, and that Jeopardy! guy

By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to the latest edition of Apop! In this month’s column, I talk about the Olympics and a talented — yet controversial — game show whiz. Read on to find out more! An Olympics recap: Skating and scandal in Sochi The Sochi Olympics dominated primetime television for most of […]

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Motivational speaker wants to be an American Ninja Warrior, of course

Motivational speaker wants to be an American Ninja Warrior, of course

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly After completing a workout in the gym one night, a local man decided that he wanted to be a ninja — but not just any ninja. Hoan Do hopes to make it on the next season of the NBC reality TV series “American Ninja Warrior.”

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Creator of landmark buildings elevated to  top-level architect group

Creator of landmark buildings elevated to top-level architect group

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Ming Zhang’s heart is both cultivated and enriched, qualities that the legendary Frank Lloyd Wright once said makes for a great architect.

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Woos: The Louisa will be back

Woos: The Louisa will be back

By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly If everything goes according to plan, the burned Hudson Building in the International District will not only be saved, but also reconstructed to retain its historic façade, according to the Woos, the owners of the building.

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Three years later, Japan earthquake still resonates

Three years later, Japan earthquake still resonates

By Marino Saito Northwest Asian Weekly Across Japan, people will pause and pray at 2:46 p.m. on March 11.

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